Want to know which new films to watch this month? We've got the latest cinema and DVD releases covered.

What to see at the cinema:

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

 April films 2016 The huntsman

Universal Pictures

When Freya, a young queen who can freeze her enemies in ice, learns of the demise of her evil sister Ravenna, she summons her soldiers to recover the Magic Mirror. After resurrecting Ravenna, the two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, creating an indestructible army that threatens the kingdom. In the meantime, two renegades – Eric the Huntsman and his forbidden lover Sara – set out to stop them.

 

The Jungle Book

 April films 2016 The Jungle Book

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Pictures brings us the live action/CGI reimagining of 1967’s classic The Jungle Book. Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by Bagheera the panther and a free-spirited bear Baloo, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals – including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

 

Captain America: Civil War

 April films 2016 Captain America: Civil War

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Captain America leads the newly formed Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow and Hawkeye must pick a side…

 

Eddie The Eagle

 April films 2016 Eddie the eagle

Lionsgate

Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplough driver. Impressed by Edwards’ spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie’s never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Criminal

 April films 2016 Criminal

Summit Entertainment

This is a story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in the hope that he will complete the operative’s mission.

 

Out on DVD:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, a new enemy has risen from the Empire’s ashes. Newbies Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron must unite old warriors Han Solo, Chewie, Luke and Leia to face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

 

Sisters

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

When their parents place the family home on the market, siblings Maura and Kate learn that they have one weekend to clean out their old bedroom. The two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell up.

 

Victor Frankenstein

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences.

 

Krampus

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmas time. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon.

 

Which of these must-see films are you most excited to watch?