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Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Evil Dead: 5 must-watch April movies

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Jane Levy in Evil Dead
April is traditionally the calm before the storm when it comes to blockbusters, but this year sees two mega-budget movie arrivals in the form of Iron Man 3 and Tom Cruise's Oblivion. There's also plenty else on offer if you want a bit of substance instead of spectacle, with a highly-anticipated Ryan Gosling/Bradley Cooper team-up and a new film from Harmony Korine.

Digital Spy takes a look at the five must-see releases from the coming month below...

Spring Breakers
Release date: April 5
Why you should see it: Disney girls Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens go wild for Harmony Korine in this crime-comedy about four college girls who go on a crime spree with James Franco's dangerous drugs dealer. Korine, known for indies Kids and Gummo (a film that famously caused a ruckus between Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh on X Factor!), looks to have made his most commercial film to date and it's already proving to be something of a sleeper hit Stateside.



Oblivion
Release date: April 12
Why you should see it: Joseph Kosinski directs this huge-scale blockbuster epic with Tom Cruise roaming a deserted Earth repairing drones. This is Cruise's first stab at science fiction since he starred in War of the Worlds, and Kosinki showed that he knows how to put together a dazzling light and sound show with Tron: Legacy (even if the script was somewhat lacking). With M83 on hand to provide some celestial ambience on the soundtrack, this one could well turn out to be a treat.



The Place Beyond the Pines
Release date: April 12
Why you should see it: Derek Cianfrance reunited with Ryan Gosling for the multi-generational drama about a motorcycle stunt rider whose encounter with Bradley Cooper's cop has dramatic repercussions for both men's families for years to come. Gosling and Cooper are two of the hottest male stars in Hollywood right now, and with Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Dane DeHaan among the supporting cast Place Beyond the Pines is practically bursting with talent.



Evil Dead
Release date: April 19
Why you should see it: Nothing quite sets off alarm bells like the phrase "horror remake", yet this new incarnation of Evil Dead has support from the original team of Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Robert G Tapert, plus early buzz based on SXSW screenings point towards this was being a winner. Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez are among the cast of unsuspecting teens who venture to a cabin in the woods and get a lot more than they bargained for.



Iron Man 3
Release date: April 26
Why you should see it: Just a year after the release of The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr steps back into the role of Tony Stark for this Marvel sequel. There's a new director in Shane Black, new armour thanks to the Mark 42 suit, and a fresh threat from Sir Ben Kingsley's sinister terrorist The Mandarin. For those who can't wait until late April, it's worth seeking out Warren Ellis and Adi Granov's Extremis comic book arc, which serves as inspiration for the movie.



Were we wrong to leave out Scary Movie 5, Olympus Has Fallen and The Look of Love? Leave your comments below!

Which movie are you most looking forward to in April?
Spring Breakers3.80%
Oblivion9.45%
The Place Beyond the Pines5.64%
Evil Dead15.95%
Iron Man 365.15%

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