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Must-see movies to invigorate your April

Savour terrific true stories and fantastic fictional characters – and without ever having to leave your couch!

Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, and sometimes both are equally weird, exciting and entertaining. That’s the case with these great movies, all of which you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room this month.

Thelma

April 3

This trippy supernatural coming-of-age drama revolves around a naive university student (Eili Harboe), who begins exhibiting strange telekinetic powers after she falls for one of her classmates.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on April 3

Paterno

April 7

Al Pacino stars as Joe Paterno, whose reign as college football’s winningest coach evaporates once the Penn State sexual-abuse scandal breaks, in this made-for-cable biopic.

Where to watch: premieres on HBO Canada on April 7.

All the Money in the World

April 10

Christopher Plummer earned Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his last-minute turn (replacing Kevin Spacey) as billionaire J. Paul Getty in this drama chronicling the real-life kidnapping of Getty’s grandson in 1973.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on April 10.

Phantom Thread

April 10

In what he claims will be his final film role, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as an acclaimed fashion designer in 1950s London who develops a contentious romantic relationship with a young waitress-turned-muse (Vicky Krieps).

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on April 10.

Come Sunday

April 13

What happens when you’re an evangelical bishop who challenges one of the tenets of your faith? That’s the premise of this compelling drama based on the true story of Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who faced condemnation by his church for questioning the existence of Hell.

Where to watch: available on Netflix on April 13.

The Commuter

April 17

It’s Liam Neeson to the rescue in yet another action-thriller! This time, Neeson is the titular train rider who has to save himself and his fellow passengers when nefarious figures set out to kill a key witness in a criminal trial.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on April 17

Paddington 2

April 24

Rated 100% Fresh (!) on Rotten Tomatoes, this charming and funny family film co-stars Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters, and follows the beloved bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) on a series of misadventures as he attempts to track down a book thief.

Where to Watch: available on Rogers On Demand on April 24.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

April 24

This moving drama chronicles the real-life May-December romance between eccentric actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), on whose memoirs the film is based.

Where to Watch: available on Rogers On Demand on April 24.