The Circle (April 28, Rated R)
“The Circle” focuses on Emma Watson’s character, Mae Holland, finding work at the fictional tech company known as Circle. Led by a charismatic Tom Hanks, Circle takes inspiration from real world tech giants like Facebook and Google. Unfortunately for Watson’s character, she soon learns that there are insidious going-ons at Circle. “The Circle” looks to show the darker sides of social media and how Google’s information aggregation may lead us to a future where nothing is private.
How to be a Latin Lover (April 28, PG-13)
If you’re looking for laughs, “How to be a Latin Lover” might do the trick. Maximo (Eugenio Derbez), a once charming but now aged playboy, must remember how to be the flirtatious seductor of his youth after he catches his wife cheating on him. “How to be a Latin Lover” features a strong supporting cast, with Salma Hayek as Maximo’s sister, Kristen Bell playing a possible love interest and Rob Lowe taking on the role of Maximo’s trusted friend.
Humanz (April 28, Gorillaz)
Described as a “a party record for the apocalypse that his [Donald Trump] reign might ultimately lead to” by Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn, “Humanz” seems like an inspired attempt by the British pop-band. “Humanz” is the fifth studio album released by Gorillaz and will feature Pusha T, Vince Staples, Kelela, Danny Brown and Noel Gallagher. It’s unlikely “Humanz” will feature hits like “Feel Good Inc.” and “Clint Eastwood,” however the band’s fifth entry looks to take a part in the activism against our current political climate.
Makes Me Sick (April 28, New Found Glory)
After much lead-up and cryptic twitter messages, Florida-based pop-punk band New Found Glory announced that their latest album, “Makes Me Sick,” will be released on April 28 via Hopeless Records. With gang vocals, catchy guitar riffs, and lyrics about broken hearts, “Happy Being Miserable,” a single off of the album, shows that the band is happy staying in its pop-punk genre.
God’s Problem Child (April 28, Willie Nelson)
Co-written by Willie Nelson and his producer Buddy Cannon, “God’s Problem Child” is inspired by the 2016 elections, heartbreak and aging. Nelson’s performance in the album’s single “A Woman’s Love” shows neither age or health problems will slow down the country music legend.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (April 27th, Relic Entertainment)
“Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III” will be the first real-time strategy Warhammer 40,000 game being produced by someone other than THQ, who filed for bankruptcy in 2013. After acquiring the rights, Sega is looking to continue this classic franchise. However, development studio Relic Entertainment will be making slight changes to the gameplay. Unlike previous iterations, the game will take on a larger strategic component, yet the classic small-squad combat will still play a vital role.