Five best films to see at the cinema this Easter bank holiday
Batman v Superman hits the big screens and Toula and Ian are back in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
From blockbusters to offbeat indie drama, this year's Easter weekend offers something for big-screen fans of all stripes…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The biggest release of the Easter weekend sees Batman and Superman going toe to toe, finally solving one of the world's most popular "who would win in a fight?" debates. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck play dark and gritty versions of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, with Jesse Eisenberg's twitchy take on Lex Luthor bringing some much-needed levity. Will it live up to the hype? Who knows? Either way it's going to make a lot of money – box-office analysts have predicted it will rake in at least $110m (£7m) over its opening weekend.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Way back in 2002, a low-budget flick about a dowdy Greek-American woman's struggle to find love, with help and hindrance from her overbearing family, became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Finally, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel, so fans can catch up with Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett). We rejoin them as their daughter is about to head off to college, making everyone in the audience feel approximately 1000 years old.
Welcome To Me
It's taken almost two years for this black comedy starring Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig to make it across the pond. The actress plays against her usual wacky type as a mentally ill woman who goes off the rails after winning the lottery and decides to create her own TV show. Welcome to Me received mixed reviews in the US, but Wiig impressed the critics with what Variety referred to as her "bipolar brilliance".
A family film set in a city populated with walking, talking, wisecracking animals, Zootropolis (released as Zootopia in the US) has already won comparisons to classics such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Toy Story. The struggle of chirpy rabbit police officer Judy Hopps to prove she is more than a "token bunny" draws some unexpectedly profound parallels with real-life issues of gender and race – but there are plenty of laughs, too.
This offbeat Chilean drama about a quartet of disgraced Catholic priests whose lives of seclusion are shaken by the arrival of a new priest and an emissary from the Vatican was a hit with critics at the Berlin Film Festival. Pablo Larrain's moody visuals perfectly frame the story of buried wrongdoings coming back from the dead in a film Time Out's David Calhoun called "crucial, thrilling and disturbing".