Since you’re stuck at home indefinitely, we’ve got you covered for what to watch in April
While social distancing measures and stay inside orders remain in place, it’s easy to get a bit restless. However, all the free time does allow for something Azusa Pacific students might not normally have time for — binge watching.
Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Amazon Prime are all adding tons of hit movies and new bingeworthy shows in the next month. We’ve broken them down by streaming service so you can plan out what to watch.
As usual, Netflix is adding dozens of titles on the first of the month, but this is no April fools prank. There are many award winning movies and series all being released on the same day.
For comedy lovers, Netflix is adding two comedy specials: “David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet” and “The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show.” The platform is also bringing back all six seasons of hit sitcom “Community,” a must watch lighthearted show that stars Donald Glover before he became Childish Gambino. Netflix is also adding one of the greatest comedy movies of all time:“The Hangover.” Even if you saw it 10 years ago, it’s just as dumb and funny now.
If you’re more of an action fan, Netflix has you covered. The entire “Lethal Weapon” series is being released on April 1, and no, you’re not too old for that. “The Matrix” trilogy is also coming back, along with hit movies “Deep Impact,” “Salt” and “Sherlock Holmes.”
For drama fans, Netflix is adding academy award winning film, “The Social Network.” Even if you don’t like Facebook, this one is a must watch. Other dramas include hit Christian movie “God’s Not Dead,” Martin Scorsese classic “Taxi Driver” and teenage drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Movies for the rest of the month include “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” (April 2), recent hit “Angel Has Fallen” (April 4), animated gold “Despicable Me” (April 16), best picture winner “The Artist” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” (April 25).
Netflix will also release more than 50 original films, shows, comedy specials, documentaries, and family shows. Notable Netflix originals include “Extraction” starring Chris Hemsworth (April 24), “Tigertail” an autobiographical feature from “Parks and Rec’s” Alan Yang (April 10) and a killer comedy special in “Chris D’Elia: No Pain.”
In case you didn’t know, all college students can get Hulu for free with a Spotify subscription. So you should definitely have access to all of the great titles coming to Hulu in April.
On April 1, Hulu is releasing comedy-western classic “Blazing Saddles,” post-apocalyptic action flick “The Book of Eli,” Steve Carell comedy “Get Smart,” both volumes of Tarantino’s “Kill Bill,” young Tom Cruise hit “Risky Business,” the original “Spider-Man” and horror-comedy “Zombieland.”
Unfortunately, Hulu is only releasing a couple noteworthy movies during the rest of the month. Fortunately enough, these include the most recent best picture “Parasite” (April 8) and Kevin Bacon classic “Footloose” (April 29).
Hulu will also release new seasons of “Chopped,” “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” “House Hunters,” “Married at First Sight,” and “Property Brothers” on April 1. The rest of the month will also see the series premieres of “The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart” (April 14) and “Mrs. America” (April 15).
While HBO never adds as many titles as the other services, the ones they add are almost always big name movies and shows. This month is no exception for the Home Box Office.
HBO is releasing several original shows and movies, including “Run” (April 12), a show about a woman who runs away from her life with a college sweetheart, and “Bad Education” (April 25), a film based on the true story of the largest single public school embezzlement scandal in history starring Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano and Alex Wolff.
HBO will also release four hits from 2019. These include “Good Boys” (April 4), “IT: Chapter Two” (April 11), “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (April 18) and “Stuber” (April 19).
Other big movies coming to HBO on April 1 include the raunchy “American Pie” series, the first three “Die Hard” action flicks, Robert Downey Jr. drama “The Judge,” psychological thriller “The Lovely Bones,” Vin Diesel hit “The Pacifier,” best picture winner “Slumdog Millionaire,” critically acclaimed “Sophie’s Choice,” Jonah Hill comedy “War Dogs” and the original “X-Men.”
If you don’t have an Amazon Prime subscription, what are you doing with your life? If you do, Amazon’s got you covered with an extensive list of titles coming out in April.
First, get your James Bond fix with 21 installations from 007. These include “Goldfinger,” “A View To A Kill,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “Die Another Day,” “Dr. No,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “From Russia With Love,” “Goldeneye,” “Licence to Kill,” “Live And Let Die,” “Moonraker,” “Never Say Never Again,” “Octopussy,” “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “The Living Daylights,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “The World Is Not Enough,” “Thunderball,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “You Only Live Twice.”
Other hit movies coming to Prime include Will Smith thriller “I am Legend” (April 1), Whitney Houston romance “The Bodyguard” (April 1), Cannes Film Festival winner “Invisible Life” (April 3), Sylvester Stallone’s 800th action movie “Rambo: Last Blood” (April 10) and black and white cult horror “The Lighthouse” (April 16).
Prime will release several new and debut seasons of shows, but “Bosch” is the only noteworthy one. Season six of “Bosch” will come out on April 17.