Streaming Picks: April 2018

FILMS
Top Picks
50/50 – Hulu 4/1
Mystery Team – Amazon 4/1
The Florida Project – Amazon 4/1 (Academy Award nominee)
Call me indecisive, but I just couldn’t pick between all these films, which I adore for different reasons. 50/50 is the underrated 2011 dramedy about a young writer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) diagnosed with cancer. Mystery Team is the wild, hilarious Encyclopedia Brown-esque adventure from Derrick Comedy, which featured pre-fame Donald Glover and Bobby Moynihan. Few comedies from the last decade are this quotable. And The Florida Project is the latest from master filmmaker and empathizer Sean Baker. Willem Dafoe should have won his first Oscar for his performance as the caretaker of a transient motel near Orlando, but his rare nice guy role is just one of many wonderful things about this great film.

Recent Selections
So B. It – Hulu 4/4
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall – Netflix 4/5
Despicable Me 3 – Netflix 4/5
Dina – Hulu 4/5
Ram Dass: Going Home – Netflix 4/6
Take My Nose… Please! – Hulu 4/9
Augie – Hulu 4/11
Dealt – Hulu 4/14
The Relationtrip – Hulu 4/16
Tragedy Girls – Hulu 4/18
Loving Vincent – Hulu 4/19 (Academy Award nominee)
Bill Nye: Science Guy – Netflix 4/25
Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death – Hulu 4/26
Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie – Hulu 4/27
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene – Hulu 4/28
Permanent – Hulu 4/29
A Thousand Junkies – Hulu 4/30

Originals
6 Balloons – Netflix 4/6
Amateur – Netflix 4/6
Orbiter 9 – Netflix 4/6
The 4th Company – Netflix 4/6
Pickpockets – Netflix 4/12
Come Sunday – Netflix 4/13
I Am Not an Easy Man – Netflix 4/13
Dude – Netflix 4/20
Kodachrome – Netflix 4/20
Mercury 13 – Netflix 4/20
Psychokinesis – Netflix 4/25
Bobby Kennedy for President – Netflix 4/27
Candy Jar – Netflix 4/27
The Week Of – Netflix 4/27

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Pick
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 2) – Hulu 4/25
Your current Emmy champ for drama series had a bumpy first season, but started and finished strong. The second season opens up a lot of possibilities, especially for seeing the world beyond Gilead.

Originals
Wakfu (Season 3) – Netflix 4/1
The Crossing – Hulu 4/3
National Treasure: Kiri – Hulu 4/4
Bosch (Season 4) – Amazon 4/4
Fastest Car (Season 1) – Netflix 4/6
Money Heist (Part 2) – Netflix 4/6
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: JAY Z – Netflix 4/6
The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Season 1) – Netflix 4/6
Troy: Fall of a City (Season 1) – Netflix 4/6
AMO (Season 1) – Netflix 4/9
Chef’s Table: Pastry – Netflix 4/13
Lost in Space (Season 1) – Netflix 4/13
The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Season 2) – Netflix 4/13
The Chalet (Season 1) – Netflix 4/17
Charité (Season 1) – Netflix 4/19
Aggretsuko (Season 1) – Netflix 4/20
Dope (Season 2) – Netflix 4/20
Spy Kids: Mission Critical (Season 1) – Netflix 4/20
The Letdown (Season 1) – Netflix 4/21
3% (Season 2) – Netflix 4/27
The New Legends of Monkey (Season 1) – Netflix 4/27

OLD SHOWS
Merlin (Seasons 1-5) – Amazon 4/1
La Piloto (Season 1) – Netflix 4/2
The Missing (Season 2) – Amazon 4/2
Black Sails (Season 4) – Hulu 4/2
Preacher (Season 2) – Hulu 4/10
Red Rock (Season 3) – Amazon 4/23
Call the Midwife: Christmas Special 2017 – Netflix 4/24
Vikings (Season 5) – Hulu and Amazon 4/24
Jane the Virgin (Season 4) – Netflix 4/27
The Carmichael Show (Season 3) – Hulu 4/30

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special – Netflix 4/17
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher got married in 2015. But instead of celebrating like mostly newlyweds, they went on tour and did stand-up together. This series of specials highlights their routines and relationship advice.

Other Specials
Fary Is the New Black – Netflix 4/3
Todo lo que sería Lucas Lauriente – Netflix 4/6
Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast – Netflix 4/10
Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up – Netflix 4/24
Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity – Netflix TBD

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