Streaming Picks: April 2019

Sorry for the delay. March was a crazy month that involved a lot of travel. The Criterion Channel launches on my birthday (April 8) and I’m hoping that’s one of my gifts. Might eventually add that to the list of services I include in this guide.

FILMS
Top Picks
The Addams Family and Addams Family Values – Prime and Hulu 4/1
Bonnie and Clyde – Netflix 4/1
The Hateful Eight – Netflix 4/25
Burning – Netflix 4/29
While Prime and Hulu have the very enjoyable TV adaptations of The Addams Family (featuring the late great Raul Julia), Netflix is where it’s at for movies this month (a rare thing to say). They’ve added Bonnie and Clyde to capitalize on their new film The Highwaymen. They’ve also got Burning, the South Korean mystery that was one of 2018’s best films. And while The Hateful Eight is no one’s favorite Tarantino, they’re streaming the extended roadshow version, which has never been available on home video before. I saw this version in 70mm in 2015, and it does add a little bit of substance to the version most people have seen.

Recent Selections
A Quiet Place – Prime and Hulu 4/2 (Academy Award nominee)
Tyrel – Hulu 4/11
Pledge – Hulu 4/12
We Are Columbine – Hulu 4/16
Overboard – Prime and Hulu 4/17
Mid90s – Prime 4/18
The Quake – Hulu 4/18
I, Daniel Blake – Netflix 4/19
Book Club – Hulu 4/21
The Sisters Brothers – Hulu 4/22
Arcadia – Hulu 4/23
Beast of the Water – Hulu 4/23
Border – Hulu 4/23 (Academy Award nominee)
Don’t Go – Hulu 4/24

Originals
Suzzanna: Buried Alive – Netflix 4/3
Unicorn Store – Netflix 4/5
A Land Imagined – Netflix 4/12
The Perfect Date – Netflix 4/12
The Silence – Netflix 4/12
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? – Netflix 4/12
A Fortunate Man – Netflix 4/19
Music Teacher – Netflix 4/19
Someone Great – Netflix 4/19

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Picks
The Tick (Season 2) – Prime 4/5
Ramy (Season 1) – Hulu 4/19
Amazon’s version of The Tick was a delight, even if the second half of its first season wasn’t as solid as the first half. But Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman make a perfect pair, so hopefully they’ll find the right balance in the full 10 episodes released on April 5th.

Ramy is Hulu’s adaptation of Ramy Youssef’s life and comedy, as he tries to live in a secular world despite being raised as a Muslim. We saw a bit of this in The Big Sick and The Night Of, but I’m excited to see a deeper exploration.

Originals
Into the Dark: I’m Just Fucking with You – Hulu 4/1
Ultraman – Netflix 4/1
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 2) – Netflix 4/5
Our Planet – Netflix 4/5
Persona: Collection – Netflix 4/5
Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor – Netflix 4/5
Spirit: Riding Free (Season 8) – Netflix 4/5
Tijuana – Netflix 4/5
One-Punch Man (Season 2) – Hulu 4/9
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 6) – Netflix 4/9
You vs. Wild – Netflix 4/10
Black Summer – Netflix 4/11
Bug Diaries (Season 1) – Prime 4/12
Diablo Guardian (Season 2) – Prime 4/12
Huge in France – Netflix 4/12
Mighty Little Bheem – Netflix 4/12
Special – Netflix 4/12
Luis Miguel: The Series (Season 1) – Netflix 4/15
No Good Nick – Netflix 4/15
Super Monsters Forever Friends – Netflix 4/16
My First First Love – Netflix 4/18
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage – Netflix 4/19
Cuckoo (Season 5) – Netflix 4/19
Rilakkuma and Kaoru – Netflix 4/19
Samantha! (Season 2) – Netflix 4/19
Grass Is Greener – Netflix 4/20
Pinky Malinky (Part 2) – Netflix 4/22
Selection Day – Netflix 4/22
Bonding – Netflix 4/24
Bosch (Season 5) – Prime 4/25
The Protector (Season 2) – Netflix 4/26
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads – Netflix 4/26
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 2) – Netflix 4/26
Street Food – Netflix 4/26
Yankee – Netflix 4/26
Baki (Part 2) – Netflix 4/30
Ingress: The Animation – Netflix 4/30
Chambers – Netflix TBD

OLD SHOWS
The Bob Hope Specials – Prime 4/1
The Carol Burnett Show – Prime 4/1
The Red Skelton Hour – Prime 4/1
Murder, She Wrote (Seasons 1-5) – Prime 4/1
One-Punch Man Special – Hulu 4/1
Stargate Universe (Seasons 1-2) – Prime 4/1
Legacies (Season 1) – Netflix 4/5
Rick Steves’ Europe (Season 10) – Hulu 4/7
Chio’s School Road (Season 1) – Hulu 4/10
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Season 1) – Hulu 4/10
New Girl (Season 7) – Netflix 4/10
The Last Ship (Season 5) – Hulu 4/11
I Am the Night – Hulu 4/18
Humans (Season 3) – Prime 4/25
Attack on Titan (Season 3, Part 2) – Hulu 4/28
Señora Acero (Season 5) – Netflix 4/28
Fairy Tail (Season 9) – Hulu 4/29
Vikings (Season 5) – Prime and Hulu 4/30

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward – Netflix 4/30
That title should tell you all you need to know about Jeselnik’s humor. His super-dark and provocative material isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.

Other Specials
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible – Netflix 4/2
I Think I Should Leave with Tim Robinson – Netflix 4/23

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