Top Streaming Picks - April 2019

 

Full disclosure. This isn't the best month for new movies streaming on your favorite services. A rather paltry selection for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. But there are some gems to be found, if you're willing to wait.

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My personal recommendations for this month are:

NETFLIX

Quentin Tarantino's extended edition of The Hateful Eight drops on April 25th. Boasting an extra six minutes as well as an intermission (which isn't necessary at home, you can pause it whenever you like), the extended version of QT's sees a number of questionable characters hide out in a secluded cabin. While not his best film, it does offer that famous Tarantino dialogue and brutal violence you've come to expect.

HULU

I'm going to cheat and offer two Hulu picks for the month of April. A Quiet Place premieres on the streaming service (as well as Amazon Prime) on April 2nd. It follows a family who must remain quiet or else be stalked by mysterious creatures killing everything in their path. Turn the lights off, put down your phone, and don't think too much about how this would work in real life. If you can do those three things, you'll find this to be one of the most enjoyable movies of the last year. Directed by John Karasinski and starring he and real-life wife, Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place sets a mood and feels eerie throughout although there isn't a ton of on-screen gore.

April 9th sees Destroyer come to Hulu. This is maybe the best work of Nicole Kidman's career. She plays an undercover police officer retracing her steps after a job gone wrong. Kidman plays a drunk, gritty cop. While that sounds like a stereotype, I see her in a whole new light after this. I once thought of her as a stuck-up period piece actress who was one dimensional. Now, I see she has the ability to play any role put in front of her.

AMAZON PRIME

The directorial debut from Jonah Hill, mid 90s, arrives on Amazon Prime April 18th. The story of a young kid who finds friendship in a group of skateboarders was surprisingly emotional and felt true to life. More than just a nostalgia trip, Hill shines a light on these outcasts of society to find the people underneath.

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