New TV Shows and Movies Released This Weekend
|What to watch this weekend on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max. Photo: comicbook|
This weekend, people who subscribe to several streaming platforms going to have a bunch of new movies to choose from on our favorite services. Netflix NFLX, Hulu, Amazon Prime AMZN, HBO Max—every one of the major players will unleash a wave of new films on April 1.
Here are the best options on each of those streaming platforms. At the end of the article, you’ll find a full list of the new movies you can stream this weekend.
Every new movie available to stream this weekend
Friday, April 30
The Mosquito Coast: Season 1 (2021) Apple TV+
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Amazon Prime Video
The Unremarkable Juanquini (Chichipatos): Season 2 (2021) Netflix
The Disciple (2020) Netflix
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Netflix
The Innocent: Season 1 (2021) Netflix
Pet Stars: Season 1 (2021) Netflix
Saturday, May 1
Bel Canto (2018) Crackle
Sunday, May 2
Uri and Ella: Season 1, HBO Max
The Girlfriend Experience: Season 3 (2019) 8 p.m., Starz
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 6 (2021) 8 p.m., The CWHome Town Takeover: Season 1, 8 p.m., HGTV
Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden, 8 p.m., History Channel
Aretha Franklin: Story of Her Songs, 9 p.m., Reelz
Pose: Season 3 (2021) 10 p.m., FXBar Rescue: Season 8, 10 p.m., Paramount
Deep Water Salvage, 10 p.m., The Weather Channel
Some Highlights Movies and TV Shows This Weekend
The Innocent (New series)
A Spanish thriller about a man who has tried to distance himself from his crime-filled youth and the murder he accidentally committed as a child but is drawn back into it when he's reconnected with someone from his past.
Pet Stars (New reality series)
The wild and wooly world of animal influencers is coming to Netflix later this month. Pet Stars launches April 30 on Netflix with five 30-minute episodes following talent management company Pets on Q and its two main employees, Melissa and Colleen. The duo work with some of the most popular pets on social media, and the first trailer has arrived to showcase what's in store. While we all tell ourselves that our pets are the good boys and girls on the planet, not all of our furry friends have millions of followers online. This reality series focuses on Pets on Q, the agency that works with all of those four-legged influencers you know and love, according to Thrillist.
The Mosquito Coast (New series)
Adapted from the best selling novel, "The Mosquito Coast" is a gripping adventure and layered character drama following the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, Allie Fox (Justin Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government.
Pose (Final season)
FX has given a series order to Pose, the dance music from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Brad Falchuk that stars Evan Peters, Kate Mara, and James Van Der Beek. The network has ordered eight episodes for Season 1, which is scheduled to begin production in February in New York. It’s slated to premiere on FX in summer 2018. The history-making Pose, which received a pilot order in March, will feature the largest transgender series regular cast, as well as the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series. The trans actors were cast after a six-month nationwide search led by casting director Alexa Fogel. They are MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross. All will be playing transgender characters. Also co-starring are Tony winner Billy Porter as well as newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside. In the photo above, Moore as Angel competes in the 1987 ballroom category in a scene from the pilot. Ballroom legends and survivors served as consultants, Deadline reported.
Closing out the decade, Roy Andersson’s About Endlessness premiered at the Venice Film Festival back in the fall of 2019, with hopes we’d see it sometime soon as it was picked up by Magnolia Pictures. Then the pandemic happened, pushing a 2020 summer release to that fall, then another delay to 2021. Thankfully, it’s now arriving next month both in theaters and on demand––specifically on April 30––and a new trailer and poster have arrived. Reflecting on the human experience. In Roy Andersson’s latest, a man gets the cold shoulder from a childhood acquaintance he’d forgotten he was unkind to, a spontaneous dance party erupts outside a café, and a defeated army marches into a prison camp. The connections between these sequences are indirect but profound — they give a sense of grandeur to the most mundane of struggles while finding the terrible absurdity in acts of human cruelty, Vulture cited. In theaters and VOD, April 30.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Sony Pictures has sold “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” an original animated family film from producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, to Netflix.
At one point, Sony changed the name from “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” to “Connected,” but it has reverted back to its original title. Sony had planned to release the film theatrically before Netflix acquired worldwide rights. The deal, which excludes China, was reportedly hammered out for more than $100 million. Neither company has confirmed the production budget, but price tags for animated films generally range anywhere from $50 million to $100 million.
An animated adventure. A charmer about a family of oddballs who have to save the world when everyone’s devices rise up and attempt to overthrow humanity. The film comes from the same producers as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and features similarly innovative animation techniques. Netflix, April 30.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse
An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark -- one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly's mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S.
The Unremarkable Juanquini
The Morales and the Orduz families are in a sticky situation under the same roof. But Captain González is on to them, no matter where they hide. The Unremarkable Juanquini (or Chichipatos) is a new Colombian comedy on Netflix in which Antonio Sanint — who also has a stand-up special on the service — plays the world’s most pedestrian magician. “Ma-lo, ma-lo, ma-lo,” chant the children in his audiences, Decider wrote.
Northern Indian classical music sounds like nothing other than itself: The jangling of the sitar and the meditational warbling of the improvised vocals known as raga have a profound ancient quality that taps into the mystery of human existence. Ravi Shankar may be the name most closely associated with popularizing such melodies in the West, but the art form (known as Hindustani music) extends well beyond the accomplishments of one man. That’s the hard truth faced by Sharad (real-life musician and acting newcomer Aditya Modak) in Chaitanya Tamhane’s brilliant sophomore drama “The Disciple,” the story of an idealistic young performer who dreams of capturing the magic of a musical tradition that he may lack the talent to achieve himself. In Tamhane’s dreamy, transcendent character study, the undulating raga melodies serve as a transformative portal to self-discovery that places the audiences in the confines of its entrancing power, Indiewire noted.
The Girlfriend Experience
The third installment of the anthology series is set amidst the London tech scene. Iris, a neuroscience major begins to explore the transactional world of The Girlfriend Experience, only to find herself deep inside the uncanny valley with the relationships she creates. Iris quickly learns that her client sessions provide her with a compelling edge in the tech world and vice versa. She then begins to question whether her actions are driven by free will, or something else together and heads down a deep path of exploration. Julia Goldani Telles ("The Affair") takes the lead as Iris in this season, according to Rottentomatoes.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
DC's Legends of Tomorrow, or simply Legends of Tomorrow, is a TV series that began airing on January 21, 2016. It's described as a "superhero team-up show", acting as a spin-off of sorts from Arrow and The Flash. The show's first season had 16 1-hour episodes. Phil Klemmer serves as the series' showrunner. Blake Neely serves as a composer for the series, as he previously has for Arrow and The Flash. On March 11, 2016, The CW renewed DC's Legends of Tomorrow for a second season. Starting January 24, 2017, DC's Legends of Tomorrow shifted from their Thursday night slot to Tuesdays, following The Flash. That same month, The CW renewed DC's Legends of Tomorrow for a third season. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed DC's Legends of Tomorrow for a fourth season. The CW renewed DC's Legends of Tomorrow for a fifth season on January 31, 2019. The CW renewed DC's Legends of Tomorrow for the sixth and seventh seasons, on January 7th, 2020,and February 3rd, 2021 respectively, Arrow fandom reported.
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