Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Check out the latest crop of trailers for upcoming streaming shows and movies.
Netflix and Hulu have released new previews for several of their upcoming programs and films. In addition, Criterion has detailed its April lineup of titles set to hit the Criterion Channel on the FilmStruck streaming service.
Here's a full rundown of titles scheduled to arrive on each service:
Nightflyers (Netflix, Coming Soon) - Based on George R. R. Martin's novella and set in the future on the eve of Earth's destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept an alien spacecraft. One that might just hold the key to their survival. The series will air first on Syfy in the US and Netflix globally.
Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity | Comedy Special (Netflix, April 6) - Seth Rogen and friends combine stand-up, sketches and music into an outrageous comedy special that could only come from the mind of Seth. The all-star guest lineup includes Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Michael J. Fox, David Chang, Ike Barinholtz, Chelsea Peretti, Kumail Nanjiani, Jon Lovitz, Jeff Goldblum, Sacha Baron Cohen, Nick Kroll, Post Malone, Chris Hardwick, and Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious all star.
Troy: Fall Of A City - (Netflix, April 6) - An epic story of love and war, intrigue and betrayal. When Helen and Paris fall in love, they trigger a chain of events that threatens their families and the city of Troy. The myths surrounding the Trojan War are over 3,000 years old but have emotional depths and timeless themes of identity, love, revenge and belonging. Troy: Fall of a City grounds these primal myths in vivid psychological truth and explores the universal questions of human existence- how people battle to retain their love and humanity amidst the chaos and devastation of war.
Money Heist - Part 2 (Netflix, April 6) - The biggest money heist in history is in jeopardy: hostages and thieves are growing increasingly tired and nervous, forensic scientists are tracking the house where the heist was planned, and the police are closer to finding out the identity of The Professor. Will they be able to fulfill their plan.
Ram Dass, Going Home (Netflix, April 6) - Ram Dass is one of the most important cultural figures from the 1960s and 70s. A psychedelic pioneer, author of Be Here Now, beloved spiritual teacher, and outspoken advocate for death-and-dying awareness, Ram Dass is now himself approaching the end of life. Since suffering a life-changing stroke twenty years ago, he has been living at his home on Maui and deepening his spiritual practice — which is centered on love and his idea of merging with his surroundings and all living things.
I Am Not An Easy Man (Netflix, April 13) - He's spent his life ogling women. Now he's at their mercy. To survive in this strange new world where gender roles are reversed, he'll have to grow up fast. A film by Eleonore Pourriat, inspired by her short film "Oppressed Majority".
Come Sunday (Netflix, April 13) - From director Joshua Marston, Come Sunday stars Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, and Martin Sheen. It's the moving story of Bishop Carlton Pearson's personal journey from leading a religious congregation to being labeled a heretic.
Kodachrome (Netflix, April 20) - From director Mark Raso, Kodachrome stars Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, and Elizabeth Olsen. As the era of Kodachrome film processing comes to an end, a man must reunite with his estranged father on a roadtrip to develop his final rolls of Kodachrome film.
3% - Season 2 (Netflix, April 27) - Process 105 approaches and the interest of the Offshore and the Cause in destroying each other increases. The world has never been so divided and soon you'll have to choose which side you are on.
The Rain (Netflix, May 4) - The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilisation gone. Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life. Set free from their collective past and societal rules, the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, and many of the coming of age dilemmas they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew. Who will you be when the rain comes?
The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 (Hulu, April 25) - Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Finally, Criterion has revealed its April lineup of films set to hit the Criterion Channel on the FilmStruck streaming service. Here's a full rundown of titles premiering in April:
In a Lonely Place (April 1), Nicholas Ray, 1950
Monkey Love Experiments (April 3), Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson, 2014
Metropolitan (April 4), Whit Stillman, 1990
The Summer of Flying Fish (April 9), Marcela Said, 2013
Casus belli (April 17), Yorgos Zois, 2010
- A current Netflix subscription starts at $11 per month for HD streaming and $14 per month for Ultra HD streaming.
- A current FilmStruck Subscription starts at $7 per month. In addition, a FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Subscription costs $11 per month, and customers can also opt for an annual Subscription for $99 per year.
- A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month.
Sources: Netflix (YouTube), Hulu (YouTube), FilmStruck
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