General Titus stands on the Veldt battlefield in Rebel Moon Part 2

7 new movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, Max, and more this weekend (April 19)

It’s been a jam-packed few months for excellent new films and TV reveals to stream, so the shortage of headline-grabbing titles on this week’s crop of arrivals may show a blessing in disguise (a minimum of for these of us whose watchlists at the moment are terrifyingly lengthy).

That’s to not say there’s nothing new value watching over the subsequent few days, thoughts. The most important addition, Insurgent Moon Half 2: The Scargiver, makes its debut on Netflix, whereas new true crime drama Below the Bridge begins streaming on Hulu within the US. Elsewhere, family-friendly film Migration involves Peacock.

Beneath, we have rounded up the seven greatest new films and TV reveals to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, Max, and extra this weekend.

Insurgent Moon Half 2: The Scargiver (Netflix)

Suffice to say, Zack Snyder’s first Insurgent Moon film didn’t pull up any timber when it debuted on Netflix in December final yr, however that hasn’t delayed the swift arrival of its similarly-expensive follow-up, Insurgent Moon Half 2: The Scargiver.

The second (although possibly not closing) installment in Snyder’s new sci-fi franchise revolves round Veldt’s final stand in opposition to the dictatorial Motherworld, which crushes any planets and civilizations that insurgent in opposition to its authoritarian regime. A lot of the unique film’s solid – Sofia Boutella, Ed Skrein, Djimon Hounsou and so forth – return for extra space-faring motion.

Sadly, critics nonetheless have not warmed to Snyder’s bombastic sci-fi fashion, however Insurgent Moon Half 2 has a minimum of been described as “much less problematic than the primary.” Present Snyder followers, although, will little question discover loads to get pleasure from right here.

Now out there to stream on Netflix.

Below the Bridge (Hulu)

Recent from her Oscar-nominated flip in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Lily Gladstone returns to motion this weekend in Hulu’s new true crime drama Below the Bridge.

This eight-episode adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s true-crime novel of the identical title follows a detective’s investigation into the homicide of Reena Virk (Vritika Gupta), a fourteen-year previous woman who went to affix pals at a celebration and by no means returned residence. Riley Keough stars as Godfrey herself, whereas Gladstone leads the solid as detective Bentland.

The primary two episodes of Below the Bridge – which critics have described as “noble however clunky” – at the moment are out there on Hulu within the US. Presumably, the collection will debut on Disney Plus within the UK later this yr.

Migration (Peacock)

For those who’re within the temper for a family-friendly journey this weekend, look no additional than Illumination’s Migration, which is now streaming on Peacock.

This field office-smashing animated film facilities on a household of geese who resolve to go away the security of a New England pond for an adventurous journey to Jamaica. Awkwafina, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks and Danny DeVito are among the many movie’s spectacular voice solid.

By the way, the script for Migration comes from The White Lotus creator Mike White, however relaxation assured that this colourful story of mallards-on-the-move options much less introspection and extra kid-friendly wise-cracking.

Freud’s Final Session (Netflix)

Freud’s Final Session debuted in theaters in direction of the top of final yr, however this Anthony Hopkins-starring film lastly begins streaming on Netflix within the US this weekend (UK viewers must wait a little bit longer).

This talky two-hander stars Hopkins and Matthew Goode as Sigmund Freud and The Chronicles of Narnia writer C.S. Lewis, respectively, and facilities on the latter’s go to to Freud’s home in early September 1939. Within the shadow of World Battle II, the pair have interaction in a tete-a-tete over their perception in the way forward for mankind and the existence of God.

On condition that Freud’s Final Session was initially a play, it’s no shock that this new Netflix film has been described by critics as “talky and stagy,” however followers of both Freud or Lewis will certainly discover loads of dialogue-based drama to get pleasure from right here.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Roku)

Initially ordered by Disney Plus, then canceled following the completion of its manufacturing, The Spiderwick Chronicles begins streaming (without cost, no much less) on Roku this weekend.

This eight-episode adaptation of the favored kids’s guide collection by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black – which was already tailored right into a 2008 characteristic movie – follows the misadventures of the Grace kids, who transfer from New York to their ancestral household residence, solely to find that magical creatures are actual.

Christian Slater and Pleasure Bryant head the solid of Roku’s (or ought to that be Disney’s?) The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has to this point obtained lukewarm critiques from critics.

The Jinx Half Two (Max, Sky)

The primary of this week’s two documentary picks is The Jinx Half Two, which involves Max within the US and Sky within the UK this weekend.

This six-part sequel to the award-winning 2015 HBO miniseries chronicles the ultimate eight years within the lifetime of convicted assassin Robert Durst, who continued to be charged with heinous crimes proper the way in which up till his dying in 2022.

The primary episode of The Jinx Half Two – which could possibly be among the many finest Max reveals of the yr – debuts on Max within the US this Sunday, and on Sky within the UK on Monday, with the collection’ remaining 5 installments set to reach weekly thereafter.

Hip Hop World (Prime Video)

This one’s a little bit area of interest, however hip hop followers can get pleasure from a behind-the-scenes take a look at fashionable music manufacturing in Hip Hop World on Prime Video this weekend.

This one-off particular follows right now’s greatest hip hop artists – assume DJ Khaled and Lola Brooke – as they discover musical inspiration in cities all over the world. Famend music photographer (and big rap fan) Lenny S. hosts.

For extra streaming protection, take a look at our guides on the perfect Disney Plus films, finest Netflix movies, new Prime Video films and new Max movies.


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