Is it too soon to say goodbye to movie theaters? – Utahstatesman

on April 5, 2021 at 8:11 am

Many individuals have memories of going to a movie theater at some point in their life and most likely grew up going to the theater whenever the newest blockbuster hit was released.

It was something that could get people out of the house while still being able to relax, and it was the perfect way to enjoy a movie someone had been waiting to see for months.

Movie theaters created traditions, celebrated birthdays and special occasions, gave opportunities for awkward first dates and allowed all cinema lovers to come together in one comfortable setting to watch movies, distraction free.

However, like most things, COVID-19 changed all of this and the consequences could be permanent.

Movie theaters like AMC, Megaplex and Cinemark were one of the first things to shut down nationwide when the pandemic first struck. Months later, when they were finally able to reopen, it was already clear that their sales would be down.

So, what is the future of movie theaters, post-pandemic?

Fortunately for the industry, some people still get excited about going to see a movie.

I would much rather go to a movie theater to see a new movie and I always will, USU student Porter King said. There is something about it that just makes the movie, the experience and the time, all worth it.

Jeff Whipple, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Megaplex Theaters, told the Statesman that, since the 1900s, movie theaters have survived and thrived through countless other challenges including wars, competition and health crises.

So, he asks, why wouldnt they be able to overcome this?

Whipple knows that customers are also hopeful.

Weve heard wonderful messages from countless guests showing appreciation for Megaplex reopening and bringing back the magic of movies, he said.

According to Forbes Magazine, cinema isnt dying, its only evolving as everything does with time.

Those looking to drive a wooden stake into cinema love to trot out attendance figures which show that movie-going in North America has fallen from 1.58 billion in 2002 to 1.24 billion in 2019, the article states. What they fail to mention is that 1.24 billion is actually higher than years like 1995 at 1.22 billion and 1980 at 1.02 billion.

Not everyone agrees.

According to an article from The Nation, Movie Theaters Arent Dying Theyre Being Murdered. And not only murdered from the pandemic, but murdered by the convenience of streaming services.

Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, a production studio known for their scary movies, recently told CNBC that this has been a problem for some time now, COVID-19 just sped up the process.

Back in December 2020, Warner Bros. also announced that their upcoming films including The Suicide Squad, The Devil Made Me Do It and The Matrix 4, would be released simultaneously on HBO Max for 30 days and in theaters on the same day, which gives people an option.

Disney+ has also recently announced that their upcoming movies, Cruella and Black Widow will both be released in theaters and on Disney+ on May 28.

Although the odds appear to be going against the conventional cinema that so many know and love, there may still be hope for survival.

In the same interview with CNBC, Blum also said, I dont think movie theaters are going anywhere and I think that people are going to run back to the movie theaters when we can, I know I am. But I think what we see in theaters, how we see it, how long things play in theaters, I think all thats definitely going to change.

His suggestion was what he calls a theatrical window where movie theaters shorten the length of time that they play each movie; that way the movies could be played exclusively in theaters for a minimum of three weeks before being released in everyones homes.

Blum believes this is the only hope of keeping cinema alive while still being able to compete with streaming. He hopes that other movie studios can get on board with this idea.

This idea alone shows that its too soon to say goodbye to theaters. There is still hope for the future of the beloved cinema.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Race to the Center of the Earth’ – Los Angeles Times

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print, but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at

The Voice The battle rounds continue. 8 p.m. NBC

American Idol Duets and solos. 8 p.m. ABC

Hemingway Jeff Daniels provides the voice of author Ernest Hemingway in this three-part documentary (airing nightly through Wednesday) from filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. 8 p.m. KOCE

Americas Most Wanted (N) 9 p.m. Fox

Running Wild With Bear Grylls Channing Tatum reunites with Grylls in the first of two new episodes. In the second, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Grylls on a trek through the Icelandic highlands. 8 and 9 p.m. National Geographic

Spring Baking Championship Host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to invent their own spring creations featuring cookies, ice cream and fruit. 9 p.m. Food Network

Rock the Block Rock the Exteriors (N) 9 p.m. HGTV

Debris (N) 10 p.m. NBC

Breeders (N) 10 p.m. FX

Race to the Center of the Earth In Canada, a fierce snowstorm puts one team in a bind, while an adventurer in Vietnam faces some of her deepest fears. The team in Russia endures its longest day on the course, and in South America, the fourth team is severely tested. 10 p.m. National Geographic

The Death of George Floyd: Derek Chauvin on Trial Mike Galanos anchors the gavel-to-gavel coverage. 7 a.m. HLN

Special Report: The Truth About Vaccines As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes an in-depth look at the science of vaccines and the increasing number of parents choosing, pre-pandemic, to not vaccinate their children. 6 and 10 p.m. CNN

Baseball The Minnesota Twins visit the Detroit Tigers, 10 a.m. ESPN; the Kansas City Royals visit the Cleveland Indians, 1 p.m. ESPN; the Tampa Bay Rays visit the Boston Red Sox, 4 p.m. ESPN; the Houston Astros visit the Angels, 6:30 p.m. FS Prime; the Dodgers visit the Oakland Athletics, 6:30 p.m. SportsNetLA; the Chicago White Sox visit the Seattle Mariners, 7 p.m. ESPN

2021 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament Final, 6 p.m. CBS

NHL Hockey The Arizona Coyotes visit the Kings, 7 p.m. Fox Sports Net

CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Ryan Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead); Buddy Valastro. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Home & Family Ken Wingard, Kym Douglas, Mayim Bialik, Meagan Good, Bridget Lancaster. (N) 10 a.m. Hallmark

Home & Family John Michael Higgins; Catherine McCord; Jillian Michaels. (N) 11 a.m. Hallmark

The Talk (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Drew Barrymore Show (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Kelly Clarkson Show Kelsea Ballerini; Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan; Bianca Belair; Katharine McPhee performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Doctors Mike Bayer (One Decision); Lisa Lillien; Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie (In It Together). (N) 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show John Cena; Danielle Brooks (Mahalia). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show The push to get millions vaccinated; stopping the spread of variants; how to relieve constipation. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Real Thalia LeBlanc. (N) 3 p.m. KCOP

Amanpour and Company (N) 11 p.m. KCET; midnight KVCR; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Will Forte. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Milo Ventimiglia; the Lucas Brothers; Kali Uchis performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert John Cena; Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live! 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Don Johnson; Christina Hendricks; Fruit Bats perform; John Herndon performs. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Bob Odenkirk: the Fratellis perform. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

A Little Late With Lilly Singh Tig Notaro. (N) 1:36 a.m. KNBC

Pulp Fiction (1994) 9 a.m. AMC

Lethal Weapon (1987) 9:30 a.m. Showtime

The Fits (2015) 9:30 a.m. TMC

Smallfoot (2018) 9:30 a.m. TOON

Hero (2002) 9:35 a.m. HBO

Heist (2001) 9:58 a.m. Starz

Upgrade (2018) 10 a.m. FX

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) 10:25 a.m. USA

The Fallen Idol (1948) 10:30 a.m. TCM

Role Models (2008) 11 a.m. MTV

Frequency (2000) 11:15 a.m. HBO

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) 11:25 a.m. Showtime

Runaway Jury (2003) 11:51 a.m. and 9:03 p.m. Starz

Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) 12:15 p.m. TCM

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 1:15 p.m. Sundance

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) 1:20 p.m. Showtime

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) 1:55 p.m. USA

Scary Movie (2000) 2:30 p.m. VH1

The Dead Zone (1983) 2:55 p.m. Epix

Hidden Figures (2016) 3 p.m. FXX

Hitch (2005) 3 p.m. TNT

A Farewell to Arms (1932) 3:15 p.m. TCM

Paranormal Activity (2007) 3:32 p.m. Starz

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) 3:45 p.m. Sundance

Walk the Line (2005) 3:52 p.m. Cinemax

Total Recall (1990) 4 p.m. Ovation

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) 4:10 p.m. Freeform

L.A. Confidential (1997) 4:51 p.m. Encore

Independence Day (1996) 4:55 p.m. HBO

Father of the Bride (1950) 5 p.m. TCM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 5:10 p.m. USA

Despicable Me 2 (2013) 6 p.m. TOON

The Way Back (2020) 6:10 p.m. Cinemax

Saint Maud (2019) 6:35 p.m. Epix

21 Jump Street (2012) 6:38 p.m. Starz

Shrek (2001) 6:50 p.m. Freeform

The Help (2011) 7 p.m. Paramount

Five Easy Pieces (1970) 7 p.m. TCM

The Green Mile (1999) 8 p.m. AMC

Shrek 2 (2004) 8:55 p.m. Freeform

Titanic (1997) 9 p.m. Encore

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) 9 p.m. TCM

Pretty Woman (1990) 10 p.m. Paramount

Strictly Ballroom (1992) 10 p.m. TMC

Flower Drum Song (1961) 10:45 p.m. TCM

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All the Horror You Need to Stream in April 2021 – Film School Rejects

Welcome to Horrorscope, a monthly column keeping horror nerds and initiates up to date on all the genre content coming to and leaving from your favorite streaming services. Heres a guide to all the essential horror streaming in April 2021.

Spring has sprung!

Dead foliage has given way to eager flowers, budding shrubbery, and all manner of hideous pastoral displays. Some of you may have noticed that your sense of smell has returned to greet you with olfactory delights such as: grass. Oh look, whats that? Forgotten trash, emerging like some frozen leviathan out of a melting snowbank. How nice.

But look: April is only the cruelest month if you want it to be. Screw your head on straight and all those breeding lilacs and stirring dull roots take on a more tantalizing aspect. Were out of winter, friends. Time to greet a new season with open arms.

In that spirit, this months horror highlights are all-new, from either this year or the last. This is something of a departure for this column, which usually tries (an operative word!) to strike a balance between new fare and ye old spooks. But its spring, damn it! So brace yourselves for round two of a record-breaking anthology series, a marital nightmare, an explosive coming-of-age horrorshow, and an insightful documentary about how indie horror gets made.

Be sure to peruse the complete list below, calendar in hand, for a full picture of what horror flicks are coming and going from your favorite streaming services this April.

Synopsis: A revamp of the classic George A. Romero and Stephen King horror anthology films of the same name, Creepshow delivers bite-sized spooks of murder, monsters, and cosmic comeuppance. WIth a pulpy, comic-book gait and an episodic zing, the popular series is back for a second season.

Weve said it once, and well say it again: there can never be enough horror anthologies.

When Shudders reboot ofCreepshowdebuted in 2019, it broke viewership records and quickly carved out a name for itself as one of the streaming services big draws. After the first installments runaway success, Shudder enthusiastically greenlit two more seasons. I had the pleasure of reviewingCreepshows first go-round with Rob Hunter. Were both excited to see what Shudder cooks up for Season 2.

Executive produced by The Walking DeadsGreg Nicotero, the series features two ooky-spooky stories in each episode. This is the great boon of horror anthologies: if something doesnt turn your crank before you know it, youre on to the next nightmare.

This new seasons guest stars include Kevin Dillon, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Keith David, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Crampton (!), Justin Long, and DArcy Carden, among others.

Synopsis: After moving from Manhattan to a peaceful hamlet in the Hudson Valley, a married couple begins to suspect that their idyllic new home is haunted by its dark past. Soon enough both their house and relationship begin to rot and crack, with one dark secret after another peeling away to reveal generational scars and sinister longings.

Now, look. When it comes to sussing out what is and isnt horror, Im not above a little semantics here and there. How else am I going to claim historical dramas like The Devils? Or more noir-heavy fare like The Leopard Man? Semantics should be used to enrich a genre, not to gatekeep it. So forgive me for raising a suspicious eyebrow at Things Heard & Seens directors claiming that the film isnt a horror film; its a supernatural thriller.

Is horror really such a dirty word? In any case, even if this is more of a thrilling spooky experience than an outright gorefest, Im including this literary ghost story on a horror round-up. Fight me in the comments (we dont have comments, haha!).

Things Heard & Seenis based on Elizabeth Brundages novel All Things Cease to Appear.You might remember writer-directors-spouses Robert Pulciniand Shari Springer Bermanfrom their fantastic Harvey Pekar biopic American Splendor. Headlining with Amanda Seyfried and James Norton, Things Heard & Seens cast also includes Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul),Indiana Joneslegend Karen Allen, and F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus).

All told: Things Heard & Seen sounds like a compelling portrait of trouble in paradise that promises to be haunting in more ways than one. In any case, well have to wait until the end of the month until we get tohear and see itfor ourselves.

Synopsis:A teenage dream with an explosive twist, Maras senior year was supposed to be full of romance and plans for the future. Then, on an otherwise boring day, one of her classmates explodes, coating the walls with gore and viscera, dashing Maras dreams of a totally chill final year. Then, before the authorities can get a grip on whats happeninganother kid goes kaboom. Suddenly small-time annoyances (like that weird kid having a crush on her) are the least of Maras troubles.

Genuinely horrific horror comedies are hard to come by. And genuinely horrific romanticcomedies are harder still. Which makes Brian Duffields debut feature, Spontaneous (2020), all the more of a hat-trick. A darkly sly examination of explosive grief, Spontaneous agrees that all coming-of-age stories should be a little messy. For all the pep in its step, Spontaneousnever lets the other (more horrific) shoe drop.

And yet, faced with the reality of gruesome, sudden death, Mara (Katherine Langford) chooses to cherish life and fall in love (with the aforementioned weird kid, played by Charlie Plummer). Ive been waiting with rocks in my stomach to see how genre film will react to the (ongoing) global pandemic. And while Spontaneous allegorical intentions are more geared pointedly towards school shootings, the film still manages to inadvertently answer the question: how do you make a comedy about COVID?

Weve all had to make our peace with taking things as they come during these weird times. And as Spontaneousastutely notes, even in the face of amorphous trauma, holding on to the people you love is sometimes the only thing that helps.

Synopsis: Following five years in the life and career of indie filmmaker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger), this documentary features interviews with genre luminaries and industry mainstays to answer the question: how do you make and release a movie?

Are you a freak for behind-the-scenes content? Love the nitty-gritty of movie-making? Well, have I got the documentary for you.

These days, anyone can make a film. The hard part is making a living while doing it.Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (2020) surveys the crags and crannies of the low-budget movie business. The doc includes interviews with the likes of Guillermo Del Toro (Crimson Peak), Tom Holland (Fright Night), George A. Romero (The Crazies), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), and a veritable rogues gallery of horror royalty.

Theres something compelling about the contrast between such accomplished talking heads versus McConnell, the films largely unfamiliar subject-director. Theres an endearing implication: that even the biggest names in the low-budget biz were, at some point, aspiring unknowns.

Clapboard Junglealso comes with a tsunami of ephemera. ARROW subscribers will be treated to commentaries, nearly thirty extended interviews, and a collection of eight short stories by McConnell. So whether youre an aspiring director or an arms-length fan of the industry, this iswell-worth checking out!

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All the movies and TV shows coming to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime in April 2021 –

Even though movie theaters are open and playing some of this years awards season contenders, most people are continuing to watch their on-screen entertainment at home.

Thankfully, April looks like another great month for streaming, as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime will offer plenty of new releases.

Heres the full list of new movies and TV shows arriving on the four platforms in April 2021. If you want a more curated list, be sure to check out our list of the 10 best movies and TV shows to stream right now.

April 12012 (2009)28 Days Later (2003)A Hologram for the King (2016)A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)A Simple Plan (1998)The Abyss (1989)Before We Go (2015)Bug (2007)Bulworth (1998)Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)Changing Lanes (2002)Chappaquiddick (2017)Chatos Land (1972)Cheech & Chongs Still Smokin (1983)Cohen and Tate (1989)The Color Purple (1985)The Dead Zone (1983)The Devils Double (2011)Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)Die Hard (1988)Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)Dude, Wheres My Car? (2000)Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)Frankie & Alice (2014)Friends With Benefits (2011)Garden State (2004)The Gift (2000)Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)Guess Who (2005)Hancock (2008)The Hunting Party (1971)In The Mix (2005)Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)Lady in a Cage (1964)Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)Life Of Crime (2014)Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)Mad Max (1980)Madea Goes To Jail (Theatrical Feature) (2009)The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2004)Monsters Ball (2001)Motel Hell (1980)Napoleon Dynamite (2004)Never Back Down (2008)New in Town (2009)Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)The Out-Of-Towners (1999)The Pawnbroker (1964)Platoon (1986)The Polar Express (2004)The Preachers Wife (1996)The Program (1993)Ramona and Beezus (2009)The Replacement Killers (1998)Rio (2011)The Sandlot (1993)Scary Movie 4 (2006)Sex And The City (2008)Sex And The City 2 (2010)Shaft (2000)Shrek 2 (2002)The Skull (1965)Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)Sliver (1993)So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)Star Trek: Generations (1994)Step Up Revolution (2012)The Sum of All Fears (2002)That Thing You Do! (1996)The Upside (2017)Vanilla Sky (2001)Virtuosity (1995)Waiting to Exhale (1995)War (2007)Warriors of Virtue (1997)What About Bob? (1991)Where the Heart Is (2000)Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

April 3Blair Witch (2016)

April 5Girl (2020)

April 9The Standard (2020)Stars Fell on Alabama (2021)

April 10Desierto (2015)Knuckledust (2020)

April 12Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)Spontaneous (2020)

April 16Fly Like A Girl (2020)Songbird (2020)

April 17Modern Persuasion (2020)Thelma (2017)

April 23The Place of No Words (2020)

April 25Wild Mountain Thyme (2021)

April 28Arrival (2016)

April 30The Judge (2014)

April 1Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Complete Season 1Caribbean Life: Complete Seasons 18 & 19Chopped: Complete Season 44Chopped Sweets: Complete Season 1Christina On The Coast: Complete Season 2Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: Complete Seasons 34 & 35Doubling Down with the Derricos: Complete Season 1Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Complete Season 1Guys Grocery Games: Complete Season 22Naked and Afraid XL: Complete Season 6Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Season 19Tournament of Champions: Complete Season 1Undercover Billionaire: Complete Season 1UniKitty: Complete Season 3Vegas Chef Prizefight: Complete Season 1Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 18Higurashi: When They Cry: Season 1, Epsiodes 1-12

April 2WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Dollar Unicorn: Documentary PremiereLaw & Order: Organized Crime: Series PremiereManifest: Season 3 PremiereThe Moodys: Season 2 FinaleReal Housewives of New York City: Complete Season 12

April 3Hysterical: Series Premiere

April 7Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Season 1, Epsiodes 1-12

April 8Home Economics: Series Premiere

April 9Everythings Gonna Be Okay: Season 2 PremiereRebel: Series Premiere

April 10The Day I Became a God: Season 1, Episodes 1-12

April 15Younger: Season 7 PremiereReal Housewives of Beverly Hills: Complete Season 10

April 20Sasquatch: Documentary Series Premiere

April 21Cruel Summer: Series Premiere

April 22GRETA THUNBERG: A YEAR TO CHANGE THE WORLD: Documentary Series Premiere

April 26The Oscars Red Carpet Show: SpecialThe 93rd Oscars: Special

April 28The Handmaids Tale: Season 4 Premiere

April 1A Hologram For The KingAnna KareninaArt of Falling in LoveA Simple PlanBecause I Said SoBob RobertsBrnoCaptain Kronos: Vampire HunterChatos LandCheech & Chongs Still SmokinCohen And TateDevil In A Blue DressDid You Hear About The Morgans?Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsEvan AlmightyForgetting Sarah MarshallFour Weddings And A FuneralFrankie & AliceGirl With A Pearl EarringGunfighters Of AbileneHancockHead Of StateHow To Train Your DragonInceptionJohnny EnglishLady In A CageLarry CrowneLeague Of Extraordinary GentlemenLords Of DogtownLove in Harmony ValleyMadeas Big Happy FamilyMadea Goes To JailMad MaxMaster And Commander: The Far Side Of The WorldMen Of Honor MilkMinority ReportMonsters BallMoonrise KingdomMotel HellMy Cousin VinnyNew In TownOpen RangePlatoonShaftShooterSleeping With The EnemySmiley Face KillersSo I Married An Axe MurdererThat Thing You Do!The AbyssThe Dead ZoneThe Devils DoubleThe GiftThe HappeningThe Hunting PartyThe Lincoln LawyerThe Man Who Could Cheat DeathThe PawnbrokerThe ProgramThe Replacement KillersThe SkullThe Sum Of All FearsUntraceableValerieWaiting To ExhaleWhat About Bob?

April 2Unhinged

April 3Blair Witch

April 7Girl From MonacoHigh-RisePulseRagnarokThe Answer ManThe PriestTrollhunter

April 12Paranormal Activity 4Spontaneous

April 14BurdenCzanne Et MoiTerrors Advocate

April 16SomewhereWander

April 21MerantauMuay Thai GiantThe Hero Of Color CityVenus And Serena

April 26The Artist

April 28ArrivalBarry MundayHarlem AriaKiltroThe CommuneThe Warlords

April 30Tom Clancys Without Remorse

April 1Aber Bergen: season 1After the First 48: season 1Anne+: season 1Couples Therapy: season 1Creepshow: season 1Engine Masters: season 1Garfield & Friends: season 1Ice Road Truckers: season 1Jacqueline and Jilly: season 1Keeping Faith: season 1Rectify: season 1Survivors Remorse: seasons 1-4The Adventures of Napkin Man: season 1The Restaurant: season 1

April 9Them: Season 1

April 12012Cop OutFriends with BenefitsInsidiousLegally BlondeLeprechaunThe PianistThe PossessionTersanjung the Movie Netflix FilmThe Time Travelers WifeTyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy FamilyWhite BoyYes Man

April 2Concrete Cowboy Netflix FilmJust Say Yes Netflix FilmMadame Claude Netflix FilmSky High Netflix Film

April 3Escape from Planet Earth

April 4What Lies Below

April 5Coded Bias

April 6The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You Netflix Family

April 7Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute Netflix DocumentaryThis Is A Robbery: The Worlds Biggest Art Heist Netflix Documentary

April 9Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? Netflix FilmNight in Paradise Netflix FilmThunder Force Netflix Film

April 10The Stand-In

April 12New Gods: Nezha Reborn Netflix Film

April 14The Soul Netflix FilmWhy Did You Kill Me? Netflix Documentary

April 15Dark City Beneath the BeatThe MasterRide or Die Netflix Film

April 16Arlo the Alligator Boy Netflix FamilyAjeeb Daastaans Netflix FilmCrimson PeakInto the Beat Netflix FilmRushSynchronicThe Zookeepers Wife

April 19Miss Sloane

April 22Searching for SheelaStowaway Netflix Film

April 23Heroes: Silence and Rock & RollTell Me When Netflix Film

April 27August: Osage CountyBattle of Los Angeles

April 29Things Heard & Seen Netflix Film

April 30The Mitchells vs. The Machines Netflix Family

April 1Magical Andes: Season 2 Netflix DocumentaryPrank Encounters: Season 2 Netflix OriginalSecrets of Great British Castles: Season 1Worn Stories Netflix Documentary

April 2The Serpent Netflix Original

April 5Family Reunion: Part 3 Netflix Family

April 6The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You Netflix Family

April 7The Big Day: Collection 2 Netflix OriginalSnabba Cash Netflix OriginalThe Wedding Coach Netflix Original

April 8The Way of the Househusband Netflix Anime

April 11Diana: The Interview That Shook the World

April 12Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

April 13The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1Mighty Express: Season 3 Netflix FamilyMy Love: Six Stories of True Love Netflix Documentary

April 14Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! Netflix OriginalThe Circle: Season 2 Netflix OriginalLaw School Netflix Original

April 16Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico Netflix FamilyWhy Are You Like This Netflix Original

April 18Luis Miguel The Series: Season 2 Netflix Original

April 19PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20Izzys Koala World: Season 2 Netflix Family

April 21Zero Netflix Original

April 22Life in Color with David Attenborough Netflix Documentary

April 23Shadow and Bone Netflix Original

April 27Fatma Netflix OriginalGo! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 Netflix Family

April 28Sexify Netflix OriginalHeadspace Guide to Sleep Netflix Documentary

April 29Yasuke Netflix Anime

April 30The Innocent Netflix OriginalThe Mitchells vs. The Machines Netflix FamilyPet Stars Netflix OriginalThe Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 Netflix Original

April 2Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984)Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)Night at the Museum (2006)Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle (2020)The Big Year (2011)The Island at the Top of the World (1974)The Last Ice (2020)Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

April 9Cesar Millan: The Real Story (2012)Man of the House (2005)Mark Twain and Me (1991)Squanto: A Warriors Tale (1994)

April 16Rio (2011)The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)Treasure Buddies (2012)White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)

April 22Secrets of the Whales (2021)

April 23Babys Day Out (1994)Being the Queen (2020)

April 30Oklahoma! (1955)The Lone Ranger (2013)

April 2Higglytown Heroes (Seasons 1 and 2)Made in a Day (Season 1)Secrets Of Sulphur Springs (Episode 10)Secrets of the Zoo (Season 4)Star Wars: Clone Wars (Volume 1 and 2)Star Wars: Ewoks (Seasons 1 and 2)The Story of the Faithful Wookie (segment from The Star Wars Holiday Special)The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode 3)The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Episode 2)Walk the Prank (Seasons 1-3)

April 9Future-Worm! (Season 1)Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (Seasons 1 and 2)Secrets of Sulphur Springs (Season 1 Finale)The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode 4)The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Episode 3)

April 16Big Shot (Episode 1)Earth Moods (Season 1)Primal Survivor (Season 5)The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode 5)The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Episode 4)

April 23Big Shot (Episode 2)Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals (Season 3)Disney Live and Maddie (Seasons 1-4)Disney My Music Story: Sukimaswitch (2021)The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Season Finale)The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Episode 5)

April 30Adventures in Wonderland (Seasons 1-4)Assembled: The Falcon and the Winter SoldierBig Shot (Episode 3)Ducktales (Season 3)Mira: Royal Detective (Season 1)The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Episode 6)

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All the sci-fi TV and movies streaming in April 2021 – SYFY WIRE

From big-screen blockbusters, the latest Marvel adventures, big sci-fi shows and returning Emmy-winners it's a stacked month for streaming in April.

Netflix is loaded with big originals, led by the sci-fi flick Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick; Phil Lord and Chris Miller's animated film The Mitchells vs. The Machines; the original fantasy series Shadow and Bone; and the Melissa McCarthy superhero flick Thunder Force. Hulu is bringing back its biggest hit with a new season of The Handmaid's Tale; and Disney+ continues its rollout of new episodes of the MCU super-series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

HBO Max also continues its ambitious streaming-and-theatrical film slate, with the latest would-be blockbuster Mortal Kombat coming to the service. The service also has the period-set sci-fi series The Nevers, created by Joss Whedon (who has since exited the project) on tap. Amazon Prime has its horror anthology THEM; plus a few solid movies coming to the service's back catalog.

Digging deeper, there are also plenty of solid movies outside the originals. Netflix has the sci-fi flicks Synchronic and Battle: Los Angeles; Disney+ is adding a boatload of classic Star Wars content; HBO Max has The New Mutants; and Hulu has classics like Vanilla Sky and Virtuosity on tap.

Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.


Thunder Force (Netflix Original Film): Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers. This Netflix original film stars Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer and Jason Bateman.

Synchronic: Can't get enough of Anthony Mackie in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? This should do the trick. This buzzy sci-fi action flick stars Mackie and Jamie Dornan as paramedics investigating a mysterious new drug that's hit the streets. Turns out, it's a whole lot more than just a trip.

Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original): A Netflix original series. Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Stowaway (Netflix Original): Netflix's next, big sci-fi flick follows a three-person crew on a mission to Mars. The trio faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix Original): A robot apocalypse put the brakes on their cross-country road trip. Now it's up to the Mitchells the world's weirdest family to save the human race. Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).

April 1Magical Andes: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)2012InsidiousLeprechaunThe PossessionThe Time Traveler's Wife

April 3Escape from Planet Earth

April 4What Lies Below

April 6The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You (Netflix Family)

April 8The Way of the Househusband (Netflix Anime)

April 9Thunder Force (Netflix Film)

April 12New Gods: Nezha Reborn (Netflix Film)

April 14The Soul (Netflix Film)

April 16Arlo the Alligator Boy (Netflix Family)Crimson PeakFast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (Netflix Family)Synchronic

April 19PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20Izzy's Koala World: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

April 21Zero (Netflix Original)

April 22Stowaway (Netflix Film)

April 23Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original)

April 27Battle of Los Angeles

April 28Yasuke (Netflix Anime)

April 30The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix Family)


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (New Episodes): Big-screen Avengers stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return for a streaming miniseries as they aim to unravel a new threat to the world all while sorting through their own post-Endgame trauma (and buddy comedy shenanigans).

DuckTales (Season 3): The final season of the animated revival of the beloved animated classic. It's big, funny, smart, adventurous and an absolute blast. Dig in to see how the journey ends.

April 2Sharks of the Bermuda TriangleNight at the MuseumNight at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianEwoks: The Battle for EndorStar Wars: Clone Wars Volume IStar Wars: Clone Wars Volume IIStar Wars: Ewoks (Seasons 1-2)The Story of the Faithful WookieeThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New EpisodeThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 102, "Dusters"

April 9Disney Future-Worm!Disney Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (Seasons 1-2)Squanto: A Warrior's TaleThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New EpisodeThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 103, "Breakaway"

April 16RIOThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New EpisodeThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 104, "Hockey Moms"

April 23Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals (Season 3)The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: FinaleThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 105, "Cherry Picker"

April 30Disney Ducktales (Season 3)Marvel Studios: AssembledThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 106, "Spirit of the Ducks"


Mortal Kombat: Can this be the Mortal Kombat movie we've always wanted? We'll find out soon, when this one hits theaters and HBO Max for simultaneous release: Why has Outworld's emperor sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, to hunt down MMA fighter Cole Young? In search of answers, Cole finds his way to the temple of Lord Raiden and begins unlocking the secrets of his heritage. As Outworld's threat to Earthrealm grows, Cole joins warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano in a high stakes battle for the soul of the universe.

The Nevers (Original Series): August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people mostly women abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular "turns," all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted "orphans."

April 1Dante's Peak, 1997 (HBO)Dark Shadows, 2012 (HBO)Dead Silence, 2007 (HBO)Ella Enchanted, 2004 (HBO)Ghost Rider, 2007Green Lantern, 2011Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, 1990 (HBO)The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 (HBO)Red Dawn, 1984 (HBO)Space Jam, 1996Speed 2 Cruise Control, 1997 (HBO)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)White Noise, 2005 (HBO)

April 6Genndy Tartokovksy's Primal, Season 1B

April 10The New Mutants, 2020 (HBO)

April 11The Nevers, Drama Series Premiere (HBO)

April 17The Dark Knight Rises, 2012 (HBO)

April 24Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021

April 29Looney Tunes Cartoons, Season 1D


The Handmaid's Tale: Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original): The Emmy-winning hit returns to continue the saga of a woman forced into sexual servitude as she struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.

Manifest: Season 3 Premiere (NBC): Over a year has passed since the miraculous homecoming of Flight 828 and the discovery of others who have mysteriously returned. While the Stone family endeavors to keep their friends safe and make their enemies believe the unbelievable, new challenges will test their trust of the callings and each other. But sticking together is more important than ever, because no matter what happens, it's all connected.

April 1UniKitty: Complete Season 3 (Cartoon Network)28 Days Later (2003)The Abyss (1989)Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)The Dead Zone (1983)Die Hard (1988)Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)Hancock (2008)Live Free or Die Hard (2007)Mad Max (1980)Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)The Polar Express (2004)Scary Movie 4 (2006)Shaft (2000)Shrek 2 (2002)So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)Star Trek: Generations (1994)Vanilla Sky (2001)Virtuosity (1995)Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

April 2Manifest: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)

April 3Blair Witch (2016)

April 7Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Season 1, Epsiodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

April 12Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)Spontaneous (2020)

April 26The Oscars Red Carpet Show: Special (ABC)The 93rd Oscars: Special (ABC)

April 28 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original)Arrival (2016)


THEM: A new, original horror anthology that explores terror in America. The first season, 1950s-set COVENANT, centers around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family's idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

Spontaneous: A good, old fashioned sci-fi romance complete with exploding heads. When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding, seniors Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer) struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today.

Creepshow (Season 1): Shudder's hit original anthology horror series comes to Prime Video for a sampling. Based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, comes a new horror anthology series from the mind of The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.

April 1A Hologram For The King (2016)Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)Evan Almighty (2007)Hancock (2008)How To Train Your Dragon (2010)Inception (2010)Johnny English (2003)League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)Mad Max (1980)Minority Report (2002)Shaft (2000)Shooter (2007)So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)The Abyss (1989)The Dead Zone (1983)The Happening (2008)Creepshow: Season 1 (Shudder)Garfield & Friends: Season 1 (Boomerang)

April 3Blair Witch (2016)

April 7High-Rise (2016)Pulse (2005)Ragnarok (2009)The Priest (2009)Trollhunter (2011)

April 9THEM (Amazon Original Series: Limited Series)

April 12Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)Spontaneous (2020)

April 28Arrival (2016)

April 30Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Amazon Original Movie)

April 1CasperDespicable MeHappy FeetHappy Feet TwoMonster High: Ghouls RuleMonster High: Great Scarrier ReefMonster High: HauntedMonster High, Scaris City of FrightsMonster High: Welcome To Monster HighMonster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall In LoveMortal KombatPushR.I.P.D.Street FighterThe WizVan Hesling

April 2Manifest, Season 3 (NBC)

April 6Conan The Barbarian

April 22Rutherford Falls: Season 1 (Peacock Original)

It's hard to get a clear read on what might be new and dropping on Paramoun+ this month, but the upstart service (which takes over for CBS All Access) has a growing catalog of fan favorite movies and all the new Star Trek shows (plus plenty more in the works).

Shows like the new podcast-esque sci-fi series Calls, and ambitious sci-fi fare like Servant and For All Mankind are streaming now, though there doesn't look to be much in the way of new series launches this month. But projects like Lisey's Story and a new season of Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet are on the way.

April 1AnacondaG.I. Joe: The Rise Of CobraKung Fu PandaSaltThe 6th Day

April 9Noah

April 10G.I. Joe: Retaliation

April 16Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

April 1Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & PunisherGods of Egypt (2016)Priest (2011)The Last Witch Hunter (2015)The Legend of Hercules (2014)Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)Click (2006)Coneheads (1993)Elektra Luxx (2010)Scary Movie 4 (2006)Moon (2009)30 Days of Night (2007)30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)Night of the Living Dead (1990)Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures (2002)Muppets From Space (1999)The Land Before Time Films (1988-2016)The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)Battlefield Earth (2000)Flatliners (2017)Resident Evil (2002)Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)Signs (2002)The Andromeda Strain (1971)UFO (2018)Passengers (2008)Charlie's Angels (1976) - Seasons 1-5Dilbert (1999) - Seasons 1-2Drive (2007) - Season 1Jumanji: The Animated Series (1996) - Seasons 1-3Spartacus (2004) - Season 1

April 15Swamp Thing (2019)

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Every One Of Hulu’s ‘Into the Dark’ Horror Movies, Ranked – Mashable India

Horror fans looking for their next great binge should head Into the Dark.

This week, Hulu's scary movie anthology wraps up its second season of holiday-centric horrors with Blood Moon, a chilling werewolf story celebrating the spring full moon (which yes, we agree, is a bit of stretch on the "holiday" front). That brings the Into the Dark installment count up to 24 feature-length nightmares inspired by Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Pet Appreciation Week, and more.

In honor of the occasion, we're celebrating these celebrations with a complete ranking of the Blumhouse series. Of course, we'll tell you which movie goes with each holiday, but we'll also tell you what other horror titles each episode is like so you can cue up something you're sure to enjoy.

So, here it is: a guide to every single one of Hulu's Into the Dark movies. Happy haunting!

What's more likely, that the president of the United States would wake up as a patient in a mental hospital? Or that a patient in a mental hospital would wake up thinking he's the president of the United States? This let's be real, very dumb question anchors The Current Occupant, a psychological thriller that's basically just the eye scene from A Clockwork Orange stretched to feature length. It's not great, but it's not terrible. You can get to this Independence Day romp last.

Good for fans of: Unsane, Shutter IslandWhere to watch: The Current Occupant is now streaming on Hulu.

In honor of everyone's least favorite holiday, April Fool's Day, Into the Dark pits a hateful internet troll against an actual serial killer staying at a bizarre motel. As the title implies, this movie is made to mess with you, and does so through red herrings, plot twists, and a lot of other random bullshit. Suffice to say, it achieves what it set out to accomplish. Whether you'll enjoy it is another matter.

Good for fans of: The Voices, SpreeWhere to watch: I'm Just Fucking With You is now streaming on Hulu.

A group of friends opt for a relaxed Halloween night in, but a cursed board game ruled by a devilish little ghost girl has other plans in mind. In this spooky tale which, yes, uses Jumanji rules our protagonists must defeat the titular Uncanny Annie to set everything right. The writing in this one, particularly when it comes to what we can only assume was supposed to be heartfelt dialogue, isn't fantastic. However, the sheer silliness of the premise makes it a solid on-in-the-background pick.

Good for fans of: Ouija, Truth or Dare, The BoyWhere to watch: Uncanny Annie is now streaming on Hulu.

Well, this is a super gross way to celebrate Daughter's Day. In Pure, a creepy dad takes his daughters to a celibacy retreat run by an even creepier pastor. Thankfully, ancient maternal magic is on the girls' side, so they're not defenseless against the weirdness that's about to ensue. This ambitious idea doesn't land in every way we'd like, but it's got enough going for it to be serviceable.

Good for fans of: Teeth, Ginger SnapsWhere to watch: Pure is now streaming on Hulu.

Written by Paul Fischer and Paul Davis, and based ontheir short film of the same name,The Bodyfollows a hitman completing a job in plain view on Halloween night. After all, who would suspect anything is real on a night all about make-believe? It's a cute premise that doesn't go as far as we'd like, but features a strong cast and some very fun dialogue for its antihero, played by Tom Bateman, and his love interest, played by Rebecca Rittenhouse.

Good for fans of: Kill ListWhere to watch: The Body is now streaming on Hulu.

No one wants to spend Valentine's Day stuck in an elevator with a stranger. But for two sexy singles, that hypothetical inconvenience becomes a terrifying reality when they get trapped in their office building over a long weekend. This isn't the most interesting Into the Dark gets. Still, Down's solid leads make it a romantic comedy-turned-survival thriller worth seeing once.

Good for fans of: 10 Cloverfield Lane, P2, BuriedWhere to watch: Down is now streaming on Hulu.

Toxic masculinity and pop stardom collide in this neon-soaked nightmare from writer-director Maggie Levin. GLOW's Britt Baron stars as Valentine, a talented musician confronted by her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, who strangely looks a whole lot like Valentine herself. Tonally, this one is a very bumpy ride but great visuals, hysterical one-liners, and a catchy soundtrack save it.

Good for fans of: CamWhere to watch: My Valentine is now streaming on Hulu.

Revenge is classic fodder for scary movies, but New Year, New You tackles a friend group's fighting through an especially modern lens. Four women reunite to celebrate New Year's Eve, but the insidious past of one, a social media star played by the sensational Carly Chaikin, looms large. What follows is a study in manipulation that's intensely cynical but still very funny.

Good for fans of: Fantasy Island Where to watch: New Year, New You is now streaming on Hulu.

Stars Dermot Mulroney and Diana Silvers knock it out of the park in this father-daughter two hander. As Kim Tooms and her dad Henry Tooms prepare for Thanksgiving, questions about the recent death of Kim's mom, namely whether Henry anything do with it, make the mood less than inviting. You've seen this type of movie before, for sure. But not with these phenomenal actors.

Good for fans of: RunHow to watch: Flesh and Blood is now streaming on Hulu.

Into the Dark runs headlong into the terrors of parenthood with the Mother's Day-themed All That We Destroy. In this sci-fi hellscape, a geneticist with a serial killer for a son provides clones to be his victims. It's an ethical conundrum, certainly. But when one of the clones starts fighting back, this mother is forced decide how far she is willing to go for her child. It's a doozy.

Good for fans of: We Need to Talk About Kevin, Ex MachinaWhere to watch: All That We Destroy is now streaming on Hulu.

Killer comedy meets feminist frights in this chilling tale of witchcraft and revenge. Jimmi Simpson stars as a douchebag celebrity chef who travels to his deceased father's remote estate for a weekend away. But when he invites a beautiful stranger and her friends over to his place for dinner, unexplained terrors begin to plague the house. This one is seriously twisty.

Good for fans of: The Craft, Hard Candy, I Spit on Your GraveWhere to watch: Treehouse is now streaming on Hulu.

Blood Moon sees Into the Dark finally take on transformation horror by way of a mother-son survival story. With the next full moon approaching, Esme, played by Megalyn Echikunwoke, must protect her werewolf son Luna, played by Yonas Kibreab, from authorities and himself. You won't be particularly scared by this installment, but it sure is heart-wrenching.

Good for fans of: An American Werewolf in LondonWhere to watch: Blood Moon is now streaming on Hulu.

All right, Into the Dark, the first day of school is a special kind of torture, not a holiday get it together. Still, this high school horror show is more fun than that holiday choice implies, delivering a surprisingly satisfying send-up of The Breakfast Club that replaces teen angst with goofy gore. Sure, its characters fall flat and you can see the ending from a mile away. But a slasher flick about a deranged school mascot? At the very least, that's an A+ for effort.

Good for fans of: Prom Night, Happy Death Day, Student BodiesWhere to watch: School Spirit is now streaming on Hulu.

A standalone sequel to Pooka! (#4 on this ranking), Pooka 2: Pooka Lives! turns the original Christmas-themed story of a killer toy into a comedic exploration of internet legends. Set against an Easter backdrop, this is basically Evil Dead 2 done Pooka-style, right down to the pulpy kills. Plus, Rachel Bloom appears in a small role as maniacal toy maker that is just absolute perfection. Definitely watch this one, but see the original first if you can. It's worth it.

Good for fans of: Slender Man, Unfriended, AnnabelleWhere to watch: Pooka 2: Pooka Lives! is now streaming on Hulu.

Into the Dark's best slasher to date, Midnight Kiss transforms flirty New Year's Eve fun into a deadly game of cat and mouse. When a group of catty West Hollywood friends arrive in Palm Springs to ring in 2020 (good luck with that one, my dudes), a mysterious killer dressed in BDSM gear starts to hunt them one by one. It's campy fun with just enough splatter, a traditional whodunnit wrapped up in glitter and guts. At the very least, you'll love the champagne bottle kill. It's brutal, but...bubbly.

Good for fans of: The House on Sorority Row, Black ChristmasWhere to watch: Midnight Kiss is now streaming on Hulu.

Crawlers is the St. Patrick's Day-themed alien invasion we never knew we needed. In this action adventure, body-snatching creatures from outer space descend on Earth and friends attending an Irish pub crawl must defend themselves from attack. Full of witty dialogue and stellar comedic performances, this is an instant win for fans of Stranger Things and green beer.

Good for fans of: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The World's EndWhere to watch: Crawlers is now streaming on Hulu.

Making friends as an adult can be remarkably difficult. So it makes perfect sense that when a friendly couple met a nice lady at maternity yoga, they agreed to come over for dinner. At her remote home. Where no one could hear them scream. The smiley antagonist of Delivered, played by Tina Majorino, is what really sells this Mother's Day-themed abduction story. It's the best performance in the entire series, delivering an Annie Wilkes-inspired killer you won't soon forget.

Good for fans of: MiseryWhere to watch: Delivered is now streaming on Hulu.

For Into the Dark's second Father's Day episode, They Come Knocking takes audiences on a somber road trip with a dad and his children as they prepare to spread their mother's ashes in the countryside. At their campsite, however, an otherworldly presence refocuses their attention from that lasting grief to an increasing sense of panic. Better left unspoiled, this is a nightmarish journey that consistently satisfies and never fails to surprise.

Good for fans of: The RitualWhere to watch: They Come Knocking is now streaming on Hulu.

National treasure Judy Greer heads up Into the Dark's monstrous take on Pet Appreciation Week in director Tyler MacIntyre's Good Boy. When Maggie, a newly unemployed journalist who is just as unlucky in love, decides to adopt a dog, she picks out Chico from the local shelter. He's an adorable black and white mutt, willing to do anything for his new owner. And we mean anything. (Murder. He does murder.) It's silly and kind of sweet like cuddly Cujo, minus the rabies.

Good for fans of: Gremlins, Cujo Where to watch: Good Boy is now streaming on Hulu.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with some truly toxic co-dependence. In Tentacles, a man and a woman fall in love hard and fast moving in together and getting engaged just weeks after meeting. But their blissful romance gives way to an eeriness they can't quite shake. Filmed during the pandemic, Tentacles marked Into the Dark's triumphant return after their COVID-19 hiatus and proved just how much the series could do with a scaled-down concept. It's simple, but genuinely scary.

Good for fans of: The Invisible Man, It Follows, AuditionWhere to watch: Tentacles is now streaming on Hulu.

In what is perhaps Into the Dark's most widely known title, a struggling actor named Wilson (Nyasha Hatendi) gets a job playing the mascot form of a popular toy for Christmas. But the holiday miracle soon gives way to a series of brutal killings that leave Wilson terrified for himself, his girlfriend, and her son. You won't see where this seasonal scare is going, so buckle up.

Good for fans of: Child's PlayWhere to watch: Pooka! is now streaming on Hulu.

Pilgrim, by far the goriest title on this list, offers home invasion horror with a side of occult terror for the most bonkers feast in holiday history. It's too unhinged to spoil, so we'll just say this: A wealthy family learns the meaning of Thanksgiving the hard way after inviting strangers they believe to be a historical reenactment group to dine at their home. This ends, as you might guess, very, very badly for them. Proceed with caution, but this is definitely the pick if you're looking for extreme.

Good for fans of: Dinner Party, Wrong TurnWhere to watch: Pilgrim is now streaming on Hulu.

The most thought-provoking Into the Dark yet, Culture Shock is a sci-fi thriller set along the Mexico-United States border that packs a serious gut punch. Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero, the film begins as a terrifying tale of crossing the border grounded in tense realism. Soon, however, that real-world horror gives way to a more artificial insidiousness. The result is a not at all subtle, but still hugely impactful exploration of the human rights crisis that is United States' immigration.

Good for fans of: Get OutWhere to watch: Culture Shock is now streaming on Hulu.

Fans of Ready or Not can enjoy another brutal game night in the house of a conceited rich dude with Into the Dark's A Nasty Piece of Work. In this Belko Experiment-meets-National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation mash-up, Kyle Howard stars as Ted, a corporate underling vying for his holiday bonus at a terrifying work dinner party. Julian Sands and Molly Hagan undeniably steal the show as Ted's evil boss and his equally evil wife, but the whole cast nails it in this ensemble horror-comedy. *

Good for fans of: Ready or Not, You're Next, Would You RatherWhere to watch: A Nasty Piece of Work is now streaming on Hulu.

Asterisks (*) indiciate movie entry has appeared on a previous Mashable list.

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Movies on TV this week: James Dean in ‘Giant’ on TCM and more – Los Angeles Times

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of April 4 - 10, 2021

Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead (2007) Cinemax Wed. 8:20 a.m.

East of Eden (1955) TCM Sun. 2:45 p.m.

The Enchanted Cottage (1945) TCM Sun. 9 p.m.

The Entertainer (1960) TCM Mon. 1 a.m.

Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) TCM Mon. 12:15 p.m.

Father of the Bride (1950) TCM Mon. 5 p.m.

Five Easy Pieces (1970) TCM Mon. 7 p.m.

Forbidden Planet (1956) TCM Tues. 4:45 a.m.

Forrest Gump (1994) Paramount Sun. 8 p.m. Paramount Sun. 11 p.m. VH1 Fri. 4:30 p.m. VH1 Fri. 10 p.m.

42nd Street (1933) TCM Tues. 11 a.m.

The Four Feathers (1939) TCM Tues. 3 p.m.

The 400 Blows (1959) TCM Tues. 5 p.m.

Funny Girl (1968) TCM Tues. 11:30 p.m.

Fury (1936) TCM Wed. 2:15 a.m.

Gandhi (1982) TCM Wed. 4 a.m.

Giant (1956) TCM Wed. 9:15 a.m.

Gigi (1958) TCM Wed. 12:45 p.m.

The Godfather, Part II (1974) Showtime Wed. 7 p.m.

The Godfather (1972) Showtime Tues. 7 p.m.

Gods and Monsters (1998) HBO Thur. 3:55 a.m.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) Sundance Sun. 8:30 p.m. Sundance Mon. 3:45 p.m.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) TCM Wed. 5 p.m.

Grand Hotel (1932) TCM Wed. 7:15 p.m.

The Great Ziegfeld (1936) TCM Thur. 5:15 a.m.

Gunga Din (1939) TCM Thur. 3 p.m.

The Heiress (1949) TCM Fri. 5 p.m.

Henry V (1945) TCM Fri. 9:45 p.m.

Hud (1963) TCM Sat. 5 p.m.

I Remember Mama (1948) TCM Sun. 2:15 a.m.

L.A. Confidential (1997) Encore Mon. 2:34 a.m. Encore Mon. 4:51 p.m.

Platoon (1986) EPIX Wed. 4 p.m.

Pulp Fiction (1994) AMC Mon. 9 a.m.

Rocky (1976) HBO Sun. 3:40 a.m.

Taxi Driver (1976) Showtime Wed. 11:30 p.m.

The Terminator (1984) Ovation Sun. 4 p.m.

Terms of Endearment (1983) Encore Thur. 1:53 p.m.

Titanic (1997) Encore Mon. 7:54 a.m. Encore Mon. 9 p.m.

Tootsie (1982) Encore Wed. 5:03 p.m. Encore Thur. 10:04 a.m.

Toy Story (1995) Freeform Sun. 4:10 p.m.

Toy Story 2 (1999) Freeform Sun. 6:10 p.m.

When We Were Kings (1996) TMC Fri. 7:30 a.m.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) TNT Sun. 3:45 p.m.

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


Bravo, IFC & Sundance in primetime, airing the week of the week of April 4 - 10, 2021

Another 48 HRS. (1990) IFC Fri. 6 a.m. IFC Fri. 11:15 p.m.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) IFC Sun. 3:15 p.m.

Bad Boys (1995) AMC Mon. 3 p.m. AMC Tues. 11 a.m. BBC America Wed. 8 p.m. BBC America Thur. 1 a.m. Sundance Sun. 1:30 a.m.

Bad Boys II (2003) KVEA Sat. 3:30 p.m. AMC Wed. 11 p.m. AMC Thur. 2 p.m. Sundance Sat. 10:30 p.m.

The Bad News Bears (1976) IFC Fri. 8:15 a.m.

Bad Teacher (2011) IFC Sat. 8 p.m. IFC Sun. 12:30 p.m.

The Bank Job (2008) Sundance Sun. 10 a.m.

Bee Movie (2007) KFTR Sun. 1 p.m. IFC Sun. 6 p.m. IFC Sun. 10:15 p.m.

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) IFC Sun. 12:30 p.m. IFC Fri. 12:45 p.m.

The Blues Brothers (1980) IFC Fri. 3:30 p.m. IFC Sat. 12:30 p.m.

The Breakfast Club (1985) Bravo Fri. 6 a.m. Bravo Sat. 1:34 a.m.

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009) Bravo Sun. 4:05 a.m.

Cloverfield (2008) BBC America Sun. 1:30 p.m. IFC Tues. 5:15 p.m.

Dawn of the Dead (2004) IFC Tues. 2:45 p.m. IFC Wed. 3:30 a.m.

The Devils Rejects (2005) IFC Tues. 10 a.m.

Double Jeopardy (1999) Sundance Wed. 12:30 p.m.

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) IFC Fri. 4 a.m.

Ferris Buellers Day Off (1986) Sundance Sat. 8 p.m.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Sundance Sun. 6 p.m. Sundance Mon. 1:15 p.m.

Fools Gold (2008) IFC Sat. 5:30 p.m. IFC Sat. 10 p.m.

For a Few Dollars More (1965) Sundance Mon. 12:45 p.m.

48 HRS. (1982) IFC Fri. 9 p.m. IFC Sat. 1:30 a.m.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) Sundance Sun. 8:30 p.m. Sundance Mon. 3:45 p.m.

Grindhouse Presents: Planet Terror (2007) IFC Tues. 7:45 a.m.

Home Again (2017) TMC Tues. 6:15 p.m. Bravo Fri. 11:30 p.m.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Bravo Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bravo Fri. 9 p.m.

Legion (2010) AMC Sun. 8:43 a.m. IFC Tues. 12:30 p.m.

The LEGO Movie (2014) IFC Sun. 8 p.m. IFC Mon. 12:15 p.m.

Madeas Witness Protection (2012) Ovation Fri. 4 p.m. Ovation Sat. 5 p.m. Bravo Sat. 11:09 p.m. Bravo Sun. 1:45 a.m.

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Sundance Sun. 12:30 p.m.

Road Trip (2000) IFC Sat. 3:30 p.m. IFC Sun. 2:30 a.m.

Scream 4 (2011) IFC Tues. 10 p.m.

Shutter Island (2010) IFC Tues. 7 p.m. IFC Wed. 12:30 p.m.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Sundance Thur. 10:30 a.m.

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Sundance Sun. 3:30 p.m. Sundance Mon. 10:45 a.m. BBC America Wed. 10:30 p.m. BBC America Thur. 3:30 a.m.

Twins (1988) IFC Fri. 6:30 p.m. IFC Sat. 3:45 a.m. Sundance Sat. 5:30 p.m.

Up in Smoke (1978) IFC Fri. 10:45 a.m.

Warm Bodies (2013) IFC Mon. 2:30 a.m.

Young Guns (1988) Sundance Mon. 8 p.m. Sundance Tues. 1 a.m. AMC Thur. 8 p.m. AMC Fri. 9:30 a.m.

Young Guns II (1990) Sundance Mon. 10:30 p.m. Sundance Tues. 3:30 a.m. AMC Thur. 10:30 p.m. AMC Fri. Noon

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


Movies that scored big at the box office, airing the week of the week of April 4 - 10, 2021

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) BBC America Fri. 7 p.m. BBC America Sat. Noon

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) BBC America Fri. 8:58 p.m. BBC America Sat. 1:58 a.m.

Air Force One (1997) Ovation Tues. 6:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 4 p.m.

Airplane! (1980) Encore Sun. 2:59 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Freeform Sat. 9:05 a.m.

Annie (1982) Encore Tues. 8:12 a.m.

Another 48 HRS. (1990) IFC Fri. 6 a.m. IFC Fri. 11:15 p.m.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Syfy Sat. 9 p.m.

Back to School (1986) KCOP Sat. 5 p.m.

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Movies on TV this week: James Dean in 'Giant' on TCM and more - Los Angeles Times

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Will The Unholy movie be available on Blu-ray/DVD? – Hidden Remote

Theres a new horror movie,The Unholy, now playing for all those movie fans who are tired of all the romcoms and action flicks. But will the movie be available on Blu-ray and DVD?

The UnholyfollowsThe Walking Deadstar Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Gerry Feen, a journalist who is skeptical about a womans (Cricket Brown) claims that she was cured by the Virgin Mary. Something supernatural is definitely going on, but its nothing holy its something sinister.

Lets just say Gerry has just meddled into something thats bigger than he bargained for. Will he be able to get out?

Both horror fans and those who enjoy the actor rushed to watch the movie, which is only playing in theaters. Thats right, the movie cant be streamed online like most movies have been in past months, movie theaters only!

In my opinion, a large screen is the best place to watch scary movies. It just offers the best experience. But whether or not youve seen the movie, youre likely wondering if you will be able to own it on Blu-ray/DVD. Heres what we know!

Unfortunately, there has not been an official date announced for when the movie will receive the physical copy treatment, but there will definitely be one! And we can sort of guess when that will be.

Typically, there are four to six months between a films premiere date and its Blu-ray/DVD copy release. This meansThe Unholymay be released on disc early Aug. to early Oct. When do you think the movie will be released? A Halloween release would be perfect, but itll likely be out before that.

What do you enjoy best from Blu-ray/DVD releases? I love watching bloopers and scenes that didnt make the final cut!

The movie is now playing in theaters, have you watched it?

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Its Time to Make April Fools Day the Halloween of Comedy – Vulture

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On April 1, infinity years ago, the titular Noah was on his ark, feeling pretty cocky, since God considered him an animal worth saving from drowning. So he sent out a dove. But the flood had not subsided. What a fool. An April fool. And, ever since, we pay tribute by freaking pranking people.

This is a real theory one of many. One credits The Canterbury Tales, in which Chaucer wrote about a rooster who was tricked by a fox on the 32nd of March. There is a fairly convoluted theory that in the Middle Ages there were people who celebrated the New Year for multiple days starting on March 25, so January 1-heads called April 1 April Fools Day as a way of shaming them. Honestly, reading about the history of April Fools Day feels like a prank.

Its also not clear when the first bad prank took place as in a prank that most people believed to be true and no one laughed at but it has been going on for a while. In the 1700s, famous cutup Jonathan Swift wanted to stick it to popular sham astrologer John Partridge by publishing a prediction that, on March 29, he was going to die. And then on March 29, Swift published an elegy for Partridge. The supposedly dead man was then met with confused looks as he walked around his town on April 1. When he published a rebuttal, Swift responded by saying that it was actually written by an impostor and that Partridge was in fact dead. Eventually, Partridge left public life forever. Cancel culture has really gotten out of control.

Smash-cut to 1905, when a German newspaper called the Berliner Tageblatt published a story that thieves dug a hole under the U.S. Treasury and stole all of Americas silver and gold. This story was widely picked up throughout Europe before it was made clear that it was a joke. And in 1957, the BBC aired a story about Switzerlands booming spaghetti crop. Because spaghetti was not widely available at the time in England, a lot of people believed it. I will not make a joke about British food here and you cant make me.

Personally, Im sure I learned about the day from television, where April Fools-related story lines were just all over kid TV. I also remember The Drew Carey Show used to do special April Fools episodes where, frankly, a lot of random shit would happen. There was also April Fools Day in 1997 when Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak swapped shows. Great wholesome stuff.

But, as the internet does, its made everything faster and worse. Now, the April Fools prank is dead. Proof: McDonalds Shake Sauce. T-Mobiles Smartshoephone. Kickstarters minimalist watch that has no hands. Mark Zuckerberg x H&M. Yelp made it so your screen looked cracked when you opened the app. Starbucks Pupbucks. Rent the Runway for dogs. Google Play for pets. Vibrators for cats. Honestly, a lot of it is pet-related, which is what happens when a boss demands people who arent funny be funny one day a year. Etsy bought the city of Portland in 2012, which is a pretty impressive prank, considering only two seasons of Portlandia had aired by that point. Anyway, they are all lame, and the internet is lamer for having experienced them. The result is April 1 is now anticipated with dread as a day where the internet must be avoided at all costs.

This must change. April Fools Day, a tradition that goes back to Noah (probably not), must rise from the ashes as a glorious, hilarious phoenix. How? We shift it from being a day of pranks and hoaxes to a day of jokes and comedy!

This is not without precedent. Halloween started off as a pagan harvest festival where people could commune with the spirits, and now you get candy, dress up like sexy Garfield, and watch scary movies. Valentines Day started as non-romantic religious feast day meant to celebrate two of the many saintly Valentines who mostly did regular saint stuff (like dying for being Christian), but turned into a day of chocolate, overpriced prix fixe menus with short rib and vegetable risotto entre choices, and watching romantic comedies. To effectively turn a holiday into a mood, it needs: something for kids, expected ways of dress, decorations, a signature color, multiple food associations, a vice activity, and a type of movie to watch.

Halloween has trick-or-treating and cute costumes. They really nail it. Valentines Day has kids giving each other valentines, which I guess is cute, but honestly, I never felt like I genuinely received a valentine as a kid (which is more about me, I understand), so I think it is actually worse than Halloween. For April Fools, kids will tell each other jokes! Awww. Right? Kids are very good at making up jokes, because they understand the rhythm but not exactly the logical relationship between setups and punchlines. I think we should empower kids to tell each other their own jokes or ones they read. Shy kids can write the joke on a piece of paper and just leave it around the classroom for someone to find, and not only would this be encouraged, people will have to say the shy kids joke is the best no matter what. (This is less about April Fools and more about rewarding shy kids.)

Just in case this isnt enough, it will be commonplace for schools to provide their kids with those Popsicles that have little jokes on them. This would be fun, and it will be funny because then the kids will have Popsicle-dyed mouths all afternoon.

Since 2011, every Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel has a tradition of giving children trust issues by getting parents to tell them all of their candy has been eaten. But giving little kids an opportunity to tell jokes on the show seems like a nice replacement. And, who knows, maybe one of those kids will become a famous comedian and will get to tell this story as a guest on Kimmel one day. That would be a nice thing to look forward to in 20 years.

In parts of Europe, April Fools is known as April Fish, and people pin paper fish on victims backs. This is, however, a prank, and we arent doing those anymore. SO NO FISH ALLOWED.

Instead, you can eat chicken, because of rubber chickens, the famous gag item. Bananas because of the funny slipping. Cream pie out of respect to many a great stooge who cruelly had the sweet treat shoved or thrown onto their face. And beans because of farts.

Valentines Day has sex. St. Patricks Day has drinking. On April Fools, we smoke cigars. Comedians have loved cigars for nearly 100 years. There are multiple comedians you cant picture without a cigar. I dont know how many of you are able to just picture George Burns out of thin air, but those who can will definitely picture him with a cigar. Same with Milton Berle. Currently, Ron White has his own signature cigar. Why are cigars so popular with comedians? My guess is cigars turn-of-the-century association with the upper class meant cigars were a useful tool of satire and then later, when the comedians found success, a means of Jewish assimilation. Or, more likely, comedians found it a useful prop for dick jokes. Either way, were all smoking cigars as a way of honoring Groucho Marx.

Speaking of Groucho, everyone, especially babies, has to dress like Groucho. Somewhere along the way, Grouchos face became the symbol of comedy. He is an icon. There is an emoji right now that is just Grouchos face that is apparently supposed to symbolize disguise (which seems anti-Semitic), but is actually Groucho. So, lets all dress up like Groucho on April Fools: mustache, glasses, maybe not the big nose (which seems anti-Semitic), and, of course, a cigar. The other option is to dress up in April Fools colors

Halloween has orange and black. Valentines has red. April Fools is all about blue! Not going to lie, this is partly because it is really easy, so people will be like, All right, well, I guess I was probably going to wear blue anyway. But also, jokes can be blue if they have bad words like piss in them. There are a variety of theories about where the term came from, but its easier just to trust me and wear the jeans you were already going to wear.

Valentines Day has hearts and Cupid. Halloween has skeletons and spiderwebs. April Fools can have chattering teeth a.k.a. outside bones, whoopee cushions, and, of course, a giant inflatable Groucho Marx. It will be like that inflatable Christmas decoration where Santa is Gru and the reindeer are Minions, but Groucho is Santa and the reindeer are Harpo, Zeppo, and all the rest!

So, this part is pretty obvious, but one note: I dont want to get into a whole thing about what is or isnt comedy, but, lets say on April Fools we watch hard comedies with big characters and even bigger jokes. Theres nothing wrong with a bittersweet dramedy about three generations of Silverlake cancer survivors, but maybe save it for April 2.

So, there it is. Ill see you on April 1. Ill be the one wearing blue, smoking a cigar, and eating a banana cream pie. I wont be wearing a Groucho costume, because I already kind of look like him.

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'Godzilla vs. Kong' is in theaters and on HBO Max - Yahoo News

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