Monthly Media Roundup: April

We hope that you are all doing well! It’s about that time again! We’ve compiled a list of new April releases, enjoy!

*Disclaimer: Some language and content may not be suitable for all audiences*

New Movies/Tv Releases:

While trying to make his sister’s wedding day go smoothly, Jack finds himself in alternate versions of the same day, juggling an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest, a misplaced sleep sedative, and the girl that got away in Love Wedding Repeat (Netflix).

Money Heist: The Phenomenon (Netflix) is a documentary on why and how the show “Money Heist” sparked a wave of enthusiasm around the world for a lovable group of thieves and their professor.

In this multi-generational drama, Tigertail (Netflix) is centered around a Taiwanese factory worker who leaves to seek opportunity in America, where he struggles to find connection while balancing family and newfound responsibilities.

Bonus:

Greed, class discrimination, and a mysterious interloper threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan in the Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Parasite (Hulu).

Enraged by New York’s sleaze, an unhinged cab driver goes mad, plotting an assassination and saving a teen sex worker, in the cult classic, Taxi Driver (Netflix).

In this remake of the 80s classic, Footloose (Hulu) follows rebellious city teenager, Ren McCormack, who moves to a small town where music and dancing have been banned, shakes things up.

Never Have I Ever (Netflix) is a coming-of-age series about the life of an Indian-American teenager, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own adolescence.

Daniel Garcia is a baker who is thrown into the spotlight after he strikes up a relationship with international superstar, Noa Hamilton, in Beauty and the Baker (Hulu, ABC).

When a group of friends from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a treasure map, they reveal a long buried secret, in Outer Banks (Netflix).

Bonus:

Comedy duo Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz turn prompts into funny stories in this series of completely improvised comedy specials in Middleditch & Schwartz (Netflix).

The cast of Parks and Recreation reunite five years later after saying goodbye for a half-hour special to raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The Parks and Rec Special (Hulu, NBC, Youtube) takes place in present time as Leslie Knope is determined to keep all of her friends connected in a time of social distancing.

New Music/Podcasts Corner:

Check out our April Jams playlist! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1i9rWgPuTioTCahrviiHF1?si=46zOYJPJSgaBNeQeE4EmPw

Freedom was supposed to be filmed in the Maldives, but because of COVID-19, Kygo and Zak Abel decided to film it in their homes.

The Key To Life on Earth reflects on hostility and the mundane, through the use of a look-a-like and being set in suburbia like Declan McKenna’s hometown.

Susan David–a psychologist at Harvard Medical School–is here to offer us strategies on how to cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic in her podcast, Checking In with Susan David.

The Ringer staff delivers a guide to streaming by discussing one show or movie per day, from Netflix hits to new movies to favorite TV shows in their podcast, TV Concierge.

Trending Light Reads:

Roommates or Partner Getting on Your Nerves? Read This By Anna Goldfarb

As we have found ourselves suddenly spending our whole day with the people we live with, there’s a chance tensions are running hotter than normal. This lightly read helps you to learn how to tackle situations before they erupt and what to do if that happens.

Good News of the Month:

Cast of ‘Parks and Rec’ Raises $3M for COVID Relief After Reuniting for Quarantine Episode (WATCH) By McKinley Corbley

The Parks and Rec Special has reportedly raised over $3 million for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, with donations still pouring in. Along with $500,000 worth of donations being matched by the show’s producers, network, and cast members.

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