Monthly Media Round-Up: April 2022

Here’s what came out in the month of April!

We promise no spoilers!

Movies

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” stars Nicholas Cage as himself in this action-packed comedy, channeling his iconic characters as he’s caught between a superfan (Pedro Pascal) and a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish) (IMDB). Watch in theaters today!

When the manic Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba), Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and his new friend Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) is all that stands in their way (IMDB). Watch “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” in theaters today!

Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) assigns Newt (Eddie Redmayne) and his allies with a mission related to the rising power of Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) (IMDB). Watch “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” in theaters today!

“The Northman” is an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder (IMDB). Watch this epic tale in theaters today!

Several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with some disastrous results along the way (IMDB). Watch “The Bad Guys” in theaters today!

Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. “Morbius” is in theaters today!

TV Shows

Heartstopper is about two teens, Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connors), who discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series (IMDB). This show is incredible and is worth the watch! Streaming now on Netflix!

“iCarly” Season 2 picks up right after the first season ended, with Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) refocusing her attention on her friends and family following her romantic complications, all while working to boost her revived web channel. Spencer (Jerry Trainor) and Harper (Laci Mosley) also navigate new personal and career developments, while Freddie (Nathan Kress) balances raising Millicent (Jaidyn Triplett) with a new app and a new girlfriend (iCarly wiki).

Keef (Lamorne Morris) is an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes his life. (IMDB) Watch “Woke” season 2 on Hulu!

Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is about to celebrate her 40th birthday when the 6 Train sends her back in time to 1982. She soon discovers she’s trapped inside the body of her mother, who is pregnant with Nadia. (Wikipedia) Watch “Russian Doll” season 2 on Netflix!

“Killing It” stars Craig Robinson as an underdog pursuing the American dream decides to enter the Florida Python Challenge (Wikipedia). Watch on Peacock!

A flight attendant’s life (Kaley Cuoco) gets turned upside down after she wakes up in a hotel room with a dead man but with no memory of what happened. Watch season 2 of “The Flight Attendant” on HBO Max today!

Music

“As it Was” is the first single from Harry Styles new album “Harry’s House”. “As it Was”garnered the most single-day streams on Spotify in the United States (Wikipedia).

“First Class” is the first single from Jack Harlow’s upcoming album “Come Home the Kids Miss You”. “First Class” debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Harlow’s second song (and first solo song) to top the chart. The song went viral on TikTok before its release (Wikipedia).

“Familia” is Camila Cabello’s third studio album. Singles include “Don’t Go Yet”, “Bam Bam”, and “Psychofreak”. According to Cabello, the album is about connecting with her roots. It was influenced by the “manifest collective joy” she felt during the COVID-19 pandemic, stemming from the “similar experiences of connecting” she has with her family (Wikipedia)

If you are missing “Euphoria” as much as we are, streaming the “Euphoria Season 2 Soundtrack” by Labrinth might be the cure. Labrinth has finally released the anticipated album to the second season of one of 2022’s best shows. Our favorite is definitely “Rue’s I’m Tired ft. Zendaya”.

“About Damn Time” is the first single from Lizzo’s upcoming fourth studio album “Special”. After giving a preview of the song on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and performing it for the first time live on “Saturday Night Live” (where she performed double duty as both host and musical guest), the song has become another hit for our favorite artist. (Wikipedia)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have debuted their twelfth studio album “Unlimited Love”. The album debuted at number one on the charts in 16 different countries including the United States, making it their first album to do this since “Stadium Arcade” (2006). Singles include “Black Summer” and “These Are the Ways”. A world tour is set to kick off in June 2022! (Wikipedia)

All of these streaming on all music platforms!

Trailers

Marvel Studios has debuted the teaser trailer for “Thor: Love and Thunder”. This trailer has it all; action, music, comedy, and of course Chris Hemsworth himself. This film is set to premiere July 8, 2022.

Nothing can prepare you for the end. Netflix has released the trailer for the first half of the final volume of “Stranger Things”. This season is set to debut May 27, 2022.

Good News of the Month

Millipede Species Named After Taylor Swift by Scientist Superfan

(L) Taylor Swift; Eva Rinaldi, CC license; Nannaria swiftae; released, Dr Derek Hennen

Swifties rejoice as Taylor Swift is making headlines, but not in the way you would expect.

Taylor Swift, U.S. singer-songwriter known for hits such as Shake It Off and You Belong With Me, has earned a new accolade—she now has a new species of millipede named in her honor. (2022, Good News Network) Click here to read more!

See you next month!