Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Thursday, 31 March 2016

The 11 Best New Things To Be Added To Netflix In April

The 11 Best New Things To Be Added To Netflix In April

The Debrief: Here's what you're going to be watching for the next month

Just because the weather's getting nicer doesn't need you mean to leave your house more. Here's what the telly box is going to have on offer.

1. A Single Man

 Just when we thought Tom Ford couldn't get any cooler, he goes and makes his directorial debut with this, A Single Man starring Colin Firth looking dreamy and fine. Based on Christopher Isherwood's novel of the same name about a man, George, who is still trying to come to terms with the death of his partner eight months earlier. The costumes are so good they don't even bear thinking about.

From 6th April

2. Moneyball

Who knew a film about maths and baseball could keep you entertained for over two hours? Brad Pitt, that's who. As well as starring in this film about building an inexperienced baseball team based on statistics and formulas rather than obvious talent, Brad Pitt also produced it. Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing fame wrote it so obviously it's talk-heavy, action light. Which works just fine.

From 20th April

3. 21 Grams

Literally the only reason everyone knows how much weight a human body loses when it dies. Like, Jerry Maguire is the reason that everyone knows human head weighs eight pounds.This multi-story, large cast ensemble drama was the second film from the now super famous director of The Revenant and Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu. 21 Grams stars Benicio Del Toro as a dreamy born again preacher covered head to toe in tattoos. Other stuff also happens but it's not as important as Benicio Del Toro. It's good. Heavy, but good.

From 6th April

4. Die Hard

If you've watched all eight Harry Potter films and the Texas video for In Demand and you're still not done in your quest to pay personal tribute to Alan Rickman then it's time to tackle Die Hard; also known as probably the finest 80s action movie to grace our screens. Watch Alan as the evil German terrorist Hans Gruber as he tries to take down the Nakatomi Plaza offices as they hold their Christmas party. Luckily, John McLain (Bruce Willis) is attending the Christmas party. And he's wearing a white vest.

From 1st April

5. Match Point

What happened to Jonathan Rhys Meyers? We had him in Bend It Like Beckham, then this, then he was in The Tudors, which someone must have watched because it kept going for three seasons. Anyways, in Match Point (Woody Allen film, sorry) he plays a retired tennis profesisonal who marries a very rich Emily Mortimer but, oh no, he falls in love with Scarlett Johansson (who's shagging Emily Mortimer's brother) and the whole thing's a flipping disaster.

From 6th April

6. Frozen

This is on the list more as a warning than a reminder to watch it. If you live anywhere in the vincinity of a young child, perhaps you'd like to plan a holiday from April 1st. Somewhere far away. Somewhere where the words 'Elsa' and 'Let It Go' don't mean a spontaneous sing-a-long. Good luck finding that place. If you do, let us know.

From 1st April

7. Maleficent

As if you needed an excuse to look at Angelina Jolie being all majestic and cheekboney. That lady does not go out in public enough these days. Watch the film to check out one of the Jolie/Pitt brood too; Vivienne makes her acting debut in Maleficent.

From 20th April

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2

Did you watch Season One? Highly recommended viewing it is from us here at The Debrief. From the mind of Tina Fey, Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper as woman who escapes from a horrible cult and goes to make it big in New York City. Except she ends up working for Jenna from 30 Rock and finding out that the real world ain't all that. No matter how positive you try to be.

From 15th April

9. Plastic

Not. A. Good. Film. In fact, this is a bad film. However, it is very enjoyable and silly and exactly what would have happened if the Hollyoaks crew decided to borrow a Miami apartment make a British heist movie. Oh look, there's Emma Rigby from Hollyoaks now, wearing a bikini. Sigh.

From 8th April

10. Let Me In

The American remake of Swedish Let The Right One In, the super creepy, but hugely enjoyable story of the little boy who, having a tough time at school, falls in love with a mysterious little girl who turns out to be (and I hate it when this happens) a vampire.

From 6th April

11. The Man In The Iron Mask

Not enough people mention this film when talking about the early body of work of now-Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio. In fact, it had a really rather fabulous cast (Jeremy Irons, Gabriel Byrne, John Malkovich) and the spoilt, rich kid attitude of Leonardo Dicaprio playing Louis XIV is kind of a precursor to the psychopathic douchelord guy we got in Diango Unchained. Plus, his face when they take off that mask? Sleepless nights for life.

From 1st April

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