Movies, TV shows and Music
By: Amber Awino Weniger
April, the fourth month of the year with two more months until school ends. Some of us are finally back in school and some of us are still stuck in quarantine. Over the breaks or after school, we all go to an electronic device and watch movies, TV shows or even just relax to some music. We will be checking out some new movies and tv shows that came out this month and the Top 10 songs that made the billboards.
Starting with the movies:
Love and Monsters
Love and Monsters had the number one spot on Netflix for a while after it’s release. This movie came out October 16th 2020. The genre of this movie is comedy and adventure. Seven years after a Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson and the rest of humanity have been living underground as the giant creatures control the world. After reconnecting with his highschool girlfriend, who is now at a coastal colony 80 miles away, through a radio he starts to fall for her again. Joel realizes there is nothing left for him underground and so he ventures out to Aimee, despite all the danger that is on his way.
“Newly super. Almost heroes”
Thunder Force came out on Netflix on the ninth of April. The genre of this movie is fantasy, action, comedy and adventure. A city full of supervillains and two childhood best friends reunite to protect their city. You may see some well-known actors such as Mellisa McCarthy starring as Lydia Berman and Octavia Spencer as Emily Stanton.
“Get over here”
Mortal Kombat came out on April 23rd. The genre of this movie is fantasy, action and adventure. The Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior to hunt an MMA fighter, Cole Young, down. Cole goes on an adventure on a search of Sonya Blade with a person who has the same dragon symbol as him. He prepares to stand against his enemies and the world’s best champions. He can save his family and stop Outworld once and for all. The actor Lewis Tan stars in the movie as Cole Young. It is not preferred for ages under 17. This movie is available on HBO Max now.
“Be careful who you pray to”
The Unholy came out on the second of April. This is a horror movie. Alice is a young hearing-impaired girl, who after an incident can now hear, speak and heal the sick. As the rumours spread around town a disgraced journalist comes to investigate this more. That’s when unusual and terrifying events start to happen. He starts to wonder if it’s the work of the Virgin Mary who healed the little girl, or something more sinister. The Unholy is now only in the theatres in the US.
Ride or Die
Ride or Die came out on April 15th. The genre of this movie is drama, romance and thriller. Rei was born into a wealthy family and lived a life without need. She reunites with Nanae, a girl she had a crush on in high school, after ten years. However, Nanae is all bruised from her husband’s violence. She wants Rei’s help. Rei says that her husband needs to disappear and Nanae asks if she would help her kill him. After they kill him the tale of the run begins. This movie is available on Netflix now.
Right in Front of Me
“Say yes… to your destiny”
This movie came out on April 17th. It’s a comedy and romance. Carly gets a second chance at romance with her college crush but doesn’t know how to impress him. Her new friend Nick gives her advice, but which one is really the right man for her? You may know the actress Janel Parrish starring as Carly. This movie is only available in the US on FuboTV.
Justice Society: World War II
This movie came out on April 27th. This is an animated, action, fantasy and war movie. The Flash rips through time and finds himself stuck in the middle of World War 2. This is when he finds Wonder Woman and her secret team called the Justice Society of America. He fights through the war to get back to his timeline. You can now get the movie on Amazon.
Dawn of the Beast
“The legends are real… and they kill”
This movie came out on April 6th. It’s a thriller and horror. A group of graduates aim to go find Bigfoot. Soon they learn that there is a much more sinister monster lurking in the woods, The Wendigo. If the spirit knows you’re there then it will come for you. Will they be able to survive in the woods with these two spirits? You can watch the movie on Amazon right now.
Some new TV Shows that came out are:
Mare of Easttown
A detective from Pennsylvania is investigating a murder while trying to keep her life
from falling apart. Kate Winslet, whom you may know from other movies and TV shows, stars as Mare Sheehan. This crime series premiered on HBO Max on the 18th of April.
Shadow and Bone
After she reveals her magical powers, a young soldier tries to unite the world. But a sinister person tries to plot against her. This fantasy TV show premiered on Netflix on the 23rd of April.
A group of Victorian women gain mysterious powers and go up against evil to fulfil their mission and change the world. This sci-fi and drama TV show premiered on the 11th of April on HBO and the 17th of May on Sky.
This TV show follows a black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white neighbourhood in 1953. Their idyllic home becomes ground zero for malevolent forces. This anthology series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on the 9th of April.
David Collins fights to rebuild his shattered life after spending seven years in prison. They let him out as his conviction for the murder of his wife has been overturned. Now he vows that he will discover the real killer. This mystery TV show premieres on the last day of the month, the 30th of April, on Netflix.
Here are the Top 10 Songs on the billboard
- Rapstar – Polo G
- Montero (Call me by your name) – Lil Nas X
- Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars and Anderson .PaaK
- Peaches – Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon
- Save Your Tears – The Weeknd
- Levitating – Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby
- Kiss me More – Doja Cat ft. SZA
- Up – Cardi B
- Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
- Astronaut In The Ocean – Masked Wolf