New on Netflix in April are some cute animated movies like “Barnyard” and “The Nutty Professor 2,” Ricky Gervais in a “Derek” special, and a whole bunch of Leprechauns. Let’s take a look at all the new titles hitting Netflix in April.
Available April 1:
And Now … Ladies and Gentlemen… (2002, PG-13). Jeremy Irons stars as a peripatetic British jewel thief who travels around the world on his yacht, but drops anchor when he becomes smitten with a French jazz singer (Patricia Kaas).
Bandolero (2000). Gilberto de Anda directs and stars in this tale of a ruthless paid assassin who excels at his work. But when he falls for a beautiful woman, he discovers that even he can falter. As their romance grows, so does the danger he faces from all sides.
Barnyard (2006, PG). When things get crazy at a farm, it’s up to a boisterous bovine named Otis to save the day in this animated children’s tale directed and written by Steve Oedekerk and featuring the voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Wanda Sykes and Andie MacDowell.
The Beautician and the Beast (1997, PG). In a colossal mix-up, a hair stylist (Fran Drescher) from Queens, New York, ends up in an Eastern European country tutoring the three children of a stern dictator (Timothy Dalton).
Bound (1996, R). The Wachowski Brothers wrote and directed this crime-romance about a female ex-con who has an affair with her neighbor. The two women concoct a plot to steal the mob money the neighbor’s boyfriend has stashed away. Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano star.
Buffalo Soldiers (2001, R). A clerk in a U.S. Army battalion stationed in Germany runs a black market that supplies drug dealers with everything from kitchen cleaners to heroin. Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn and Anna Paquin star.
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002, PG). Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin and his wife are mistaken for spies while trying to rescue a crocodile from poachers … who are really CIA operatives.
Down to Earth (2001, PG-13). When a guardian angel accidentally takes standup comedian Lance Barton (Chris Rock) to heaven, he’s returned to Earth in the body of an elderly white millionaire. Regina King, Chazz Palminteri and Eugene Levy star.
Leprechaun 3 (1995, R). A Las Vegas pawnbroker comes into possession of what he assumes to be a lucky leprechaun statue until the murderous dwarf comes to life. Warwick Davis and John Gatins star.
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997, R). In this installment of the “Leprechaun” series, our hero travels into space and kidnaps an alien princess to marry so that he can share her royal title. Warwick Davis and Jessica Collins star.
Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood (2003, R). A group of hapless city kids (are there any other kind in a movie like this?) “luck” onto a treasure chest full of gold coins. Faster than you can pour a bowl of Lucky Charms, that sawed-off runt of a leprechaun appears again! Warwick Davis, Tangi Miller and Page Kennedy star.
Suicide Kings (1997, R). In this cult favorite dark comedy, five privileged men abduct a former mobster in a desperate attempt to raise a ransom to save a friend’s sister. Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Henry Thomas and Sean Patrick Flanery star.
Sunset Strip (2000, R). Simon Baker, Anna Friel and Nick Stahl star in this madcap comedy that takes place in 1972, during one 24-hour period on Los Angeles’s famed Sunset Strip where the lives of a group of young artists, musicians and entertainers are about to change forever.
Underworld (2003, R). A vampire (Kate Beckinsale) suspects that her mortal enemies, werewolves known as Lycans, are targeting a human. As she shadows him, she finds herself falling in love. Scott Speedman, Sophia Myles, Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy star.
Whiteboyz (1999, R). Iowa white boy Flip (Danny Hoch) and his pals adopt the style of urban hip-hoppers, and the locals think they’re plain crazy. When Khalid (Eugene Byrd) moves to town, the boys convince their new black friend to take them to Chicago and hook them up with everything ghetto.
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009, R). When an underground crime boss betrays a volatile big time drug dealer, he touches off a mob war that engulfs his friend and debt collector protégé. Cuba Gooding, Jr., Miguel Ferrer and Harvey Keitel star.
Life Partners (2014, R). Paige (Gillian Jacobs), a Type-A lawyer, and Sasha (Leighton Meester), a carefree musician, are best friends until a man enters the picture. Are the women growing up or growing apart? Gabourey Sidibe and Adam Brody also star.
Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014, PG-13). When an evil sorcerer captures the sultan’s firstborn daughter, the fearless sailor Sinbad (Shahin Sean Solimon) must traverse a hostile wasteland to bring her back. Patrick Stewart narrates.
Available April 3:
All Hail King Julien: Season 1 (5 New Episodes, 2014, TV-Y7). King Julien (Danny Jacobs) is back and shaking his booty harder than ever! Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle’s craziest adventures in this comedy series. With his loyal sidekicks Maurice (Kevin Michael Richardson) and Mort (Andy Richter), they meet a whole new cast of colorful animals, including ambitious head of security Clover and the villainous Foosa. No one can stop this king from ruling with an iron fist … in the air … wavin’ like he just doesn’t care.
Derek: Special. Written, directed by and starring Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Ricky Gervais, this bittersweet comedy drama centers on a group of outsiders living on society’s margins. Derek Noakes (Gervais) is a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through.
Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Among those in his life are Kevin (David Earl), a lovable train wreck who lives with Derek and spends most of his time lazing around the home; and Hannah (Kerry Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derek’s best friend.
Hannah is smart, witty and hardworking, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first. In this special, Hannah’s relationship with boyfriend Tom (Brett Goldstein) blossoms as he finds a new job closer to home. Vicky (Holli Dempsey) discovers her true calling in the care industry as she takes on more responsibilities at the home, while Kevin realizes the true meaning of family in light of a scare. Meanwhile Derek is dating Tracey (Vicky Hall), all the while holding the retirement home together with his unique viewpoint on life.
Starry Eyes (2014, NR). Stuck in a depressing job while chasing her Hollywood dream, aspiring starlet Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe) finally catches a break and lands the lead in a film. But as the project gets under way, Sarah’s shot at celebrity takes a dark turn.
The Quiet Ones (2014, PG-13). In this shocking tale based on true events, charismatic Professor Coupland (Jared Harris) and a few of his brightest students set out to summon a poltergeist. Sam Claflin and Erin Richards also star.
Available April 4:
Delta Farce (2007, PG-13). Three guys board an Iraq bound plane, but the fact that they land in Mexico doesn’t stop them from “liberating” what they believe is the Middle East. Michael Rose, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall star.
Available April 7:
Preservation (2014, NR – Not For Kids). Three urbanites venture into the backwoods for a brush with nature that goes horribly awry when they find themselves being pursued by masked killers.
Wilfred: Season 4 (TV-MA). This offbeat comedy follows the experiences of a depressed man (Elijah Wood) who becomes convinced that his neighbor’s dog is actually a man (Jason Gann) wearing a costume.
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (2014, NR). Recreating the dawn of the personal computer era, this digital drama tracks the fates of an industry visionary and his brilliant colleagues. Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis star.
Available April 9:
Crank (2006, R). Jason Statham plays a hit man who’s been poisoned but learns that he can elude death if he keeps his adrenaline pumping as he races through the streets of Los Angeles. Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Efren Ramirez also star.
Pioneer (2013, R). At the birth of the Nordic oil boom of the 1980s, a diver begins to suspect a conspiracy involving a team of Americans and the Norwegian government. Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang star.
Available April 10:
The Awakening (2013). Twists abound in this dark thriller as a young man consults an ambitious journalist in his quest to learn the truth behind his prophetic dreams.
Broken (2013). A woman is forced to face her past when the arrival of two mysterious strangers to whom she’s inexplicably linked could expose shocking secrets.
Burning Bridges (2014). When her fiancé’s beautiful best friend arrives just before the wedding, jealousy consumes a bride and marriage doesn’t alleviate her concerns.
Confusion Na Wa (2013). Two opportunist wasters read some incriminating text messages on a lost cell phone and blackmail the owner, an act that comes back to haunt them.
Finding Mercy (2012). After finding a woman in labor during a break-in, one thief eventually lands in jail while the other takes home a newborn baby girl he names Mercy.
Finding Mercy 2 (2014). Ten years after bringing Mercy home, the thief has changed his life, but their family is threatened when the truth about her origins comes to light.
Flower Girl (2013). When a young florist who’s long dreamed of her wedding day gets dumped by her boyfriend, she sets out to win him back with help from a handsome actor.
Forgetting June (2013). Believing that his adored wife has died in a car crash, Eddie slowly becomes involved with her best friend, only to face unforeseen consequences.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2014). The seemingly perfect marriage between Moses and gospel singer Debbie starts showing visible cracks as a dark secret from Moses’ past surfaces.
Lagos Cougars (2013). Three corporate women in their forties embark on the adventure of their lives in a quest to find love or simply explore their wildest fantasies.
Lies Men Tell (2013). Cheating husbands get their due when their devoted wives become fed up with the constant lies and embarrassment and set out to teach them a lesson.
Mad Couple (2014). A pregnant and uneducated village girl grows resentful when her lifelong best friend is admitted to study medicine and allows her interfering mother to plant seeds of discord that lead her into committing an abominable act.
Mad Couple 2 (2014). Distraught over her best friend’s decision to leave their village and become a doctor, a pregnant girl commits a shocking act.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 1. “Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D’Onofrio also star.
Matters Arising (2014). When a thrift collector completely disregards his marriage and family responsibilities by chasing after a young vixen, his wife aims to make him pay.
October 1 (2014). Against the backdrop of Nigeria’s looming independence from Britain, detective Danladi Waziri (Sadiq Daba) races to capture a killer terrorizing local women.
Onye Ozi (2013). A Nigerian man excitedly heads to London to start a new life, hoping for happiness and success, but an event one fateful night thwarts his plans.
Ties That Bind (2011). Three women with one thing in common — the loss of a child — journey together toward redemption while renovating a clinic in Kroboland, Ghana.
Available April 12:
The Identical (2014, PG). Separated at birth, musically gifted twin brothers (played by Blake Rayne) take very different paths, until the pop star and his struggling sibling finally collide. Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Seth Green also star.
Available April 13:
Video Game High School: Season 3. When Brian (Josh Blaylock) unknowingly beats an international gaming champion, he’s swiftly admitted to the halls of the prestigious Video Game High School.
Available April 14:
The Babadook (2014, NR). Jennifer Kent directs this thriller about a boy whose frequent tantrums turn sinister when a creepy children’s book mysteriously appears in his room, and he asks his mother, “Do you want to die?”
Goodbye to Language (2014, NR). Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, this drama from director Jean-Luc Godard follows a couple whose relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog’s eye view of the world.
Kink (2013, Unrated – Not For Kids). Take a peek into the secret world of sex, bondage and fetish porn with this documentary that tells the story of the people who work at Kink.com.
Available April 16:
Hot Fuzz (2007, R). Edgar Wright directs this comedy about a top London cop who’s assigned to investigate a seemingly sleepy town, which suddenly starts to stir with a series of grisly “accidents.” Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy star.
Available April 17:
Baby Daddy: Season 4 (TV-14). 20-something Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) unexpectedly becomes a parent when an ex-girlfriend drops off a baby girl. But with help from friends and family, he steps into the role of dad in this cute comedy from ABC Family.
Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible Standup. Comedian Chris D’Elia covers everything from how to improve the NFL to why dating is evil and why babies should grow up before they’re born.
They Came Together (2014, R). David Wain directs this spoof of romantic comedies about a candy company exec (Paul Rudd) who falls for a woman (Amy Poehler) who owns a corner candy store he’s tasked with closing.
Available April 18:
Noah (2014, PG-13). Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of the story of Noah (Russell Crowe) depicts the visions that led him to voice dire prophesies of apocalypse and to build an ark to survive. Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson also star.
Available April 21:
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014, Unrated). Bad things are commonplace in Bad City, including prostitution, drugs and crime, and most recently a sequence of attacks by a vampire on the loose. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, this thriller-romance stars Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi and Marshall Manesh.
Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 (TV-MA). After seizing control of its town, gunrunning motorcycle club the Sons of Anarchy soon butts heads with rival biker gangs, racist groups and the law. Directed by Kurt Sutter, this TV series stars Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal.
Available April 26:
The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear (2008, PG). In this animated sequel, Kelp’s grandson, Harold (Drake Bell), finds Julius’s special elixir and releases an arrogant alter ego, leading to the ultimate showdown. Jerry Lewis voices Julius Kelp.
Available April 27:
National Treasure (2004, PG). Modern treasure hunters search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha and Sean Bean star in this fun action comedy for families.
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