Coming Soon: April 24th, 2020

Welcome back to Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! We’re continuing to bring you the latest information on all the movies, old and new, that you can watch at home during these unexpected times. Here’s what’s coming soon for the week of April 24th, 2020:

New Streaming Premieres

Bad Education

First up this week is this Toronto Film Festival hit, which shocked the movie industry back in September when HBO, a company not known for acquiring outside productions, purchased the film for a whopping $17.5 million. It stars Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, as real-life Long Island high school superintendent Frank Tassone, who not only turned his school into one of the country’s top institutions… but also managed to embezzle $11.2 million from the school in the process. Allison Janney, Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff, and Jimmy Tatro star in this film from director Cory Finley (2017’s Thoroughbreds). (Premieres Saturday, April 25th on HBO, HBO Go, and HBO Now.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVffM3OZkH8

Extraction

Netflix’s big movie this weekend is the second film from ABGO, the production company that Joe and Anthony Russo founded after they filmed Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame back-to-back. (The first ABGO film was last November’s Chadwick Boseman action/thriller 21 Bridges.) Filmed in India and Thailand, Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth as black market mercenary Tyler Rake, who’s called in to rescue India’s biggest drug lord’s kidnapped son. The movie also stars David Harbour, and is the feature directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, who served as the Russos’ stunt coordinator and second-unit director on Infinity War and Endgame. (Premieres Friday, April 24th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6P3nI6VnlY

Beastie Boys Story

This week, Apple is premiering one of the year’s highest-profile documentaries: This filmed version of the 2019 stage show in which Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond retell their rap band’s storied history (and pay tribute to their deceased partner Adam Yauch in the process). Spike Jonze, who helped develop the stage show with the remaining Boys (and directed a number of legendary Beastie Boys music videos, namely “Sabotage”), helms this film version as well. (Premieres Friday, April 24th on Apple TV+.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCyqR2RXoQU

True History of the Kelly Gang

As we head deeper and deeper into this stay-at-home period, we’re going to see an increasing number of high-profile VOD movie debuts. This weekend’s entry comes to us from director Justin Kurzel, who’s best known for the 2015 Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard version of Macbeth, as well as their unexpected reunion in 2016’s feature film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. This is the latest film incarnation of the story of Ned Kelly, which was previously explored in 2003’s Ned Kelly, starring Heath Ledger. This time around, George Mackay (the star of 1917) as Kelly, who tried to elude police in the Australian outback in the late 1800s after he and his gang killed several policemen. The impressive supporting cast includes The Babadook‘s Essie Davis, Jojo Rabbit‘s Thomasin McKenzie, Charlie Hunnan, Nicholas Hoult, and Russell Crowe. (Premieres Friday, April 24th on various digital retailers.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnJim7OK2kM

Older Movies New to Streaming

Netflix:

  • The Artist (2011) (premieres Saturday, April 25th)
  • Django Unchained (2012) (premieres Saturday, April 25th)
  • Battle: Los Angeles (2011) (premieres Monday, April 27th)
  • The Reliant (2019) (premieres Wednesday, April 29th)

Hulu:

  • Abominable (2019) (premieres Friday, April 24th)
  • Footloose (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 29th)

Amazon Prime:

  • Footloose (2011) (premieres Wednesday, April 29th)

Shudder:

  • 0.0 Mhz (2019) (premieres Thursday, April 23rd)
  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 2 (premieres Friday, April 24th)
  • The Siren (2019) (premieres Monday, April 27th)
  • To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (2017) (premieres Monday, April 27th)

Disney+:

  • Nothing this week. Sorry!

HBO GO:

  • Nothing this week. Sorry!

The Criterion Channel:

  • Thursday, April 23rd: Early Douglas Sirk – A Scandal in Paris (1946), Lured (1947), Shockproof (1949), Slightly French (1949)
  • Friday, April 24th: Double Feature: C’est Seberg – Bonjour Tristesse (1958), Breathless (1960)
  • Saturday, April 25th: Saturday Matinee: Paper Moon (1973)
  • Sunday, April 26th: Starring Jean Arthur – Whirlpool (1934), Party Wire (1935), If You Could Only Cook (1935), Public Hero Number 1 (1935), The Whole Town’s Talking (1935), The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), History is Made at Night (1937), You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Arizona (1940), The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), The Talk of the Town (1942), The More the Merrier (1943), The Impatient Years (1944)
  • Monday, April 27th: Observations on Film Art No. 36: Musical Motifs in The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  • Tuesday, April 28th: Short + Feature: Lost Highways – The Strange Ones (2011); Paris, Texas (1984)
  • Wednesday, April 29th: Wadjda (2012)

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Derrick Veurink has been consuming anything and everything movie-related since he was 5, and is an encyclopedic fount of random movie information. He is an avid physical media supporter, and sees nearly every major theatrical release. (Yes, even "Playmobil: The Movie".)
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