April 2022 wraps up with a particularly impressive flurry of new TV shows and movies coming to Hulu and Prime Video, providing plenty of great binge content for those looking to stick around this weekend. From two very different types of romantic comedies to the return of one of Prime Video’s acclaimed original animated series, there’s no shortage of new programming for viewers to immerse themselves in. Luckily, CBR is here with our own suggestions for making a weekend watch especially enjoyable.
Here are all the biggest and best TV series and movies to watch on Prime Video and Hulu this weekend as April comes to an end and May kicks off as audiences prepare for the joys of summer.
Crush dives headfirst into a turbulent teenage romance
Hulu’s latest original movie is Crush, directed by Sammi Cohen and starring Rowan Blanchard. A romantic comedy about coming of age, Crush follows a high school girl named Paige, whose artistic ambitions are sidelined when she is forced to join the track team. However, Paige stumbles upon true love among her teammates, causing her to question everything about her life and her priorities.
Crush is set to get the laughs alongside The Trials and Tribulations of Teenage Romance on Hulu this month. With shows like Heart stroke making its Netflix debut, Hulu unveils its own high school romance with Crush, with more visible comic overtones. For those looking for a relatively light romantic comedy with engaging young protagonists, Crush certainly fits the bill.
Beneath the Sky Banner Reveals a True Criminal Murder Mystery
After helping defend the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse last year Spider-Man: No Coming HomeAndrew Garfield leads an all-star cast in new crime drama Under the banner of heaven. Hulu’s original miniseries adapts Jon Krakauer’s 2003 nonfiction book of the same name examining a murder mystery tied to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Garfield stars as Detective Jeb Pyre, a police investigator who investigates gruesome murders that shake him to the core.
Joining Garfield are acclaimed actors Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington and Wyatt Russell as the murder investigation turns into a full-fledged plot. The six-episode miniseries will debut its first two episodes on Hulu this month, with the next four episodes releasing weekly on Thursdays throughout May. For gripping crime drama, Under the banner of heaven explores the dark side of religion, with deadly splinter factions and real crime stakes.
Undone doubles its time-consuming stakes
The gripping original series from Prime Video Fact returns for its second season this month, exploring the possibilities of surrealism. After a woman named Alma survives a near-fatal car accident, she gains the ability to time travel, completely altering her perspective on reality itself. Fact Season 2 is about to get even weirder with its sci-fi premise, as Alma uses her unique ability to explore the secrets of her family’s past.
First in 2019, Fact was praised for its rotoscoped animation style, a first for any Prime Video original programming project. Boasting an all-star voice cast, including Rose Salazar, Daveed Diggs and Bob Odenkirk, the series is one of the most impressive productions in Prime Video’s growing library of exclusive programming. For those looking for a bigger and more surreal adult anime series, Fact Season 2 is poised to exceed expectations.
Con Air roams the skies on Prime Video
With Nicolas Cage’s life and career celebrated in new film The unbearable weight of massive talent, one of the actor’s cult hits, is available to stream on Prime Video in April. 1997 Air conditioning came out on top of Cage’s role as a true action hero, bringing thrills to the air and the Las Vegas Strip. Cage stars as convict with a heart of gold Cameron Poe, who finds himself caught in the middle of a prison transport robbery takeover.
John Malkovich takes on Cage’s Poe in a delightfully over the top performance as calculating criminal mastermind Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom. As Poe attempts to work with the authorities to bring down Cyrus and the commandeered flight, he must contend with an entire plane full of bloodthirsty criminals to stop him. Air conditioning It may not have been at the peak of typical awards season fare, but the film is still going strong 25 years after its premiere.
I Love America offers a more mature romantic comedy
For those looking for a more mature romantic comedy, the French film i love america offers a tried-and-true formula full of rom-com cliches that are sure to make the movie a guilty pleasure. With Sophie Marceau in the role of a Parisian named Lisa, i love america is surprisingly satisfying with its no-frills approach to the genre as it creates a fish-out-of-water love story. Disillusioned with life in France, Lisa moves to Los Angeles and reunites with her best friend Luka while reflecting on her life as she nears 50.
While Lisa decides to fall back on casual adventures as she acclimates to life in the City of Angels, she finds herself stumbling upon true love as she comes to terms with her changed living environment. Despite its rather stereotypical premise, i love america is largely supported by Marceau’s winning performance as Lisa, balancing poise and vulnerability in equal measure. For those looking for a light meditation on life and love, i love america definitely delivers.
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