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Hulu's New Releases Coming in April 2020

Hulu's New Releases Coming in April 2020
Hulu is ready to jumpstart April by adding a number of new movies and TV shows, providing a fresh supply of content for subscribers as people continue to stay at home amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

On the film side, those who still haven't seen this year's best picture winner, or want to see it again, can check out Bong Joon Ho's acclaimed, award-winning Parasite when it hits Hulu on April 8. Other movies streaming in April include Little Joe, both volumes of Kill Bill, Zombieland, Bend It Like Beckham, Blazing Saddles, The Full Monty, Risky Business and DreamWorks' recent animated theatrical release Abominable.

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Hulu in April: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Hulu in April: Here’s Everything Coming and Going
Hulu is out with its list of everything that’s coming and going from the streaming service in April, which should come in handy assuming we’re all still in isolation next month due to coronavirus.

The third and final season of “Future Man,” which stars Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, and Derek Wilson, will be available on April 3.

That same day, a new episode of Hulu’s monthly episodic anthology “Into the Dark” drops. April’s installment is called “Pooka Lives,” and follows a group of thirty-something friends who create their own Creepypasta about Pooka, but don’t like what they find once the thing goes viral.

Also Read: Why Disney Tied the Knot Between FX and Hulu

This year’s Oscar best-picture winner “Parasite” will also start streaming April 8.

Some good ones leaving in April are “My Best Friend’s Wedding” starring Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney, and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” starring Renee Zellwegger,
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Hulu New Releases: April 2020

Hulu New Releases: April 2020
Not to get too bleak at the outset here, but it could be a rough month for many people. As huge swaths of the world stay inside to self-isolate and exhibit social distancing from the Covid-19 pandemic, streaming options will be more useful than ever. Now Hulu is the first to release its new options for April 2020 to help schedule some time in.

Hulu’s only $5.99/month now, grab the deal here!

The biggest get for Hulu and Hulu-users this month is undoubtedly last year’s Oscar winner, Parasite. Bong joon-ho’s masterpiece arrives on April 8 so the late adopters can finally see what all the fuss is about.

Should you want to enjoy something a little less stressful, new seasons of Future Man (April 3) and What We Do In the Shadows (April 16) arrive this month as well. No need to wait for the middle of the month for entertainment
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Best Jane Austen Adaptations on Screen So Far

Best Jane Austen Adaptations on Screen So Far
Kayti Burt Feb 26, 2020

With Emma and Sanditon making waves (seaside resort pun!), we're listing up the best screen adaptations of Jane Austen's work.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every Jane Austen novel must be adapted an infinite amount of times and we will be grateful for all of them.

There have been a lot of adaptations of Jane Austen's six major novels and some of her other works, including the recently-released Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy. These are the ones we recommend watching.

Best Pride and Prejudice Adaptations

Easily the most adapted of Jane Austen's works, Pride and Prejudice is a foundational work in the broader romantic comedy genre and in so much of our mainstream storytelling. People tend to have opinions about which of the P&p adaptations are the best. (Who is the best Elizabeth? Who is the best Darcy? Which is the most faithful? Does it matter?
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The 9 Most Underrated Movies of 2019

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The 9 Most Underrated Movies of 2019
Even with stiff competition from Disney — a studio that ruled multiplexes in 2019 with “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” “Toy Story 4,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and more — a healthy number of small and medium-budgeted movies released this year still managed to find the audiences they were supposed to.

Hustlers” and “Knives Out” both grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office, a rare occurrence for movies not based on existing IP. “Parasite,” a parable about wealth among two South Korean families from director Bong Joon Ho, earned more than $20 million as the highest-performing foreign-language film of the year. “Harriet,” the biopic about the conductor of the Underground Railroad, made $43 million. “Queen & Slim,” about a black couple’s fatal encounter with a racist cop, was another winner, with more than $40 million in ticket sales. And after sold-out showings last week, “Little Women” and “Uncut Gems” are off to a strong start.
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Competition: Win ‘Blinded By The Light’ on DVD!

Inspired by the words and music of Bruce Springsteen, comes the joyous coming-of-age story, Blinded by the Light, available to download on Digital 2nd December 2019 and on DVD & *Blu-ray 9th December 2019 (*HMV Exclusive) from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This joyful story of courage, love and the unique ability to lift the human spirit through music comes from writer, director, and producer Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham). To celebrate the release we have 2 copies of the film to give away on DVD!

Based on Manzoor’s memoir ‘Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll,’ Blinded by the Light follows the inspirational story of 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, Javed (Viveik Kalra) growing up in the boring, industrial city of Luton in 1987. Javed wants what all teenagers want: a girlfriend, the freedom to go to parties, but most of all, he wants to be a writer. Unfortunately, his family
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Netflix Adds Aardman’s ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ to Animation Slate — Exclusive

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Netflix Adds Aardman’s ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ to Animation Slate — Exclusive
Netflix has picked up U.S., Canadian, and Latin American rights to Aardman’s latest stop-motion feature, “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,” the sci-fi/comedy sequel to the Oscar-nominated “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” Co-directed by Aardman animators Richard Phelan and Will Becher, and revolving around a martian toddler, “Farmageddon” will stream in early 2020; Netflix will support an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run next season.

This bolsters Netflix’s ambitious slate of nearly a dozen animated features, coming on the heels of this month’s initial two, Oscar-buzzy, releases: “Klaus,” the charming Santa origin story with innovative 2D, and “I Lost My Body,” the acclaimed French existential mystery about a severed hand that’s the most original animated feature of the season. After only two years, Netflix has quickly established itself as a viable alternative to the Hollywood studios and a direct competitor to indies GKids and Sony Pictures Classics.

Led by Melissa Cobb,
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Keira Knightley’s 10 Best Movies (According To IMDb)

Though Keira Knightley is only 34, she’s already had an extensive movie career. The English actress made her feature film debut in 1995, and in 2002, she broke out in the film Bend It Like Beckham.

Related: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s 10 Best Movies (According To IMDb)

Knightley continues to remain a popular performer today, so we decided to look at some of her best movies. But rather than stacking up her films ourselves, we’ll be turning to IMDb for answers.

The popular movie and TV show website has assigned every one of Knightley’s feature films a star rating. These scores, which are on a scale of 1 to 10, are created out of a weighted average based on the votes of registered users.

With the logistics out of the way, it’s time to dive into the good stuff. Here are Keira Knightley’s 10 best films according to IMDb.
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Contest: Win ‘Blinded by the Light’ on Blu-ray and Digital (3 Winners)

Bruce Springsteen music inspires a British Pakistani teen to find his voice in Blinded by the Light.

This new film is coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on November 19th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Thanks to the studio we have three copies of the Blinded by the Light Blu-ray and Digital combo pack that are up for grabs in this contest.

For a chance to win one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) comes the drama Blinded by the Light, set to the inspiring music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.

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ITV Axes Gurinder Chadha’s Period Drama ‘Beecham House’

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ITV will not be commissioning a second series of Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurinder Chadha’s lavish period drama Beecham House.

The six-part series, produced by Chadha’s Bend It TV, only managed to pull in an audience of 3.3M in a prestige Sunday night slot. It could not compete with other dramas in the same ITV slot, such as Victoria.

Beecham House will air on PBS in March next year. ITV said Chadha is still hoping to keep the drama going beyond series one through a deal with another international broadcaster.

The drama takes place on the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. It was written by Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Shahrukh Husain and Victor Levin (Mad Men).

The ensemble cast includes Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Gregory Fitoussi, Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), Pallavi Sharda (Lion
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Blinded By The Light Movie Review: Critics Review, Rating, Cast and Crew

What Danny Boyle couldn't do for the Beatles, Gurinder Chadha has done for Bruce Springsteen in this amiable, if predictable, diasporic dramedy about a Pakistani British teenager Javed Khan struggling to find his bearings in a hostile pre-Brexit London, while his tyrannical, tradition-bound father Malik Khan (Kulvinder Ghir) spreads his toxic blustering bigotry all across his family of sons, two daughters and a typically repressed wife.

It is all a bit too predictable, though no less enjoyable for it.

It wouldn't be inaccurate to say this is Gurinder's most confident and captivating work since her game-changing "Bend It Like Beckham". In fact many of the dramatic tropes and slopes in the storytelling are identical in both films. In "Bend It Like Beckham", it was Parminder Nagra and football forming an unorthodox alliance. Here it is Viveik Kalra and Springsteen.

The most charming aspect of this robustly constructed aspirational tale is
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With ‘Blinded By The Light’, Gurinder Chadha Gives Us A Brilliant Coming of Age Musical That Showcases Bruce Springsteen’s Legacy Through The Lens Of Immigration

Blinded By the Light is a British coming of age film directed by Gurinder Chadha, who is also the director of Bend It Like Beckham, and she shines light on a Pakistani teenager, Javed played by Viveik Kalra, who is just beginning to discover his own taste in music and overall identity. Javed comes from a traditional Pakistan family with parents Malik and Noor, played by Kulvinder Ghir and Meera Ganatra, who are fully focused on Javed's academic career and living by their own culture in order to preserve their identity. Javed strives to be a writer, but his family has more financially aimed goals for him. He becomes torn between maintaining his Pakistan identity for the sake of satisfying his family and figuring out his own identity in the Western world with the help of his friend Matt played by Dean-Charles Chapman, love interest Eliza played by Nell Williams,
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Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Launches With Multicultural Film & TV Slate

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Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Launches With Multicultural Film & TV Slate
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group is launching a new division, Hyde Park Entertainment Asia which will have an ongoing commitment to Indian and Asian filmmakers, producing producing prolific film and TV projects for global audiences.

This continues Hyde Park’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, with the division’s first slate focusing on Indian stories for both English-and local-language audiences. The company will expand its production operations, headquartered in La, by adding an Asian base in Chennai, India. This joins Hyde Park’s European offices in London. Hyde Park and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are continuing their long-term film financing partnership.

“Now more than ever the Hollywood dream needs to be multicultural and all inclusive,” says Amritraj, “I look forward to collaborating with wonderful Indian and Asian talent long into the future to tell unique and authentic stories that reflect our global world.”

Amritraj has been a pioneering
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Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Launches Large-Scale Production Venture in India

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Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Launches Large-Scale Production Venture in India
Top-level talent including Paul Feig, Gurinder Chadha and Anurag Kashyap are on board as leading Hollywood independent Hyde Park Entertainment makes a major launch into the Indian production scene. The company is headed by Ashok Amritraj, the highest-profile Indian executive based in Los Angeles.

The diversification move is made possible by the growing success of Indian film and TV content which is being propelled to new audiences overseas by global video streamers Netflix and Amazon. Within India, local streaming giants Hotstar, SonyLiv, and others, are similarly using Ott technology and cheap cellular data to reach nationwide audiences, many of which were not previously TV households.

To capitalize on Indian stories — and the exploding Indian series genre — the group is launching a new division Hyde Park Entertainment Asia to be headquartered in Chennai. Parent company Hyde Park will continue to produce and finance U.S. studio and independent films and television from Los Angeles,
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Paul Feig TV Comedy Among Initial Slate From Hyde Park's New Asian Division

Paul Feig TV Comedy Among Initial Slate From Hyde Park's New Asian Division
Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment Group, which has backed films such as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Premonition, 99 Homes and Blue Valentine, has launched a new Asian division, with a Paul Feig TV comedy among the first projects.

Hyde Park Entertainment Asia will focus on producing high-profile film and TV projects from Indian and Asian filmmakers to put the spotlight on stories for a global audience. The division's first slate will have a focus on Indian stories for both English and local-language audiences. It includes Netflix's already-announced animated musical, Pashmina, which Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham, Blinded by the Light) ...
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Why ‘Blinded by the Light’ and ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Opened Wide

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Two wide releases from top directors with appeal to adult audiences are specialty films, even if their distributors opted to open them in over 2,000 theaters. Warner Bros. had strong reasons for wide-releasing New Line Cinema’s Bruce Springsteen-infused Sundance pickup “Blinded by the Light” this weekend, as did United Artists with Annapurna’s long-delayed Cate Blanchett vehicle “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

The question is how to find audiences for these films, as studios and indies alike wrestle with deeply rooted issues in today’s theatrical market. Even Sony Pictures Classics, which has pivoted to documentaries, found a weak initial arthouse audience for fast-frame-rate “Aquarela,” despite top-end reviews and theaters.

In wider release, “The Farewell” (A24) continues to add to its impressive totals. So does Roadside Attractions’ crowdpleasing “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” which showed a strong second weekend with non-specialized audiences as a key element.

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‘Good Boys’ Earns $21 Million Opening, Becomes 2nd Original Film to Top Box Office This Year

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‘Good Boys’ Earns $21 Million Opening, Becomes 2nd Original Film to Top Box Office This Year
Universal’s “Good Boys” has done something that is becoming increasingly rare with its $21 million No. 1 opening at the box office. Not only is it the first original R-rated comedy in three years to top the box office charts, it is also only the second original film of any kind to open at No. 1 this year.

Good Boys” was positioned by Universal to take advantage of this quieter August period after Spider-Man, Simba and Thanos have taken their share of summer moviegoers’ money. But Universal has also become a studio that has consistently found success with comedy at a time when so many titles in the genre have failed.

While a “Hangover”-level hit remains elusive, “Good Boys” joins films like “Night School,” “Ride Along 2” and the $115 million-grossing “Girls Trip” as Universal mid-budget comedies that have turned a profit in the last three years.

Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home
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Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Leads Crowded Weekend With $21 Million

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The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal’s “Good Boys,” are conquering much more than sixth grade. They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend.

Good Boys,” which screened at 3,204 North American theaters, is a much-needed win for original comedies, a genre that’s been struggling at the box office as of late. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced movie is the first R-rated funny film to open in first place in three years (since 2016’s “The Boss”), as well as the biggest opening for an original comedy this year.

“The bottom line is the film is absolutely hysterical,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution. “Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg knocked it out of the park. And [Rogen and Goldberg] are a brand and really own this space with a very difficult genre.
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The Sweet and Funny True Story That Inspired Blinded by the Light

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The latest jukebox musical is Blinded by the Light, and you might be surprised to learn that the Bruce Springsteen tribute is based on a true story! Set in the 1980s and telling the story of a British-Pakistani teen who becomes a Springsteen fan, it's closely based on the life of writer Sarfraz Manzoor, as well as some of the memories of his friend and director, Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha.

To get to Blinded by the Light, we have to go through Greetings From Bury Park, Manzoor's autobiographical novel. In the novel, he describes how he grew up feeling like a misfit, but became inspired to begin writing his own lyrics and poetry after being introduced to Springsteen's music. The film portrays a somewhat fictionalized version of Manzoor's memories, taking creative liberties where necessary.

"I really wanted it to be both fictional but also true at the same time,
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How ‘Blinded by the Light’ Brought Bruce Springsteen’s Music to the Screen for a Song

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How ‘Blinded by the Light’ Brought Bruce Springsteen’s Music to the Screen for a Song
Blinded by the Light co-writer/director Gurinder Chadha knows firsthand what it feels like to be an outsider. Born in Kenya when the country was a British colony, she grew up part of the Indian/Asian diaspora who made their way from East Africa to London. For that reason, the 59-year-old’s movies has always dealt with the immigrant experience, and her latest is no different, telling the story of a Muslim Pakistani teenager growing up in Thatcher’s England whose narrowly structured life is saved when he’s turned on to the music of Bruce Springsteen during the late ‘80s National Front/dole queue era. It serves as a poignant parallel to the xenophobia of today.

Likewise, Chadha is a huge Springsteen fan, who pursued her dream of making a movie about The Boss’ music based on the true-life memoir of co-writer (and fellow diehard) Sarfraz Manzoor. It took
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