A new month means new movies on your favorite streaming service, and HBO Max has many new titles to release in April. While there is plenty to dig for, we have selected seven recently added movies that we believe are worth your time, in a wide range of genres so that there is something for everyone. They include dark dark comedies, prestigious Oscar-winning dramas, hidden gems and even a unique William Shakespeare metaphor.
Check out the list of the best new movies you can watch on HBO Max in April below.
Tim Burton’s classic comedy is a great watch almost anytime. “Beetlejuice” revolves around a couple who die in a car accident (played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) and become ghosts trapped inside their home, where they are forced to watch it being sold and renovated by a gauche family from the city. . They ask for the help of a “bio-exorcist” named Beetlejuice (played by Michael Keaton) and all hell breaks out (literally). The film is a colorful and ingenious twist on the afterlife, offering a dark comic twist to the living dead.
If you’re in the mood for a true-story drama, Oscar-winning director Bennett Miller’s 2005 biopic “Captote” is an amazing watch. The film follows the events of Truman Capote’s 1965 book “In Cold Blood”, which investigates the horrific murder that inspired the “non-fantasy novel”. Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his stunning performance as the iconic author, and Kathryn Keener plays the famous author Harper Lee in the film.
For music lovers, “Chicago” is a ball. The Oscar-winning adaptation of director Rob Marshall’s Broadway musical brings the beloved play to the screen, with Renee Zellweger playing the role of Roxy Hart – a murderous housewife who is gaining fame for her role. The story is told through Roxie’s perspective, giving way to outrageous music sequences that play as if inside Roxie’s head. Kathryn Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere co-starred and the film won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Zeta-Jones.
If you’re looking for a hidden gem, take a look at director Duncan Jones’ 2009 sci-fi movie “Moon.” This contained the thriller stars Sam Rockwell as a man nearing the end of a solo three-year term on the moon manning a mining business. But when he returns home, he begins to face a personal crisis and begins to wonder if everything he was told about his surgery is really true. The film’s amazing effects are even more impressive when you consider that it was made on an extremely low budget and Rockwell offers one of his best performances.
The Big Chill
A look back at the 1980s with the comedy-drama “The Big Chill”. This film was released in 1983 a very big case, largely thanks to the killer soundtrack and the impressive cast of the ensemble. The story revolves around a group of friends who reunite for the first time in 15 years after one of their friends dies in suicide. Released in 1983, the ensemble includes Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place and Tom Berenger. “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars” screenwriter Lawrence Cassdan co-wrote and directed the film.
Hailed by many as one of the best screenplays ever written, “Tootsie” is a classic comedy that holds well for decades since it was first released in 1982. Dustin Hoffman plays a talented actor with a reputation for being difficult to fight. to find a job. When he dresses as a woman and creates an actress named “Tootsie”, he suddenly lands on a plum concert at a popular soap opera and now he has to keep the stimulus alive while Tootsie’s career takes off. Jessica Lange and Teri Garr co-star while Sydney Pollack directs.
Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespeare
“Moulin Rogue!” and “Big Gatsby” director Baz Luhrmann always has an appetite for theatricality, which made him a perfect fit for the 1996 redesign of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Named “Romeo + Juliet”, the film retains much of Shakespeare’s dialogue, but includes a contemporary setting and characters exchanging swords with weapons and Verona for “Verona Beach”. The recently popular duo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes make a pair of crackers in the center of the film and a modern soundtrack goes well with Luhrmann’s quick visual approach.