Spring cleaning for Netflix in April


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While the weather continues to fluctuate between colder and warmer temperatures, Netflix ushers in spring by removing certain shows and movies to welcome in a new list of Netflix originals and some of your favorite films. Here’s what’s coming and going for April.

To kick off April, Netflix is releasing a slew of originals, beginning with an anime called “Ultraman,” named after the Japanese pop culture icon from the 1960s. The show follows the story of the son of the original hero taking up the mantle to defend Earth from danger. Up next, Kevin Hart will have a new comedy special titled “Irresponsible” where he addresses the topics of parenting, divorce and cheating on his second wife. “Our Planet” is a limited series that is made with most of the same team from “Frozen Planet” and “Planet Earth” to create a documentary entirely in 4K technology. The series will also be narrated by David Attenborough whose beautiful voice has graced many documentaries before. By the end of the week, all these and “Unicorn Store,” starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, will be on Netflix for audiences to enjoy.

Some originals that will be appearing later in the month will be “Special,” “No Good Nick” and “Rilakkuma and Kaoru.” Meanwhile, “Selection Day,” “She-Ra and the Princess of Power,” “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Roman Empire” will be getting new seasons.

As Netflix cleans out its catalogue, the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” movie and its five animated seasons will be removed on April 4. Most, if not, all classic James Bond films like “Casino Royale,” “Die Another Day” and “Goldfinger” will be leaving Netflix on April 1. Aside from this, classic comedies like “American Pie” and “Happy Gilmore” will be removed from the catalogue. Sadly, “Silver Linings Playbook,” the rom-com starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, will leave on April 18.

Netflix will be adding a load of films and shows to make up for those that are leaving. For fans of horror, “Friday the 13th” (2009), “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” will be available as early as April 1. For sci-fi fans, “I Am Legend,” “Spy Kids,” “The Fifth Element” and “Evolution” will be added. Kids, or kids at heart, will love “Monster House,” “The Golden Compass” and the second season of “Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon.”

If you find yourself needing a new binge-watch, the seventh and final season of the popular comedy starring Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl,” will finally be coming to the streaming platform on April 10. The extended version of “The Hateful Eight” will be available to watch on April 25 and Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” will be added on April 29.

The full list of what will be coming and leaving Netflix in April is available on upi.com.

Brandon Barzola is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at brandon.barzola@uconn.edu.

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