What’s New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: April 1-7
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
'Bumblebee' (April 2)
The "Transformers" spinoff stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teen living in a California beach town in 1987. She discovers the broken-down, battle-scarred Bumblebee in a junkyard and forms an emotional bond with the bot. Not only are the friends soon pursued by a government agency, they discover that Bumblebee isn't the only Transformer on Earth — and the others are not so friendly. Available on Digital HD.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 26 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes, outtakes, and multiple making-of featurettes.
'The Mule' (April 2)
Clint Eastwood returns to direct and star again, this time as Earl Stone, an 80something man who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business. He winds up taking a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. While Earl's money problems vanish, his new career weights heavily on him. And soon, he's dogged by a curious DEA agent (Bradley Cooper).
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 26 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include a making-of featurette and Toby Keith music video.
'Vice' (April 2)
Christian Bale's eye-popping transformation into former Vice President Dick Cheney nabbed the movie's makeup artists an Academy Award. The often-satirical movie, from "Big Short" director Adam McKay, follows Cheney on his path to becoming the most powerful VP in American history. Now available on Digital HD.
NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING
'The Twilight Zone' (April 1)
Riding high off the success of "Us," Jordan Peele presents his reboot of "The Twilight Zone," for which serves as the executive producer and narrator — much like Rod Serling did for the seminal sci-fi/fantasy/horror/thriller anthology series that first ran from 1959 to 1964. An all-star cast appears in the 10 anthology episodes, each of which tells a different terrifying modern nightmare. The first two episodes premiere April 1, and then the show streams weekly on CBS All-Access.
'Glass' (April 2)
M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to both 2000's "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split" brings together Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) aka the villainous Mr. Glass, his nemesis David Dunn (Bruce Willis), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), the killer with multiple personalities. They're all stuck in an mental institution ... until Mr. Glass plans to use one of Kevin's personalities, the fearsome Beast, to unleash his nefarious plans on the world. Available on Digital HD.
'Replicas' (April 2)
Keanu Reeves stars in this sci-fi thriller as a neuroscientist who loses his family his a car accident. He comes up with a plan to download their memories and clone their bodies. But the experiment begins to spiral out of control and he finds himself at odds with his boss, the law, and the physical laws of science. Available on Digital HD.
'The Tick' (April 5)
Season 2 of the quippy, dry-witted comedy finds the heroes facing a new spree of evil, but also the bureaucratic inanities of AEGIS, he organization that had abandoned the City after the death of the Flag Five.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible' (April 2)
The ubiquitous comedian has had a rough go of it in the last couple of years and he'll address it all, from his divorce to his second marriage and the cheating scandal to his parenting style. The special was filmed last September, so unfortunately we won't get to hear his take on the whole Oscars hosting brouhaha (which, frankly, worked out for the best for everyone).
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (April 5)
Part 2 of the witchy teen drama returns to find finds Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world.
'Our Planet' (April 5)
The team behind "Planet Earth" presents this stunning new docu-series, which features the narration of David Attenborough and jaw-dropping footage of the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats in the latest in 4k camera technology.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in April 2019.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'You're the Worst' Series Finale, FX (April 3, 10 p.m.)
The underrated anti-romantic comedy comes to an end on Jimmy and Gretchen's wedding day. Will this mess of a couple even make it to saying "I do"?
'In the Dark' Series Premiere, The CW (April 4, 9 p.m.)
This new drama follows hard-living, hard-drinking 20something Murphy (Perry Mattfeld), who also happens to be blind. When something happens to her best friend, Perry is determined to find out what happened to him — whether the police help or not.
'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Series Finale, The CW (April 5, 10 p.m.)
Torn between three men, Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) makes a life-changing decision about her future.
'Native Son,' HBO (April 6, 10 p.m.)
The original film comes from first-time director and renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog"). It tells the story of a young African-American man who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman. As he enters a seductive new world of money and power, the driver faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever.
'Killing Eve' Season 2 Premiere, BBC America and AMC (April 7, 8 p.m.)
The acclaimed thriller brings back Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as MI6 operative Eve and psychopath assassin Villanelle. Season 2 picks up just moments after Eve stabbed Villanelle, who has disappeared. Can Eve find her again ... before others on the trail do?