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Amazon Prime Video has an exciting line-up for you this month. Here’s a list of what’s new on the platform and some older hidden gems.

International Originals

Luxe Listings: Season 2 (April 1)

Four agents in the Sydney property market – Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen, and new addition Monika Tu – negotiate, hustle and crack multi-million-dollar deals in all their glitter, glory and drama.

All The Old Knives (April 8)

The spy thriller revolves around a veteran CIA officer, who sets out to find the fellow agent behind a leaked information led to the loss of several lives. The process further leads him to reunite with his once colleague and ex-girlfriend. Based on a novel of the same name by Olen Steinhauer, the film stars Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton.

Do, Re & Mi Birdie Bowl Concert: Season 1 (April 8)

Get set to sing and dance along with best friends and birds, Do, Re, Mi and friends, voiced by Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn and Luke Youngblood.

Outer Range: Season 1 (April 15)

Created by Brian Watkins, the series revolves around a rancher (Josh Brolin) trying to fight for his land and family. What happens when he stumbles upon a mysterious hindrance that is rather odd and incomprehensible, that too at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness?

The King Of Pigs (April 26)

K-drama with English dub/subtitles

A series of crimes propels two old friends to reunite and recollect traumatizing memories from their school days where both were victims of extreme bullying. The dark thriller is a series adaptation of Yeon Sang-ho’s (director of Train To Busan) 2011 animated psychological drama of the same name.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith: Season 1 (April 29)

The docuseries details a controversial sting operation that was conducted in 2007 order to investigate the suspected murderer of Beverly Lynn Smith, a 22-year-old woman who was brutally killed in her own kitchen in 1974.

Undone: Season 2 (April 29)

The rotoscope-animated dramedy returns as Alma (Rosa Salazar) discovers the existence of deeper mysteries that lie within her family’s past. As she convinces her sister to seek answers, they unearth a can of memories that have shaped their present, making them realise an important lesson for their future.

US TV

Wolf Like Me: Season 1 (April 1)

The series follows a tale of how two people come together amid unforeseen circumstances. After the traumatising death of his wife, a man in his 30s struggles to connect with his daughter. When they meet Mary, and keep meeting her, things start falling into place. The glitch? Mary has her own secrets.

Moonshot (April 1)

Directed by Christopher Winterbauer and written by Max Taxe, the sci-fi rom-com is set in the future where two college students find their way to Mars in an attempt to reunite with their respective partners, who are now settled there. The film stars Lana Condor, Cole Sprouse, Emily Rudd and Mason Gooding.

Killing Eve: Season 4, Episode 7 and 8 (April 3 and 10)

The thriller is back with its final two episodes, head written by Laura Neal. Based on Luke Jennings’ novel series, Villanelle, it stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as an intelligence investigator and dangerous assassin respectively, who in their cat-and-mouse chase, develop a mutual obsession with one another.

International Movies

The Boy Next Door (April 1)

The erotic thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman revolves around the aftermath of a woman’s one night stand with much younger neighbour, who ends up developing a dangerous obsession towards her.

Kung Fu Panda 3 (April 1)

Po, the panda – and The Dragon Warrior – must find a way to teach martial arts to a bunch of awkward pandas in order to combat a supernatural enemy. Voice artists include Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu and Seth Rogen, among others.

One Day (April 1)

The bittersweet love story of Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), who are seen in different walks of life on the same day every year, over the course of 18 years since the time of their graduation night.

The Witch (April 1)

Set in New England in the 1630s, a banished Puritan family is left shattered and scattered after the forces of black magic, possession and witchcraft takes over their livelihood.

The Danish Girl (April 1)

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, the story is based on a married couple whose life changes course after the woman, an artist, asks her husband Einar, to stand in for a female model for a painting. This incident triggers Einar, a closeted trans woman, to face her buried emotions and gender identity.

Steve Jobs (April 1)

Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkins, the biographical drama provided a peek into the world of Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) and his revolutionary vision. It follows the behind the scenes of three product launches, concluding with the launch of the iMac in 1998.

Nocturnal Animals (April 1)  

The psychological neo-noir starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Armie Hammer revolves around a woman who is haunted by a disturbing manuscript written by her ex-husband. She interprets his words as a symbol of their past relationship and is forced to confront several unnerving truths.

About Time (April 1)

A young man possesses the ability to time travel – a power all the men in his family seem to possess. As he falls in love with the woman of his dreams, he takes his father’s advice to time travel and pursue his feelings for her, time and again.

Unbroken (April 1)

Produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, the war film is based on the life of Olympian and armyman Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O’Connell) who survived a horrific plane crash during the Second World War only to be captured by the Japanese navy and become a prisoner of war.

Spencer (April 1)

The Oscar-nominated film, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, is set during a time the titular character is grappling with the waves of a crumbling marriage. Struggling with her mental health, Diana, while spending the Christmas with the Royal Family, decides to end her marriage with Prince Charles (Jack Farthing).

Ex Machina (April 1)  

A young programmer gets the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking but slightly odd scientific study of artificial intelligence by monitoring and interacting with an advanced humanoid ‘female’ robot.

21 Grams (April 1)

What is common between a severely sick mathematician, a grieving mother and an ex-convict? A freak accident – an incident that completely changes their lives in more ways than one. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the film stars Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro.

It Chapter Two (April 10)

Set in 2016, 27 years after their first encounter with the horrifying Pennywise, the film focuses on the now grown up Losers Club, who get back together once again after a shocking phonecall.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (April 10)

A sequel to Godzilla (2014) and the 35th film of the franchise, the Michael Dougherty directorial follows Monarch, the crypto-zoological agency, which finds itself facing a pack of monsters as the Titans are awakened to destroy the mankind. They must now rely on Godzilla and Mothra to rise above Rodan and King Ghidorah.

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom (April 15)

The Bhutanese film became the first film from Bhutan to secure an Oscar nomination after getting nominated in the Best International Feature Film category at the 94th Academy Awards. It revolves around an aspiring singer from Bhutan who hopes to get a visa to Australia someday. However, after he receives a teaching opportunity in the remote village of Lunana, his grandmother convinces him to take it up.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (April 17)

After his father Harry’s – a police detective – passing in a car accident, Tim (Justice Smith) comes across his police partner Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), whom only Tim is able understand. They decide to team up to solve the case left unfinished by Harry.

Joker (April 20)

The dark tale of the descent of Arthur Flake (Joaquin Phoenix in his Oscar-winning performance) – a failed clown turned iconic but deadly criminal after getting repeatedly shunned by the society.

From The Archive:

The Underground Railroad (2021)

The fantasy historical drama, created and directed by the Academy Award winning Barry Jenkins, tells the story of a young woman attempting an escape from slavery in the 1800s in southern United States after making an incredible discovery.

The Bourne Identity (2002)

The OG Bourne film, the action thriller, directed by Doug Liman, centers upon a man suffering from psychogenic amnesia who tries to unmask his own identity as a constant series of threats to his life looms large.

Hidden Gems:

Escape From Mogadishu (2021)

As diplomats from North and South Korea find themselves entrapped amid a civil war in Mogadishu in Somalia with no help coming in from either government, they are left with no other choice but to bury the hatchet to survive.

One Mississippi (2016-2017)

The semi-autobiographical tragicomedy stars Tig Notario as she returns to her hometown after the sudden death of her mother. She grapples with profound grief, her own declining health, while also dealing with her dysfunctional family.

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