New on Amazon Prime Video UK April 2021: Palm Springs, Sound of Metal & More!

Andy Samburg and Cristin Milioti stuck in a loop in Palm Springs and new US horror anthology THEM are streaming on Amazon Prime Video UK this month

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The past year in lockdown may make the idea of a comedy about being stuck in an endlessly repeating loop feel a little too close to home, but Palm Springs starring Andy Samburg and Cristin Milioti, which arrives on Friday the 9th of April, is fresh and funny and well worth your time. For something more serious and very well regarded, there’s Sound of Metal on Monday the 12th, starring Riz Ahmed as a heavy metal drummer losing his hearing. And if lockdown’s simply been too much fun and you need bringing back down to earth with a bleak tale of German teenage drug addiction, there’s We Children from Bahnhof Zoo.

Add to that weekly episodes of animated superhero series Invincible, out on Fridays, an intriguing looking US horror anthology called THEM (previously: THEM: Covenant) arriving on the 9th, and an Italian-made biographical series about Leonardo da Vinci starring Poldark’s Aidan Turner as the man himself. If you missed out on ABC’s Flashforward at the time too, there’s a chance to catch up. Read on for more…

Weekly Episodes

Invincible – new episodes on Fridays
Eight-part animated series from Robert Kirkman, the comic book creator of The Walking Dead.
Godfather of Harlem Season 2 (Starzplay) – new episodes on Thursdays from April 1st
1960s-set gangster drama starring Forest Whitaker.

Binge Watches

THEM – Friday April 9th
New US race-themed horror anthology from Little Marvin, co-produced by Lena Waithe.
We Children from Bahnhof Zoo – Friday April 9th
Drama based on Vera Christiane Felscherinow’s memoir about her teenage drug addiction in West Berlin (on which the 1981 film Christiane F. is also based).
Leonardo – Friday April 16th
Poldark’s Aidan Turner plays Renaissance man Leonardo from Vinci. 
Love Fraud – Friday April 30th 
Documentary series about a man who preys on unsuspecting women looking for love.
Flashforward – Monday April 12th 
2009 US sci-fi series about a mass event that gives people visions of the future, cancelled before its time.

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New Movies

The Mauritanian – Thursday April 1st
Guantanamo Bay legal thriller from Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.
The Dissident – Thursday April 1st
Documentary feature about assassinated Saudi journalist Kamal Khashoggi.
The Boy From Medellin – Thursday April 1st
Documentary feature about Colombian singer J Balvin
Palm Springs – Friday April 9th
Groundhog Day-style comedy starring Andy Samburg and Cristin Milioti.
Sound of Metal – Monday April 12th
Acclaimed drama starring Riz Ahmed as a heavy metal drummer losing his hearing.
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club – Friday April 16th
LGBTQ+ sports documentary feature
Chick Fight – Friday April 23rd
Poorly reviewed female fighting comedy starring Bella Thorne
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse – Friday April 30th
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Old Movies

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – Thursday April 1st
Dunkirk – Thursday April 1st
Ghostbusters – Thursday April 1st
Ghostbusters (1984) – Thursday April 1st
Elysium – Thursday April 1st
Sausage Party – Thursday April 1st
Goosebumps – Thursday April 1st
Click – Thursday April 1st
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days – Monday April 5th
American Hustle – Monday April 5th
The Other Boleyn Girl – Monday April 12th 

Live Sports

WTA & ATP Miami Open – March 23rd to April 4th
ATP Monte-Carlo Masters – April 11th to 18th

Coming to Amazon Prime Video UK in May and June:

The Underground Railway – May 14th
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In – May 29th