April 03, 2019

Netflix Philippines: What’s New this April 2019

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  •  The year has been particularly good for everyone’s favorite movie streaming app, Netflix. Let’s take a look at some of the titles that are coming to Netflix this month!

    Persona: Collection 1

    Persona: Collection is a collection of short films by critically-acclaimed Korean directors. The four directors utilize various themes that tell the main character’s story in different ways. The films consist of themes that relate to life, dreams, and love.

    Release Date: April 5
    Running Time: TBA
    Cast: Lee Ji-eun (IU), Bae Doona, Park Hae Soo

    Call Me By Your Name

    Set during the 1980s in Italy, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a blossoming romance between a student and a man who was hired to be his father’s assistant. The film is based on the novel by André Aciman. The film won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2018.

    Release Date: April 5
    Running Time: 2hours, 12 minutes
    Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Part 2

    The teenage witch returns, embraces her powers, and fully commits to the Academy of Unseen Arts. More of Sabrina’s adventures as a half-witch, half-mortal will unfold as plots involving Madam Satan and the Dark Lord come to light.

    Release Date: April 5
    Episodes: TBA
    Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Gavin Leatherwood, Michelle Gomez, Ross Lynch

    You Vs. Wild, Season 1

    You Vs. Wild is an interactive series that features Bear Grylls who is known for his TV series, Man vs. Wild that ran on the Discovery Channel for seven seasons. This is an interactive series that enables viewers to be a part of the series’ where Bear Grylls will be faced with a variety of scenarios and it’s up to the viewers to decide his course of action.

    Release Date: April 10
    Episodes: 8
    Cast: Bear Grylls

    The Silence

    From the director of Anabelle comes this horror film based on the novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon. The film follows a family who, in the midst of an apocalyptic world, tries to find refuge until they come across a cult. 16-year-old Ally Andrews (played by Kiernan Shipka) lost her hearing at 13 and is being hunted down by the cult who wants to use her heightened senses.

    Release Date: April 10
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
    Cast: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto

    Black Summer, Season 1

    In the early days of an apocalyptic world, Rose joins a group of refugees after being separated from her daughter. Black Summer is the prequel to Syfy’s Z Nation. The group must fight their way through hordes of zombies as Rose tries to find her daughter in the midst of the chaos.

    Release Date: April 11
    Episodes: 8
    Cast: Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee

    A Land Imagined

    The story follows a Singaporean cop who investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant from a reclamation site. The investigator must put himself in the mind and in the shoes of the victim in order to uncover the truth.

    Release Date: April 12
    Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
    Cast: Peter Yu, Liu Xiaoyi, Guo Yue

    Special, Season 1

    Special is an uplifting story about Ryan, a gay man with mild celebral palsy who rewrites his identify in pursuit of the life that he wants. Now a blogger, Ryan was able to turn his life from bleak to chic as he walks towards adulthood. Special is based on the memoir if Ryan O’Connell,  “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.”

    Release Date: April 12
    Episodes: TBA
    Cast: Ryan O’Connell, Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel

    The Perfect Date

    The Perfect Date follows Brooks Rattigan who, in order to raise funds for college, creates a dating app where he’ll be standing in for non-existent boyfriends. However, things take a turn for the worse when Brooks, who needs to play a character every night of the week, leads him to question who he is and who he wants to be with.

    Release Date: April 12
    Running Time: TBA
    Cast: Peter Yu, Liu Xiaoyi, Guo Yue

    The World’s End

    Five childhood friends reunite after one of them decides to once again go on a drinking marathon. They head to the hometown of one of their friends to reach, The World’s End, a fabled pub. The group attempts to come to peace with the past and present as they realize that they have to focus on the future of mankind. The film first premiered in 2013.

    Release Date: April 17
    Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes
    Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

    About Time

    About Time originally premiered in 2013 and follows the story of 21-year-old Tim Lake discovers that he had the ability to time travel and decides to change what happens and what had happened in his life by getting himself a girlfriend. Sadly, it was easier said than done as a series of time-travel incidents interfere with his goals.

    Release Date: April 17
    Running Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
    Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    With a story picking up where the first film left off, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason first premiered in 2004 and follows Bridget and her relationship with Mark Darcy. She questions if she’s been able to find the love and life that she’s always dreamed of having.

    Release Date: April 17
    Running Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
    Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

    My First First Love

    This Korean drama is a Netflix original that follows five youths and their encounters and exploits with the concept of first love. This drama is a story of love and friendship when Yun Tae-O’s friends move into his house.

    Release Date: April 18
    Episodes: 8
    Cast: Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon, Jung Jin-young

    Someone Great

    Jenny, an aspiring music journalist has just landed a job at an iconic magazine. As she’s about to move to San Francisco, her boyfriend of nine years calls it quits. Jenny, in order to nurse her broken heart, rallies her two best friends to go out on the last adventure in New York City.

    Release Date: April 19
    Running Time: 1hour, 32minutes
    Cast: Rosario Dawson, Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow

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