What's New to Stream on Amazon Prime Video for April 2019

April on Amazon Prime brings Bond movies, the Blade trilogy, and season 5 of Bosch!

Amazon April

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’re in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members.

The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month — April 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

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Amazon Prime Pick of the Month

Bosch Season Screenshot

Not enough of you are talking about the Prime series Bosch, but with season five arriving on 4/19, I’m hoping that will change. The show is based on the long-running detective series by Michael Connelly, and each season pulls from one or more of the novels for narrative threads. The series features a strong ensemble cast with the heart and soul being the always brilliant Titus Welliver in the lead role. It’s just fantastic television with compelling mysteries, great character work, and the occasional burst of violence. Start from the beginning… or don’t. Just watch the damn thing.


The Blade Trilogy!

Blade

The three films that make up the Blade trilogy aren’t equal in quality, but it’s a great character given room to breathe and slaughter across a wide canvas so what’s not to love? Blade (1998) remains a high-point introducing Wesley Snipes as the vampire vampire-slayer, but Guillermo del Toro’s Blade II (2002) is honestly every bit as good thanks to some additional world-building, killer action, and fantastic physical f/x work. Blade: Trinity (2004) is also new to Prime.


RIP Larry Cohen

Liberty Stands Still

We lost one of the greats recently with the passing of writer/director Larry Cohen, and if you haven’t already done so I highly recommend you seek out some of his numerous gems including The Stuff (1985), God Told Me To (1976), and It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987). Sadly, none of those are coming to Prime this month, so the next best thing is a movie that bears a slight similarity to the Cohen-scripted Phone Booth (2002)… Liberty Stands Still (2002). The film sees a sniper hold a woman on the phone and in place under the threat of death while his motivation is slowly revealed. The phone booth is traded for a hot dog stand, but still.


Jonah Hill Made a Movie?

Mids A

It’s true, and from what I’ve heard it’s either good dramatic fun or a sad poser of a film. Let’s find out together when Mid90s (2018) arrives on 4/18. Hill wrote and directed the film while the cast is mostly fresh faces aside from Katherine Waterston and Lucas Hedges.


The Complete List

April 1st
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
The Addams Family (1991)
Addams Family Values (1993)
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
An Invited Guest
Beetlejuice (1988)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Blade (1998)
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blown Away (1994)
The Bob Hope Specials
The Carol Burnett Show
Case 39 (2009)
Chinatown (1974)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Die Another Day (2002)
Dragonslayer (1981)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Everything Must Go (2010)
Foxfire (1996)
Funny About Love (1990)
Goldfinger (1964)
In a World… (2013)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Law of the Lawless (1964)
Liberty Stands Still (2002)
Little Monsters (1989)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Minus Man (1999)
Murder, She Wrote – Seasons 1-5
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Octopussy (1983)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Primal Fear (1996)
Racing with the Moon (1984)
The Red Skelton Hour
Sabrina (1995)
Sharkwater Extinction (2018)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Stargate Universe – Seasons 1-2
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Stories We Tell (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Top Gun (1986)
The Two Jakes (1990)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Up in the Air (2009)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

April 2nd
A Quiet Place (2018)

April 5th
The Tick – Season 2

April 8th
Finding Your Feet (2017)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

April 12th
Bug Diaries – Season 1
Diablo Guardian – Season 2

April 17th
Overboard (2018)

April 18th
Mid90s (2018)

April 19th
Bosch – Season 5

April 21st
Book Club (2018)

April 22nd
The Next Three Days (2010)

April 27th
The Hole in the Ground (2019)
Humans – Season 3
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

April 29th
Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)

April 30th
Vikings – Season 5

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