What leaves streaming this month: April 2023

(L to R) Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris in New girl. Thanks to Netflix

It’s your last chance to see a favorite quirky sitcom, an Academy Award winner and a complex blockbuster from Christopher Nolan. Streaming platforms are doing a little spring cleaning, so be sure to tune in for these titles before they’re kicked to the curb later this month.

What is leaving Netflix

New girl

Zooey Deschanel is known for being cute and quirky, with the characters she plays often being desirable dorks or deadpan ladies. New girlhowever really explored that same persona, with much more interesting and entertaining results. Deschanel stars as Jess, a teacher who moves to LA on a whim and ends up with a group of three dudes. Over seven seasons, the roommates and their friends meet, break up, and make amends, with a rotating cast of guest stars keeping things fun and fresh (Megan Fox? Rob Reiner? Jamie Lee Curtis?). All seven seasons of New girl are available to stream until April 10e.

Scott pilgrim against the world

This cult favorite features everything from an epic battle of the bands to an over-aggressive vegan. Scott pilgrim against the world follows a video game format similar to the graphic novel it was adapted from, embracing all things cartoonish to tell the story of Scott (Michael Cera), his new crush Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and her seven bad exes – who he all must fight. Irreverent and iconic, intricate and tongue-in-cheek, it’s a blast from the recent past. The comedy cast also rolls deep, featuring Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Schwartzman. Scott pilgrim against the world streams until the end of the month.

What is leaving Hulu

The last duel

There isn’t a genre that acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott can’t, and The last duel is the perfect reminder of the director’s talent. Set in medieval France, the film tells the story of a knight and a squire who are engaged in a duel when the former’s wife accuses the latter of assaulting her. Like the classic movie Rashomon, The last duel takes time to show the repercussions each of these three figures felt leading up to and after the event. Matt Damon and Adam Driver play the duelists, while Jodie Comer plays the complex woman between them. The last duel streams until April 13e.

The departed

With the news that Martin Scorsese is coming Killers of the flower moon premieres at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it’s a good time to revisit the only film for which the acclaimed director actually won an Academy Award. Believe it or not, Scorsese’s only Oscar arrived for his work The departed, an epic crime thriller set in the Boston underworld. Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon star as dueling police double agents, with Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen and Mark Wahlberg pulling the strings, among others. The departed streams until the end of the month.

What leaves HBO Max

Basic principle

As mind-boggling as it is bloodcurdling, Basic principle stands as one of Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious films. John David Washington stars as the aptly labeled protagonist, a CIA agent invited into the top-secret organization of “Tenet” and partaking in its time-traveling technology. He and his fellow agents use time itself to try and foil a dastardly plot set in motion by a Russian oligarch with the same time-spanning, world-traveling access. Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Kenneth Branagh also lend their talents to this captivating sci-fi action thriller. Basic principle streams until the end of the month.

Nightmare Alley

by Guillermo del Toro Nightmare Alley has it all: an old-fashioned freak show, an age-old femme fatale in Cate Blanchett and a closing scene that is considered one of the filmmaker’s most captivating. Bradley Cooper stars as a drifter who encounters a traveling carnival and quickly learns the ropes. He becomes a skilled mentalist slash con artist, raking in both the money and risk of lying for a living. The impressive ensemble class also includes Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe and Richard Jenkins. Nightmare Alley streams until the end of the month.

What to watch is a regular endorsement of movies and TV worth your streaming time.

What leaves streaming this month: April 2023

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