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14th Apr 2017

Here are some of the great new titles on Netflix for the Easter weekend

That’s the long weekend sorted.

That’s the long weekend sorted.

With many of you facing into the delightful prospect of a four-day weekend, no doubt there are plenty of social activities on the agenda between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

With no pubs to go to on Good Friday, however and with the weather shaping up to be something of a mixed bag, you might want to settle in for some quality time in front of the tellybox.

With that in mind, here’s a taste of some of the titles either recently added or soon to be added on Netflix to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.

The Get Down: Part 2

Episodes: 5

As Zeke wrestles with the dual nature of his life and future, Mylene struggles to define herself as an artist, and Shao continues down a risky path.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Return (14 April)

Episodes: 14

The cult hit returns. Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.

Chelsea: Season 2 (From 14 April)

Exciting guests, timely topics, global destinations. Chelsea returns with a fresh new format, bringing her bold perspective to a changed world.

Riverdale: Season 1

Archie’s got an edge. Veronica’s hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics.

New episodes on April 7, 14, 28

Better Call Saul: Season 3

As Jimmy’s links to multiple conspiracies and vendettas threaten to derail his new law practice, he also realises that Chuck may be setting him up for a major fall – professionally and personally.

New episodes weekly – 11, 18 & 25 April

Louis C.K. 2017

Louis C.K. is back in 2017 with his thoughts on how we count years, the concept of enduring love, giving dogs drugs, “Magic Mike” and much more.

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Rock star comic Kevin Hart takes it to another level in this stand-up set filmed in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

Win It All

While holding $50,000 for a pal in prison, a lovable screw-up with a gambling problem blows it all and must win it back before his friend gets out.

El Faro De Las Orcas

A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hopes that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

Sandy Wexler (14 April)

Adam Sandler stars as an L.A. talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer.

Slam (15 April)

Teenage Sam dreams of becoming a skateboarding pro, but his life takes a dramatic turn when his girlfriend gets pregnant.

Dawn of the Croods: Season 3

Episodes: 13

When Grug becomes the first leader of Ahhh! Valley, he must help solve the residents’ many problems, including keeping out the food-stealing Broods.

Don’t Look Down

The story behind Richard Branson’s attempts to break world records flying in a hot air balloon. Using interviews with Branson, his team, archive and dramatic recons, the film tells a story of courage, determination, despair and triumph.

Clip via Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films

Strike a Pose

For the seven young male dancers who joined Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour – and were featured in the documentary Truth or Dare – celebrity was fleeting. This documentary looks at their lives 25 years after their moment in the limelight.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary, showing the virtues of less is more.

Clip via The Minimalists

Newtown

This intimate portrait sheds light on the trauma experienced and strength displayed by those affected by the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

iZombie: Season 3 (weekly episodes on 5, 12, 19, 26 April)

Undead coroner’s assistant Liv Moore continues to use her flashbacks to help police as she takes on a new foe – head of Fillmore-Graves Enterprises Vivian Stoll – who’s intent on making Seattle the capital of a zombie homeland.