New on HBO Now: All the Movies and TV Coming in April

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New on HBO Now: All the Movies and TV Coming in April

Coming up in April, we’ve got a series of new TV shows and movies coming to HBO Now, including the premiere of Game of Thrones and the Girls finale. Check out our featured recommendations, and read on for the full list of new content.

Inherent Vice

Year: 2014
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Available: April 11
Inherent Vice shares Thomas Pynchon’s instability: always in flux, it perseveres as a screwball elegy to a lost time, refusing to function solely as a stoner comedy or a serious drama or any one thing. Anderson is mannered enough to shift from one tone to another organically, making the whole seem part of one larger kaleidoscopic feeling rather than a series of disjointed vignettes, and that alone is a huge accomplishment. That he also characteristically includes a series of unforgettable scenes makes this film one that must be seen again.—Jeremy Mathews


Year: 2014
Director: Luc Besson
Available: April 9
Who knew Luc Besson still had a movie like Lucy in him? It’s a startling blast of cinematic zeal and philosophical provocation—the work of someone fully engaged by the medium. Somewhat improbably, it’s also an ideal culmination of a sci-fi trilogy Scarlett Johansson may not have even realized she was making. In Her, Under the Skin and now Lucy, the 29-year-old veteran has not only delivered some of the finest work of her career, she’s found a trio of characters in conversation about what it means to be human through the eyes of an outsider. —Geoff Berkshire


Year: 2015
Director: Judd Apatow
Available: April 2
Think of Trainwreck as Amy Schumer’s comedy fed through Judd Apatow’s directorial dehydrator…To the credit of both Apatow and Schumer, who wrote the whole damn thing, they’ve made a funny film—and in fairness, “funny” is all that Trainwreck needs to be. When the picture clicks, you’ll be too busy bearing down and expelling laughter to catch any air or worry about politics. Schumer and her colossal supporting cast easily prove that all anyone needs to cut together a solid comedy is good old-fashioned chemistry, sharp delivery, and a surfeit of killer punchlines. —Andy Crump

Mean Streets

Year: 1973
Director: Martin Scorcese
Available: April 1
Of all Martin Scorsese’s gangster flicks, none feel as personal as Mean Streets. The main character, played wonderfully by Harvey Keitel, could very well be Scorsese himself, an Italian-American caught in the middle of two lives: crime and religion. Gritty and vigorous with an exhilarating performance from a young Robert De Niro, the film marks Scorsese’s first great gangster feat. —Paste

Original Programming

El Hipnotizador (4/1)
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (4/4)
Animals.?—?Season 1 Finale (4/7)
Papita, mani, tostom (Peanuts and Crackerjacks) (4/8)
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (4/9)
Togetherness?—?Season 2 Finale (4/10)
HBO First Look: The Huntsman: Winter’s War (4/14)
Confirmation (4/16)
Vinyl?—?Season 1 Finale (4/17)
Girls?—?Season 5 Finale (4/17)
Game of Thrones?—?Season 6 Premiere (4/24)
Silicon Valley?—?Season 3 Premiere (4/24)
VEEP?—?Season 5 Premiere (4/24)
Heart of a Dog (4/25)
2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (4/30)

Theatrical Premieres

Trainwreck Unrated, 2015 (4/2)
Lucy, 2014 (4/9)
Jurassic World, 2015 (4/23)
Paper Towns, 2015 (4/30)
Inherent Vice, 2014 (4/11)
We Are Your Friends, 2015 (4/18)
Dracula Untold, 2014 (4/27)

Other TV and Movies

Coming April 1

Mr. Kaplan
En las nubes (In the Clouds)
American Pie, 1999
American Pie 2, 2001
Breach, 2007
Casper, 1995
Mean Streets, 1973
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, 2007
Slither, 2006
The Fault in Our Stars, 2014
The Invasion, 2007
We Are Marshall, 2006
White Fang, 1991
Wild Wild West, 1999
X-Men, 2000
X-Men Days of Future Past, 2014

Leaving April 30

Annie Hall, 1977
Battle of the Planet of the Apes, 1978
Beneath the Planet of the Apes, 1970
Blazing Saddles, 1974
Carrie, 1976
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, 1972
Escape from the Planet of the Apes, 1971
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
In the Heat of the Night, 1967
Mystic Pizza, 1988
Night at the Museum, 2006
Once, 2007
Planet of the Apes, 1968
Revenge of the Nerds, 1984
Superman Returns, 2006
Taken 3, 2014
Unbroken, 2014
Wild, 2014