What to watch at home this week – April 29 to May 5

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 29, 2024 | Leave a Comment

Jim Gaffigan, Fred Armisen, Jerry Seinfeld and Melissa McCarthy in UnfrostedCheck out what’s new this week on streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, Crave, Paramount+ and BritBox, plus new DVDs/Blu-rays. View the full list of new titles below and watch the trailers. ~Alexandra Heilbron

A Man in Full – Facing relentless foes and sudden bankruptcy, an Atlanta real estate tycoon (Jeff Daniels) must claw his way back to the top when his empire begins to crumble. Debuts May 2 on Netflix.

Unfrosted – In a time when milk and cereal ruled breakfast, a fierce corporate battle begins over a revolutionary new pastry. A Pop-Tart comedy starring, written by and directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Also starring Melissa McCarthyHugh Grant and Amy Schumer. Debuts May 3 on Netflix.

The Idea of You – When Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mom, chaperones her teenage daughter’s trip to Coachella, she has a chance encounter with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet, and there is an instant, undeniable spark. As they begin a whirlwind romance, it isn’t long before Hayes’ superstar status poses challenges to their relationship, and Solène soon discovers that life in the glare of his spotlight might be more than she bargained for. Debuts May 2 on Prime Video.

Mean Girls – New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp). When Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. Available April 30 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Angourie Rice, who stars as Cady Heron (the role originated by Lindsay Lohan in the 2004 film) in the new musical comedy Mean Girls, reveals how she was offered the role by Tina Fey, and as a big fan of The Office, how much she enjoyed having Jenna Fischer play her mother in the film. She says she also really loved working with Jon Hamm and reveals whether or not this was her first singing role!

Ordinary Angels – Sharon Stevens (Hilary Swank) is a hairdresser in a small town who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and inspires her entire community to join her in helping them. Available April 30 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Madame Web – Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson) is a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures… if they can all survive a deadly present. Available April 30 on DVD and Blu-ray.

April 29
Avatar Purusha Part 2: Trishankupayanam (Prime Video)
Honeymoonish (Netflix)
Vanderpump Villa, New Episode (Disney+)

April 30
Blue Giant (Blu-ray/VOD/Digital)
Fiasco (Netflix)
Fight for Paradise: Who Can You Trust? (Netflix)
Firefly (Prime Video)
Lawmen: Bass Reeves – Season 1 (Blu-ray/DVD)
Madame Web (DVD/Blu-ray)
Mean Girls (DVD/Blu-ray)
Mean Girls (2004) 20th Anniversary Edition (4K Ultra HD)
The Ocean’s Trilogy – Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen (4K Ultra HD Disc & Digital)
Ordinary Angels (DVD/Blu-ray)
The Promised Land (DVD/Blu-ray)
Re: Uniting (VOD)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount+)
Sweet Dreams (DVD)
FX’s The Veil, Two-Episode Premiere (Disney+)

May 1
Acapulco: Season 3 – two-episode premiere (Apple TV+)
The Beaver (MUBI)
Behind the Music, New Episode Block (Paramount+)
Blood Free, New Episodes (Disney+)
Boogie Nights (Crave)
Brokeback Mountain (Netflix)
Burning (MUBI)
Catfish: Season 9 (Paramount+)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Netflix)
Deaw Special: Super Soft Power (Netflix)
Dogleg (MUBI)
Down The Rabbit Hole (Netflix)
Family Guy: Season 22, New Episode (Disney+)
Fifty Shades Freed (Netflix)
Frankly Speaking (Netflix)
Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar (Netflix)
House of the Owl, New Episodes (Disney+)
Iris (CBC Gem)
Lost Cities Revealed with Albert Lin: Season 1 (Disney+)
Marry Me (Netflix)
Mother’s Day (Netflix)
Nadiya’s Simple Spices (CBC Gem)
Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV (CBC Gem)
Loot: Season 2, New Episode (Apple TV+)
Psych: Seasons 1-8 (Netflix)
The Reader (Netflix)
Rewind the ’90s, All Episodes (Disney+)
Sand Land: The Series, New Episode (Disney+)
Shardlake, All Episodes (Disney+)
She’s Out of My League (Netflix)
Shutter Island (Netflix)
Smokey and the Bandit (Netflix)
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 3, New Episode (Disney+)
Stop Making Sense (Crave)
Undead Unluck: Season 1, New Episode (Disney+)
Vacation (Netflix)
Van Helsing (Netflix)
We Were the Lucky Ones, New Episode (Disney+)
X-Men ’97, New Episode (Disney+)
Zombi Child (MUBI)

May 2
A Man in Full (Netflix)
All But Divorce (Prime Video)
Beautiful Rebel (Netflix)
Hacks: Season 3, Episodes 1-2 (Crave)
The Idea of You (Prime Video)
Nuit Blanche: Season 2 (Prime Video)
Secrets of the Neanderthals (Netflix)
Selena + Restaurant: Seasons 1, Episodes 1-2 (Crave)
TP BON (Netflix)
Turtles All The Way Down (Crave)

May 3
12 Disasters of Christmas (Crave)
Arctic Blast (Crave)
Behemoth (Crave)
Blackout (Prime Video)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Full Series (Paramount+)
Bullet Train (Netflix)
Caravaggio’s Shadow (Crave)
Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg (VOD)
Chief Detective 1958, New Episode (Disney+)
Christmas Icetastrophe (Crave)
Clarkson’s Farm: Season 3 (Prime Video)
Collision Earth (Crave)
Do Not Expect Too Much From The End Of The World (MUBI)
Escape to the Country: Season 30 (CBC Gem)
The Fifth Element (Crave)
Flaws (Prime Video)
The Green Knight (Crave)
Hairspray — Starz (Crave)
High Country: Season 1 (Crave)
Hitch — Starz (Crave)
Ice Quake (Crave)
Independence Daysaster (Crave)
John Mulaney Presents: Everybody’s In L.A. (Live Event) (Netflix)
Metal Tornado (Crave)
One Day as a Lion (Crave)
Penny Dreadful: Season 3 (CBC Gem)
Polar Storm (Crave)
Postcards (Netflix)
Prom Dates (Disney+)
Reilly Ace of Spies: Season 1 (BritBox)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion — Starz (Crave)
Selling the OC: Season 3 (Netflix)
Sick Girl (Crave)
Snowglobe Christmas (Crave)
Sons of Summer — Starz (Crave)
Stand Up Guys (Netflix)
Stath Lets Flats: Season 1 (BritBox)
Stonehenge Apocalypse (Crave)
Super Storm (Crave)
Twister Valley (Crave)
The Unbroken Voice: Season 2 (Netflix)
Unfrosted (Netflix)
The Vow — Starz (Crave)
FX’s Welcome to Wrexham: Season 3, Two Episodes (Disney+)

May 4
The Atypical Family (Netflix)
Chief Detective 1958, New Episode (Disney+)
The Fable, New Episode (Disney+)
How Not To Draw Shorts: Season 1 & 2 (Disney+)
Katt Williams: Woke Foke (Netflix)
Night Swim (Prime Video)
NWSL: Seattle Reign FC v San Diego Wave FC (Prime Video)
Star Wars: Tales of the Empire, All Episodes (Disney+)

May 5
Mission: Yozakura Family, New Episode (Disney+)
Monsters at Work: Season 2 (Disney+)
Roast of Tom Brady (Live Event) (Netflix)
The Simpsons: Season 35, New Episode (Disney+)

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