35 best new Netflix movies and shows coming in April 2020

Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Photo courtesy Netflix
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34. Hail, Cesar!

Release Year: 2016

Directed By: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Alison Pill, Veronica Osorio, Emily Beecham, Heather Goldenhersh, Wayne Knight, Jonah Hill

Release Date: Thursday, April 16

Looking for a good, hearty laugh? Well, you wish is Netflix’s command, as per usual. This month, on top of all the adventures and larger-than-life slices of escapism, there are handfuls upon handfuls of solids laughs making a beeline for your watch list. From relatable laughs to slapstick laughs to higher brow laughs, there’s a comedy for every flavor. The Coen Brothers’ 2016 comedy Hail, Cesar! comes to Netflix this April, and it’s one of the month’s best new releases.

Taking place in the Hollywood film industry in the golden era of 1951, Hail, Cesar! tells a fictional story about real-life fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin). The fixer’s latest slate of work entails solving the problems of the actors and filmmakers creating movies at Capitol Pictures. However, Mannix’s plate gets even more full when Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) gets kidnapped while working on the film Hail, Cesar! Mannix investigates the movie star’s disappearance under a ticking clock.

Hail, Cesar! comes from writers and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, who also helmed such films as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, True Grit and many, many others. Upon release, the film earned mostly positive reception from critics, holding a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. Hail, Cesar! wasn’t a massive box office hit, but the film managed to grab an Academy Award nomination for Best Production Design. If you’re a fan of the Coen Brothers’ work or you’re looking for something different to watch, add the movie to your watch list on April 16.