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Here’s what’s coming to HBO Go/Now in April

Oprah Winfrey in The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

HBO released the new slate of stuff coming to its streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now today, and, per usual, it’s a mix of older films and the network’s own stuff, out the same day it airs on cable. The biggest name on that latter list is April 22’s The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, which stars Oprah Winfrey as a woman working with a reporter (Rose Byrne) in order to learn more about her mother’s considerable contributions to medical history.

In terms of theatrical films, last year’s supervillain feature Suicide Squad is making its way to the services in both theatrical and extended versions. (So heads-up, Leto-heads.) Meanwhile, the list of older films has a bit of a “somber Westerns vibe” to it, with Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven and Andrew Dominick’s The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford both available starting on April 1. (Despite the deep pathos of its mechanical bull-riding scenes, Urban Cowboy probably doesn’t make that same prestige-picture cut.)


HBO will also be broadcasting/streaming this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony (actually happening on April 7, but airing on April 29). The event will feature appearances from new inductees Pearl Jam, Journey, ELO, and more, plus presenters like Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, and Lenny Kravitz, who will be performing a tribute to Prince. You can see the full list of films and shows coming to HBO’s services in April below.

Available April 1:

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Be Kind, Rewind

Breaking Away

Cape Fear (1991)

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Criminal Activities

Crimson Tide

The Deer Hunter

Dragon Blade

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Herbie: Fully Loaded

Hollywood Ending


Last Man Standing

Mamma Mia!

Operation Dumbo Drop

Play Misty For Me

Rat Race

The Simpsons Movie

Slumdog Millionaire

Speed Racer


Urban Cowboy

The Wild Life

Available April 3:

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Available April 4:

Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5

Available April 8:

War Dogs

Available April 11:

Search Party

Available April 15:

Suicide Squad (Theatrical and Extended Versions)

Available April 17:


Available April 22:

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Saving My Tomorrow: Kids Love The Earth

Available April 24:

The Memory Of Justice

Available April 29:

2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Victor Frankenstein

[via Vulture]

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