The Watch List: “After Louie” Comes To Theaters, “Lemony Snicket” Returns To Netflix

Plus: What's coming to Netflix in April?

In Theaters

  • Sam (Alan Cumming), a jaded survivor of the AIDS crisis, and Braeden (Zachary Booth), a younger gay man who lives stigma-free, is the basis for this debut feature from ACT-UP founder Vincent Gagliostro. Justin Vivian Bond, Wilson Cruz, David Drake, Joey Arias, and Everett Quinton co-star. (March 30, Hawk House)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

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    The early days of ACT UP Paris are chronicled as two members (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Arnaud Valois) attempt to keep their burgeoning love alive amid the crisis in Robin Campillo’s acclaimed French film. (March 30, Freestyle

  • The transformation of a homophobic, macho 67-year-old named Butch into a trans dominatrix who named herself after Gloria Estefan (and Gloria Steinem) is charted in this documentary. (DVD, Xlrator)

  • Nominated for Best Picture, Steven Spielberg’s historical drama sees Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep as The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham, who risked the paper when they published The Pentagon Papers in 1971. (VOD, 20th Century Fox)

  • The first season of Netflix’s controversial series about the aftermath of a teenage girl’s suicide hits DVD. (DVD, Paramount)


  • Neil Patrick Harris’ weasel-y Count Olaf is back in a host of hysterical new disguises to torment the three Baudelaire orphans, with appearances by Allison Williams, Lucy Punch, Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Robbie Amell, Sara Rue, Roger Bart, David Alan Grier, and many more. (March 30, Netflix)

  • The second season of this mind-bending X-Men spinoff sees Professor Xavier’s mentally tortured son, David Haller (Dan Stevens), come back after he was seemingly absorbed by a mysterious orb. Powerful baddie Amahl Farouk, aka The Shadow King, is waiting, and so is a new threat. Gay character Clark (Hamish Linklater), of government shadow agency Division 3, looks to return as well this season. (April 3, FX)

On Netflix

Get your dose of vampires and queer subtext with 1980s comedy-horror hit, The Lost Boys on April 1. Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall arrives on April 5, while foodies can binge on the 4-episode Chef’s Table: Pastry, starting April 13. Also on April 13, Netflix’s glossy reboot of the classic sci-fi TV show Lost In Space co-stars Parker Posey as the slyly evil Dr. Smith.

Also Coming To Netflix In April

A Sort of Family
Along Came Polly
Bad Boys
Battlefield Earth
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Big Time
Bill Nye: Science Guy
Body of Lies
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Cats & Dogs
Chasing the Dragon
Cold Mountain
Dare to Be Wild
Deep Blue Sea
Despicable Me 3
Fish People
Friday Night Lights
Friend Request
Jackass 2.5
Lakeview Terrace
Life Is Beautiful
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Mortal Kombat
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Jay-Z
Nancy Drew
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Seven Pounds
Sin City
Speed Racer
Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The Duchess
The Family Man
The Flintstones
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
The Iron Giant
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
The Lost Boys
Queen of the Damned
The Spy Next Door
Wakfu: Season 3

Leaving Netflix In April

April 1

30 Days Of Night
88 Minutes
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
American Pie
American Pie 2
Apollo 13
Batman & Robin
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cool Runnings
Death Sentence
Dolphin Tale
Eagle vs. Shark
John Mulaney: New in Town
Never Let Me Go
Set Up
Small Soldiers
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Shawshank Redemption
The Whole Nine Yards
Wild Wild West

Leaving April 3
Starry Eyes

Leaving April 5
The Hallow
The Nightingale

Leaving April 12
The Emperor’s New Clothes

Leaving April 15
Happy Tree Friends
Leap Year

Leaving April 16
Son of God

Leaving April 17
Z Storm

Leaving April 20
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

Leaving April 21
The Prestige

Leaving April 22
Exit through the Gift Shop

Leaving April 26
Kung Fu Panda 3

Leaving April 27
Begin Again

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.