Mortal Kombat (April 16), rated R, starring Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, and Josh Lawson, Action/ Adventure/Fantasy, directed by Simon McQuoid
MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Thunder Force (April 9), rated PG-13, starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, Action/ Adventure/ Comedy, directed by Ben Falcone
In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (April 30), rated R, starring Michael B. Jordan, Action/ Adventure/ Thriller, directed by Stefano Sollima
Seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife, an elite Navy SEAL uncovers a covert plot that threatens to engulf the United States and Russia in an all-out war.
Justice Society: World War II (April 27), rated PG-13, starring Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, and Chris Diamantopoulos, Animation/ Fantasy, directed by Jeff Warmaster
The Justice Society of America, a group of heroes aiding the allies in World War 2, acquire an ally from the future who sends them on an adventure that changes history.
Monday (April 16), rated R, starring Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough, Drama/ Romance, directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
A spark on a Friday can lead to a sizzling weekend fling, but what happens when you get to the inevitable Monday?
TV shows/ seasons:
Creepshow (April 1) – season 2 – Shudder
The fictional Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent Creepshow ghoul.
Top Chef (April 1) – season 18 – Bravo
A reality competition show in which chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges and are judged by a panel of food and wine experts, with one or more contestants eliminated each episode.
United States of Al (April 1) – season 1 – CBS
A Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio finds friendship in Al, the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.
Wipeout (April 1) – season 1 – TBS
Follows the three rounds and three-stage, obstacle course consisting of multiple strategies and decision points designed to further challenge, and wear out, the stamina of the competitors.
Chad (April 6) – season 1 – TBS
A 14-year-old Persian boy desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother’s dating life, and figure out his cultural identity.
Kung Fu (April 7) – season 1 – CW
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption, and her own parents are at the mercy of a powerful triad. Nicky relies on her tech-savvy sister, pre-med brother, ex-boyfriend, and new love interest, as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values, to protect her community and bring criminals to justice — all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
Rebel (April 8) – season 1 – ABC
Follows a legal advocate with a blue-collar background, who helps those in need without a law degree.
Big Shot (April 16) – season 1 – Disney+
A temperamental college basketball coach who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school.
American Dad (April 19) – season 18 – TBS
The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.
Shadow and Bone (April 23) – season 1 – Netflix
Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.