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Your April Netflix binge list

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By DELLA HETHCOX Netflix has you covered during these last few weeks of the semester, whether you need to do some “research” or take a break from studying for exams.

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Netflix has you covered during these last few weeks of the semester, whether you need to do some “research” or take a break from studying for exams.

More than 58 films and television shows were added this month for your streaming convenience.

In addition to the usual mix of classic films and recent TV seasons, another Netflix original show premiered this month.

“Daredevil,” based on the Marvel Comics character, is a new show created by Drew Goddard for Netflix that stars Charlie Cox. The show follows the transformation of a child, Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a child. As an adult, Murdock becomes an attorney with super senses, living the life of an undercover hero as a lawyer by day and a crime fighter by night. Throughout the show, Murdock wrestles with the blurred line between right and wrong as he fights crime in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.

For more action, watch “Noah,” the 2014 film starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman for a twist on the traditional biblical tale. Or try “Buffalo Soldiers,” a 2001 film starring Joaquin Phoenix as a soldier in 1989 Germany that does everything a U.S. soldier shouldn’t do—stealing, cooking heroin and having affairs with the wives of superior officers.

If foreign films pique your interest, view “A Girl Walks Alone at Night,” a 2014 Iranian film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. The plot revolves around a vampire in an Iranian ghost town that stalks the locals. Stream now to find out what happens to the girl who walked home alone.

Looking for another vampire film? Check out “Underworld,” a 2003 thriller starring Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman. Beckinsale portrays Selene, a vampire warrior that tries to eradicate werewolves until she falls in love with a human who has been bitten. Watch to find out if Selene fulfills her destiny or follows her heart.

Horror fans should try “The Babadook,” a 2014 Australian indie horror film. Watch in fear as a mother tries to protect her son from a boogie monster and ends up haunted instead. The film was shown at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and quickly became a favorite film among horror genre fans due to its odd mixture of heartwarming plot and classic horror elements.

If one horror film is not enough, watch “Starry Eyes,” a 2014 film written and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, which was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Alex Essoe portrays a young girl with Hollywood dreams who finds out that darkness lurks behind the glitz and glamour of celebrities.

If that’s too dark, don’t worry. Just rewatch the 2007 comedy favorite “Hot Fuzz” for some laughs. Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as parody crime-solving police officers in England, you’re guaranteed to be smiling by the end of this movie.

Are you a fan of Nicolas Cage and his toupée? Because “National Treasure,” a 2004 film, is now available and ready to remind you of your childhood.

For a blast to the past, watch classic films such as “Suicide Kings,” a 1997 thriller starring Christopher Walken and Sean Patrick Flanery, or “Bound,” a 1996 crime drama starring Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon.

If you’re short on time, sneak in an episode of season four of the ABC Family show “Baby Daddy,” as Ben navigates life as a single dad in his twenties with the help of his family and friends, producing comedic results.

You can also, prepare for the release of “Sons of Anarchy” season seven on April 25 by catching up on the previous six seasons, currently available for streaming.

Happy viewing!

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