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You know that thing about April show­ers? Well, it’s real, and you’re go­ing to want a good book (or movie or TV show) to get through it. Here’s how to spend your time in­side this month

movies & tv CHAPPAQUIDDICK

Nine years af­ter Ted Kennedy’s death, the story of one of Camelot’s dark­est hours fi­nally gets its cin­e­matic treat­ment. Star­ring Ja­son Clarke, Kate Mara, and Bruce Dern, it prom­ises to be a sus­pense­ful ride — es­pe­cially for Democrats ap­proach­ing the midterms.

THE HAND­MAID’S TALE

The first sea­son of this Toronto-shot dystopian series took home nearly every award it was el­i­gi­ble for. This sea­son, it surges past Mar­garet At­wood’s orig­i­nal source ma­te­rial and tack­les sto­ry­lines that feel a bit too much like they’re “ripped from the head­lines.”

SU­PER TROOP­ERS 2

The orig­i­nal Su­per Troop­ers was not a good movie. It didn’t even make much money. But there were glim­mers of bril­liance, and years af­ter its 2001 de­but, it re­tains a semi-ironic cult fol­low­ing — and if that’s not rea­son enough for a se­quel, we don’t know what is.

BEIRUT

It’s been three years since

Mad Men, and we’ll ad­mit it: we’ve missed John Hamm. In his most an­tic­i­pated — and most bearded — role since, Hamm plays a re­tired US diplo­mat who re­turns just in time to save a cap­tured friend dur­ing the 1982 Le­banon War.

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