The Best Movies & Shows Coming To Streaming In May
1. I Think You Should Leave S3
ITYSL is far and away the best sketch show running right now and it feels like forever since the last season came out. It still makes no sense and yet PERFECT sense that SNL didn't get Tim Robinson's sense of humor when he was on staff...
2. Blood & Gold
At the end of World War II, a German soldier is looking for his daughter while an SS troop is looking for a Jewish treasure.
All you need to say is "spaghetti western movie about killing nazi's" and I am IN. Obviously a lot of similar vibes to 'Inglorious Basterds' without the Tarantino but I'm very in on this. Action looked cool and dialogue looked badass.
3. Starship Troopers - 89/100
Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".
Like most Paul Verhoeven movies, this gives you some hyperbolic action with some funny political commentary under the surface. Some people will enjoy this just for the action, others for that commentary on America and I will enjoy both when I rewatch.
TODAY: American Gangster, American Graffiti, Austin Powers Trilogy, Black Hawk Down, Captain Phillips, Chicken Run, Cliffhanger, Conan the Barbarian, Dawn of the Dead, Demon Slayer S3, Flight, Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Legends of the Fall, Leon: The Professional, Paranormal Activity, Starship Troopers, The Cable Guy, The Croods, This is the End
May 16th: Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me (new documentary), Ted
May 17th: McGregor Forever (4 part doc on Conor)
May 25th: FUBAR (New Schwarzenegger series that doesn't look great but I love Arnie)
May 26th: Blood & Gold (WW2 spaghetti western about a german deserter fighting the nazis)
May 30th: I Think You Should Leave S3
May 16th: Paddington,
May 28th: Collateral Beauty
June 1st: Galaxy Quest, My Girl, Rango,
1. Kingsman: The Secret Service - 87/100
The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
While the sequel and prequel weren't great, I still love this movie. Really cool world-building, great actors and obviously great action. This church fight alone is worth the metaphorical price of admission.
2. Parasite - 100/100
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
I still love this movie so god damn much. Absolute perfection from start to finish. The only thing that sucks about it is that it inspired a trillion other "eat the rich" movies that are all significantly worse in every possible way.
3. Windtalkers - 74/100
Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
This is far from a perfect movie but god damn do I love it. Middle school me was glued to the TV every time it came on FX.
May 1st: American Honey, Black Mass, Blue Valentine, Daddy Day Care, Eat Pray Love, Heartbreakers, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mid90s, Parasite, Some Like It Hot, Step Brothers, Windtalkers
May 8th: The Conjuring
May 16th: Men in Black trilogy
May 19th: The LEGO Batman Movie, LOTR Fellowship of the ring (no, i don't know whats up with that)
(Not disclosed yet, which is very weird for them)
1. Popstar: Never Stop Stoppin - 92/100
When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.
Popstar is one of the funniest movies of the last decade and it should be respected as such. Still crazy funny with tons of great jokes that hold up to anything coming out today. The song aboe and the Osama bin Laden sex song still kill me.
2. Boogie Nights - 93/100
Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.
Inarguably Mark Wahlberg's best role and PTA's second best movie IMO, this is always worth a rewatch.
3. Big Daddy - 86/100
This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House…
This movie is an underrated gem that more people have to watch. A great satire of old blaxploitation movies but also just god damn hilarious on it's face.
TODAY: Beetlejuice, Best in Show, Black Dynamite, The Book of eli, Bottle Rocket, Boogie Nights, Crazy Stupid Love, The Haunting in Connecticut, Horrible Bosses, The Hunger Games franchise, IT, Johnny Mnemonic, The Joy Luck Club, Last Action Hero, The Mask, Once Upon a Time in America, Detective Pikachu, Rampage, Selena, Sex Drive, Speed, Stuck on You
May 12th: The Great S3
May 16th: The Break-Up, Popstar: Never Stop Poppin
May 19th: White Men Can't Jump (remake), Sophie's Choice
May 15th: Elysium, Alita: Battle Angel
May 17th: Ford v Ferrari
May 27th: Three Identical Strangers (One of the best documentaries I've ever seen)
May 31st: 30 Days of Night, Big, Big Daddy, Black Swann, Commando, Fight Club, History of the World Part 1, LA Confidential, Love and Basketball, Rio, That Thing You Do!, There's Something About Mary, Waiting…, The Waterboy, Wall Street
1. Patriot Games - 90/100
When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
I might just be a big time sucker for CIA agent Jack Ryan but I love this movie. One of my favorite Ford roles and also a great villain appearance from Sean Bean.
2. We Were Soldiers - 83/100
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Much like with Windtalkers earlier, this is an imperfect war movie that is a great turn-off-your-brain watch.
3. Kung Fu Hustle - 84/100
Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.
This is one of my favorite foreign-language movie and maybe my favorite foreign-language movies in general. Fun action and great comedy, can't ask for much more.
TODAY: A Beautiful Mind, Amistad, Babe, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dallas Buyers Club, Dinner for Schmucks, Europa Report, Failure to Launch, Fletch, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek, Hamburger Hill, Howard the Duck, Kung Fu Hustle, Mamma Mia!, Meet Joe Black, Moonrise Kingdom, Patriot Games, Rumble in the Bronx, Shutter Island, Space Jam, The Rundown, The Terminal, Thelma & Louise, Three Days of the Condor, True Grit (remake), We Were Soldiers
May 26th: Violent Night (not Christmastime obviously but this was a really fun, violent movie)
LEAVING PRIME VIDEO: Not disclosed yet.