Entertainment Monthly May 2017

Season 11 begins production this summer.

 

This month we have news about a new season of X-files, the 4K release of The Fifth Element, the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (I am thinking of doing another article on upcoming Summer Blockbusters), and an interesting documentary about Bill Finger, the little known co-creator of Batman. I am also adding the list of shows departing Hulu and Netflix.

 

The Fifth Element

The cult classic The Fifth Element celebrates it’s 20th anniversary. As part of the anniversary Fathom Events is releasing a 4K version of the movie for 2 days only, Sunday May 14th and Wednesday May 17th. (source: fathomevents) The 4K version will also be released on Blu-Ray July 11th. (source: slashfilm)

 

 

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman
Release Date of 4K Movie: Sunday May 14 and Wednesday May 17
Release Date of 4K Blu-ray: July 11

 

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

The sequel to Marvel’s very popular cosmic movie Guardians of the Galaxy, releases early this month. Star-Lord will find out who his real father is as the Guardians continue their hilarious antics. Mantis (another character from the comics) joins the team.

 

 

Starring: Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Zoe Saldana
Release Date: Friday May 5

 

American Ninja Warrior

While the regular America Ninja Warrior doesn’t come back later this year, we have Team Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Celebrity Edition to tide us over. Team Ninja Warrior just started this past Tuesday, and Celebrity Edition premieres later this month. Stephen Amell, the star of Arrow will be one the contestants.

 

 

Team Ninja Warrior
Network: USA
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10/9c

 

American Ninja Warrior Celebrity Edition
Network: NBC
Date: Thursday May 25th
Time: 8/7c

 

The X-Files

After the success of last years season mini-series, Fox has announced season 11 of the cult classic The X-Files. Production starts this summer and the show will air later this year or early next year. (source: Forbes)

Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
Network: Fox
Date: Late 2017/Early 2018
Time: TBA

 

Hulu

 

Batman and Bill

Early in the month Hulu is premiering a documentary about Bill Finger, the co-creator of Batman (and various Batman characters and locales). Bill Finger’s contributions to the Batman mythology went unrecognized for a long time.

 

 

Streaming: Hulu
Date: May 6

 

Bond, James Bond

A large number of James Bond movies are coming to Hulu on May 1st. Later in the month Hulu will have a documentary about one-time Bond George Lazenby (who played Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service).

Starring: Sean Connery

  • Dr. No
  • From Russia with Love
  • Thunderball

Starring: George Lazenby

  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Starring: Roger Moore

  • Moonraker
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • A View to a Kill

Starring: Timothy Dalton

  • License to Kill

Starring: Pierce Brosnan

  • Goldeneye
  • Tomorrow Never Dies

Streaming: Hulu
Date: May 1

 

 

Becoming Bond
Starring: George Lazenby
Streaming: Hulu
Date: May 20

 

Hulu Arrivals

Shows followed by (Showtime) are only available with the special Showtime package. Shows with any other network after, are streamed the following day of their network premiere.

 

May 1

  • Line of Duty – Season 4
  • South Park en Español – Season 20
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Arrowhead
  • A View to a Kill
  • The Bad News Bears
  • Bad Influence
  • Bait Shop
  • Barbershop
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Beauty Shop
  • Big Fish
  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2
  • Catacombs
  • Cecil B. Demented
  • Chuck & Buck
  • Clue
  • Coming to America
  • Dark Blue
  • The Doors
  • Dr. No
  • Fatal Instinct
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
  • Free Willy 3: The Rescue
  • From Russia with Love
  • Gladiator
  • Goldeneye
  • Law of the Lawless
  • License to Kill
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Maximum Security
  • Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
  • Moonraker
  • Naked Gun 2 & ½: The Smell of Fear
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Naked Gun from the Flies of Police Squad
  • Nick of Time
  • No Way Out
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • School Ties
  • Small Soldiers
  • Star Kid
  • Sucker Punch
  • Thunderball
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Winter’s Bone

May 2

  • Vikings – Season 4B
  • Jackson (Showtime)
  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives of the Watchtower Men

May 3

  • Outsiders – Season 2

May 4

  • A Fistful of Dollars

May 5

  • Flubber
  • The Recruit
  • What About Bob?

May 6

  • Batman & Bill (Hulu Original)
  • Hardcore Henry (Showtime)
  • The Red Pill

May 7

  • Billions Season 2 Finale (Showtime)

May 9

  • All We Had

May 12

  • A Hologram for the King
  • Extraterrestrial

May 13

  • Bad Moms (Showtime)
  • Me Before You

May 14

  • Blue Caprice

May 15

  • The Next Step – Seasons 3&4)
  • He Got Game

May 18

  • Downward Dog – Series Premiere (ABC)
  • Underground – Season 2

May 19

  • The Last Ship -Season 3
  • Before I Disappear

May 20

  • Becoming Bond (Hulu Original)
  • Bakery in Brooklyn
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

May 21

  • Twin Peaks Season 3 Premiere (Showtime)
  • Firestorm

May 23

  • Casual Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)

May 28

  • American Muscle
  • A Perfect Man
  • The Duel

May 30

  • Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – Season 2

 

Hulu Departures

Sister Act fans will want to watch 1 and 2 while they can, they leave at the end of the month.

 

May 31

  • A Simple Plan
  • Battle Ground
  • The Big Kahuna
  • Curse of the Zodiac
  • Care Bears Movie
  • Dangerous Curves
  • Eight Below
  • Gang Related
  • Ides of March
  • Hostel
  • Hostel: Part 2
  • The Hours
  • Judgement Day
  • King of the Mountain
  • Kiss the Bride
  • Man in the Moon
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Sister Act
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
  • Up in the Air

 

Netflix

 

The Keepers

Documentary detailing the events and conspiracy surrounding Sister Catherine Cesnik, who was murdered in 1969.

 

 

Streaming: Netflix
Date: May 19

 

Mystery Science Theater 3000

At the end of April Netflix premiered a new season of the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Netflix has a made a mini-sode of sorts with the gang riffing on a scene from Netflix’s Strange Things.

 

 

Riverdale

As part of CW’s deal with Netflix, the past season of CW shows will appear on Netflix only a few weeks after the their season finale. The complete season of Riverdale will be available later this month. The last three episodes of the season begin airing this Thursday.

Starring: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Network/ Streaming: CW, Netflix
Date: Thursdays on CW, May 18 on Netflix
Time: 9/8c on CW

 

Netflix Arrivals

 

 

May 1

  • American Experience: The Big Burn
  • American Experience: The Boys of ’36
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Blood on the Mountain
  • Chaahat
  • Chocolat
  • Decanted
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Drifter
  • Forrest Gump
  • Happy Feet
  • In the Shadow of Iris (Netflix Original Film)
  • Love
  • Losing Sight of Shore
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • Nerdland
  • Raja Hindustani
  • Richard Pryor: Icon
  • Under Arrest – Season 5

May 2

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives From the Watchtower
  • Hija De La Laguna
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby (Netflix Original)
  • Two Lovers and a Bear

May 5

  • Chelsea – Season 2 (streaming every Friday) (Netflix Original)
  • Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (Netflix Original Film)
  • Kazoops! – Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Sense8 – Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Simplemente Manu Nna (Netflix Original)
  • Spirit: Riding Free – Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • The Last Kingdom – Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • The Mars Generation (Netflix Original)

May 6

  • Cold War 2
  • When the Bough Breaks

May 7

  • LoveTrue
  • Stake Land II
  • The Host

May 8

  • Beyond the Gates
  • Hunter Gatherer

May 9

  • All We Had
  • Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery (Netflix Original)
  • Queen of the South – Season 1

May 10

  • El Apóstata
  • The Adventure Club

May 11

  • Switched at Birth – Season 5
  • The Fosters – Season 4

May 12

  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled – Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Anne With an E – Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Get Me Roger Stone (Netflix Original)
  • Master of None – Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Mindhorn (Netflix Original Film)
  • Sahara (Netflix Original Film)

May 15

  • Cave
  • Command and Control
  • Lovesong
  • Sherlock – Series 4
  • The Intent

May 16

  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
  • The Break-Up
  • The Place Beyond the Pines

May 18

  • Royal Pains – Season 8
  • Riverdale – Season 1

May 19

  • BLAME! (Netflix Original Film)
  • Laerte-se (Netflix Original)
  • The Keepers – Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 3 (Netflix Original)

May 21

  • What’s With Wheat

May 22

  • Inglourious Basterds
  • They Call Us Monsters

May 23

  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (Netflix Original)
  • Dig Two Graves

May 24

  • Southpaw

May 26

  • Believe
  • Bloodline – Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • I Am Jane Doe
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (Netflix Original)
  • War Machine (Netflix Original Film)

May 28

  • Bunk’d – Season 2

May 29

  • Forever Pure
  • A New High

May 30

  • F Is for Family – Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • House of Cards – Season 5 (Netflix Original)
  • Marvel’s Doctor Strange (Netflix Original)
  • Masterminds
  • Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust (Netflix Original)

 

Netflix Departures

Jurassic Park and Scrubs fans should watch them while they can. The original three Jurassic Park movies leave May 1 and the complete Scrubs TV series leaves May 2.

 

May 1

  • 11 Blocks
  • Alfie
  • Bang Bang!
  • Black Mamba: Kiss of Death
  • Cujo
  • Doomsdays
  • Fantastic Four
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
  • Flicka: Country Pride
  • Garfield’s Fun Fest
  • Invincible
  • Jetsons: The Movie
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Paulie
  • Samurai Headhunters
  • Stephen King’s Thinner
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • The Doors
  • The Real Beauty and the Beast
  • The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz
  • The Sons of Katie Elder
  • The Wedding Planner
  • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine
  • Truly Strange
  • Turf War: Lions and Hippos
  • Van Wilder: Freshman Year
  • Venom Islands
  • World War II Spy School

May 2

  • Good Luck Charlie – Season 1 – 4
  • Kickin’ It – Season 1 – 3
  • Scrubs – Season 1 – 9

May 5

  • Amapola
  • Flubber
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Recruit
  • What About Bob?

May 7

  • American Dad! – Season 7
  • Bob’s Burgers – Season 2

May 11

  • American Dad! – Season 8

May 15

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Season 1 – 5

May 17

  • American Dad! – Season 9 – 10

May 19

  • Step Up

May 26

  • Graceland – Season 1 – 3

 

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