Amazon Prime Video has an exciting line-up for you this month. Here’s a list of what’s new on the platform and some older hidden gems.
The Wilds: Season 2 (May 6)
What happens to the group of teenage girls stranded on a deserted island after they discover the shocking truth behind what is happening to – and with – them? To add to the series of mysteries, a group of boys now become the latest test subjects of the experiment that threatens to cost them their lives.
Night Sky (May 20)
The series, created by Holden Miller, follows an elderly couple – Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (JK Simmons) – who had, several years ago, discovered a chamber buried in their backyard that led to a deserted planet. As a young man enters their lives to unravel their well-kept secret, they realise that the chamber, too, is a lot more than what they had thought it to be.
LOL Mexico: Season 4 (May 6)
‘How to make a comedian laugh’ 101 returns with its latest season – this time, with an all-new format. To make their fellow comics laugh, artists are joined in by their best comedian friends, as they compete in groups of twos to make the others laugh out loud. The duo that resists it all take the trophy.
Outer Range: Season 1, Episode 7-8 (May 6)
Created by Brian Watkins, the series revolves around a rancher (Josh Brolin) trying to fight for his land and family. What happens when he stumbles upon a mysterious hindrance that is rather odd and incomprehensible, that too at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness?
Bosch Legacy: Season 1 (May 6)
The newest chapter of Harry Bosch’s (Titus Welliver) life begins as a private investigator as he finds himself working with his one-time enemy, Honey Chandler (Mimi Rodgers). While their history doesn’t let them see eye to eye on most things, what they can agree on is to seek justice. On the other hand, Bosch’s daughter (Madison Lintz) is now the latest recruit of the LA Police Department.
Welcome To Waikiki: Season 1-2 (May 5)
The South Korean series revolves around three men – an out-of-luck budding director, an eccentric actor and a moody writer – who join hands to open a guest house called Waikiki in order to fund their own film. However, since they have little idea about how to run the venture, their combined forces end up leading to chaos and romance, none of which they could see coming.
The Matrix Resurrections (May 12)
Co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, the film marks the return of the popular The Matrix film franchise, after almost two decades since the release of its last film in 2003. Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris, the film takes off 66 years after The Matrix Revolutions as Neo’s seemingly everyday life is disrupted as he chooses to follow the white rabbit, once again.
The Godfather: Part I and II (May 1)
While the first part of Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary franchise marked the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino), Don Vito Corleone’s (Marlon Brando) youngest son as his predecessor, the second part serves as a prequel – taking a look back at Vito’s (Robert Di Niro) life – as well as a sequel documenting Michael’s rise as the new Don.
Godfather Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone (May 1)
The film follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as a life-changing realisation dawns upon him. He seeks to now free his family from crime and find a suitable successor for his empire. Will everything go as planned? Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the recut version of the third and final instalment of The Godfather trilogy starred Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García and Eli Wallach, among others.
Clifford The Big Red Dog (May 2)
Directed by Walt Becker, the adventure comedy is based on the children’s book series of the same name, authored by Norman Bridwell. The film revolves around a young girl’s love for a puppy, which ends up making it grow to a humungous size. The star cast includes Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, David Alan Grier and Kenan Thompson.
Scooby-Doo! The Sword And The Scoob (May 15)
The animated comedy, directed by Maxwell Atoms, Christina Sotta and Mel Zwyer, follows Scooby Doo and his gang as they travel to England only to discover that Shaggy’s ancestors were a part of the Arthurian Legend. The voice artists include Frank Welker, Fred Tatasciore, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard and Kate Micucci, among others.
The Boss Baby (May 24)
Directed by Tom McGrath and written by Michael McCullers, the DreamWorks Animation film is loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name by Marla Freeze. The film follows a suited, booted toddler – also a secret agent – who teams up with his 7-year-old brother to stop the CEO of Puppy Co. It includes the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel.
Sing 2 (May 24)
The jukebox musical comedy, written and co-directed by Garth Jennings, is set after the events of its predecessor, Sing (2016). This time around, Buster Moon and his crew set up a new show in Redshore City as they look to impress an entertainment mogul and convince reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to open for them. The voice cast includes the ensemble of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Chelsea Peretti and Bono.
Belfast (May 31)
Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film is semi-autobiographical in nature, following a boy’s life in Belfast, at the start of The Troubles in 1969. Starring Jude Hill, Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan, it chronicles the life of a working-class family, as they experience the tumultuous times in Northern Ireland.
Hidden Gems From The Archives:
The Grand Tour (2016-)
The British motoring series is created by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and Andy Wilman. It follows Clarkson, Hammond and May as they embark on one adventure after the other across the globe, trying out the new, the old, the exciting and at times, even the oddest of automobiles from all over the world.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Written, produced and directed by Tom Ford, the neo-noir psychological thriller revolves around a wealthy art gallery owner, who is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel – a violent thriller that she interprets and imagines in a very different way. The film stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead.
Blue Ruin (2013)
A drifter learns that the man who had killed his parents has now been set free from the prison. In order to seek revenge and get closure, he decides to visit the man’s hometown. The film, written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, was premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as a part of the Director’s Fortnight section, where it also won the FIPRESCI Prize.
City Of Ghosts (2017)
The Arabic-language American documentary, directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman, traced the efforts of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of anonymous media activists from Syria who came together to report war news and the abuse of human rights in their country after it was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
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