What’s coming to Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Binge, Stan and Melbourne cinemas this May
02.05.2022

What’s coming to Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Binge, Stan and Melbourne cinemas this May

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Words by Ben Lamb

There’s everything from concert films to Star Wars continuations, and even the next instalment in the Marvel Universe, all making their way to the big and little screens across our country this month.

It’s a great time to be a fan of all things movies and TV this month. As the weather cools down, you won’t be blamed for staying in and re-starting all your streaming subscriptions. Chuck on the trackies, lay back and dive into our comfort-TV goodness.

Netflix

Stranger Things 4

It’s time to get wacky in the upside down with Eleven and co. as they return to our screens this Month. The series picks up after 2019’s cliff-hanger filled season three finale. The entire season will be hitting Netflix on May 27.

Senior Year

 

Starring Aussies Rebel Wilson and Angourie Rice, Senior Year is a classic new comedy hitting Netflix on May 13. After a head injury, Stephanie falls into a 20-year coma and wakes up as a 37-year-old who needs to finish High School and head to the prom. Yeah, we’re pretty sure we’ve seen it before as well. It’ll also star comedy icons like Chris Parnell, Alicia Silverstone and Sam Richardson.

Somebody Feed Phil – Season 5

 

Writer and Producer Phil Rosenthal is best known for his work behind Everybody Loves Raymond, and has recently re-entered the comedy world with Somebody Feed Phil, a show that tracks the writer as he travels the world, trying new foods and meeting new people. Season five of the show hits Netflix on May 25.

Disney Plus

The Revenant

 

Widely known as the movie that awarded Leonardo DiCaprio his first Oscar, The Revenant details frontiersman Hugh Glass’s 1823 struggles. This movie was renowned for its unique cinematography, soundtrack and visual effects. You’ve probably seen it on Netflix already, but if you’re a diehard Disney purist, it finally hits your channel Friday, May 13.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Everyone’s favourite Star Wars character returns for another venture this month. The series picks up Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi a decade after the events of Revenge of The Sith. The first two episodes will hit Disney Plus on Friday, May 27.

Amazon Prime Video

Conversations With Friends 

 

Based on the popular 2017 novel by author Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends is a show that has been a long time coming. It involves four individuals who quickly become entangled, if that’s vague enough for you. It’s bound to be a show that’s going to get a lot of attention after it makes its way to Amazon on May 16.

James Bond Collection

Got around 50 hours to kill? It’s time to binge every James Bond movie as it makes its way to Amazon Prime this month. You can catch every Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, and even the lesser-known Bond’s like George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton. You can start to watch them all over again from May 11.

Binge

The Suicide Squad

 

Everyone’s favourite meeting of DC heroes is coming to Binge very soon. We’ll get to experience the madness of Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Rick Flag from the comfort of your living room on May 3.

Welcome Home Nikki Glaser? Season 1

 

Comedian Nikki Glaser has been quickly making waves across the world with regular appearances on the late-night circuit and her popular podcast, The Nikki Glaser Podcast. This a reality show that surrounds the true story behind Nikki moving back home to St Louis and living with her parents.

Stan

Hacks: Season 2

 

If you’ve ever been interested in the world of comedy, Hacks is the show for you. It dives into the world of a seasoned comedian who is trying to traverse the modern world. Season one was acclaimed by fans and critics alike, with it winning several Emmys and Golden Globes. Season two brings back breakout star Hannah Einbinder alongside Jean Smart.

Failure to Launch

 

2006’s Failure to Launch brings rom-com heavyweights Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker together, in a film that’s among the all-time perfect Friday night easy watches. It’s feel-good romcom rubbish and since its release, it has found quite a number of fans across the globe. It’ll be hitting Stan on May 10.

Anh’s Brush With Fame

 

Popular TV personality Anh Do is perhaps best known for his amazing Archibald finalist artworks, and his show Anh’s Brush with Fame. Seasons two and three are making their way to Stan this month, starring Aussie celebrities like Anthony Field, Tina Arena, Jack Charles, Terri Irwin, John Williamson and Lauren Jackson, among many more. You can catch it on Stan from May 18.

Angelyne

The name mightn’t be that familiar to Aussies, but it’s got a premise that is set to be one of the most intriguing you’ve ever heard. Back in 1970’s / 80’s Los Angeles, a bunch of billboards were erected showing Angelyne, an unknown star. This led her to get hundreds of different calls for auditions, offers and interview requests. This show tells us the story behind it all, and dives into the wacky world of fame and money in LA. It’ll hit Stan on May 20.

What’s coming to Melbourne cinemas this month

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

 

After 2021’s multiverse opening in Spiderman: No Way Home, the saga continues with the next instalment in the Marvel franchise. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the titular Doctor, alongside Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Benedict Wong as Wong and newcomer Xochiti Gomez as America Chavez. It’s hitting cinemas this Thursday, May 5.

This Much I Know To Be True

 

The collaborative effort between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis has been memorialised in film, ready for you to immerse yourself in. The minimalistic stage design and will bring you closer to every word sung by the pair. You can catch it in select cinemas from May 11.

Sundown

 

If you’re down to see something a little bit out there, look no further than Sundown. The story surrounds a man who is on holiday, receives a call that there has been a death in the family, and pretends to lose his passport so he doesn’t have to go back. It stars Tim Roth, Henry Goodman and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It’s in cinemas from May 10.