It’s the beginning of May – and you know what that means. No, not the Bank Holiday. It means another month of wondering what’s going to be released on Netflix UK. In May, Ryan Gosling and a stuffed tiger are leading the way.
From stand-up to Scandi-noir via old Gozzles himself, VODzilla.co can reveal seven titles coming soon to Netflix UK this month.
Steve Byrne: Champion – Thursday 1st May
Netflix has become the video on-demand home of stand-up comedy, with sets by everyone ranging from Richard Herring and Doug Stanhope to Frankie Boyle, Tim Minchin and Aziz Ansari. Comedian Steve Byrne is now joining the mix with his latest special, Champion.
Easy Money – Sunday 11th May
Joel Kinnaman impressed in the recent RoboCop remake, but he’s even better in Easy Money, a Scandinavian thriller about a wannabe rich kid called JW who gets sucked into Stockholm’s underbelly. The visuals are good, the pacing is fast and the title is packed with cold irony. The sequel, Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, was released straight to VOD last month.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious – Thursday 15th May
Another stand-up to add to the list, this time from Eddie Murphy. To date, the actor and comedian has only has had his films listed in Netflix UK’s catalogue, many of them kid-friendly, but Delirious sees him at the peak of his racy adults-only days in the spotlight. The 70-minute show features the F-word over 200 times. That’s three per minute.
Dear Mr. Watterson – Sunday 18th May
Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of Calvin & Hobbes? This documentary by Joel Allen Schroeder aims to tell the story of the comic strip and its creator, Bill Watterson, from the perspective of its cultural impact. Never shown in UK cinemas or on DVD, its exclusive release on Netflix UK is the first time it will be available in this country. Expect adorableness aplenty.
Dhoom 3 – Tuesday 20th May
Netflix UK already has Dhoom and Dhoom 2, so the third part of the franchise was an inevitable addition. Released last year, Dhoom 3 is the most expensive Bollywood film of all time, throwing the series’ usual mix of action and stuntwork all the way onto IMAX screens.
Jeff Who Lives at Home – Thursday 22nd May
Anything Mark Duplass touches is almost always brilliant. Anything Jason Segel touches is almost always brilliant. Here, Mark and Jay Duplass and Jason Segel all touch the directors’ signature blend of comedy and drama in this tale of a loser 30-something whose life changes when he leaves his mother’s basement.
Only God Forgives – Sunday 25th May
Ryan Goslin and Nicolas Winding Refn teamed up again after Drive to make Only God Forgives. If the former lightly tip-toed around the discotheque of darkness, then this is an all-out Danse Macabre. A gnarly and lubricious film that lambadas its way through an assortment of big themes like honour, masculinity and Oedipal rage. With karaoke.