Updated: 05/16/2018 10:22 AM | First Published: 05/16/2018 10:15 AM

New Releases on HBO Now in May 2018


New releases on HBO Now this May 2018

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years, you know that HBO has its own video on demand service called HBO Now which you can subscribe at a minuscule price of $15 a month. 

HBO Now lets you stream a long list of movies, TV series and documentaries that are in popular demand. Not only that, it also gives its subscribers premium access to some of TV world’s classic blasts from the past.

If you’re not sold on the description alone, maybe this list will change your mind. As for this video, we are listing down HBO Now’s newest releases for the month of May.

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Dunkirk (2017)

At the top of our list has to be one of 2017’s highly acclaimed movies, Dunkirk

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the man behind many of Hollywood’s instant classics like Inception, Memento and The Dark Knight, this thriller is sure to join Nolan’s growing list of elite movies. 

Dunkirk features the handsome hunk Tom Hardy and also stars One Direction’s Harry Styles in his debut acting role. 

Centered in 1940, the movie dramatizes the real life events surrounding the Dunkirk evacuation that took place during World War 2. It reflects the horrors and heroism of the war through Nolan’s “little dialogue, more action” approach. However, the movie is cinematography and music heavy which balances out the less dialogue part. This unique approach makes the movie grittily suspenseful which is sure to have you biting your nails whilst learning a bit about history. 

The movie premiered on May 12 on HBO Now.

Fahrenheit 451

We recently saw Michael B. Jordan playing the role of Erik Killmonger to perfection in MCU’s Black Panther. The talented actor is set to take on the role of a firefighter this time in Ramin Bahrani’s Fahrenheit 451

The movie which is set to release on May 19 is based on writer Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel of the same name and features Michael Shannon and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh.

Based on a care-free distant future where books are ordered to be burned by firefighters, Guy Montag (played by Michael B. Jordan) obliges until he meets Millie (played by Laura Harrier). Guy and rest of the resistance group then set on an underground rebellion task aimed to save the world’s best literary works.

Silicon Valley and Barry

On the TV series department, the beloved American comedy series Silicon Valley wrapped up its fifth season on May 13. 

Richard Hendricks and his group of programmers have developed quite a cult following through their comedic antics and personalized lives. The cast once again set out to leave its fans on a comedic high at the end of season 5.

Joining Silicon Valley is Bill Hader’s new TV show Barry, another comedy series which released the season finale of its premiere season on May 13.

Being Serena

An HBO original called Being Serena, based on tennis legend Serena Williams premiered on HBO Now on May 2nd while its finale will be airing on May 30.

The five part documentary series which chronicles the personal and professional life of Serena will air every Wednesday night.

Two HBO original documentaries are also in order for May this year. A Dangerous Son, a documentary on children with mental illnesses premiered on May 7 and The Final Year, based on former President Barack Obama’s last year in office will debut on May 21.

Blast from the past

As we said, HBO Now not only broadcasts TV shows and movies that are in popular demand but it also features some of TV world’s blasts from the past.

Set for this May are: James Cameroon’s sci-fi masterpiece Avatar (2009), Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott’s stoner comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?, teen comedy Eurotrip (2004), sports drama Seabiscuit (2003), Zach Braff’s Garden State (2004), Secretary (2002), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), and Maps to the Stars (2014).

With a line-up stacked from top to bottom, subscribers of HBO Now sure have a long list of TV shows and movies to binge on at the comfort of their couch this May.

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