Coming Soon: May 1st, 2020

It’s time for the latest edition of Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! As always, we’re bringing you all the information on the movies that are debuting on your favorite streaming services. Here’s what’s coming soon for the week of May 1st, 2020:

New Streaming Premieres

All Day and a Night

This week’s streaming movie premieres are all courtesy of Netflix… and as par for the course, Netflix’s offerings span a wide variety of genres. First up is this gang drama starring Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders as Jahkor, an aspiring rapper whose father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright), went to prison for murder when Jahkor was just a little boy. But now, Jahkor is spiraling into a life of crime himself… culminating in him winding up in prison alongside his dad, abandoning his wife and newborn child in the process. Also starring Regina Taylor and future Candyman Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, this movie is the feature directing debut of writer Joe Robert Cole; his prior claims to fame include co-writing Black Panther with Ryan Coogler, as well as writing episodes of American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. (Premieres Friday, May 1st on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC9Kk8Np9-Y

Dangerous Lies

Netflix’s second movie of the week is a thriller aiming for the CW crowd, starring Riverdale‘s Veronica herself, Camila Mendes. She and Jessie T. Usher play a financially struggling couple who have just been hired as the caregiver and handyman, respectively, for a rich elderly man (Elliot Gould!!). But when Gould dies and unexpectedly leaves everything to the couple, including his house, everyone quickly becomes suspicious of their true intentions. Jamie Chung, Sasha Alexander, and Cam Gigandet also star in this movie from director Michael Scott (no, not that one). (Premieres Thursday, April 30th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJJo0whbJ4

The Half of It

If that weren’t enough, Netflix also has their latest teen rom-com dropping this week, from writer/director Alice Wu. It also features a CW star: Nancy Drew‘s Leah Lewis, who plays Ellie Chu, a smart high schooler who runs a profitable paper-writing racket on the side. However, when jock Paul (Daniel Diemer) recruits Ellie to write love letters on his behalf to his crush Astor (Alexxis Lemire), Ellie soon finds herself having feelings for Astor as well! (Premieres Friday, May 1st on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-yhF7IScUE

A Secret Love

Netflix’s final contribution this week is on the documentary front, from the unlikely producer combination of TV wunderkind Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, and this week’s new Netflix series Hollywood) and Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum. Originally set to premiere at this year’s cancelled South by Southwest, the movie chronicles the 70-year-plus relationship of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, a lesbian couple who moved from Canada to Illinois in the 1950s to allow Terry to play in the All-American Girls Baseball League (the organization made famous by A League of Their Own). The couple spent almost all of their lives hiding their relationship from their families and friends… but society’s changing LGTBQ attitudes, along with the ladies’ advancing age, combine to make the couple finally consider coming out in the modern day. (Premieres Wednesday, April 29th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghv3-lpFOcc

Older Movies New to Streaming

Netflix:

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Back to the Future (1985) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Den of Thieves (2018) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • For Colored Girls (2010) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • I Am Divine (2013) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jarhead (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Patriot (2000) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Sinister (2012) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Song of the Sea (2014) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Underworld (2003) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Underworld: Evolution (2006) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Urban Cowboy (1980) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • What a Girl Wants (2003) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Arctic Dogs (2019) (premieres Monday, May 4th)
  • Hangman (2017) (premieres Wednesday, May 6th)

Hulu:

  • Aeon Flux (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Assassination Tango (2003) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Batman Begins (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Billy the Kid (2019) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Brick Mansions (2014) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Conjuring (2013) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Crooked Hearts (1991) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Dark Knight (2008) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Demolition Man (1993) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Gloria (2014) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • GoodFellas (1990) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Graduate (1967) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Green Mile (1999) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • House of D (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • A Life Last Ordinary (1997) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Megamind (2010) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Men with Brooms (2002) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Molly (1999) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Monster House (2006) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Mutant Species (1995) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Pathology (2008) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Patriot (2000) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Planet 51 (2009) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Some Kind of Hero (1982) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Soul Food (1997) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Sprung (1997) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Strategic Air Command (1955) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Tamara (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Tank Girl (1995) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Treasure Hounds (2017) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Universal Soldier (1992) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Walking Tall (1973) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Whistle Blower (1987) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Lodge (2020) (premieres Tuesday, May 5th)

Amazon Prime:

  • 10 Fingers of Steel (1973) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • A Cadaver Christmas (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Assassination Tango (2003) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Best of Shaolin Kung Fu (1977) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Crooked Hearts (1991) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Daughters of Darkness (1971) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s (2014) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Fearless Young Boxer (1979) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Final Countdown (1980) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Five Fingers of Steel (1982) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Gloria (2014) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Green Dragon Inn (1977) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • House of D (2005) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • I Hate Tom Petty (2013) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Indie Film Artists: The DMV Truth (2016) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Inferno (1980) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Lakeboat (2000) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Night Train Murders (1975) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Pathology (2008) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Seven Deaths in the Cat’s Eye (1973) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue (1977) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Some Kind of Hero (1982) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Sprung (1997) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Torso (1973) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Walking Tall (1973) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Whistle Blower (1987) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Who Saw Her Die? (1980) (premieres Friday, May 1st)

Shudder:

  • Angst (1983) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Satan’s Slave (1982) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Crave (2012) (premieres Monday, May 4th)
  • The Dybbuk (1960) (premieres Monday, May 4th)
  • Tenebrae (1982) (premieres Monday, May 4th)

Disney+:

  • National Treasure (2004) (premieres Thursday, April 30th)
  • George of the Jungle (1997) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Princess Bride (1987) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • John Carter (2012) (premieres Saturday, May 2nd)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) (premieres Monday, May 4th)

HBO GO:

  • The Art of Getting By (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Bigger (2018) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Black Knight (2001) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Broken Arrow (1996) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Cast Away (2000) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Cinema Paradiso: Director’s Cut (1990) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Cold Mountain (2003) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Commando (1985) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Contagion (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Cowboys & Aliens (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Death at a Funeral (2007) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Dick Tracy (1990) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Fighter (2010) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Friday Night Lights (2004) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Green Card (1990) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Hangover Part II (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Hot Chick (2002) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • In Bruges (2008) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Incarnate (2016) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jaws (1975) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jaws 2 (1978) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jaws 3-D (1983) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • John Tucker Must Die (2006) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Josie and the Pussycats (2001) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Kite Runner (2007) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • La La Land (2016) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Director’s Cut (1986) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Meg (2018) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Michael Clayton (2007) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Nocturnal Animals (2016) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Paul (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Precious (2009) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • School of Rock (2003) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Signs (2002) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Something Borrowed (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • This Means Wars (2012) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Twins (1988) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Unstoppable (2010) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Western Stars (2019) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Wild Hogs (2007) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • Your Highness (2011) (premieres Friday, May 1st)
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) (premieres Saturday, May 2nd)

The Criterion Channel:

  • Thursday, April 30th: Three by Jafar Panahi – This is Not a Film (2011), Taxi (2015), 3 Faces (2018)
  • Friday, May 1st: Double Feature: California Dreamin’ – The Limey (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • Saturday, May 2nd: Saturday Matinee – Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  • Sunday, May 3rd: Josh and Benny Safdie’s Adventures in Moviegoing – The Naked City (1948), In a Lonely Place (1950), Camera Buff (1979), Gloria (1980), Bless Their Little Hearts (1984), Meantime (1984), Close-Up (1990), Hero (1992), The Mirror (1997)
  • Monday, May 4th: Cane River (1992)
  • Tuesday, May 5th: Short + Feature: Freaks & Greeks – Washingtonia (2014); Dogtooth (2009)
  • Wednesday, May 6th: Down in the Delta (1998)

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Derrick Veurink has been consuming anything and everything movie-related since he was 5, and is an encyclopedic fount of random movie information. He is an avid physical media supporter, and sees nearly every major theatrical release. (Yes, even "Playmobil: The Movie".)
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