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What’s New to Stream on Amazon Prime for May 2018

Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime this month!
The Brady Bunch Movie Opening Screenshot
By  · Published on May 1st, 2018

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’ve in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members.

The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month — May 2018 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

Prime Pick of the Month

A lot of comedies fail to get the love and respect they deserve, but few are as relentlessly funny as The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). The script is sharp in its own right, but if you’ve watched the original series as a kid the laughs are legion and hearty. Everything from production design to casting is pitch-perfect, and the blend of absurdity with a tease of bawdy insinuation makes for an unexpected delight. A Very Brady Sequel (1996) can’t match the first film’s comedic brilliance, but it’s still every bit worth a watch for fans.

Beast Of Burden

New to You, Maybe

Most of the films hitting Prime each month are catalog titles, but a few new releases are arriving too. Beast of Burden (2018) lands on 5/23 and is the newest of the bunch. It’s a single-location thriller starring Daniel Ratcliffe as a pilot under pressure from all sides to deliver his Cessna’s illicit cargo. Last Flag Flying (2017) unfurls on 5/4 and tells the story of a man dealing with his son’s death while serving in Iraq. Beatriz at Dinner (2017) sets the table for conflict, conversation, and laughs on 5/19. And finally, if you’re more interested in skin and jokes that don’t land, Baywatch (2017) begins its slow-motion run across the beach on 5/12.

Mlb Bulldurham

Baseball? Baseball?! What’s a baseball?

We all agree that baseball is one of the most boring sports known to man, but that hasn’t stopped some great films from being made that trade heavy in the ball and the bat while actually focusing their stories elsewhere. Bull Durham (1988) is a rare adult comedy featuring grown people navigate life, love, and the talents of the tongue, and all three leads — Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins — do terrific work. Eight Men Out (1988) eschews fictional drama for a very real one in telling the story of 1919’s Black Sox bribery scandal, and in addition to a fantastic cast including John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Rooker, John Mahoney, DB Sweeney, and more it’s also written and directed flawlessly by John Sayles.

Sequence Break

Gettin’ Spooky with Shudder

Shudder isn’t straight up Prime, but the channel is available for $4.99/month on Amazon and is well worth the price for horror fans. It’s something worth checking out if you haven’t already, so I wanted to highlight some of the titles hitting the service this month. Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break (2017) premieres on 5/24 and offers a fun slice of sci-fi/horror for arcade game fans. 1990’s Demon Wind starts a bit sketchy, but stick with it and you’ll be treated to an absolutely bonkers horror movie that will drop your jaw more than once. It arrives on 5/14 along with a more recent genre effort, the equally nutty and brilliantly stupid Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 (2015). Slasher fans with a sense of humor will want to watch this one immediately. But you can’t. You have to wait until the 14th.

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