Coming to Video-On-Demand in May 2017

Dafne Keen and Hugh Jackman in the superhero film directed by James Mangold

Logan, the dark take on the superhero movie with Hugh Jackman as an aging, dying Wolverine, and the witty horror film and race satire Get Out, the directorial debut of Jordan Peele, highlight the May calendar of offerings arriving on cable and streaming video-on-demand.

Also arriving in May are The Salesman, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, about literary giant James Baldwin, and animated feature The Red Turtle, a wordless fantasia produced in Europe by Japan’s Studio Ghibli.

Matthew McConaughey stars in Gold, Robert DeNiro is The Comedian, Shirley MacLaine gets in The Last Word, and Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan get Fifty Shades Darker, plus there are the action films Resident Evil: The Final Chapter with Milla Jovovich and xXx: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel and comedy Fist Fight with Ice Cube and Charlie Day.

Video-on-Demand, what used to be known pay-per-view, is essentially a streaming rental service and has become one of the most popular home viewing choices for new movies. It is available through most digital cable and satellite systems. Most titles are also available through web-based VOD services like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Fandango, and Google Play.

Here are the notable arrivals coming to VOD in May

May 2
A Dog’s Purpose
I Am Not Your Negro
The Salesman
Black Rose
The Comedian
Contemporary Color
Growing Up Smith
The Red Turtle
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
The Shadow Effect

May 5
Another Evil
Enter the Warriors Gate
Hunter’s Prayer

May 9
Fifty Shades Darker
Awakening the Zodiac
Black Site Delta
Justice Served

May 12
Dead Awake
Folk Hero & Funny Guy
Urban Hymn

May 16
The Last Word
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The Space Between Us
xXx: Return of Xander Cage
The New Adventures of Aladdin

May 19
Fight For Space
Kill Switch
The Survivalist

May 23
Get Out
Buster’s Mal Heart
The Great Wall
My Life As A Zucchini
Rock Dog

May 26
Berlin Syndrome
Black Butterfly
The Shack

May 30
Before I Fall
The Exception
Fist Fight

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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