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May 1st

Movies


Admiral (2015)
Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History

Director: Roel Reinè
Writers: Lars Boom and Alex van Galen
Stars: Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer, Daniel Brocklebank, Colin Mace, Barry Atsma

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.


Ava's Possessions (2015)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Director:  Jordan Galland
Writer: Jordan Galland
Stars: Carol Kane, Jemima Kirke, William Sadler, Dan Fogler, Alysia Reiner

A young woman recovers from a demonic possession.





Bring It On (2000)
Comedy | Sport

Director: Peyton Reed
Writer: Jessica Bendinger (written by)
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union, Clare Kramer, Nicole Bilderback

A champion high school cheerleading squad dicovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.


Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Comedy | Sport

Director: Steve Rash
Writer: Alyson Fouse (written by)
Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles, Gustavo Carr, Emme Rylan, Cindy Chiu

A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.


El Critica (The Film Critic) (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance

Director: Hernan Guerschuny
Writer: Hernan Guerschuny
Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Dolores Fonzi, Ignacio Rogers, Telma Crisanti

A prestigious film critic who has lost faith in the art form sparks with a young woman whose tastes run opposite of his.




FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Directors: Phil Robinson, Dave Marshall (co-director)
Writers: Richard Tulloch (screenplay), Diana Young (original stories)
Stars: James S. Baker, Matt K. Miller, Erik Bergmann, Connie Champagne, Holly Conner

The fairies of FernGully must venture outside the rain forest to rescue several young animals who were captured by poachers.



Finger of God (2007)
Documentary

Director: Darren Wilson
Writer: Darren Wilson
Stars: Darren Wilson, Pat Windel, Bob Windel, Carol Arnott, John Arnott

The God of the Bible is still doing miracles today. Darren Wilson interviews Christians from various parts of the world to show how God is still working.




Great Expectations (1998)
Drama | Romance

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Writers: Charles Dickens (novel), Mitch Glazer (screenplay)
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro

Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.



I Am a Road Comic (2014)
Documentary

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Alonzo Bodden, Jordan Brady, Wayne Federman

A first-hand comedy documentary about working the road as a comedian.





Jesus Town, USA (2014)
Documentary

Directors: Billie Mintz, Julian T. Pinder
Writers: Genea Gaudet, Billie Mintz (co-writer)

A small town re-enacts the life of Jesus every year.






Just Friends (2005)
Comedy | Romance

Director: Roger Kumble
Writer: Adam 'Tex' Davis (written by)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Chris Marquette

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with — a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.



My Last Day Without You (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance

Director: Stefan C. Schaefer
Writers: Stefan C. Schaefer and Christoph Silber
Stars: Nicole Beharie, Reg E. Cathey, Ken Duken, Robert Clohessy, Marlene Forte, Lawrence Saint-Victor

On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.


The Nutty Professor (1996)
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Director: Tom Shadyac
Writers: Jerry Lewis (1963 motion picture) Bill Richmond (1963 motion picture)
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle

Grossly overweight professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.


Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)

Director: Fernando Gonzalez Molina
Writers: Sergio G. Sanchez, Luz Gabas (novel)
Stars: Mario Casas, Adriana Ugarte, Macarena Garcia, Alain Hernandez, Berta Vazquez

Killian is a young man who has never left the mountains of Huesca which saw him grow up. In 1953 he will travel to the exotic island of Fernando Poo to work in a cacao field alongside his father and his brother. During 20 years in this island he will undertake a journey towards maturity and knowledge, but will also have to deal with pain and loss.

Pleasantville (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Director: Gary Ross
Writer: Gary Ross (written by)
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, J.T. Walsh

Two 1990's teenagers find themselves in a 1950's sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.



Shark Lake (2015)
Horror | Thriller

Director: Jerry Dugan
Writers: Gabe Burnstein, David Anderson
Stars: Dolph Lundgrn, Sara Malakul Lane, Lily Brooks O'Briant, James Chalke, Michael Aaron Milligan

A thought-provoking thriller set in the serenity of Lake Tahoe. The serenity is shattered when a local exotic animal collector inadvertently releases one of his most treasured exotics into the area. A local sheriff, Meredith Hendricks, makes it her mission to capture the "animal" and bring the exotic animal collector to justice. A course of unlikely events shifts the focus to the relationship between a mother and her son and a father and his daughter.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)
Documentary | History

Director: Mary Dore
Stars: Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, Judith Arcana, Nona Willis Aronowitz, Fran Beal

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.



Sixteen Candles (1984)
Comedy | Romance

Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe

A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.



Sugar Coated (2015)
Documentary

Director: Michele Hozer
Writer: Roxana Spicer
Stars: Robert Lustig, Gary Taubes

How the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.




Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Drama

Director: Susanne Bier
Writer: Allan Loeb (written by)
Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.


To Catch a Thief (1955)
Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), David Dodge (based on the novel by)
Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel

When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.


Who's Driving Doug (2016)
Drama

Director: David Michael Conley
Writer: Michael Carnick
Stars: RJ Mitte, Daphne Zuniga, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Ray William Johnson, Alix Elizabeth Gitter

A sheltered, intelligent college student DOUG (RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad") changes his life forever when he hires an underachieving driver SCOTT (Ray William Johnson of "Equals Three"). In order to escape his oppressively loving mother (Daphne Zuniga), Doug agrees to go on a spontaneous road trip with Scott and his college crush Stephanie. At the height of the journey, a tragic series of events tests their bond and opens the road to self discovery. Drugs, gambling, and romance await the three friends in this honest American coming of age drama.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
Documentary | Music

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Ron Blair, Peter Bogdanovich, Mike Campbell, Johnny Cash, George Drakoulia, Bob Dylan

A film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, this is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before.




Terra (2015)

Off the Map (2013)


Television and Specials


Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson - Back of the Bus Funny (2014)
Comedy | Stand-up

Director: Leslie Small
Writer: Keith Robinson
Stars: Keith Robinson







Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel - RELevent (2015)
Comedy | Stand-up

Directors: Rich Schlanksker, Royale Watkins
Writer: LilRel Howery
Stars: LilRel Howery







Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2014)
Comedy | Stand-up

Director: Jay Chapman
Stars: Kevin Hart, Will 'Spank' Horton, Na'im Lynn, Joey Wells

Led by Kevin Hart, The Plastic Cup Boyz are stepping into the spotlight with their stand-up and sketches. Joey Wells, Will "Spank" Horton, and Na'im Lynn take the stage in this comedy special taped at the House of Blues in San Diego.

Easy Living (2009-): Seasons 1-3
Drama

Stars: Carl-Kristian Rundman, Anu Sinisalo, Sanna Toivanen, Antto Orasmaa




LoliRock (2014-): Season 1
Animation

Stars: Kazumi Evans, Kelly Sheridan, Vincent Tong, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain

LoliRock follows the journey of young Iris, a spirited teenage girl with a beautiful voice and an unending desire to help others. When Iris joins the girl group LoliRock, her life is changed forever, as a new world of music, mysteries and magical powers is revealed. These three new friends are now bound together by their destinies as magical princesses and a fight against injustice. Marathon Media (creators of Totally Spies!) have once again created a cast of characters that are aspirational and serves as role models to a generation of children for whom justice has become a central value. With experienced, world renowned talent, and proven producers, LoliRock is sure to connect with every girl's magical inner self.

A Study in Sherlock (2016)

Gary Gulman: It's About Time (2016)
Comedy

Director: Gary Gulman
Writer: Gary Gulman (written by)
Stars: Gary Gulman


MAY 2nd

Movies


The Replacements (2000)
Comedy | Sport

Director: Howard Deutch
Writer: Vince McKewin (written by)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones, Faizon Love

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.





MAY 3rd

Movies


Submerged (2000)
Action

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Writer: Seve Latshaw (written by)
Stars: Coolio, Maxwell Caulfield, Brent Huff, Nicole Eggert, Fredric Lehne

Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missle-launching computer into the sea.





MAY 4th

Movies


The Keeping Room (2014)
Drama

Director: Daniel Barber
Writer: Julia Hart
Stars: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Muna Otaru, Kyle Soller, Ned Dennehy

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women — two sisters and one African American slave — must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

Shanghai Knights (2003)
Action | Adventure | Comedy

Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Alfred Gough (characters), Miles Millar (characters)
Stars: Jackie Chan, Owne Wilson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Fisher, Aidan Gillen, Fann Wong

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.



MAY 5th

Movies


Fourth Man Out (2015)
Comedy | Drama

Director: Andrew Nackman
Writer: Aaron Dancik
Stars: Parker Young, Evan Todd, Chord Overstreet, Jon Gabrus, Kate Flannery

A car mechanic in a small, working class town comes out of the closet to his unsuspecting, blue-collar best friends.




Television and Sepcials


Marseille (2016-): Season 1
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MAY 6th


Television and Specials



Baby Daddy (2012-): Season 5
Comedy | Drama | Family

Creator: Dan Berendsen
Stars: Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman, Chelsea Kane

A 20-something bachelor bartender becomes an unlikely parent when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep.





Grace and Frankie (2015-): Season 2
Comedy | Netflix Original

Writers: Marta Kauffman (created by), Howard J. Morris (created by)
Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Diane Raphael, Baron Vaughn

Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

Young and Hungry (2014-): Season 3
Comedy | Drama | Romance

Writer: David Holden (created by)
Stars: Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, Rex Less

A well-off young tech entrepreneur hires a feisty young food blogger to be his personal chef.




Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016)
Comedy | Stand-up | Netflix Original

Director: Jay Karas
Writer: Ali Wong
Stars: Ali Wong


MAY 8th


Movies


The Chosen Ones (2015)
Drama

Director: David Pablos
Writer: David Pablos
Stars: Nancy Talamantes, Oscar Torres, Leidi Gutierrez, Jose Santillan Cabuto, Edward Coward

An organization kidnaps girls and enslaves them in a life of prostitution.


MAY 9th


Movies


A Stand Up Guy (2016)
Comedy

Director: Mike Young
Writer: Mike Young
Stars: Danny A. Abeckaser, Annie Heise, Nick Cordero, Luke Robertson, Jay R. Ferguson

A low-leveled mobster takes a stab at stand-up comedy while in the Witness Protection Program.





MAY 10th


Movies


Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Biography | Comedy | Romance

Director: Peter Greenway
Writer: Peter Greenway (written by)
Stars: Elmer Back, Luis Alberti, Jose Montini, Cristina Velaco Lozano, Rasmus Slatis

Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travel to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thantos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.


MAY 11th


Movies


Goosebumps (2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror

Director: Rob Letterman
Writers: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Scott Alexander (story)
Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.


They Look Like People (2015)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Director: Perry Blackshear
Writer: Perry Blackshear (writer)
Stars: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drak

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.




Television and Specials


Chelsea


MAY 12th

Movies


Bleeding Heart (2015)
Drama

Director: Diane Bell
Writer: Diane Bell
Stars: Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet, Lacey Alessandra

A yoga instructor looks to protect her sex-worker sister from her deadbeat boyfriend.






MAY 15th


Movies


We Are Still Here (2015)
Horror

Director: Ted Geoghegan
Writer: Ted Geoghegan (writer)
Stars: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years — and demands a sacrifice.



Yo Soy la Salsa (2014)
Documentary | Biography | History | Musical

Director: Manuel Villalona
Writer: Manuel Villalona, Andres van der Horst (ooriginal idea)
Stars: Johnny Pacheco, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Yanfourd

More than a genre, the salsa was a cultural movement that arose in a time of need for strengthening the Latino culture and spread across the world with such force that 50 years later still moving the feet of the dancers in the most inhospitable corners of the world. At the heart of the movement is the figure of Johnny Pacheco, who's known as one of the great musical legacies responsible for gender salsa.


MAY 17th


Movies


Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
Comedy

Director: Don Michael Paul
Writers: David H. Steinberg (screenplay), Timothy Harris (based on the film written by)
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Fiona Vroom, Sarah Strange, Aleks Paunovic, Bill Bellamy

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school's liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.



Television and Specials


American Dad! (2005-): Season 10
Animation | Comedy

Creators: Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes, Mike Barker

The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Slasher (2016-): Season 1
Drama | Horror | Thriller

Creator: Aaron Martin
Writer: Aaron Martin
Stars: Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren, Steve Byers, Christopher Jacot, Jessica Sipos

A Canadian-American television drama-anthology series starring Katie McGrath. Slasher is the first owned-produced series by U.S. TV channel Chiller and centers around a young woman who is confronted with a series of horrifying copycat murders, that are based on the widely-known killings of her parents years ago.


MAY 18th


Movies


A Girl Like Her (2015)
Drama

Director: Amy S. Weber
Writer: Amy S. Weber
Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Hunter King, Lexi Ainsworth, Paul Lang, Terri Partyka

Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to codument the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of the South Brookdale High School's most popular students.




MAY 19th


Television and Specials


Benders (2015-): Season 1
Comedy

Writers: Tom Seellitti, Jim Serpico
Stars: Andrew Schulz, Lindsey Broad, Chris Distefano, Mark Gessner, Ruy Iskandar

Follows a team of friends bonded by an irrational obsession with their men's hockey team, The Chubbys. While their hockey skills may be limited, their passion is not, as shown by the chaos of their devotion to the game created in their everyday lives.




MAY 20th


Television and Specials


Lady Dynamite (2016-): Season 1
Comedy | Netflix Original

Writers: Pam Brady (created by), Mitchell Hurwitz (created by)
Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Olafur Darri Olafsson

Series is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself.


MAY 22nd


Movies


David and Goliath (2015)
Drama

Director: Timothy A. Chey
Writer: Timothy A. Chey
Stars: Miles Sloman, Jerry Sokolosky, Paul Hughes, Joseph Emms, Richard Summers-Calvery

Follows young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds.



The Letters (2014)
Drama

Director: William Riead
Writer: William Riead
Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer, Priya Darshini

A drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period.



The Ouija Experiment 2: Theater of Death (2015)
Horror

Director: Israel Luna
Writer: Israel Luna
Stars: Shanon Snedden, Jessica Willis, Swisyzinna, Sally Greenland, Justin Armstrong

A group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Ouija board.



Electricity (2014)
Drama

Director: Bryn Higgins
Writers: Joe Fisher
Stars: Paul Anderson, Agyness Deyn, Christian Cooke, Lenora Crichlow, Alice Lowe

A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy that brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her long lost brother.





MAY 26th


Movies


The Last Man on the Moon (2016)
Documentary | Adventure | Biography | History

Director: Mark Craig
Writers: Eugene Cernan (story), Mark Craig (writer)
Stars: Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon, Christopher Kraft

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.


Television and Specials


Graceland (2013-2015): Season 3
Action | Crime | Drama

Creator: Jeff Eastin
Stars: Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Manny Montana

A rookie FBI agent is sent to a house for undercover agents in Southern California, where he is trained by a former legend FBI agent.






MAY 27th


Movies


Comedy

Director: Steven Brill
Writers: Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas
Stars: Adam Sandler, Paula Patton, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Astin, David Spade

Two down-on-their-luck guys decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble.




Television and Specials


Bloodline (2015-): Season 2
Drama | Thriller

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett

A family of adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home.





Chef's Table (2015-): Season 2, Part 1
Documentary

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore, Francis Mallmann

Chef's Table goes inside the lives of kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.



Mako Mermaids (2013-): Season 4
Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Romance

Writers: Jonathan M. Shiff (developed by), Sam Carroll (developed by)
Stars: Chai Romruen, Amy Ruffle, Rowan Hills, Dominic Deutscher, Gemma Forsyth

A boy is magically turned a merman, and discovers his underwater origins, after he comes in contact with the magic waters at the mysterious Mako Island guarded by a trio of mermaids.


MAY 28th


Television and Specials


Hell on Wheels (2011-): Season 5
Drama | Western

Creators: Joe Gayton, Tony Gayton
Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy, Phil Burk, Christopher Heyerdahl

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west.