movies coming to disney and Hulu may 2021

April is slowly drawing to a close, which means it’ll soon be May! The weather will be getting warmer, summer will be bearing down on us, and Disney+ and Hulu will have a whole bunch of new stuff for you to watch, if you subscribe to either of them. So let’s check out the Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in May 2021, shall we?

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Joe Carnahan Interview boss level

There are certain directors who could easily be a character in one of their own movies. Joe Carnahan is one of those filmmakers. He’s got an energy and personality that would feel right at home in his more fast-talking, adrenaline-fueled movies. Of course, Carnahan starred in his first movie, Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, and appeared in his bombastic popcorn movie The A-Team, as well as his one night-gone-wrong in Los Angeles film, Stretch. 

When you talk to the director, you hear the same voice we hear in his work, including his latest movie, Boss LevelIt’s an action movie set in a time loop in which Carnahan gets to kill his latest movie’s producer, Frank Grillo, over and over again. Last year, the director behind Ticker reunited with Grillo for the already-in-the-can, Copshop. Recently, we talked to the filmmaker about his latest movie, both his madcap and dramatic work, streaming, and collaborating with Grillo and, controversially, Mel Gibson.

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Hulu College Student Plan

Are you a college student, or at least pretending to be one? If so, Hulu wants to cut you a sweet deal: 65% off! The streaming service is unveiling a plan that will allow college students to pay only $1.99 per month. It’s part of Hulu’s plan to boost subscription numbers and lock in young viewers with the hopes that said viewers will stick with Hulu even after they graduate. The discount will last as long as the subscriber’s student enrollment status remains verified

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Hulu Vice Deal

Hulu has picked up some inherent Vice, purchasing 100 hours of Vice TV content, including the series Dark Side of the Ring. This marks Vice Distribution’s first deal since launching this July. So if you’ve been waiting to watch some hot Vice content, but would rather it be available on a readily accessible streaming service, today is your lucky day. Well, not today exactly, but rather the day the content actually shows up on Hulu. You get the idea, don’t’ get fresh with me.

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amazon fire tv live

Amazon Fire TV just got a big upgrade for all the cord-cutters out there. One of the cons of giving up cable in favor of streaming platforms is that you miss out on live TV. But Amazon’s Fire TV platform is expanding to give its customers an old taste of live television again, with several key new services: YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu’s live TV offering.

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imax documentaries

IMAX screens may be closed for the time being, and even if they open again soon, you might not feel comfortable venturing out to one. Don’t worry, Hulu has you covered. This summer, the streaming service is offering 16 IMAX documentaries for your viewing pleasure. Granted, they might not be as impressive at home as they’d be on gigantic IMAX screens, but beggars can’t be choosers these days, folks.

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streaming services during coronavirus

Despite the vast majority of the world’s population being stuck inside with nothing to do but binge-watch for the foreseeable future, even streaming services are getting hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. YouTube is limiting the video quality of its video streams worldwide for the next month, while Netflix, Hulu, and Roku are all scaling back customer service support.

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parasite streaming

Parasite, the Oscar-winning movie everyone keeps talking about, is headed to Hulu. The streaming service landed the exclusive streaming rights to Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed film, and will debut the movie this April. The Neon-released movie raked-up a wealth of awards during awards season, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards, along with the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast and the Palme D’or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Streaming Service Comparisons

The streaming wars have just begun so you might want to hunker down in the trenches for the next few years. Everyone is hell-bent on besting Netflix, which means we’re about to be inundated with a slew of new streaming services. This, in turn, means you’re going to have to decide which of these services you want – if any. Will you act like Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly and sign up for all of them? Or will you pick and choose?

To help you with this decision, I’ve broken down how the streaming services compare to each other in terms of price and content. You’re welcome.

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Restoring the Batman Suit

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how the original Batman suit from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie was restored for the Comic-Con exhibition last month. Plus, see how streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and the forthcoming Disney+ are starting to own us instead of us owning their products, and take a look back at the environmentally friendly animated series Captain Planet (he’s a hero!). Read More »