New on Redbox: All the Movies Coming in May

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New on Redbox: All the Movies Coming in May

Not to be forgotten amongst the veritable cornucopia of streaming programming at our fingertips at all times is Redbox, the Kleenex of movie vending machines. The physical and digital rental and purchasing platform is adding a couple of big-ticket feature films in May, and we’ve gathered you here today to let you in on all the fresh flicks that are coming down the pike.

The crown jewel of Redbox’s incoming slate is awfully regal, indeed: It’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest (and nearly greatest) blockbusting box-office sensation, led by the king of Wakanda himself, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)—best known as the Black Panther. Ryan Coogler’s sci-fi action epic, beloved by critics and audiences alike, stars Boseman as the titular superhero, Michael B. Jordan as his complex and magnetic nemesis Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as warrior princess Nakia, Letitia Wright as his ingenious sister Shuri and Angela Bassett as his mother Ramonda, to name only a few—that last character is particularly apropos, as Black Panther hits Redbox kiosks the week of May 15, just a couple of days after Mother’s Day. The service has a number of other Mother’s Day movies to choose from, as well, including Bad Moms, Mother’s Day, Baby Mama, Steel Magnolias, Stepmom and The Blindside.

Though Black Panther shines the brightest of any flick headed to Redbox next month, it’s far from the only enticing option. Two other titles that jump out at us are Alex Garland’s sci-fi stunner Annihilation, and John Frances Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s acclaimed comedy Game Night. Both films in this dynamic duo are Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, sporting 87 percent and 82 percent scores, respectively, but that’s just about all they have in common. Annihilation, adapted by Garland from Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel of the same name, is a cerebral and unnerving supernatural thriller that won’t leave your mind for quite some time: As Will Leitch wrote in his review for Paste, “The person you are by the end of Annihilation may be different than the one you were when this transfixing, hypnotic journey began.” Game Night, on the other hand, is a studio comedy that offers “gonzo goofiness” and “glimmers of comedy gold” (per Oktay Ege Kozak’s Paste review), far more likely to tickle your funny bone than rewire your brain. Annihilation is available to buy on demand as of the week of May 22, and to rent in kiosks and on demand the week of May 29, while Game Night is available to buy on demand the week of May 1, and to rent on demand and in kiosks the weeks of May 22 and 29, respectively.

Other films inbound next month include family film Peter Rabbit, YA blockbuster Maze Runner: The Death Cure, military actioner 12 Strong, haunted house horror-thriller Winchester, “erotic” drama Fifty Shades Freed, claymation comedy Early Man, Liam Neeson-led action thriller The Commuter, Jennifer Lawrence-starring spy thriller Red Sparrow and Clint Eastwood’s latest military drama, The 15:17 to Paris. Keep scrolling to see when all of the above will reach Redbox.

Peruse Redbox’s full May slate below and our latest ranking of the service’s top offerings here.

What’s New & Streaming at Redbox: On Disc and On Demand – May

Redbox Kiosks (DVD & Blu-ray Discs)

Release Week: May 1
Peter Rabbit
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
12 Strong
Winchester

Release Week: May 8
Fifty Shades Freed

Release Week: May 15
Black Panther  
Early Man
The Commuter

Release Week: May 29
Red Sparrow
Annihilation
Game Night
The 15:17 to Paris

Redbox On Demand (Video On Demand – To Rent)

Release Week: May 1
Winchester

Release Week: May 8
Fifty Shades Freed

Release Week: May 22
Game Night
The 15:17 to Paris

Release Week: May 29
Annihilation

Redbox On Demand (Electronic Sell Through – To Buy)

Release Week: May 1
Game Night
The 15:17 to Paris

Release Week: May 22
Annihilation

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