Superheroes, small town preachers, and treasure hunters — there are entertainment options for every type of adventure this month.
Here are our May picks.
Watching Captain America: Civil War on May 6
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters May 6, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the movie right here. This is going to be the biggest Marvel movie yet, bringing together characters from all over the MCU. It’s the first in Marvel’s Phase Three, and the third movie in the Captain America series, following The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier. In addition to characters from the last two Captain America movies, we’re also going to see most of the Avengers, Ant-Man, and new faces like Spider-Man and Black Panther. Word on the street is that the Russo brothers have created a must-see blockbuster, so choose your side and get in line. [Brian Linder]
Playing Uncharted 4 on May 10
The Uncharted series has been pushing the boundaries of storytelling in games since it launched with Drake’s Fortune way back in 2007. Nathan Drake remains one of the most interesting and authentic characters in gaming today, in no small part due to Nolan North’s consistently stellar performance as the dashing adventurer. With Drake’s storyline seemingly coming to a close with Uncharted 4, I suspect this latest game will be one of the most emotional and expansive Uncharted games to date. [Jorge Albor]
Watching The 100 Season 3 Finale on May 19
The 100‘s Season 3 took a huge plot turn when it connected the Grounder mythology with space technology, and the AI epidemic and storyline has since spread through Polis and Arkadia through a literal computer virus. It’s now a race against time to stop A.L.I.E., and a war is about to break out between the non-chipped (Season 1 OG’s Sky gang back together, more or less) and the chipped (pretty much everyone else). There are just a few episodes left, but so many burning questions remain: Who is going to die next? What happens to everyone in the City of Light if A.L.I.E. is destroyed? An oil rig?! And will Jaha ever not suck (that goes for you too, Pike)? [Lesley Chen]
Watching Preacher on May 22
The big fear was that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg would ruin AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo comic masterpiece and now that I have seen the Pilot, I can say that fans have nothing to worry about. Preacher is a vulgar and fun romp featuring all the antics and religious commentary that made the source material so seminal. It’ll be interesting to see what changes over the course of the first season because Rogen, Goldberg, and showrunner Sam Catlin have juggled quite a bit in making the show work for the small screen. The limitations of being on AMC and opposed to a Showtime or HBO creates some big decisions for the creators in terms of tone and how “out there” Preacher can get in terms of the wickedly gross and deviant material on the way. It’ll be fun to see but the casting is fantastic and the seeds are planted for the kind of appointment television AMC has become known for. Get ready, folks! [Nick Nunziata]
Watching The Nice Guys on May 20
Shane Black has done nothing but change the game beginning with his classic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, whether resurrecting the career of Robert Downey Jr. or reminding us that genre films can be playful or vulgar and still deliver. His approach to storytelling is always fresh and he finds ways for us to look at actors in a new light. With The Nice Guys, it looks like he’s shining his special light on Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling and the results speak for themselves. Every trailer has been funnier than the one before and the film looks like some oddball hybrid of film noir, Richard Stark-esque gritty crime drama, and a retro spin on the same vibe he took to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Regardless, this is a must-see. [Nick Nunziata]
Playing the Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC in May
The first two Fallout 4 DLC packs, “Automatron” and “Wasteland Workshop,” were more about changing the way you play within the confines of the existing Fallout 4 setting than expanding the game’s content. Sure, “Automatron” had a questline featuring the rather memorable antagonist, The Mechanist, but for the most part, these packs were about giving you options and new toys to play with, like building killer robot companions or customizing your settlements with gladiatorial arenas. “Far Harbor” is the first major expansion that promises an enormous new map to explore, new faction quests, new creatures to battle, and higher-level armor and weapons to do it with. There has never been a better reason to return to the Commonwealth. [Matthew Allen]
Check out last month’s picks here.