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HBO‘s May slate brings Michael B. Jordan’s curious Fahrenheit 451 project, in which he reimagines Ray Bradbury’s novel alongside Michael Shannon. Elsewhere Laura Dern, fresh off Star Wars and Big Little Lies, returns to the network for The Tale.

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What’s new on HBO: Editor’s picks

Silicon Valley: Season 5

Silicon Valley ups the stakes and returns to longer season arcs after the more episodic nature of season 4. From the premiere, which finally finds Pied Piper moving out of Erlich Bachman’s incubator and into actual offices, it’s apparent that the show will never be the same. Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and the gang are no longer focused on his compression algorithm, they’re climbing an even bigger mountain—the “new Internet” which Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) gifted him the patent for last season. —Chris Osterndorf

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Atomic Homefront

Rebecca Cammisa’s cautionary and quietly human documentary dips into the unmitigated effects and cruel ironies of the Manhattan Project. The film follows activists asking for government relief, stemming from their own ineptitude during the storage and discard of nuclear waste near a St. Louis suburb. Though Cammisa’s nonsense approach eventually tunnels into a lesson in bleakness, Atomic Homefront remains a necessarily infuriating watch.Kahron Spearman

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HBO shows and original programming in May 2018

May 2

Being Serena

May 5

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

May 7

A Dangerous Son

May 13

Barry season finale
Silicon Valley season finale

May 19

Fahrenheit 451

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May 21

The Final Year

May 26

The Tale


What’s new HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in May 2018

May 1

A Sound of Thunder
Dead Calm
Dude, Where’s My Car?
Eurotrip (Unrated Version)
Garden State
In the Cut (Director’s Cut)
Kill the Messenger
Maps to the Stars
The Newton Boys
Star Trek: Nemesis
You’ve Got Mail
Wolves at the Door

May 3

Lady Macbeth

May 5

The Lego Ninjago Movie

May 12


May 26

Patti Cake$

May 27

Fist Fight

What’s leaving HBO in April 2018

May 31

101 Dalmatians
102 Dalmatians
Bachelor Party (‘84)
The Exorcist
Fried Green Tomatoes
Gran Torino
Ice Age: Collision Course
John Wick: Chapter 2
The Last of the Mohicans
The Shack,
Something’s Gotta Give
X-Men: Apocalypse

HBO shows and original programming in April 2018

April 2

King in the Wilderness

April 6

Vice, Season 6

April 7


April 11

Destino: Rusia

April 13

Wyatt Cenac: Problem Areas

April 14

Elvis Presley: The Searcher part 1 and 2

April 16

I Am Evidence

April 22

Westworld, Season 2 Premiere

What’s new HBO Go and HBO Now: Movies in April 2018

April 1

Absolute Power
Bad Boys II
Damien Omen II
Dinner for Schmucks
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
The Final Conflict
Final Destination
The Final Destination
From Hell
The Italian Job
Laurel Canyon
Nine to Five
The Omen
Omen IV: The Awakening
Runaway Jury
The Tale of Despereaux
Yes Man

What’s leaving HBO in April 2018

April 30

A Monster Calls
Along Came a Spider
Assassin’s Creed
Collateral Beauty
The Darkness
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Express
Fifty Shades Darker
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Pride and Glory
Renaissance Man
The Rescue
The Rookie
The Royal Tenenbaums
Scream 2
Stuck on You
The Sum of All Fears
Terminator Salvation
The Terminator
The Vigilante Diaries
Why Him?

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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the Upstream editor, and his work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.

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