I know the snow currently falling in Wisconsin would say otherwise, it's time to say goodbye to the winter duldrums! And, unfortunately, it's also time to say goodbye to a bunch of movies on Netflix as the streaming service announced its monthly departures for May.
Maybe the Big Red Streaming Monolith is already bitter about how things are going to go Sunday night at the Oscars, because several past Academy Award winners and nominees – "War Horse," 'Trumbo," "Brokeback Mountain," "Julie & Julia," "The Help" and "Milk" – will all be ushered off the Netflix stage by the end of May, along with popular genre hits like the rom-com "50 First Dates" and the sports favorite "Miracle." (Who's in the mood for hockey in the summer anyways?) And hopefully you weren't planning for Christmas in July – or at least "Christmas Vacation" in July, because the comedy classic will melt away next month.
On the TV side of things, hopefully you've already thoroughly investigated BBC's "Sherlock" series – which helped turn Benedict Cumberbatch into a star – because that case will be closed on Netflix after May 14.
With no further ado, here's the whole list of departures for the month of May. Get to watching them now – because we all know you're not going to want to stream stuff when the weather finally gets nice next month.
"Hoarders" season 10
"City of God: 10 Years Later"
"The Chosen Ones"
"The House at the End of the Street"
"Sherlock" series 1-4
"American Crime" seasons 1-3
"My Week with Marilyn"
"The One I Love"
"50 First Dates"
"Act of Valor"
"All Dogs Go to Heaven"
"The Blair Witch Project"
"Deliver Us from Eva"
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
"Julie & Julia"
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
"Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz"
"The Pursuit of Happyness"
"The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior"
"The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption"
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.