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Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, today announced the upcoming content releases planned for May.
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New Crackle Original in May
Going From Broke (Season 2) (May 20)
Crackle original series
From Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Executive Producer Ashton Kutcher comes season 2 of Going From Broke, a Webby Award-winning unscripted series focused on empowering people to overcome their crippling financial struggles. People are graduating from college with mounds of student and other debt and a shrinking pool of employment opportunities at their disposal. What makes matters worse is they lack the basic financial literacy to get themselves out of trouble. Going From Broke host Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg, and financial expert Tonya Rapley work with young people to become the CEO of their own lives.
New Crackle Exclusives in May
Bel Canto (May 1)
Crackle AVOD exclusive feature
Based on the best-selling novel. A famous opera singer (Julianne Moore) is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman’s (Ken Watanabe) lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.
War (2007) (May 1)
Crackle AVOD exclusive feature
An FBI Agent (Jason Statham) seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as “Rogue” (Jet Li) who murdered his partner.
The Legend of Hercules (May 1)
Crackle AVOD exclusive feature
The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
New Channels Coming to Crackle in May
You’re Living Dead to Me
Put a little scream into your spring with some of the most chilling films in the highest horror tradition. Have the time of your after-life with these zombie classics Train to Busan, Crackle original The Clearing, The Wailing, and Day of the Dead.
Family Movie Night Presented By State Farm
Round up the kids, grab some snacks, cuddle up on the couch and watch some of the most beloved titles in entertainment history. Spend some quality time together enjoying such classics as The Little Prince, Where the Red Fern Grows, Black Beauty, and The Illusionist.
Heroes & Legends
Unsheathe your weapon and stand opposed to the forces of darkness as you enjoy these swashbuckling sword and sorcery flicks! Conjure up two-fisted action and adventure with such films as The Legend of Hercules, Legends of King Arthur, Robert the Bruce, and Merlin.
High Tea With Mum
Remember your p’s and q’s with your pinkies out as you and your mum toss down your piping hot earl grey and watch these fantastic UK classics. Sip not slurp such intriguing titles as The Prince and Me, Doc Martin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, and Bride & Prejudice.
With this carefully curated gathering of some of the most interesting battlefield documentaries and films you not only learn about the history of war, you live it! Watch titles such as Hitler’s Secret Weapons, Gallipoli, Unsolved Mysteries of World War II, and Outwitting Hitler.
Crackle Spotlight Titles in May
Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life (May 1)
Adventurer Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora’s Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.
Intensive Care (May 1)
Three low-life criminals plan to rob an elderly woman’s home, but her caregiver turns out to be a former special ops agent with an agenda of her own.
Heartland (May 1)
A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (May 1)
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who is secretly plotting to steal their parents’ vast fortune.
Highway to Heaven (May 1)
The classic TV series, Highway to Heaven follows a probationary angel (Michael Landon) sent back to Earth who teams with an ex-cop (Victor French) to help people.
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding (May 1)
Starring Mila Kunis and based on the hit play comes a comedy about two Italian families from different sides of the tracks coming together for one wild wedding.
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Five women run a cattle station, “Drover’s Run”, in the outback of South Australia.
Mothers and Daughters (May 9)
Photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn’t expect.
Dark Matter (May 1)
Elite local patron Mary (Meryl Streep) welcomes Chinese student Ye Liu to Valley State University, where his dreams of fame are soon dashed by corrupt campus politics.
Davey & Goliath (May 1)
In this classic stop-action animated series (created by Art Clokey, of Gumby and Pokey fame) young Davey Hansen and his best friend (and dog) Goliath have suburban adventures and learn valuable lessons together.
Additional New Movies in May
180 Degrees South (May 20)
A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Angels Crest (May 20)
Apartment 143 (May 20)
Barking Dogs Never Bite
Battle of Kings: Bannockburn
Battle Of Shaker Heights, The
Beavis And Butt-Head Do America
Beyond the Edge
Beyond the Myth
Beyond the Trek
Bravo Two Zero
Broken English (May 20)
Chai Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers (May 20)
Demon Warriors (May 20)
Dr. Wai: The Scripture With No Words
Dynamite Warrior (May 20)
Eddie Murphy Raw
Europa Report (May 20)
Exiled (May 20)
Generation A: Portraits Of Autism And The Arts
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead
Happy, Happy (May 20)
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (May 20)
Here Comes the Devil
Hitler’s Secret Weapons
Hitler’s War: Part I
Hobo With a Shotgun (May 20)
How I Live Now (May 20)
I Give It a Year (May 20)
I Wish (May 20)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
John Dies At the End
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Kill Me Three Times
Kingdom of War, Part 1 (May 20)
Kingdom of War, Part 2 (May 20)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle Of Life
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Life Itself (May 20)
Monsters (May 20)
Mother’s Love, A
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Queer Duck: The Movie
Searching For Bobby Fischer
Serious Moonlight (May 20)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Take This Waltz (May 20)
Tasting Menu (May 20)
Tears of the Black Tiger (May 20)
The Bodyguard 2 (May 20)
The Eclipse (May 20)
The First Monday in May
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The Legend of Hercules
The Oxford Murders (May 20)
The Perfect Score
The Secret Disco Revolution
Tickled (May 20)
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (May 20)
Turtle Power: The Definitive History Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Vanishing On 7th Street (May 20)
Waking Up In Reno
White Bird In A Blizzard (May 20)
White God (May 20)
Additional New TV Shows in May
An Angel For May (Season One, 4 episodes)
Bestie Picks Bae (Season One, 20 episodes) (May 20)
Brideshead Revisited (Season One, 11 episodes)
Dark Knight (Season Two, 13 episodes) (May 20)
Death In Their Hands: Small Arms And Personal Weapons In Warfare (Season One, 6 episodes)
Father Ted (Season One, 6 episodes)
Father Ted (Season Two, 11 episodes)
Father Ted (Season Three, 8 episodes)
Legends Of King Arthur (Season One, 3 episodes)
Painting Autumn (Season One, 6 episodes)
Peak Practice (Season One, 8 episodes)
Peak Practice (Season Two, 13 episodes)
Peak Practice (Season One, 15 episodes)
Sea Power (Season One, 6 episodes)
Tanks! (Season One, 9 episodes)
The Jim Nabors Show (Season One, 20 episodes)
Under Siege (Season One, 6 episodes)
Unsolved Mysteries Of World War II (Season One, 12 episodes)
CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.