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Netflix + Dinner: What to Watch in May

Wondering which movies to stream for the month of May? Fear not, Netflix has several options for you this month, from new releases such asThe Liberator with Edgar Ramirez to Skyfall with Javier Bardem. We’ve paired each with a yummy meal or drink for you to savor while enjoying your night home with these flicks.

The Liberator

The Liberator
Credit: Producciones Insurgentes

This Venezuelan historical drama stars heartthrob Edgar Ramirez and follows the life of historic military leader Simon Bolivar. Try some Venezuelan food while you watch Bolivar win battle after battle. Consider having friends over and making some yummy arepas or pan de jamon. The film, which also features music by Gustavo Dudamel, is available to stream beginning May 9, so start planning your movie night.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 1

Puss in Boots
Credit: DreamWorks

The new series, which features Danny Trejo and John Leguizamo, debuted on Netflix earlier this year with 26 episodes. Follow Puss in Boots as he tries to protect the hidden city of San Lorenzo from invaders. And since our friendly feline loves fresh fish, why not munch on some delectable fish tacos? Here’s an easy-to-do recipe you can try out with the kids from kidscooking.com.

Skyfall

Skyfall
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Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem go toe-to-toe in Sam Mendes’ action-adventure Skyfall. James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested while attempting to protect MI6. This film must be watched with a vodka martini in hand, but make sure it’s shaken, not stirred. Oh, and you have until Cinco de Mayo to enjoy this film before Netflix takes it down.

READ: Netflix + Dinner: What to Watch in June

Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included
Credit: Pantelion Films

Eugenio Derbez put Hollywood on notice with Instructions Not Included, a film in which he starred, wrote and directed. This tearjerker follows Valentin, a playboy turned single father, who moves from Mexico to Los Angeles when a former fling leaves a baby at his doorstep. The film features an array of mouthwatering comfort foods, so release the kid in you and enjoy some chicken fingers, ice cream or even cereal for dinner.

Like Water for Chocolate

Como agua para chocolate
Credit: Arau Films International

Como agua para chocolate is a movie worthy of a hot date. The film, directed by Alfonso Arau, explores forbidden love and a woman’s power to evoke emotion with her cooking. While the obvious choice might be to eat cake and have Mexican hot chocolate, consider indulging on oysters, strawberries, cherries or any aphrodisiac to set the mood.

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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Richard Ramirez, a.k.a. The Night Stalker, spent the summer of 1985 terrorizing Los Angeles. Ramirez murdered 13 people during his reign of terror in Southern California. Netflix’s new docuseries is exploring the crime by interviewing law enforcement and family of the victims.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial” killer is now streaming on Netflix.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is the latest Netflix docuseries diving into the true crimes that have shaped American society. Richard Ramirez is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time and single-handedly terrorized Los Angeles during the summer of 1985.

Ramirez fundamentally changed Los Angeles and the people who live there. The serial killer was an opportunistic killer. He would break into homes using unlocked doors and opened windows. Once inside, he would rape, murder, rob, and assault the people inside the home.

The documentary series explores just how Ramirez was able to keep law enforcement at bay for so long. The killer did not have a standard modus operandi. His victims ran the gamut of gender, age, and race. There was no indicator as to who could be next. He also rarely used the same weapon when killing his victims. Some people were stabbed to death while others were strangled and others still were bludgeoned.

While not the first telling of Ramirez’s story, it is the most terrifying account to date.

“Victims ranged in age from 6 to 82,” director Tiller Russell told PEOPLE. “Men, women, and children. The murder weapons were wildly different. There were guns, knives, hammers, and tire irons. There was this sort of feeling that whoever you were, that anybody could be a victim and anybody could be next.”

Family members of the various victims speak in the documentary series about learning of the horror committed to them. People remember grandparents and neighbors killed by Ramirez. All the while, police followed every lead to make sure they left no stone unturned.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is now streaming on Netflix.

READ: Here’s How An East LA Neighborhood Brought Down One Of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

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Exes Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato Are Playing Soulmates in Netflix’s Animated Movie Charming and Talk About Awkward

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Exes Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato Are Playing Soulmates in Netflix’s Animated Movie Charming and Talk About Awkward

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Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato don’t let a little thing like emotional baggage get in the way of their careers. The famous former couple proved that exes can actually be friends when they worked together on the new Netflix animated movie, “Charming”, that premiered on Friday.

Not only did Lovato and Valderrama co-star in the children’s movie together, but they played lovers. And not just lovers, but soulmates.

It looks like Lovato and Valderrama truly decided to remain friendly and supportive of each other after their breakup in 2016. Which in itself is a rarity!

In “Charming”, Valderrama voices a spoiled Prince who is “cursed” to have every woman fall in love-at-first sight with him until his 21st birthday.

When the project was announced in 2015, Valderrama was extremely excited about the opportunity to represent greater diversity in a children’s movie. “We’ve all been waiting so long to see a Latin princess represented in an animated fairy tale,” he told Deadline. “I’m grateful to the enlightened producer John Williams for anointing me as the first Latin prince.”

Lovato plays a Lenore, a savvy street urchin who is also cursed to never find love. Together, the unlikely duo are tasked with going on a quest to break Charming’s curse so he can save the kingdom.

When discussing their previous relationship in the past, Lovato and Valderrama have been nothing but gracious.

In fact, Demi Lovato recently told Harper’s Bazaar that she’s happy for Valderrama and his new fiancée, Amanda Pacheco. “I’m really happy for him and I wish him nothing but the best, but we’re not in each other’s lives, haven’t spoken in a long time,” she admitted.

She continued: “But I think I needed that because I needed to learn to be okay on my own. When you get into a relationship with somebody at that young of an age and then you spend six years with somebody, you don’t really get to learn about yourself.”

When Lovato has talked about the reasons behind their split before, she’s always maintained that it had “nothing to do with falling out of love”.

“The sparks never faded, but there are issues that I haven’t conquered yet that I know I won’t conquer if I’m relying on somebody else to take care of the loneliness,” said Lovato in her 2017 documentary, “Simply Complicated”.

But Lovato and Valderrama aren’t the only reason to queue up this flick. The movie also stars Ashley Tisdale as Cinderella, Avril Lavigne as Snow White, and Chinese popstar phenomenon G.E.M. as Sleeping Beauty.

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