Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this month to bring you 10 to look out for. Variety was key in selection, so you'll find everything from a gore fest set in a mental asylum, to a documentary on the world of poker, to Robert Pattinson's latest non-"Twilight" flick.
Here are the ten films to watch on VOD this May, in alphabetical order:
"All In: The Poker Movie" (May 1)
Hardcore poker players and anyone who enjoyed the Matt Damon-starring "Rounders," will no doubt want to seek out "All In: The Poker Movie," an entertaining look at how poker went on to come a nationally televised sport played and watched by millions. The film, directed by Douglas Tirola, takes aim at politicians -- through interviews with a slew of professional players and celebrities (including Damon, Kenny Rogers and "This American Life" host Ira Glass) -- who have managed to prevent millions from playing, and many from making a living via the game. HERE the director shares an exclusive scene from the film with Indiewire.
"Asylum Blackout" (May 4)
Previously titled "The Incident" back when it world premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, the re-titled "Asylum Blackout" follows three rockers, who work in the kitchen of a high-security asylum to pay the bills. When a storm black out the security system at the prison before dinner one night, the three are forced to fight for their survival and make it out of the asylum alive. Horror fans with an appetite for gore and unrelenting thrills won't want to miss this one.