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8 new movies coming to theatres in May

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Trevor Dueck May 02, 2018 3:58 pm 2,318

May is highlighted by a few big releases that include another Star Wars flick and a Deadpool. Yup, it will be Wade T. Wilson vs. Han Solo that will garner most of the buzz at the box office but there are a few other movies that will be hitting the theatres this month too.

Charlize Theron gives another career-defining performance that could garner some early award whispers. Or you could watch a woman going on a violent rampage as she seeks revenge for being sexually assaulted. Maybe you’re more into the quirkiness that is Joaquin Phoenix in a wheelchair? What about aliens seducing punks?

Whatever your movie fetish, below are eight films that are being released to theatres that deserve some eyes. Check it out!

Tully

Release Date: May 4th
Cast:  Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston
Director: Jason Reitman

From the director of Juno comes another character piece starring Charlize Theron. The story is about a woman named Marlo (Theron) who has to deal with two young children and a newborn baby. Overwhelmed by the seemingly endless chores that go along with being a wife and mom, Marlo decides to hire a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis), who not only takes care of her newborn baby but of Marlo too.

The film is supposedly both funny and heartfelt with standout performances by Theron and Davis. It’s a fantastic story about motherhood that lets other moms know the struggle is real.

Revenge

Release Date: May 11th (Limited)
Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe
Director: Coralie Fargeat

Jen (Matilda Lutz) and her millionaire boy toy (Kevin Jannsens) go on a weekend getaway to a desert villa. Things go off the rails when her lover’s degenerate hunting pals show up and start making inappropriate advances that escalate to sexual assault.

When the men try and hide their crime, Jen takes things into her own hands and it gets bloody in a hurry.

The early buzz on this violent and stylized revenge flick has been extremely positive.

Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Release Date: May 11th (Limited)
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black
Director: Gus Van Sant

Of course, Joaquin Phoenix is starring in a quirky film that’s being directed by Gus Van Sant. The story is about a quadriplegic who gives up drinking. His support system though is a tad zany and includes the likes of his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and his crazy Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, Donnie (Jonah Hill).

Eary reviews have been positive so keep an eye out for this at a theatre near you.

Life of the Party

Release Date: May 11th
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph
Director: Ben Falcone

This has cliche comedy written all over it. But if you’re a fan of the comedy stylings of Melissa McCarthy you might appreciate this one.

After a divorce from her longtime husband, Deanna (McCarthy) decides to go back to college but winds up in the same class as her daughter, who’s less than pleased by this latest turn of events.

Deanna, who now goes by the name of Dee Rock, tries to fit into campus life and finds herself fraternizing with frat boys and going to parties. Of course, hilarity ensues. Maybe.

Deadpool 2

Release Date: May 18th
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand
Director: David Leitch

One of the most anticipated films of the year will drop on May 18th. The Merc with the Mouth returns for another round of kicking ass and showing ass. Deadpool is not your ordinary superhero and this time he puts together a team of misfits to take on baddies and Cable played by Josh Brolin.

Obviously, this should be both hilarious and violent so it would make perfect sense to check it out.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Release Date: May 18th
Cast: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, Nicole Kidman
Director: John Cameron Mitchell

This is based on the short story by Neil Gaiman and takes place in London in the 1970s. Enn (Alex Sharp) loves the punk music scene and one night he goes to a party hosted by local punk Queen Boadicea (Nicole Kidman). When he gets there he finds gorgeous foreign exchange students in attendance and he’s immediately attracted to Zan (Elle Fanning).

However, Enn soon finds out that the girls are foreign alright and are actually from a completely different galaxy, sent to Earth to prepare for a mysterious rite of passage.

This looks extremely bizarre, so let’s go see it!

Disobedience

Release Date: May 18th
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Director: Sebastián Lelio

Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz), a non-practicing Jewish woman, returns home to London, to attend her father’s funeral. Once shunned by the Jewish community for having a lesbian relationship with her childhood friend Esti Kuperman (Rachel McAdams), the local Jewish community is surprised by her arrival and wonder why she is back in town since even her father disowned her.

When Ronit and Esti, who is now married, meet each other again, they quickly realize that they still have feelings for each other.

This looks both saucy and dramatic. Two great actors doing their thing. Should be a goodie.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Release Date: May 25
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany
Director: Ron Howard

Get ready to be blasted to another galaxy far, far away with the story of a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Solo is a reckless flyer who is offered a job working for a bigtime gangster by Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), his faithful companion Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), isn’t exactly too keen on the idea.

There have been a lot of production issues with the film, but let’s hope Ron Howard and Disney don’t put something scruffy looking on the screen.


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Trevor Dueck
When Trevor isn't writing film reviews, he co-hosts Flix Anonymous on CKNW.com/Podcasts and Itunes.

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