Four films for May

After April provided us with a truly exciting month for films, I now turn my attention to what the month of May can bring us at the multiplex.

Perhaps inevitably, May looks a little lacklustre when compared to April’s big five. Having scoured the release dates though, I feel I can throw four films up for you to choose from this month.

So without any further ado, here are my picks for May.

  • 21 & Over (May 3rd) is directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and centres around Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) celebrating their friends Jeff Chang’s (Justin Chon) 21st birthday. The poster for this film says “from the writers of The Hangover” but don’t let that put you off. The trailer looks like silly fun and could provide us with a nice alternative to a summer otherwise filled with huge action blockbusters.
  • Talking of huge action blockbusters, one of my most anticipated movies this year is Star Trek Into Darkness. It’s been four long years since we last saw the crew of the Enterprise, and judging by the trailers for Into Darkness it looks like it has been worth the wait. Directed by JJ Abrams and starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch, Into Darkness will be released on May 9th.
  • Mud is released on May 10th and stars Matthew McConaughey, Michael Shannon & Reese Witherspoon and is directed by Jeff Nichols. In Mud “Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.” An alternative pick for this month, Mud looks to continue McConaughey’s recent return to form. I’m sure it won’t be to everyone’s taste and may well get lost in a sea of blockbusters, but it looks to provide something different for those wishing for more than special effects and explosions.
  • Byzantium (May 3rd) is directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan. Another alternative pick, Byzantium is a beautiful looking film that tells the story of “Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.”

Just incase anyone is wondering where the preview for The Hangover Part 3 is, you won’t find it here. No sir, no way.


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