It’s an action-packed movie month and a trip to Underland is in order. These are the May movies you need to see:
BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 – MAY 5
With the neighbourhood reclaimed and a second baby on the way, Mac and Kelly were ready to pack up and head to the suburbs… until a sorority moved in next door to ruin it all. Get ready for hilarity, vicious pranks and shirtless scenes. Move over, Seth Rogen. We’re here for Zefron.
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – MAY 5
We all know Meryl Streep can sing, but singing badly on purpose is a whole other task. This biopic about the famously bad amateur operatic soprano is sure to delight and horrify audiences in equal measures.
BASTILLE DAY – MAY 12
Idris Elba and Richard Madden? Need I say more? OK, fine. It’s about a young con artist and former CIA agent embarking on an anti-terrorist mission in France. Part Now You See Me and part Olympus Has Fallen, this one looks to be non-stop action and awesomeness.
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT – MAY 12
Kim Baker (Tina Fey) wants out of a boring job and a depressing relationship… and she wants to blow things up. So she heads to Afghanistan as a war correspondent. Based on the real Kim Baker’s memoir (The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan), this movie seems packed with laughs and Australian actors, with Margot Robbie co-starring and Home & Away’s Stephen Peacocke popping up throughout the trailer.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE – MAY 19
Apocalypse, the god-like first mutant, wakes after thousands of years with the intention to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. It’s mutant against mutant in a race to save mankind from complete destruction. Say hello to some of your original X-Men faves, with Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner joining the cast as a young Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan taking on the role of Scott Summers/Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp rocking Storm’s signature silver hair and lightning-fast reflexes. (See what I did there?) There’s also a race to get the best superhero/villain outfit but that’s probably just a subplot.
THE NICE GUYS – MAY 26
Set in 1977 Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck private eye (Ryan Gosling) teams up with an enforcer (Russell Crowe) to solve a case. What’s an enforcer, you ask? Well, it’s someone who beats people up for money. I guess it's better than taking an anger management class? While searching for a missing girl, dealing with the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star, and trying not to succumb to Saturday Night Fever, these nice guys uncover a shocking criminal conspiracy.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – MAY 26
It seems our mate Alice Kingsleigh has been put in a mental institution. But ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat, so she escapes and returns to the whimsical world of Underland to find that the Mad Hatter has lost his Muchness. In a time-travelling adventure, Alice encounters friends and enemies at different points in their lives and must race against Time himself. It looks absolutely nothing like the book, but it also looks amazing. And those outfits? Swoon!
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE – MAY 26
When a kid and his foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush, a national manhunt is organised. But do they want to be found? With script and direction by Taika Waititi, of the hilarious cult hit What We Do in the Shadows, this movie is a must-see for comedy fans.
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