Top films for May

It’s the start of the month which means it’s time to look ahead to all the wonderful cinema releases coming our way in May. Here are my top picks:


This sweet comedy-drama stars Charlize Theron as Marlo, a harassed mother of three who is struggling to cope, until she is gifted a night nanny named Tully, played by Mackenzie Davis. I love both these actresses and the premise of the movie seems right up my street. Released: 4th May


Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried star in this thought-provoking crime thriller that really makes you think about how much of your privacy you give away. In the near future, people basically have computer screens in their mind’s eye and can see hordes of information about everybody they walk past. There is a group of anonymous hackers who help people who’ve done bad things wipe records from their history, but then somebody starts killing them off. Released in cinemas and Sky Cinema on 11th May


Sherlock Gnomes

I was a big fan of Gnomeo and Juliet so if the sense of humour is similar in Sherlock Gnomes I’ll be sold on it. Emily Blunt and James McAvoy return to their lead voice roles, while Johnny Depp voices Sherlock and Chiwetel Ejiofor does Dr. Watson, who are recruited by the gnomes to investigate the disappearance of other garden ornaments. Here for it. Released: 11th May


On Chesil Beach

I love a romance drama, Saoirse Ronan, and Ian McEwen books so this sounds like a recipe for success. McEwen has adapted his own book, about a young couple whose struggles with sexual freedom and societal pressure lead to an awkward wedding night. Released: 18th May


Deadpool 2

The Merc with a Mouth is back for more hilarity, crazy stunts and fourth wall breaking! I wasn’t as sold on the original as everyone else, so I’m not quite hyped for this, but I’ll obviously check it out anyway. The wisecracking mercenary, played by Ryan Reynolds, must go up against Cable (Josh Brolin) to save a boy’s life. Released: 15th May


I am a big fan of Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy so I will probably check this out even though the reviews haven’t been particularly favourable. His character is being brutally interrogated by jihadis in Africa, while hers is preparing for a deep-sea diving mission, and they must rely on their emotional connection to get through those challenges. Interesting. Will give it a go! Released: 18th May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

This is a no-brainer. I’m not convinced it’s going to be good – I mean, who can replace Harrison Ford as Han Solo?! Anyway, Alden Ehrenreich is giving it a go in this prequel/spin-off, directed by Ron Howard, and he is joined by Donald Glover (yaaaaas!), Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson. Released: 24th May

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