Top Cinema Releases in May

It’s the start of May tomorrow which means it’s time to look ahead to the films I’m excited to see over the next month – and there are loads to choose from. Here are my top picks!

Long Shot

I’m not exaggerating when I say Long Shot is the funniest romantic comedy I’ve seen in a long time. I laughed so hard and I really loved it! Seth Rogen is hired to work as a speechwriter for Secretary of State Charlotte (Charlize Theron) and despite their differences, they fall in love. Review here. Released: 3rd May

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

I’m not a fan of Pokémon and I haven’t seen any other Pokémon films, but I’ve heard very good things about Detective Pikachu. The fact that he’s voiced by Ryan Reynolds and it’s a crime noir film also helps. I suspect this will appeal to kids and adults alike. Justice Smith is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, who helps him find his missing father. Released: 10th May

Rocketman

I love Taron Egerton and I love a lot of Elton John songs so this is my dream! This tells Elton John’s story as a “musical fantasy” rather than a standard biopic and Egerton blesses us with his sweet sweet vocals. Very excited about this one! Released: 22nd May

Booksmart

I have heard such high praise about Olivia Wilde‘s directorial debut so I cannot wait to watch it. I feel like it’s going to bring me so much joy. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever play two academic whizzes who realise on the eve of their graduation that they should have spent more time having fun than studying, so they try to make up for lost time. This sounds ace! Released: 27th May

The Hustle

I’m loving Anne Hathaway‘s new run at comedy – she was the best thing about Ocean’s 8 so I’m excited to see her working her comedy chops in this remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She plays the female version of Michael Caine’s character, who teaches Rebel Wilson (Steve Martin’s character) the art of the con. Released: 10th May

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

I never would have expected to put John Wick on here but I watched the second one recently and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next. The film picks up directly after the last one, with John (Keanu Reeves) attempting to escape New York when there is a global bounty of $14 million on his head. Released: 17th May

PS. I’m aware that I’ve missed two big releases off this list – Aladdin and Godzilla: King of Monsters – and that’s purely because I’m not excited for them at all. I have a real fear that Guy Ritchie is going to ruin Aladdin and I don’t care for big monsters fighting each other.

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  1. […] of Aladdin. The promotional material didn’t thrill me and I didn’t even put it on my May movies list but I was determined to see it with an open mind – and I actually liked it! It’s not […]

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