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The reel deal: May movie releases

New movies being released in May 2017 include Snatched, Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales.

New movies being released in May 2017 include Snatched, Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales.

3 GENERATIONS

In this family, change is relative.

Drama | Comedy

Director: Gaby Dellal

Starring: Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon

In theatres: May 5

When a New York teen decides to transition from female to male, his mostly supportive mother must first get the greenlight from his biological father, while the kid’s lesbian grandmother struggles to grasp her new grandson’s mindset.

3 Generations. (Courtesy photo)

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Obviously.

Sci-Fi | Action

Director: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana

In theatres: May 5

In their continuing quest to protect the universe from utter annihilation, Marvel’s eclectic league of intergalactic heroes learn the truth about Star Lord’s family tree.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. (Film Frame, Marvel Studios)

 

SNATCHED

This is the closest they’ve been in years.

Action | Comedy

Director: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Ike Barinholtz

In theatres: May 12

After an easygoing woman finds herself suddenly single the night before a tropical vacation, she convinces her uptight mom to take the trip with her, and before long, their zany antics leave their lives in danger.

Snatched. (Courtesy photo)

 

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

From nothing comes a king.

Fantasy | Drama

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana

In theatres: May 12

In this retelling of the Arthurian legend, the once and future king grows up on the streets before discovering his sword-pulling prowess and setting out to defeat the usurper who assassinated his father.

King Arthur. (Courtesy photo)

 

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

Risk everything…for love.

Drama | Romance

Director: Stella Meghie

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

In theatres: May 19

An obscure medical condition leaves an adolescent girl confined to her home, until she begins texting with a new boy who moves in next door.

Everything, Everything. (Courtesy photo)

 

ALIEN: COVENANT

The path to paradise begins in hell.

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride

In theatres: May 19

The human crew of a spaceship sent to colonize a distant planet encounters a world that at first seems idyllic, yet turns out to be terrifying, in the latest installment of the Alien franchise.

Alien: Covenant. (Mark Rogers)

 

PARIS CAN WAIT

Romance | Comedy

Director: Eleanor Coppola

Starring: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin

In theatres: May 19

When the wife of a self-absorbed movie mogul agrees to drive from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s free-spirited French colleague, the trip evolves into an epic epicurean adventure that transforms the woman’s outlook on life and love.

Paris Can Wait. (Courtesy photo)

 

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL

A wimp will rise.

Comedy | Adventure

Director: David Bowers

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Jason Ian Drucker

In theatres: May 19

A mischievous kid traveling with his family to Grandma’s 90th birthday party pulls the mother of all pranks when he tricks his dad into driving to a video game convention instead.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (Daniel McFadden)

 

THE LOVERS

A love so strong it can survive marriage.

Romance | Comedy

Director: Azazel Jacobs

Starring: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen

In theatres: May 19

An unfaithful husband and his cheating wife — each on the verge of escaping the relationship — find an unlikely attraction to one another after several years in a loveless marriage.

The Lovers. (Robb Rosenfeld)

 

BAYWATCH

Get your guard on.

Action | Comedy

Director: Seth Gordon

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra

In theatres: May 25

More than 15 years after its final TV episode aired, the quintessential Californian beach show hits the big screen with more snarkiness, six-packs and slow-motion jogs than ever before.

Baywatch. (Paramount Pictures)

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Fantasy | Action

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem

In theatres: May 26

In order to defeat his deadliest enemy yet, the world’s most heavily mascaraed pirate must obtain a mystical trident that grants its holder untold power over the ocean.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales. (Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

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