May Movie Openings

Captain America: Civil War
United we stand. Divided we fall.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Starring: Chris Evans , Robert Downey Jr. , Scarlett Johansson
In theatres: May 6

As the government attempts to impose regulations on when and how the Avengers can operate, the formerly united team of heroes splits in two, with Iron Man fighting for the Feds, and Captain America insistent on independence.

 

 

 

 

The Darkness
Evil comes home.
Horror | Thriller
Director: Greg McLean
Starring: Kevin Bacon , Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz
In theatres: May 13

Inspired by actual events, this chilling flick recounts the tale of two families who, upon returning home from the Grand Canyon, discover that a supernatural spirit had tagged along for the ride and is beginning to feast upon their fears.

 

 

 

 

 

Money Monster
Not every conspiracy is a theory.
Crime | Thriller
Director: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts , Jack O'Connell
In theatres: May 13

A devastated investor infiltrates the set of a financial television show and holds the horrified host hostage while broadcasting the sinister situation to millions of viewers at home.

 

 

 

 

 

The Trust
Bad cops make the best criminals.
Crime | Thriller
Directors: Alex Brewer, Ben Brewer
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira
In theatres: May 13

A couple of quirky and corrupt Vegas cops chance upon a cash-filled safe during an investigation, leading them on a reckless quest to open the vault and make off with the money.

 

 

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Parenthood vs. sisterhood.
Comedy
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron , Rose Byrne
In theatres: May 20

When a hard-partying sorority moves in next door, an expecting couple recruits their former fraternity foe to sabotage the sisterhood and restore peace to the neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nice Guys
Nice pair.
Mystery | Crime
Director: Shane Black
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe , Matt Bomer
In theatres: May 20

In this offbeat buddy movie set in 1970s Los Angeles, a ruthless enforcer and an underemployed investigator team up to solve the seemingly separate mysteries of a young girl gone missing and a porn star's suspicious suicide.

 

 

 

 

 

A Bigger Splash
Crime | Drama
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes , Dakota Johnson
In theatres: May 20

When a legendary rock star and her shutterbug boyfriend are vacationing on a secluded Italian island, an unannounced acquaintance and his intriguing daughter arrive on the scene, stirring up scandal for the celebrated couple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Angry Birds Movie
Why so angry?
Action | Comedy
Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Starring: Jason Sudeikis , Maya Rudolph , Bill Hader
In theatres: May 20

Based on creatures from the hit mobile app, a furious group of avian allies declares war on a gang of green pigs who suddenly appear on the flightless birds' beloved isle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the Day
The real fight was outside the ring.
Drama
Director: Paul Borghese
Starring: William DeMeo, Michael Madsen, Alec Baldwin
In theatres: May 20

With a narrative that oscillates between the late 1980s and present day, this spirited story tells the tale of a once-fledgling boxer, who now finds himself in the fight of his life after an influential gangster gets involved with his career.

 

 

 

 

Maggie's Plan
Comedy
Director: Rebecca Miller
Starring: Greta Gerwig , Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader
In theatres: May 27

After a young woman comes between a married man and his ingenious, but insufferable wife, the husband betrays his vows and starts a family with his newfound lover, who quickly becomes disenchanted by the once-steamy affair and tries to bring the fractured couple back together.

 

 

 

 

 

 


X-Men: Apocalypse
Only the strong will survive.
Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender
In theatres: May 27

Upon awaking from a millennia- long hibernation, Apocalypse, the world's oldest and most omnipotent mutant, recruits a jaded Magneto and other sinful superhumans to annihilate mankind and usher in a new era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lobster
An unconventional love story.
Comedy | Romance
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz , Jessica Barden
In theatres: May 27

A middle-aged man navigates through life in the no-too-distant future, a time when unmarried individuals are required either to find love or face transformation into an animal of their choosing.

 

 

 

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass
It's time for a little madness.
Fantasy | Adventure
Director: James Bobin
Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman
In theatres: May 27

In this psychedelic sequel to Alice's initial adventures in Wonderland, the perky protagonist must travel back in time to save the Mad Hatter while also exposing a malevolent scheme to return the Queen of Hearts to power.

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