2018 has already been a year of record-breaking blockbusters and award-winning indie flicks, so how lucky are we to be getting even more Hollywood goodness in cinemas this month. Whether you’re rounding up the usual crew or planning a cute date night, make sure you check out our list of must-see movies for the month of May!
He may have missed an invite to the Avengers but Deadpool is back and better than ever! Heart throb Ryan Reynolds stars in the sequel to the 2016 Marvel blockbuster Deadpool, coming out in May. This time round we see Reynold’s character form his own superhero alliance “The X-Force” who must protect a young mutant from the time travelling villan Cable. There’s even a Kiwi tie with child superstar Julian Dennison playing a lead role alongside the superhero. If it’s anything as funny as the first one, you’ll be in fits the whole way through. Book your tickets now, this one is sure to sell out!
Charlize Theron plays Marlo in the new film Tully, which stories the personal and intimate difficulities of motherhood. After seeing her struggling daily with all that life has thrown at her, Marlo’s brother gifts her the presence of a night nanny to look after her children in the night, in an effort to bring order back to her chaotic household. Hesistant at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with their young new nanny Tully. If you loved movies like Juno or The Shape Of Water then this will be right up your alley!
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Get ready to head back to a galaxy far far away! Travelling back in time to Han Solo’s early days, the story follows his journey of meeting his future co-pilot Chewbacca and his first encounters with underground criminal smuggler Lando Calrissian. We’ll also get to see all our favourites in this film, like Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, and finally Alden Ehrenreich playing a young Solo.
Life Of The Party
Maddy Miles’ worst nightmare comes true when her mum, played by Melissa McCarthy, goes back to college following her divorce in this comedy chick-flick. Forced to attend classes and frat parties with her now-student mother means a whole new university experience for both Maddie and her mum. The star-studded comedy cast features Debby Ryan, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, and Matt Walsh.
Based on the novel, The Bookshop is set in Suffolk in 1959 and follows middle-aged widow Florence Green and her dream to own a bookshop in the small coastal town of Hardborough. After a year of hardship, Florence finally gets her dream but what follows is a war between the quiet bookshop keeper and the wealthy Mrs. Garmant who insists on buying the store off Florence to build an art centre. Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Nighy all star in the Spanish, British, and German produced drama.
Truth or Dare
A fresh thriller for all the horror movie lovers is on its way! Truth or Dare follows a group of college friends on one last trip away to Mexico before graduation where they are coaxed by a stranger into playing a game of truth or dare. What starts off as an innocent game quickly turns freaky when the consequences of the game prove fatal to anyone who doesn’t want to play. This flick is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The Breaker Upperers
From Boy to Hunt For The Wilderpeople Kiwi films are always a hit, and The Breaker Upperers is set to be no different. In this heartbreak comedy two cops, played by the funny-duo Madeleine Sami and Jackie Van Beek, set up an agency to help people kindly break up with their partners – following their number one rule: Don’t get attached. The glowing reviews are already pouring in, and with Taika Waititi named executive producer we know it’s got to be great!