Friday, May 1, 2015

Upcoming Movie Roundup - May

Avengers, assemble! Things went according to plan again, and April became the Avenger month for me. My theater does it's movie premieres the night before, so by the time this lovely month of May had rolled around I was already deep into the fangirling about how great Age of Ultron was. It was pretty darned fantastic, in fact, and if you expect to see a review of it popping up within the next few days you will not be disappointed. (You also won't be disappointed with the film itself.)

So now I can focus my May movie attention to all these other movies that Ultron had before overshadowed. Turns out, it's looking like a pretty fantastic month, with quite a few very interesting releases.

Have you seen Age of Ultron yet/when will you be seeing it? And what other May movies have your attention?

Here are the ones who have mine:

Far From the Madding Crowd
May 1st(limited); PG-13
The appeal of this one is that it's a period drama with Carey Mulligan. It's an adaptation of the novel by Thomas Hardy, (SPOILERS) and normally, that would make me very wary, since he typically has his stories end in tragedy, but I heard that this one doesn't, and that makes me very interested. (END)

May 1st(limited); R
This is a comedy about an uptight mother (Helen Hunt) who follows her oppressed son (Brenton Thwaites) to LA to nag him about going to college and instead gets her life changed. It doesn't really look like it'll be ground-breaking or anything -- I mean, the trailer practically gives away the whole movie -- but it does have a nice cast (Luke Wilson is also in it) and it looks funny enough, and rather sweet and if I ever watch it, that'll be all I expect from it.

Mad Max: Fury Road
May 15th; R
I've only seen parts of the Mel Gibson original Mad Max movies, so I don't really feel like I have any right be be super interested in this remake. And I'm not really. Certainly the cast of Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult is interesting, and it all looks very stylishly crazy, and of course super-duper violent, and visually quite impressive. And orange. I'll be surprised if it turns out to be not as good as it promises to be, but it may be a while before I see for myself.

May 22nd; PG
Well -- it's an adventure flick, I can see that much. And sci-fi too. And George Clooney is in it, and that girl from The Longest Ride, Brittany Robertson. Brad Bird is directing, so that's a huge plus. But what's it about? I couldn't begin to explain. Every time I watch a new trailer it get weirder and more ambiguous about anything to do with plot. It's based on a Disney theme park "land" so maybe that explains the ambiguous-ness, or maybe they're just trying to be secretive about it. Either way, I'm intrigued.

May 29th; PG-13
Simply put, this is a rom-com with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, so count me in. It has a few more pluses on a technical level; it's directed by Cameron Crowe, it co-stars Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin, and it's set in Hawaii. But honestly, my interest comes down to the the fact that this trailer just makes it look like a great romantic comedy with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. Yep, I'm basing my opinions off a trailer -- and I fully expect to be right.

San Andreas
May 29th; PG-13
I'll keep it short here: this movie is the new disaster movie that I will be laughing over with my brothers come whenever we can watch it for free.


  1. I'm excited for most of them :D

    1. They do all seem to have something going for them!

  2. The 90's version of Hardy's adaptation ends well... so I'm *hoping* this one does too. Plus, the cast is amazing and the film itself looks gorgeous. Hope it's a quick turnaround to DVD.

    Ooo, yay for Aloha. That one looks really fun. :)

    1. Yeah, I heard that the novel has a good ending, and that would be just amazing! It does look great and I love Carey Mulligan. That would be nice -- I'm probably going to be waiting for the DVD too.

      It does, doesn't it? Seems like a classic high-quality rom-com, and that sounds perfect. :D

  3. I had no idea Fury Road was a remake. I wonder if I will need to see the old movies to get this one because it looks ridiculously fun.

    Tomorrowland...looks crazy and odd but seems to have potential. I'm not sure if I'll see in theaters though.

    Aloha also looks good, though with the potential to be annoying. XD I love Emma Stone!


    1. Well -- Mad Max movies have been made. Other than the basic premise though I bet the plot is pretty different from any of the originals, so I bet you wouldn't have to, but they are supposed to be good movies!

      Yeah, it seems to have potential, but I'm going wait to get excited until I can better guess whether it lives up to it or not!

      Yeah, I hope it doesn't go down the cheesy and sappy rom-com route! Emma Stone is great and I like Bradly Cooper too.

  4. I'm interested to see how Aloha turns out, and I'd like to see Tomorrowland.


    1. Yeah, and I hope it turns out good! Tomorrowland seems to be the Disney family adventure of the summer, so I bet it's gonna be worth seeing. :)

  5. I tagged you on my blog today, I hope it's a tag you'd like to do! <3