May 2016: Movies This Month

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 12:18 am

Happy May! The blockbuster movie season officially starts this week with the latest superhero movie from Marvel, and the month will end with another superhero movie as well. But we’ll get some good smaller movies, too. Here’s what I’m looking forward to:

May 6

Captain America: Civil War: The Russo brothers, who gave us one of the all-time best superhero movies with the last Captain America film are back with a story that has the Avengers fighting each other.

May 13

Money Monster: George Clooney, Jack O’Connell, and Julia Roberts star in a tense drama about a bombastic television commentator who is taken hostage.

The Lobster: Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz play characters who live in a world where people turn into animals if they do not fall in love. On the other hand, they do get to pick their animal.

High-Rise: Tom Hiddleston is the new resident who gets caught up in the creepiest skyscraper since “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Last Days in the Desert: A carpenter went to the desert to meditate and pray and came out of the desert to perform miracles. Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the devil who taunts him in this moving story.

Love and Friendship: Whit Stillman wrote and directed a witty drama based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel about a manipulative flirt, Lady Susan.

May 20

The Nice Guys: The wicked mind behind “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” has written a new detective story set in the 1970’s.

Weiner: A politician of extraordinary ability and promise makes a mistake — again — that ends his career. This documentary tells the story.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising: Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne thought the fraternity next door was a problem in the first “Neighbors.” Now a sorority takes over and they find out what a problem really is.

Maggie’s Plan: A Greta Gerwig movie is always good news. Here she plays an earnest college administrator who falls for a married man — and then learns he might be better suited for his wife.

May 27

X-Men: Apocalypse : Will the most powerful mutant of all wipe out all of humanity?

Alice Through the Looking Glass: More Tim Burton than Lewis Carroll.

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