WHAT TO WATCH
Holy moly. Yep, I definitely just said holy moly. Where did the time go?! It's May y'all (May the FOURTH be with you, to be exact)!
Last month's movies were so good and so fun!! :) The two films I recommended, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and A QUIET PLACE, did not disappoint and I have and will see them multiple times in the theaters. I loved them! I could talk all day about both actually. And they're for sure at the top of my fave movies list for the year so far, alongside BLACK PANTHER. :)
But back to May! We have a new selection of movies to choose from -- some big tentpole ones and a couple of smaller indie films! :)
My maybe list is jam packed with comedies too, including a play adaptation and one of the funniest ladies in the biz! Also, this might be the first time that I don't have a "if it's your jam" list of the movies that I absolutely won't see that may fancy your interest -- so let's focus on all those recs though!
Here's what's on my watchlist for this month:
- Deadpool 2
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Breaking In
(Action / Comedy / Fantasy)
He's not coming alone.
"Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants -- Bedlam, Shatterstar, and Domino -- to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable."*
You're favorite absurd and funny superhero is back! Deadpool flies into theaters soon and it's sure to be a helluva time!
Ryan Reynolds has been in an eclectic slate of films, but his turn as Deadpool this time around (fun fact: he played a different version of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009) is by far his best work. He fits into this role like a glove, for lack of a better phrase. :)
Check out Reynolds, alongside Josh Brolin (most recently heard as the voice of Thanos in the box office shattering movie Avengers: Infinity War!), Atlanta star Zadie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Julian Dennison -- when Deadpool 2 lands in theaters on May 18th!
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
(Action / Fantasy)
The best pilot in the galaxy.
"Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian."*
I'll be the first to admit that the only reason I'm truly looking forward to this Star Wars stand-alone installment, is because of the award winning and extremely talented Donald Glover. Oh man, I can go on and on about this guy, but it's exciting to see him acting in a big budget film like this and in the Star Wars universe as well! So, this, above all else, is the main reason I'm really looking forward to this one.
The production and filming of Solo started out pretty rocky. The two directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were fired over creative differences with Lucasfilm and replaced with film legend Ron Howard midway through filming. One has to wonder how much the film changed since the directing duo already filmed a majority of the movie once Howard took over.
Hopefully it all came together well, despite all of that, and will be a fun time at the movies!
Starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Donald Glover as Lando, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton, and Woody Harrelson, check out Solo: A Star Wars Story when it swoops into theaters on May 25th!
(Drama / Comedy)
See how the mother half lives.
"Marlo, a mother of three, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagancy at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully."*
Oscar winning writer (for Juno) Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman have teamed back up for the third time (Juno and Young Adult) to bring us another take on motherhood. Cody and Reitman also reteamed with Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron!
I love a good complexed character that's rarely portrayed on screen. I feel like Tully will show a new dynamic of motherhood and the atmosphere and environment surrounding that, with a deeper look into the psyche as well.
Starring Charlize Theron, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, and Mackenzie Davis as the title character, check out Tully, in select theaters on May 4th.
Payback is a mother.
"A woman takes her two children on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech estate in the countryside and soon finds herself in a desperate fight to save all of their lives when four men break into the house in search of something."*
After 25 years in the business, acting in numerous films and starring in her own tv show (Being Mary Jane), Gabrielle Union is finally THE face of her own studio film. So I most definitely had to put this one on the list! :)
Breaking In seems like a fun popcorn flick for Mother's Day, and I'm all about women kicking butt and taking names! (Ha!)
Starring Gabrielle Union, Ajiona Alexus, Billy Burke, Levi Meaden, and Jason George, see Breaking In, when it arrives in theaters on Mother's Day weekend, on May 11th.
Some Maaaaybe Movies I Might See!
- Life of the Party (Comedy) -- co-written by and starring the ever so funny, Melissa McCarthy (alongside Debby Ryan, Gillian Jacobs, and Maya Rudolph), about a recently divorced mother who decides to go back to college with her daughter -- in theaters on May 11th!
- Overboard (Comedy) -- starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, in the remake of the 80s classic -- in theaters on May 4th.
- Book Club (Comedy) -- starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen -- in theaters on May 18th.
- Terminal (Drama / Thriller) -- a neo-noir film about a mysterious criminal mastermind starring Margot Robbie, Mike Myers, and Simon Pegg -- in theaters on May 11th.
- The Seagull (Comedy) -- written and directed by Tony winners, Anton Chekhov's play comes to life with the help of Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, and Elisabeth Moss -- in theaters on May 11th.
There's my list for May! Let me know what you plan on seeing! Grab some popcorn and take your momma to the movies for Mother's Day or take a friend out to the theater -- and check out one or more of this month's movies!
Happy weekend! :)
(*All quotes taken from IMDB; all posters belong to their respective owners.)