Last month, moviegoers had a handful of decent films to look forward to — Barbershop: The Next Cut did surprisingly well, and The Jungle Book warmed hearts young and old — but this month is for the big kids. May is bringing some heavy hitters to the big screen, and Texans will have a lot to look forward to. Here are the movies you won’t want to miss this month.
Captain America: Civil War (PG-13) May 6
May gets off to a strong start coming straight from the Marvel universe with this installment in the Captain America series. As pressure builds to create a means of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. This new landscape has created a rift among the team, with Captain America (Chris Evans) believing that superheroes should remain free to act without government interference and Iron MAn (Robert Downey Jr.) in a stark disagreeance, supporting oversight. As tensions rise, team members must pick a side in this civil war.
Money Monster (R) May 13
The tension of May continues with this high stakes thriller as the TV finance pundit Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) become entangled in a dangerous situation when an irate investor who has lost it all (Jack O’Connell) takes over their studio by force. With Lee and Patty at his mercy, the two must work against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a potential conspiracy at the core of the fast-paced global markets of today.
High-Rise (R) May 13
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, this film focuses on the experiences of Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) when he moves into a London skyscraper with the hopes of simple anonymity. When he realizes that, despite his intentions, the residents have no intention of leaving him be, he decides to make an effort to become neighborly. As he attempts to establish his position in the pecking order, tensions are rising and sanity — and the high-rise — are crumbling, but the show must go on. In a community where booze are as good as banknotes and sex is the panacea, class warfare lead to a state of anarchy.
The Nice Guys (R) May 20
Finally, a break from all the tension! In this 1970s comedic mystery, we follow a down-and-out private detective named Holland March (Ryan Gosling) as he teams up with a hired enforcer (Russell Crowe) to investigate the disappearance of a girl and the death of a porn star. This film looks to be a much needed laugh in the month, and with a strong cast, this could be a fun night out.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (R) May 20
Just when you thought the college shenaniganz were a thing of the past, Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and his now pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) find themselves at odds with Greek life once again when the unruly women of Kappa Nu move in next door. With no other options as the couple reach their wit’s end, they enlist the help of their once rival Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron). It’s time to put an end to the parties and restore the peace, but these unruly rivals won’t go down without a fight.
X-Men: Apocalypse (NR) May 27
Just when you thought you had escaped the Marvel universe, they pull you right back in with one of the year’s most highly anticipated films. Following the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the fate of Earth hangs in the balance as Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to battle against an ancient power known as Apocalypse, the original mutant. As he makes his return, Apocalypse gathers some of the most powerful mutants of today to become his Four Horsemen, including Magneto (Michael Fassbender). This chapter in the X-Men series looks to be a dark one, but definitely one you won’t want to miss.
Be sure to check back throughout the month to see what Texas Lifestyle has to say about these cinematic celebrations.