The Watch List: Ten Incredible May Movie Releases
10 new releases worth watching this month.
1. Comic Relief
Iron Man 3
Say hello again to everyone’s favourite billionaire-industrialist-slash-superhero. No, not Batman. There have been many Batmans, but as his charmingly sardonic interpretation of this role has proven, there’s only one Robert Downey Jr. In theatres May 3.
2. Fear Factor
The reliably intense Michael Shannon stars in this true-life story about a contract killer estimated to have offed more than 100 men. But the real star? The myriad facial-hair styles Shannon sports in the film. In theatres May 3.
4. Quarter-life Crisis
Noah Baumbach (The Squid & the Whale) releases his best film to date, the story of flighty Frances (Greta Gerwig) as she fumbles through post-grad malaise. It’s Girls meets French New Wave. In theatres May 17.
5. The Morning After-After
The Hangover: Part III
Apparently, The Hangover was planned as a trilogy. The middle-aged Brat Pack made up of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis returns for more adolescent antics, centred around a road trip for round three. In theatres May 24.
7. Musical Movie
Beyoncé! Pitbull! Steven Tyler! Music’s big names co-star alongside actors (Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz) in this fantasy adventure based on a children’s book by William Joyce. In theatres May 24.
8. Crime, No Punishment
In this speculative thriller, the United States tries to alleviate prison overcrowding by instituting an annual 12-hour window where crime-any crime-is permitted. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star as a well-to-do couple that seriously needs to watch their backs. In theatres May 31.