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.
3. Festival Flap
Kim Ki-duk’s story of familial revenge snagged a major prize at last year’s Venice film festival, but the overwrought themes and button-pushing imagery left other audiences cold. Still, a must-see for fans of Korean cinema. In theatres May 17.
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.
6. Even Faster, Even Furiouser
Fast and Furious 6
Speaking of sequels, the latest in this car-stealing/car-racing franchise evokes that line from This Is Spinal Tap about the all-black record cover: “How much more fast could these movies get?” 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.
Tyler Perry Presents Peeples
While not for everyone, Perry’s films have been elevated to high camp by now. Plus, stars Craig Robinson and Scandal‘s truly excellent Kerry Washington are playing point this time around. In theatres May 10.