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Best Movies of May 2022 – hmv.com previews the Top 5
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Best Movies of May 2022 – hmv.com previews the Top 5

Tom Cruise reprises one of his most iconic roles and both Benedict Cumberbatch and Michelle Yeoh embark on inter-dimensional adventures - all this and more coming to the big screen in the month of May...

 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Benedict Cumberbatch returns for another chapter in the MCU saga as Doctor Strange – and things are about to get weird. The story takes places amidst the fallout from the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, with Doctor Stephen Strange having cast a forbidden spell to open a portal to another dimension.

Unfortunately, something else is trying to get through from the other side and Strange will need some help if he is to keep them from crossing through - and the world from descending into chaos.

Returning alongside Cumberbatch are Elizabeth Olson, Chiwitel Ejiofor and Benedict Wong, with Sam Raimi also returning to direct. Early reviews have been good, while MCU fans will be eager to see some of the new developments in the Marvel saga. You won’t find any spoilers here though… you’ll just have to wait for it to arrive in cinemas on May 5.

 


Top Gun: Maverick

It’s been a wait of more than 25 years to see a sequel to 1980s classic Top Gun – and it might have been here much sooner were it not for the pandemic – but this month will finally see the long overdue return of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as he returns to the skies to train a newly-assembled squadron of elite pilots for a special assignment.

One of those recruits however is none other than Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s former co-pilot Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw, who clearly holds Mitchell responsible for his father’s death.

Tom Cruise returns to reprise his iconic leading role alongside Miles Teller as the aforementioned Rooster, with Val Kilmer also returning to reprise his role alongside Jennifer Connolly, Ed Harris, Lewis Pullman and John Hamm.

Due to arrive in UK cinemas on May 27, Top Gun: Maverick is sure to be one of this month’s cinematic highlights.

 

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Doctor Strange isn’t the only one hopping through numerous realties on cinema screens this month; Michelle Yeoh stars in this entertaining sci-fi comedy from directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinart, in which Yeoh splays Evelyn Wang, the unassuming middle-aged manager of a struggling launderette who suddenly finds her humdrum life turned upside down with the arrival of an inter-dimensional visitor – one who just happens to look exactly like her husband.

The visitor gifts Evelyn the ability to jump between parallel universes and informs that she is the key to preventing an evil force from spreading throughout the multiverse, sending her off on a bizarre mission to save not her world but countless others.

Also starring James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once has been well-reviewed since making its debut in US cinemas in March this year, but UK audiences will get a chance to see this delightful film for themselves when it arrives on May 13.

 


Benediction

Due to arrive in cinemas this month, Benediction tells the story of British poet Siegfried Sassoon, who became one of the best-known poets to emerge during the First World War.

Terence Davis is directing the new film about Sassoon’s life, with both Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi starring as the younger and older versions of Sassoon in a story that details his disillusionment with war, his affairs with numerous men at a time when homosexual relationships were still illegal, and his crisis of faith as he converted to Catholicism.

Featuring alongside Lowden and Capaldi is a cast that includes Simon Russell Beale, Gemma Jones, Geraldine James, and Jeremy Irvine in the role of celebrated songwriter Ivor Novello.

Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year, Benediction is due to make its UK debut in cinemas on May 20.

 


The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Can’t get enough of Bob’s Burgers on the small screen? Well, for fans of the long-running animated series their wishes all come true in may with the arrival of a new cinema-sized, feature length adventure starring the Belcher family makes its arrival in cinemas on May 27.

Series creator Loren Bouchard co-directs alongside Bernard Derriman for this feature-length edition, which sees Bob and Linda try to save their restaurant from disappearing into a giant sinkhole opening up around them, while kids Tina, Gene and Louise try to unravel a mystery that may help their parents in their task.

Featuring the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Stefanie Beatriz, Gary Cole, Zach Galifinakis, Kevin Kline and Aziz Ansari, among many others, The Bob’s Burgers Movie is due to be served up in cinemas on May 27.

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