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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 10 of the Best Movies from May 2017 previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in May...


Alien: Covenant

(In Cinemas May 12th)


Ridley Scott returns to the dark, dank world of Alien for a brand new blockbuster and follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus.

Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace return from Prometheus, but this is mostly a brand new cast that includes Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.

In this film, we follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant who find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise in a remote galaxy. Instead what the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the Fassbender's synthetic David, only survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

It’s going to be gory…

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

(In Cinemas May 19th)


Guy Ritchie is behind the camera for this new lavish retelling of the classic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable.

Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam leads the film as Arthur, with Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey playing Guinevere, Eric Bana playing Uther Pendragon, Arthur's father and Jude Law as villain Vortigern.

Ritchie is in the director's chair, working from a script by Joby Harold. There are also small roles for Michael McElhatton, Djimon Hounsou, Mikael Persbrandt, Lorraine Bruce, Hermione Corfield, Annabelle Wallis and Aidan Gillen.

In this new take on the story, we find Arthur on the streets, completely unaware that he is actually the one true king until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. This discovery gets Arthur a dilemma, will he throw his lot in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern? Or will he choose a quieter life? It’s unlikely to be the second one...


Miss Sloane

(In Cinemas May 12th)


Jessica Chastain leads this political thriller where she stars as Elizabeth Sloane, a hugely successful political lobbyist who takes on her toughest ever assignment when she decides to try and get new gun control legislation pushed through.

Starring alongside Chastain are Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow and Sam Waterston.

John Madden, who directed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel, is in the director's chair.  


Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

(In Cinemas May 26th)


It started life as Dead Men Tell No Tales, and it still is in some countries, but here the fifth instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean arrives under the name Salazar’s Revenge.

Salazar is Captain Salazar, an old nemesis of Jack Sparrow, who escapes from the Devil's Triangle with his legion of ghost pirates, determined to kill every living pirate at sea. To save himself and all pirates, Sparrow must then find legendary Trident of Poseidon.

The movie stars a returning Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, with Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom are back for the new movie, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario are all newcomers.

The script has been written by Catch Me If You Can's Jeff Nathanson, with Norwegian pair Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directing.




(Out May 12th)


Johnny Harris writes and stars in this gritty boxing drama.

Harris plays Jimmy McCabe, a youth boxing champion whose life falls apart, leading him to hit rock bottom and the bottom of a bottle. To try and salvage himself, he returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team to take on a hot new pretender in the ring.

Starring alongside Harris are Ian McShane, Ray Winstone and Michael Smiley. Thomas Q. Napper, who has been the second unit director on the likes of Beauty And The Beast and Into The Woods, directs, while Paul Weller contributes the score.



(In Cinemas May 5th)


Julian Barrett, who you’ll know best as one-half of The Mighty Boosh, leads the way in this comedy.

Barratt plays Richard Thorncroft, a down on his luck actor who enjoyed his glory days in the 1980s as TV detective Mindhorn. Suddenly he is given a new purpose when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.

Steve Coogan, Kenneth Branagh, Andrea Riseborough and Essie Davies star alongside Barratt, who has also co-written the screenplay.



(In Cinemas May 19th)


Anne Hathaway leads this quirky flick, which blends a monster smash-up with a knockabout comedy. Hathaway plays Gloria, a woman who returns to her tiny hometown after losing her job in New York and breaking up with her boyfriend. When she gets home she discovers how strangely connected she is to an enormous Kaiju that is attacking South Korea.

Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson are on duty alongside Hathaway, with Nacho Vigalondo, director of horrors The Profane Exhibit and Open Windows, providing the script and direction.



The Secret Scripture

(In Cinemas May 19th)


An all-star cast gathers together for this adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s bestselling novel.

Starring in this movie are Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Theo James, Aidan Turner and Jack Reynor, with My Left Foot and In The Name Of The Father writer/director Jim Sheridan behind the camera.

The story follows Rose, a woman who keeps an exhaustive diary of her stay at a mental hospital and reveals how she ended up there in the first place.


The Other Side Of Hope

(In Cinemas May 26th)


This acclaimed Finnish drama documents the unlikely journey of a poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland.



A Dog’s Purpose

(In Cinemas May 5th)


This adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron’s bestseller has already grossed over $175 million at the box office and this unlikely hit comes to our screens at the start of May.

Frozen and Beauty And The Beast star Josh Gad voices Bailey, a Golden Retriever, whose life we get to see from his birth to his death and to his reincarnation through four different dog breeds.

As well as Gad, the film also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Peggy Lipton and Dennis Quaid.


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