previews... - April 23, 2018 previews... 10 of May’s Best Movies
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 10 of May’s Best Movies previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in May...


Deadpool 2

(In Cinemas May 15th)


After grossing $780 million at the box office in 2015, a sequel to Deadpool was swiftly ordered and arrives next month.

The new film will see Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson return and face off against Black Tom, a well-loved nemesis from the X-Men comics. To help him in the fight, Deadpool forms a team of mutants called the X-Force to protect a young mutant from the time-travelling soldier Cable.

Kesy joins Josh Brolin and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz in being cast for the sequel. Brolin will play Cable, while Beetz will portray Domino. Black Tom will be played by Jack Kesy.

John Wick co-director David Leitch takes charge of the sequel.



Solo: A Star Wars Story

(In Cinemas May 25th)


After the success of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, we get a second Star Wars spin-off, this time focusing on the early days of everyone’s favourite smuggler, Han Solo

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures plays young Han Solo, a role made famous by Harrison Ford, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian. Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Woody Harrelson also have key roles in the spin-off.

The story follows young Solo as he makes his way through the galaxy's criminal underworld, meeting Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian along the way.

Ron Howard directs, having taken over midway through production after the departure of original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord.


On Chesil Beach

(In Cinemas May 18th)


Ian McEwan’s hugely acclaimed novella gets the big screen treatment next month.

The movie stars Saoirse Ronan, who scored an Oscar nomination aged just 13 when she starred in the hit adaptation of Ian McEwan’s Atonement and now she reunites with McEwan for the second time for this new drama, set in 1962.

Ronan plays Florence, while Billy Howle stars as Edward. The pair have just been married and are spending their honeymoon in a small hotel on the Dorset seashore, it’s a honeymoon that starts off happily but quickly goes wrong.

Anne Marie-Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West all co-star, with Dominic Cooke directing, working from a script supplied by McEwan himself.



(In Cinemas May 4th)


The team behind one of cinema’s greatest comedies reunite for this tender new comedy, with Juno writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman back together, this time with Charlize Theron starring.

Theron plays Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother, a night nanny she comes to form a strange bond with…

Starring alongside Theron are Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston.



How To Talk To Girls At Parties

(In Cinemas May 11th)


Neil Gaiman’s short story comes to glorious life once again on the big screen in May.

The film stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas and Joanna Scanlan, with Shortbus director John Cameron Mitchell taking charge of the adaptation of Gaiman's short story.

Set in 1977 at the height of punk rock, the film follows Fanning's Zan, an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.




(In Cinemas May 11th)


Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl star in this controversial drama, recounting the story of Operation Entebbe, a 1976 counter-terrorist hostage-rescue operation.

The movie dramatises the events of July 1976 when two Palestinian and two German terrorists hijacked Air France Flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. They held the passengers and crew hostage at Entebbe in Uganda, which was then under the control of the vicious dictator Idi Amin.

Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi and Denis Ménochet all star alongside Brühl and Pike, while Narcos director José Padilha is in control.



The Cured

(In Cinemas May 11th)


Ellen Page stars in the post-apocalyptic drama. 

The film is set in Ireland in aftermath of a zombie outbreak and looks at the lives of former zombies, now cured, who are mistreated by the general Irish public.

Sam Keeley and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor co-star, with David Freyne on both writing and directing duty.




Life Of The Party

(In Cinemas May 11th)


Melissa McCarthy headlines this upbeat comedy.

McCarthy plays Deanna, who finds herself bereft when her husband suddenly dumps her, decides to turn her life around by going back to college...landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea...

Starring alongside McCarthy are Molly Gordon, Maya Rudolph, Debby Ryan, Julie Bowen and Gillian Jacobs.

Ben Falcone, McCarthy's husband, directs, working from a script he and McCarthy have written together.




(In Cinemas May 11th)


Coralie Fargeat writes and directs this bloody flick, which stars Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens and Vincent Colombe.

Three wealthy married men head out for a hedonistic getaway, only for one of their mistresses to tag along. Sadly, for them, she’s not come for a good time, she’s come to hunt, them...



(In Cinemas May 18th)


James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander team up for this dark new drama.

McAvoy plays James More, captive by jihadist fighters, Vikander plays Danielle Flinders, who is preparing to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. As both their lives play out, we are given an insight into their relationship and how it began.

Director Wim Wenders is in charge of this movie, with Alex Hafner, Celyn Jones, Darian Martin and Charlotte Rampling co-starring.


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