What to Watch: May Movie Releases

It’s a new month which means new movies to watch! Here are the May movie releases you won’t want to miss.

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“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Avengers: Infinity War” is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper among many others. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones.

The release date for Avengers: Infinity War is May 4th 2018.

“Deadpool 2”

The highly anticipated sequel to 2016’s “Deadpool” is finally hitting theaters this May. “Deadpool 2” sees the return of Ryan Reynolds as the wise-cracking, fourth-wall-breaking mercenary, this time teaming up with Cable (Josh Brolin) to take on a new threat. The movie is sure to be packed with the same hilarious jokes and over-the-top action that made the first film such a hit, so don’t miss it!

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

With “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hitting theaters this Memorial Day weekend, you may be wondering whether the movie is worth your time and money. Critics are divided on the newest addition to the “Star Wars” franchise, but if you’re a fan of the series, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy it.

Here’s what you need to know about “Solo: A Star Wars Story”:

The movie follows young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he makes his way through the criminal underworld, meeting Abrams), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The film is set prior to the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,” giving fans a glimpse into Han Solo’s origin story.

Critics have praised Ehrenreich’s performance as Han Solo, with many calling it one of the highlights of the film. They’ve also praised directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for their work on the action-packed movie. However, some have criticized the film for its pacing and lack of originality.

Overall, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a fun addition to the franchise that’sSure to please fans of the series.

“Ocean’s 8”

“Ocean’s 8” is the female-driven reboot of the popular “Ocean’s” franchise. The all-star cast features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. The film follows a group of criminals who plan and execute a heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala. “Ocean’s 8” hits theaters on June 8th.

“Book Club”

This month’s big releases include Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, there are plenty of other movies worth checking out this May.

For those who like flawed but ultimately good-hearted characters, consider Book Club. The film follows a group of friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen) as they read Fifty Shades of Grey and start to reassess their love lives. The movie is funny, relatable, and has an all-star cast.

If you’re in the mood for a heartwarming coming-of-age story, try Love, Simon. The film is about a high school student (Nick Robinson) who is struggling to come out as gay to his family and friends. It’s a touching movie with great reviews that’s sure to leave you feeling hopeful.

For a lighthearted comedy that will still make you think, give Support the Girls a try. The film follows the employees of a Hooters-esque restaurant over the course of one day. It’s funny and frank, and it has something to say about gender relations in the workplace.

If you’re looking for a more serious film, Widows might be for you. The movie stars Viola Davis as one of four women who must finish a heist started by their late husbands. It’s gritty and suspenseful, with great performances by Davis and her co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki.


Logan Marshall-Green stars in this futuristic action film as a man who is implanted with a chip that allows him to control his own body after a brutal attack. The film also stars Betty Gabriel and is directed by Leigh Whannell.

“Action Point”

“Action Point” is a new comedy from Johnny Knoxville about a bunch of misfits who run an amusement park. If you’re in the mood for something silly and over-the-top, this movie looks like it will fit the bill. It opens in theaters on May 11.


With May comes warmer weather, the beginning of summer vacation, and a slew of new movies to hit the theaters. If you’re looking for a film to kick off your summertime viewing, consider “Adrift,” starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin. The movie is based on the true story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who was stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after her boat is hit by a hurricane. With no hope of rescue, Tami must find the strength to save herself and her fiance. “Adrift” is scheduled for release on May 25th.

“First Reformed”

Reformation has always been a hot topic, both in religious and political discourse. But what does it mean to be reformed? Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” tries to answer that question through the story of a small-town Protestant minister, Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke). Spurred by the suicide of a congregant, Toller begins to question his own faith and sense of purpose. As he becomes more obsessed with finding answers, his mental state deteriorates and he starts to believe that violence may be the only way to bring about change. “First Reformed” is a challenging and thought-provoking film that will leave you questioning your own beliefs.

“On Chesil Beach”

On Chesil Beach is a historical drama that tells the story of a young couple’s marriage in the early 1960s. The film is adapted from Ian McEwan’s 2007 novel of the same name, and stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle as the newlyweds. The film is directed by Dominic Cooke and also features Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Lester, and Samuel West.

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