May’s set to be a real corker for films. From live-action reboots to animated sequels, we’re pretty much planning on spending the whole of May in the cinema. Think we’re joking? Come back to us once you’ve seen what’s out below.
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Telling the tale of J. R. R. Tolkien (played by Nicholas Hoult), famous for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, Tolkien is a biopic about the author’s early life. Bonding over their shared outcast status, Tolkien finds friendship, love and fellowship at school before heading to fight in World War I. Full of experiences and events, discover what inspired the renowned Middle-Earth novels.
Release date: 10th May 2019
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi
The Secret Life of Pets 2
One for kids and big kids, our favourite furry rascals are back in The Secret Life of Pets 2. So, what’s new? Well, Max’s owner Katie’s married with a child which leaves him feeling jealous. Snowball heads to the circus to free a white tiger. And Gidget’s on a mission to save Max’s favourite toy from a cat-infested apartment. Guaranteed laughs.
Release date: 24th May 2019
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart and Jenny Slate
Another biopic hitting the big screen this month is Rocketman, featuring Kingsman‘s Taron Egerton. Covering the lead up to the release of John’s ‘Honky Chateau’ album that kicked off his career, Egerton sang all his own stuff live on set. Never one to move with the crowd, the film’s described as more of a “musical fantasy” than biopic in true Elton style. And we really like the sound of that.
Release date: 24th May 2019
Cast: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard
From the producer of Get Out and Happy Death Day, Ma is another psychological horror with a twist worth catching. When a group of teens get pally with the lonely, seemingly sweet Ma (Octavia Spencer), they start hosting parties in her basement. But like all too-good-to-be-true horror set-ups, things take a sinister turn when Ma’s true colours come out.
Release date: 31th May 2019
Cast: Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Corey Fogelmanis and Diana Silvers
The one we’ve been waiting for, Aladdin’s back as a live-action remake. Living on the streets of Arabia, Aladdin is captured by evil sorcerer Jafar before finding a magic lamp in the Cave of Wonders. Freeing a genie (played by Will Smith) from the lamp who can grant his wildest wishes, Jafar gets word and makes it his mission to bag the lamp for himself, ready to unleash evil on the kingdom. If you’ve seen the original, you’ll know how the story goes. And if you haven’t, we won’t tell…but shame on you.
Release date: 22nd May 2019
Cast: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Alan Tudyk
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