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May at the Cinemas

May at the Cinemas

| On 06, May 2014

Don’t waste your money on boring films – we’ve prepared a list of cinema’s best new offerings for the month of May. 


Bad Neighbours

Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Aussie sweetheart Rose Byrne, and shirtless Zac Efron – yes this film really does cater for everyone. Bad Neighbours follows the lives of new parents Mac and Kelly (Rogen and Byrne), whose lives are interrupted when a college frat house pops up next door. After trying to make a good impression with the lads (Franco and Efron), things quickly devolve into all out war. Anything Rogen touches turns to comedy gold, and if that doesn’t excite you, then Efron’s abs certainly will. Bad Neighbours screens May 8.



The original Godzilla was released 60 years ago, and the image of a huge reptile terrorising Japan has stuck in our minds ever since. It’s only natural that Godzilla gets another moment in the limelight, and this time creators have the benefit of sophisticated special effects to really frighten the masses. This new instalment plants Godzilla into the present day, as a terrifying force of nature that resists pretty much everything thrown at it by the army. Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, Godzilla is a big budget action thriller with some quality acting chops. Godzilla screens May 15.


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The Zero Theorem

From the creative mind behind Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Twelve Monkeys and The imaginarium of Dr Parnassus comes Terry Gilliam’s latest directorial effort. The Zero Theorem follows a mildly creepy computer hacker, trying to find the meaning of life. The film is an aesthetically vibrant kaleidoscope of weirdness, and while it technically falls in the genre of science fiction, it’s probably best to file it under ‘movies we wish we could understand, but just don’t’. With a stellar cast featuring Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon and David Thewlis, The Zero Theorem promises to entertain, shock and confuse. The Zero Theorem screens May 15.


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X-Men: Days of Future Past

To anyone who says that the X-Men franchise is dying, I say shame on you. Yes, the 3rd X-Men film was a bit of a low point, and I will admit that the Wolverine franchise probably should have been a one time thing, but the X-men prequels under the direction of Bryan Singer have been top notch. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender add some serious credibility to the films, which seem to focus more on characters and plot, than showy action sequences with no meaning (although don’t worry, the action is still very much there). This second instalment in the X-men Origins series sees all our favourite characters unite across multiple timelines to save the world. X-Men: Days of Future Past reaches cinemas May 22.


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 A Million Ways To Die In The West

Seth Macfarlane has done it again – except this time he’s not hiding behind the animation, or the writer’s desk, but is a film star in his own right. A Million Ways to Die in the West really is Macfarlane’s baby – he’s credited as writer, director, lead actor, and even wrote a companion novel. This western romantic comedy tells the story of Albert (Macfarlane), a shy sort of guy who must come out of his shell to get the girl (Charlize Theron), and deal with her angry husband (Liam Neeson). There are inappropriate jokes galore, and it’s a must see film for fans of Macfarlane’s other work (Ted, Family Guy, American Dad). A Million Ways to Die in the West hits cinemas May 29.


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Cure your autumn depression at the movies this May!