May at the Cinemas
Ellee McClymont | On 06, May 2014
Donâ€™t waste your money on boring films â€“ weâ€™ve prepared a list of cinemaâ€™s best new offerings for the month of May.Â
Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Aussie sweetheart Rose Byrne, and shirtless Zac Efron â€“ 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 doesnâ€™t excite you, then Efronâ€™s abs certainly will. Bad Neighbours screens May 8.
The originalÂ GodzillaÂ was released 60 years ago, and the image of a huge reptile terrorising Japan has stuck in our minds ever since. Itâ€™s only natural thatÂ GodzillaÂ 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,Â GodzillaÂ is a big budget action thriller with some quality acting chops.Â GodzillaÂ screens May 15.
The Zero Theorem
From the creative mind behindÂ Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Twelve MonkeysÂ andÂ The imaginarium of Dr ParnassusÂ comes Terry Gilliamâ€™s latest directorial effort.Â The Zero TheoremÂ 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, itâ€™s probably best to file it under â€˜movies we wish we could understand, but just donâ€™tâ€™. With a stellar cast featuring Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon and David Thewlis,Â The Zero TheoremÂ promises to entertain, shock and confuse.Â The Zero TheoremÂ screens May 15.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
To anyone who says that theÂ X-MenÂ franchise is dying, I say shame on you. Yes, the 3rdÂ X-MenÂ 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 theÂ X-menÂ 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 theÂ X-men OriginsÂ series sees all our favourite characters unite across multiple timelines to save the world.Â X-Men: Days of Future PastÂ reaches cinemas May 22.
Â A Million Ways To Die In The West
Seth Macfarlane has done it again â€“ except this time heâ€™s not hiding behind the animation, or the writer’s desk, but is a film star in his own right.Â A Million Ways to Die in the WestÂ really is Macfarlaneâ€™s baby â€“ heâ€™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).Â A Million Ways to Die in the WestÂ hits cinemas May 29.
Cure your autumn depression at the movies this May!