1. Tomorrowland: A World Beyond – UK release date 22nd May 2015 (US – 22nd May 2015)
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Brit Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn
Tomorrowland is the newest release from Walt Disney studios, loosely based on the Tomorrowland section of Disneyland. A sci-fi/fantasy adventure that looks incredible, not to mention George Clooney in one of its leading roles, a sign that it is bound to be good as he does not put his name to things lightly. The story is of a young girl who has a shared destiny with a once boy genius, on a journey to find a place located in time and space that they both share a memory of. From the trailers this looks to be Disney at its finest, and this is not the first time they have attempted to make a film based on their theme park – we all know how well Pirates of the Caribbean turned out. With a great cast and an interesting story this set to be a film for both kids and adults to enjoy, Tomorrowland is definitely worth paying to see.
2. Pitch Perfect 2 – UK release 15th May 2015 (US – 15th May 2015)
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Katey Sagal, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine
They’re back pitches! If you are a fan of the first film then this is a must see this month for you. If you have not seen the first film then I urge you to go and watch it and then go and see Pitch Perfect 2. The fact that it is technically a musical is not something that should put you off as, if the first film is anything to go by, it is set to be witty and down right hilarious. The cast of Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick is back with the rest of the Barden Bella’s, and with the incredible Elizabeth Banks taking the reigns as director, Pitch Perfect 2 looks like it could certainly live up to the reputation of its debut film. A must see for May.
3. Mad Max: Fury Road – UK release date 14th May 2015 (US 15th May 2015)
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz
Now I have to admit that when this remake was first announced I was a little skeptical, but my mind soon changed. If the cast of Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron didn’t convince you enough then surely watching the trailer did. Fury Road looks weird and twisted and simply wonderful. A complete new look for Mad Max that draws you in entirely; it is a remake that even people who did not like the original could be tempted to go and see and yet it comes from the same director. It is a reinvention, and an amazing one at that. I am desperate to see this film and even though I have already mentioned two must-sees for May, I urge you to add Mad Max to that list.
4. Spooks: The Greater Good – UK release date 8th May 2015 (No US release)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Starring: Kit Harrington, Elyes Gabel, Jennifer Ehle, Lara Pulver, Peter Firth
It has been four years since the last season of this well loved British TV show aired and now it’s back on the big screen. Essentially, this is one for Spooks fans, if you were once a lover of the TV show then this film surely is a must see, with some of the actors back in their roles and a few fresh faces such as Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington, The Greater Good looks like a great addition to the Spooks story. From the trailer it seems to have a very Mission Impossible type of feel to it, and that can’t be a bad sign that this film is worth watching for both fans and newcomers.
5. Unfriended – UK release date 1st May 2015 (US 17th April 2015)
Director: Levan Gabriadze
Starring: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson
This is a film that may have slipped under your radar when it comes to upcoming releases, but nonetheless it is one to look out for. Unfriended is a new horror film that tells the story through social media. Although it may not look like the best film in the world, I think the idea is pretty interesting, it is a new way of film making, and reminds me a lot of The Blair Witch Project, but instead of introducing a hand-held camera it is all through a computer screen. This may not be top of your list but if you are a horror fan, or just fancy seeing something different, this could be a good choice. For a relatively small film it has received a lot of hype and is therefore one of the recommendations I have for May.