Giggles Hit Cinema Theatres in May
May is favourable for those who are looking for a good laugh. Majority of new movies fit into the comedy genre and promise a cheerful performance in the theatres. Even Kindergarten Cop is back for another adventure as well as Neighbors. 23 new May releases also feature heartbreaking dramas, bloody scary horrors, gripping thrillers and the long waited The Angry Birds Movie. Plus the return of Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland 2: Through The Looking Glass.
Take a sneak peek into the all of them:
Director: Scot Armstrong Written by: Scot Armstrong, Andrew Waller Starring: T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, J.B. Smoove, Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter, Jason Mantzoukas, Shannon Woodward Plot Synopsis: 24 hours ago, Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) was standing at the altar next to the love of his life. Now he's shivering in just a pair of gold leggings in the Mexican desert, and the only men who can save him are his best friends Jason (T.J. Miller) and Evan (Adam Pally).
Director: Miguel Tejada-Flores Written by: Miguel Tejada-Flores, Fernando Lebrija Starring: Devon Werkheiser, Camilla Belle, Sara Paxton, Sean Marquette, John Michael Higgins, Teri Hatcher, Jordi Molla, Hector Jimenez, DJ Steve Aoki Plot Synopsis: When Logan (Devon Werkheiser), an insecure high school senior steals his dad's car in an attempt to impress the girl of his dreams named Lina (Sara Paxton), he's grounded for Spring Break. But when his crazed best friend Blake (Sean Marquette) discovers Lina is going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for Spring Break, Blake convinces Logan who's supposed to be grounded, to go after the girl of his dreams in Mexico. To Logan's surprise, Lina rejects his romantic overture but in a moment of depression he meets Gaby (Camilla Belle), a sensual and sexy Mexican girl, with whom he shares ‘The best night of his life'. That is, until he discovers she's an escort and when he can't pay her, she takes Logan's father's Rolex as a guarantee. What was supposed to be a simple trip becomes a great adventure that will change their lives forever, if they can survive.
Director: Don Michael Paul Written by: David H. Steinberg Starring: Dolph Lundgren Plot Synopsis: Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Dolph Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school's liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.
Director: Rebecca Miller Written by: Rebecca Miller Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel Plot Synopsis: Maggie (Greta Gerwig) wants a baby, but she's never sustained a relationship longer than six months. She solicits a sperm donation from a Brooklyn pickle entrepreneur - no strings attached - but has hardly even begun the artificial-insemination process when she consummates a budding romance with John (Ethan Hawke), an unhappily married academic.” Maggie's rejuvenating enthusiasm lures John away from his wife, domineering Danish critical theorist Georgette Norgaard (Julianne Moore), and the two settle down and have a daughter together. Everything has gone according to Maggie's plan — so why isn't she happy? And what sort of meddlesome scheme will she concoct next?
Director: Nicholas Stoller Written by: Seth Rogen, Nicholas Stoller Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Chloe Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Kiersey Clemons, Ike Barinholtz, Beanie Feldstein Plot Synopsis: Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) reunite with Teddy (Zac Efron) and Pete (Dave Franco) to help battle the crazy sorority sisters who move in to their neighboring house.
Director: Shane Black Written by: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi Starring: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Matt Bomer, Keith David, Margaret Qualley, Jack Kilmer Plot Synopsis: Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective (Russell Crowe) partners up with a rookie police officer (Ryan Gosling) to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading adult-entertainment star.
Director: Steven Brill Written by: Kevin Barnett Starring: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Paula Patton, Nick Swardson, Luis Guzman Plot Synopsis: Two down-on-their-luck guys (David Spade and Adam Sandler) decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble.
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Written by: Mark Millar, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan, Tom Holland, Don Cheadle, William Hurt Plot Synopsis: After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark aka Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Director: Steven Gomez Written by: Steven Gomez Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhardt, David Ajala Plot Synopsis: A sci-fi action thriller set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes (Thure Lindhardt) and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil. The film explores the potential consequences of pursuing an artificial intelligence more powerful than anything mankind could control.
Director: Jodie Foster Written by: Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, Jamie Linden Starring: George Clooney, Jack Oconnell, Dominic West, Julia Roberts, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Meade, Condola Rashad, Olivia Luccardi Plot Synopsis: Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a TV personality whose insider tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle (Jack O'Connell) loses all of his family's money on a bad tip, he holds Lee and his entire show hostage on air threatening to kill Lee if he does not get the stock up 24 and a half points before the bell. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man's life is worth. Meanwhile, the hostage situation sheds light on a possible scandal involving the company in question.
Director: Brian DeCubellis Written by : Brian DeCubellis, Colin Harrison Starring: Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Linda Lavin, Steven Berkoff Plot Synopsis: Based on Colin Harrison's acclaimed New York Times Notable Book of the Year Manhattan Nocturne, the film MANHATTAN NIGHT is a seductive thriller that tells the story of Porter Wren (Adrien Brody), a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail – one that threatens his job, his marriage and his life.
Director: Bryan Singer Written by: Bryan Singer, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Alexandra Shipp Plot Synopsis: Since the dawn of civilization, En Sabah Nur aka Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Director: Mario Van Peebles Written by: Richard Rionda Del Castro, Cam Cannon Starring: Nicolas Cage, James Remar, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Cody Walker, Matt Lanter, Weronika Rosati, Emily Tennant Plot Synopsis: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. Sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945, the Indianapolis' crew was left for days to fend against starvation, hypothermia and relentless shark attacks.
Director: Luca Guadagnino Written by: Alain Page, David Kajganich Starring: Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton Release Date: Wed 04, May 2016 Plot Synopsis: Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of delirious nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of laughter, desire, and rock and roll detonating into violence under the Mediterranean sun.
Director: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist Written by: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist Starring: Kevin de Paula, Vincent Donofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney, Seu Jorge, Marianna Nunes, Milton Goncales, Rafael Henrique, Marcus Vinicius, Julio Levy, Thelmo Fernandes, Felipe Simas, Charles Myara, Jerome Franz, Roger Haag Plot Synopsis: The film tells the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player's rise to glory from a young boy to the 17 year old player who scored the winning goal in Brazil's first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever. Vincent D'Onofrio will play the Brazilian team's World Cup coach Feola, and Diego Boneta will play Jose, Pelé's arch rival and responsible for giving him the nickname ‘Pelé' when they were children. Seu Jorge has also joined the cast to play Pelé's father, Dondinho, alongside newcomers Kevin de Paula who will play Pelé from age 13-17 and Leonardo Lima Carvalho who will play him at age 10. Colm Meaney will play the role of Coach Raynor, the Swedish World Cup coach.
Director: Rodrigo Garcia Written by: Rodrigo Garcia Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, Tye Sheridan Plot Synopsis: The film follows Jesus (Ewan McGregor) in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles with the Devil, also played by McGregor, over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts.
Director: Whit Stillman Written by: Whit Stillman, Jane Austen Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett, Stephen Fry Plot Synopsis: From Jane Austen's novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and wealthy Sir James Martin, severely complicate her plans.
Director: Chad Archibald Written by: Chad Archibald, Jayme Laforest Starring: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers, Barry Birnberg, Daniel Klimitz, Tianna Nori, Caroline Palmer Plot Synopsis: While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she's able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.
Director: Anthony DiBlasi Written by: Laura Brennan Starring: Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Tatum Miranda, Jake Busey Plot Synopsis: A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each's senior yearbook superlative.
Director: Greg McLean Written by: Shayne Armstrong, Shane Krause, Greg McLean Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh, Jennifer Morrison Plot Synopsis: As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.
Director: Pearry Reginald Teo Written by: Josh Nadler, Pearry Reginald Teo Starring: Ethan Peck, India Eisley, Natalie Hall, Bruce Davison Plot Synopsis: Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as ‘protector' — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor (Natalie Hall) and paranormal cleric (Bruce Davison) to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (India Eisley), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.
Director: James Bobin Written by: Linda Woolverton Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp Plot Synopsis: Alice in Wodnerland 2, the sequel to Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland. When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne.
Director: Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis Written by: Jon Vitti Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks Plot Synopsis: In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.