By Jack Rico
The unofficial Summer Movie month of May continues to release less films than April, 13 movie releases total, but they seem to be more intriguing and eye catching. Many are awaiting, arguably, the most anticipated summer movie in ‘Godzilla,’ which is exactly what people think it’s going to be – dark, plausible, fine acting and CGI bonkers. Also Jon Hamm tries to transition over to movies in a Disney film, Joaquin Phoenix is the star of ‘The Immigrant‘ but it seems to be getting no love on buzz. Nevertheless, the other indie titles are worth a look. Peruse at your leisure and see if anything else catches your attention!
Below is the list of ALL the movies coming out this weekend. Hope you find something interesting to watch!
13. SX_Tape (82m, Horror)
Director: Bernard Rose
Cast: Caitlyn Folley, Julie Marcus, Ian Duncan
Synopsis: Adam and Jill attempt to spice up their relationship by recording a sex tape in an abandoned mansion. Realizing they’re not alone in their ominous surroundings, the couple discover some sex tapes shouldn’t be made as their kinky adventure turns into a desperate fight for survival.
12. Wolf Creek 2 (NR, 1hr 46m, Horror)
Director: Greg Mclean
Cast: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Philippe Klaus, Shannon Ashlyn
Synopsis: The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).
11. Next Year In Jerusalem (1hr 12m, Documentary)
Director: David Gaynes
Synopsis: Eight senior citizens plan a trip to Jerusalem before spending the rest of their lives in a nursing home.
10. The Discoverers (Only in NYC, 1hr 44m, Road Movie, Comedy, Drama)
Director: Justin Schwarz
Cast: Griffin Dunne, Madeline Martin, Devon Graye, David Rasche, Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd
Synopsis: During a cross-country road trip, a history professor makes a detour to visit his estranged father.
9. Chinese Puzzle (R, 1hr 57m, Comedy, Drama)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France
Synopsis: A 40-year-old divorced father of two moves to New York to be near his children.
8. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (1 hr 26 min Documentary)
Director: Andreas Johnsen
Cast: Al Weiwei, Lao Ai, Jerome A. Cohen, Wang Fen, Pan Haixia, He Yunchang
Synopsis: After his detention by the Chinese government, activist and artist Ai Weiwei faces a lawsuit.
7. Half of a Yellow Sun (R, 1hr 53m, Drama)
Director: Biyi Bandele
Cast: John Boyega, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Synopsis: Twin Nigerian sisters take diverse paths in life, but both become swept up in Nigeria’s civil war.
6. Don Peyote (1hr 30m, Comedy)
Directors: Dan Fogler
Cast: Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel, Annabella Sciorra, Wallace Shawn, Anne Hathaway
Synopsis: An ordinary guy (Dan Fogler) embarks on a mission to discern the structure of society.
5. A Short History of Decay (NR, 1hr 33m, Comedy, Drama)
Director: Michael Maren
Cast: Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Benjamin King, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Synopsis: A failed writer discovers the richness of his parents’ marriage when he steps in to care for them.
4. A Night In Old Mexico (103m, Drama, Western)
Director: Emilio Aragón
Cast: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda
Synopsis: Forced to abandon their ranch and land, grandfather and grandson start a journey through their respective dreams with a frenzied stop in a Mexican town.
3. The Immigrant (R, 1hr 57m, Drama)
Director: James Gray
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk
Synopsis: On the mean streets of Manhattan, Ewa falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.
2. Million Dollar Arm (PG, 2hr 3m, Drama)
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bar Paly, Aasif Mandvi
Synopsis: A sports agents recruits cricket players to play in the MLB.
1. Godzilla (PG-13, 2hr 3m Action/Adventure Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Victor Rasuk, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins
Synopsis: The world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who threaten our very existence.