New Movie Releases — May 2014
Summer is getting into full swing, and May is getting epic on the big screen, from superheroes to super villains and even some super laughs. With the temperature rising, find out how you can escape the heat with our guide to the new movie releases in May 2014.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' -- Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx. Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as a slew of supervillains, all linked to the mysterious Oscorp company, set their sights on Spidey.
'Walk of Shame' -- Directed by Steven Brill. Starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, and Gillian Jacobs. A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown LA without a phone, car, ID or money -- and only eight hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
'Belle' (Limited) -- Directed by Amma Asante. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, and Emily Watson. An illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle.
'The Protector 2' (Limited) -- Directed by Prachya Pinkaew. Starring Tony Jaa, Marrese Crump, and JeeJa Yanin. When the owner of a major elephant camp is murdered, Kham finds himself the number one suspect, on the run from both the police and the deceased's vengeful twin nieces.
'Beneath the Harvest Sky' (Limited) -- Directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. Starring Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, and Aidan Gillen. A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
'Bad Johnson' (Limited) -- Directed by Huck Botko. Starring Cam Gigandet, Jamie Chung, and Nick Thune. A charismatic womanizer receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form.
'Decoding Annie Parker' (Limited) -- Directed by Steven Bernstein. Starring Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul, and Alice Eve. Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.
'Whitewash' (Limited) -- Directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais. Starring Thomas Haden Church, Anie Pascale, and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais. In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce, a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and takes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience.
'Neighbors' -- Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron. A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
'Chef' -- Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
'Moms' Night Out' -- Directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin. Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, and Patricia Heaton. A mother and her friends have their husbands watch the kids for a night out which quickly turns disastrous.
'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' -- Directed by Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre. Starring Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, and Dan Aykroyd. Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester.
'Devil's Knot' (Limited) -- Directed by Atom Egoyan. Starring Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, and Colin Firth. The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
'God's Pocket' (Limited) -- Directed by John Slattery. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, and Richard Jenkins. When Mickey's crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction "accident," nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay.
'Palo Alto' (Limited) -- Directed by Gia Coppola. Starring James Franco, Emma Roberts, and Val Kilmer. A dark drama centered on a group of teens with a penchant for finding trouble.
'The Double' (Limited) -- Directed by Richard Ayoade. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, and Wallace Shawn. A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite -- confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
'Stage Fright' (Limited) -- Directed by Jerome Sable. Starring Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, and Allie MacDonald. A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.
'Godzilla' -- Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
'Million Dollar Arm' -- Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, and Alan Arkin. A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Asian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
'Wolf Creek 2' (Limited) -- Directed by Greg Mclean. Starring John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, and Shannon Ashlyn. The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor.
'The Immigrant' (Limited) -- Directed by James Gray. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. 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.
'A Night in Old Mexico' (Limited) -- Directed by Emilio Aragon. Starring Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, and Angie Cepeda. A rancher forced to give up his land and home goes off for one last adventure with his estranged grandson to old Mexico.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' -- Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender. The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
'Blended' -- Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' (Limited) -- Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, and Peter Dinklage. A foul-tempered Brooklyner is told he has 90 minutes to live, sending him rushing all over New York to make amends.
'Tracks' (Limited) -- Directed by John Curran. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, and Emma Booth. A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.
'Words and Pictures' (Limited) -- Directed by Fred Schepisi. Starring Clive Owen, Keegan Connor Tracy, and Juliette Binoche. An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.
'Maleficent' -- Directed by Robert Stromberg. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sharlto Copley. The untold story of the villain from 'Sleeping Beauty' reveals the events that hardened Maleficent's heart and drove her to curse the baby Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.
'A Million Ways to Die in the West' -- Directed by Seth MacFarlane. Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, and Liam Neeson. As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his newfound courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gunslinger, announces his arrival.
'We Are the Best' (Limited) -- Directed by Lukas Moodysson. Starring Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, and Liv LeMoyne. Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
'The Grand Seduction' (Limited) -- Directed by Don McKellar. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Liane Balaban. A small harbor town needs a doctor to secure a factory contract, and when they find the perfect prospect, they employ several tactics to seduce the man into working for them.
'Night Moves' (Limited) -- Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Alia Shawkat. A drama centered on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam.
'Filth' (Limited) -- Directed by Jon S. Baird. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, and Eddie Marsan. A bipolar, bigoted junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.