New Movie Releases: May 2015
It’s here, it’s finally here! May has arrived, bringing the first major blockbusters of the year — from Avengers: Age of Ultron to Mad Max: Fury Road, and sure, some other stuff (like Pitch Perfect 2!), this month promises to blow our minds with awesome new releases. Read on for our guide to the new movies hitting theaters this May.
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Far From the Madding Crowd (Limited): Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Starring Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Ride (Limited): Directed by Helen Hunt. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Helen Hunt and Robert Knepper. A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Welcome to Me (Limited): Directed by Shira Piven. Starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden and Linda Cardellini. A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Any Day (Limited/VOD): Directed by Rustam Branaman. Starring Sean Bean, Kate Walsh and Eva Longoria. An ex-fighter finds redemption from his troubled past.
I Am Big Bird (Limited/VOD): Directed by Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker. A documentary about Caroll Spinney who has been Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.
Hot Pursuit: Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara and Jodi Lyn Brockton. An inept police officer must protect the widow of a drug dealer from criminals and dirty policemen.
The D Train (Limited): Directed by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. Starring Jack Black, James Marsden and Kathryn Hahn. The head of a high school reunion committee travels to Los Angeles to track down the most popular guy from his graduating class and convince him to go to the reunion.
Noble (Limited): Directed by Stephen Bradley. Starring Deirdre O’Kane, Sarah Greene and Gloria Cramer Curtis. Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Saint Laurent (Limited): Directed by Bertrand Bonello. Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier and Louis Garrel. Yves Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.
The Seven Five (Limited): Directed by Tiller Russell. This documentary explores the life of corrupt NYPD cop Michael Dowd, who worked in the 75 police precinct in Brooklyn.
5 Flights Up (Limited/VOD): Directed by Richard Loncraine. Starring Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton and Carrie Preston. A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Bravetown (Limited/VOD): Directed by Daniel Duran. Starring Josh Duhamel, Laura Dern and Maria Bello. A troubled singer sets out on a journey to fulfill his dreams, only to encounter several people whose lives he changes in unexpected ways.
Maggie (Limited/VOD): Directed by Henry Hobson. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
Playing It Cool (Limited/VOD): Directed by Justin Reardon. Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan and Beverly D’Angelo. Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.
Skin Trade (Limited/VOD): Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham. Starring Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren. After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to southeast Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Directed by George Miller. Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult. In a post-apocalyptic world, in which people fight to the death, Max teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiousa, to try and survive.
Pitch Perfect 2: Directed by Elizabeth Banks. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. A collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won before.
Good Kill (Limited): Directed by Andrew Niccol. Starring January Jones, Zoe Kravitz and Ethan Hawke. A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.
I’ll See You in My Dreams (Limited): Directed by Brett Haley. Starring Blythe Danner, Martin Starr and Sam Elliott. Carol, a widow in her 70s, is forced to confront her fears about love, family, and death. After her routine is rattled she decides to start dating again and falls into relationships with two very different men.
Animals (Limited/VOD): Directed by Collin Schiffli. Starring David Dastmalchian, Kim Shaw and John Heard. A homeless couple survives by stealing and conning their way through life, until one of them is hospitalized, forcing them to confront the reality of their dire situation.
Echoes of War (Limited/VOD): Directed by Kane Senes. Starring Ethan Embry, James Badge Dale and William Forsythe. A Civil War veteran returns home to the quiet countryside, only to find himself embroiled in a conflict between his family and the brutish cattle rancher harassing them.
Every Secret Thing (Limited/VOD): Directed by Amy Berg. Starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning. A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant’s death.
Slow West (Limited/VOD): Directed by John Maclean. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Rory McCann. Follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas.
Gueros (Limited): Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios. Starring Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre and Ilse Salas. Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.
Poltergeist: Directed by Gil Kenan. Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. A family’s suburban home is invaded by evil forces.
Tomorrowland: Directed by Brad Bird. Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie. Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
The Vatican Tapes: Directed by Mark Neveldine. Starring Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou and Kathleen Robertson. A priest and two Vatican exorcists must do battle with an ancient satanic force to save the soul of a young woman.
Aloft (Limited): Directed by Claudia Llosa. Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Oona Chaplin. Aloft tells of a struggling mother who encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.
Sunshine Superman (Limited): Directed by Marah Strauch. A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.
Aloha: Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams. A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
San Andreas: Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario and Carla Gugino. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Results (Limited/VOD): Directed by Andrew Bujalski. Starring Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce and Kevin Corrigan. Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Unfreedom (Limited/VOD): Directed by Raj Amit Kumar. Starring Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain and Bhanu Uday. A society is torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil.