The best part of summer (and now early fall) is the slate of great films that hit theaters every year. Allowing us to escape the heat – and this year also escape the divisions in our nation- there are tons of must-sees for every age group. We, Americans, may not agree on politics but we all love a great summer flick! Here’s a guide to what to see in May:
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 – In this sequel. the Guardians help Star Lord (Chris Pratt) find out more about his Dad (Kurt Russell). Purportedly, Kurt sings iconic ’70s tune and best song ever, “Brandy”!
Handsome – Starring Jeff Garlin, an neurotic LA detective, from Netflix.
The Dinner – Based on the novel by Herman Koch, this dark psychological thriller centers around two families that must make a difficult decision about their teenage sons. (With Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall.)
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Starring the man at the top of my “t0-do list” Charlie Hunman, who dodged a career suicide when he decided to walk off the goofy “5o Shades” flicks, and directed by Guy Ritchie, this re-telling of the King Arthur saga is sure to be a hit.
Snatched – I am a lifelong Goldie Hawn and love Amy Schumer in films (her stand-up not so much), so this female driven comedy is definitely on my list.
7 Witches – Small indie horror that looks absolutely terrifying. I am always afraid of this type of thing but see it anyway.
Dead Awake – More horror, this time from the producers of “Final Destination”, involves a hag that comes to kill people in their dreams. Trailer looks promising.
Paris Can Wait – Diane Lane and French superstar, Arnaud Viard on a road trip through France. Alec Baldwin plays Lane’s hubby.
A Woman’s Life – Based on the novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, this looks a bit sad. But hey, life can be sad. Chronicles the life of a 19th century woman stuck in a difficult marriage.
Alien Covenant – The latest in the Alien franchise directed by Ridley Scott, Alien Covenant picks up where Prometheus left off. This is a must-see for every sci-fi fan. (With Katherine Waterson, Michael Fassbinder, Danny McBride and Noomi Rapace)
Abacus – Documentary film that tells the story of the Sung Family, the owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Though a tiny bank, they were the only people prosecuted in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and waged a 5-year battle to clear their names.
Baywatch – I loved the cheesy goofiness of the 90’s TV show, so definitely want to see this. With the perfect casting of The Rock and Zac Efron, this is top of my May list.