Thanks to COVID-19 vaccinations around the globe- movie theatres are now reopening, although not at max capacity in many places. It is good news for moviegoers, as cinema business and theatrical releases are returning to normalcy. However, many studios and distribution companies, just like in recent times will continue to dualize the release of their projects, making them available for streaming and viewing in cinemas. Here are a some of the top movies coming to cinemas and streaming services this May.
Wrath of Man
Wrath of Man follows H, a man who works at a cash transport truck company in charge of transporting millions of dollars around Los Angeles.
Wrath of Man stars Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonzo, and Raúl Castillo.
Where to watch: In cinemas from May 7
Mainstream tells the story of three people who develop a love triangle while struggling to preserve their identities in the age of the internet.
Starring: Maya Hawke, Andrew Garfield, Nat Wolff, Kalena Yiaueki, Johnny Knoxville, and Jason Schwartzman.
Where to watch: In cinemas from May 7
The Woman in The Window
The Woman in The Window features a star-studded cast and follows the story of an agoraphobic (fear of public places/spaces) New York woman who discovers a violent incident while spying on her neighbours.
Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry, and Julianne Moore.
Where to watch: Netflix on May 14
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Angelina Jolie returns to acting in this crime thriller about a teenager who witnesses a murder and is trailed by twin assassins in Montana who want to conceal the offender. Him and a survival expert tasked with protecting him find themselves also dealing with a forest inferno.
Starring: Angelina Jolie and Finn Little.
Where to watch: In cinemas and HBO Max from May 14
Spiral is from American horror thriller, SAW movie series. It follows the story of a sadistic mastermind who unleashes a twisted and terrifying form of justice.
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock
Where to watch: In cinemas from May 14
Army of The Dead
Zack Snyder joins forces with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold to bring this story about a group of mercenaries pulling off a grand heist in a zombie quarantine zone. Expect mind-blowing action, twists, and lots of explosions.
Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy.
Where to watch: Netflix from May 21
A Quiet Place 2
This is a sequel to the 2019 movie. Evelyn Abbott and her family must continue their fight for survival, this time, outdoors. While they are familiar with the creatures that may hunt by sound, they soon realize that these creatures are not the only ones they should be worried about.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and Cillian Murphy.
Where to watch: In cinemas from May 28
Disney brings a backstory movie about their 101 Dalmatians villain, Cruella De Vil to live action. It stars Emma Stone as teenage Cruella (Estella). Estella dreams of becoming a fashion designer but seems to always run out of luck. However, she soon finds herself exactly where she wants to be when she is commissioned by a rock star to create a signature look for them. But while doing so, she discovers that the life she always dreamed of may come at a cost; she also must decide if it’s everything she hoped for.
Starring: Emma Stone, Mark Strong, and Emma Thompson
Where to watch: In cinemas and Disney+ Premier Access on May 28
That’s a lot of good stuff coming this May. With many of them coming to cinemas, perhaps it’s not a bad time to plan movie dates with loved ones. Better still, you could invite them over for streams and some chills.