May At The Movies

May 2016 Movies
The Nice Guys

May brings us warmer temperatures, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and a ton of great movies. This month look for the release of many action-packed movies, including our favorite super heroes. Always check your movie listing as this is just a selection and there are dozens more to choose from including Alice Through The Looking Glass with Johnny Depp and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising with the return of Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne.

May 6

May 2016 Movies
Captain America: Civil War

The long-awaited Captain America: Civil War debuts, rated PG-13 with a running time of 147 minutes and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Chris Evans returns in the lead role, along with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, pitting these former friends and allies against each other as they hold two very different political views. The government wants to manage when the Avengers should be used in crisis instead of randomly. However, Captain America wants to shield his friend, Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan, which interferes with the government’s plans. Unintentionally, this causes conflict with Iron Man. Of course there is an enemy circling about while their fighting ensues, hopefully uniting them together once again.

Siding with the Captain are the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Team Iron Man has Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Spiderman (Tom Holland).

This franchise always brings a lot of excitement and adventure and this movie promises to be no different.

May 13

May 2016 Movies
Money Monster

Money Monster lands in theaters, directed by Jodie Foster and starring powerhouses George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Rated R  and running 1 hour and 35 minutes long, this thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat. Clooney plays Lee Gates, a financial TV host who has a vast unquestioning following. Julia Roberts plays his producer (Patty Fenn).

The two start off work like any other day running a high energized show, when an unforeseen visitor crashes the live set and holds them hostage. Jack O’Connell is cast as the incensed investor who loses his total life savings after listening to the advice of Lee Gates. Gates assures him that he will try to get to the bottom of why that happened while all this plays out on live television. Clooney and Roberts always work well together.

May 20

The Nice Guys debuts, directed by Shane Black and starring Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger and many more. This movie is rated R and is 1 hour and 56 minutes long. Gosling stars as Holland March, a struggling private eye that has seen better days while Russell plays Jackson Healy, a mobster thug—the duo ends up working together to solve the mystery surrounding a missing girl and a believed unrelated death of a porn star. Their investigating reveals shocking conspiracies. It’s a high-action thriller with a touch of comedic performances by Gosling and Crowe.

May 27

May 2016 Movies
X Men: Apocalypse

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend X Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters directed by Bryan Singer and starring Sophie Turner as Jean Grey; Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role as Raven/Mystique; Olivia Munn as Psylocke; Oscar Isaac as the villain, Apocalypse, Nicholas Hoult as Beast; and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier. Apocalypse had been worshipped as a God for thousands of years as the most formidable mutant. He wakes with loathing of what has happened to the world and immediately decides to change it. He enlists the four horsemen to extinguish humanity and re-build a new world. Raven and Charles lead a young team of X-Men in attempt to foil his plan.

Make sure you have plenty of popcorn and snacks, get your tickets early and sit back, relax and enjoy. See you at the movies.

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Cheryl Wadsworth
Cheryl Wadsworth is a writer for Long Island Weekly, specializing in movie previews.

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