'Deadpool 2' and 7 other films to watch in May

  • Movies
  • Friday, 04 May 2018

Deadpool loved it when people say hello to his little friend. Photo: 20th Century Fox

With the euphoria of Avengers: Infinity War still fresh on our minds and the movie itself still tearing up the box office globally and locally, the movies released this month seem a bit of an anti-climax, to be honest.

Then again, if there’s one hero who can slice through the all-conquering shroud of Infinity War, it’s Deadpool, who is back with his long-awaited sequel. Also coming back to life on the big screen is our favourite inter-stellar smuggler, Han Solo, whose early days are chronicled in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Other than that, however, May does seem to be a little quiet in terms of blockbusters, compared to previous years. Oh well, you could always watch Infinity War again ...

Truth Or Dare (Now Showing)

Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane

Director: Jeff Wadlow

A group of college students play a game of Truth or Dare. Things start going horribly wrong when something terrible happens whenever one of them lies or refuses a dare.

Why you should watch it:

You could play truth or dare with this movie. After the movie, you need to either tell the truth about whether you liked the movie , and why, or be dared into watching it again.

In Your Dreams (Now Showing)

Cast: Carina Lau, Ng Siu Hin, Tse Kwan Ho, Stephen Tung Wai

Director: Tam Wai Ching

Heng is a 16-year-old high school student who lives an unhappy life with his alcoholic father. You Mei is a homeroom teacher whose husband is cheating on her. Finding one another, the two lonely souls form a forbidden affectionate bond.

Why you should watch it:

It was the Higher Education Institution Group winner of the 2nd First Feature Film Initiative which comes with a cash grant of HKD3mil (RM1.5mil) from the Hong Kong Film Development Fund in 2016. The script was highly recommended by Felix Chong Man Keung, award-winning screenwriter of the Infernal Affairs trilogy and Overhead trilogy. Also, Lau’s young co-star looks a lot like a younger version of her real-life husband Tony Leung Chiu Wai. Now that's just weird.

Terminal (May 11)

Cast: Margot Robbie, Max Irons, Dexter Fletcher, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers

Director: Vaughn Stein

Not to be confused with the Tom Hanks stuck-in-an-airport flick, The Terminal, this is about two hitmen who agree to take on a sinister mission for a mysterious employer who pays handsomely, but find themselves tangled in a cagey situation along with a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a double life.

Why you should watch it:

The trailer paints a picture of a stylish, neon-lit noir with Margot Robbie looking more psychotic than Harley Quinn. Colour us intrigued.

Deadpool 2 (May 17)

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams

Director: David Leitch

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavour – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. Hey, don’t look at us, that’s the official plot summary we got from the YouTube trailer.

Why you should watch it:

Because nobody does bonkers, unpolitically-correct, ultra-violent comedy better than Deadpool. And in the absence of a proper X-Men movie this year, at least we've got the X-Force on screen.

Future World (May 25)

Cast: James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Lucy Liu

Director: James Franco

In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen, but along the way he gets mixed up with a warlord and his robot Ash, which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands.

Why you should watch it:

Because the trailer makes it look like a cross between Mad Max and Resident Evil, and Milla Jovovich and James Franco look positively mental in it.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 24)

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany

Director: Ron Howard

A young scruffy-looking nerf herder gets caught between two comedy directors and a veteran filmmaker and ends up being stuck in a space Western. Alden Ehrenreich stars as the young Han Solo, and the story chronicles how he became the rogue smuggler that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first met in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Why you should watch it:

Most Star Wars fans seem to have a bad feeling about this, but not us. In fact, we're eager to see how Han Solo got the Millennium Falcon, how he met Chewbacca and Lando, and of course, that famous 14-, sorry, 12-parsec Kessel Run.

Isle Of Dogs (May 31)

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura

Director: Wes Anderson

Megasaki City experiences an outbreak of canine flu, and the mayor banishes all dogs to a garbage-filled island called Trash Island. Twelve-year-old Atari Kobayashi's pet dog Spots is the first dog to be banished. Longing to get his pet back, Atari flies across the river on his own where he meets a pack of dogs who agree to help him find Spots.

Why you should watch it:

We love Wes Anderson, and this looks like another typically Wes-Anderson-ish film with lots of sardonic humour. Plus we also love dogs.

When Sun Meets Moon (May 31)

Cast: Kathy Yuen, Daichi Harashima, Lawrence Cheng

Director: Benny Lau

Two young astrologists, Moon and Sun, meet and fall in love, but their love is not to be, as their parents disapprove of their relationship. Sun is admitted to a boarding school and has to move to another country. Will their young love be able to withstand this separation?

Why you should watch it:

Sometimes you just want a simple love story that will tug at your heartstrings and make you think about your own experience with young, puppy love. Or is that just us?

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