ByWill Reitz, writer at
Will Reitz

Here's what we have to look forward to in May:

May 1st

Avengers: Age of Ultron

This is, undoubtedly, the most anticipated movie of the summer, and neck-in-neck with Star Wars, Episode VII for most anticipated movie of the year. In this sequel, Tony Stark creates Ultron, an A.I. capable of bringing peace to this Earth. But Ultron goes all Skynet, and decides that humans need to go. So it is up to Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, and newcomers Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, & the Vision to stop him.

Runner-up: Far From the Madding Crowd

Few movies want to go toe-to-toe with Avengers. The few that do bare no resemblance to the popcorn blockbuster. Enter Far From the Madding Crowd, based on a literary classic and starring Carey Mulligan as an independent woman unsure which path to take in love.

May 8th

Hot Pursuit

Avengers will still be #1 this weekend, so few blockbuster hopefuls want this slot. Enter a quirky female buddy cop comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara. The trailer for this film is delightful, and the movie will probably be a lot of fun.

Runner-up: Maggie

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a grieving father of a daughter infected by a zombie virus. Her transformation will apparently be a slow process as this movie explores the emotional side of a potential zombie apocalypse.

May 15th

Mad Max: Fury Road

All three Mad Max movies have achieved cult status, and this sequel?/prequel?/reboot? looks pretty dang good. The trailer captures the kind of crazy, ADD, end-of-the-world nuthouse excitement that the series demands. May 15th is shaping to be a lovely, lovely day!

Runner-up: Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect surprised me. My wife wanted to see it; I did not. But it was surprisingly enjoyable. I've already promised her I'd take her to the sequel.

May 22nd


I still maintain that this movie will be somewhat of a letdown. However, Disney has masterfully handled the leadup to this movie. It now has commands the kind of anticipation that only a Disney extravaganza can. Oh, and George Clooney is cool.

Runner-up: Poltergeist

I do not like horror movies; I will not see this film. However, the trailer does look good, and the original is a cult classic

May 29th

San Andreas

The Rock rescues people from earthquakes. It's a disaster movie. This is all you need to know.

Runner-up: Aloha

Cameron Crowe directs a movie where Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray, Emma Stone, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Rachel McAdams, & Danny McBride do stuff in Hawaii. ... What's not to like?


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