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Mays new movie releases
It's the traditional start of the Blockbuster season, not that the weather is giving as anything to go on, so here are some of our picks from May.
Looks like staying indoors in a warm and cosy cinema might just be the best thing to do anyway...
The big one is obviously 'Men in Black 3'. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return, this time joined by Josh Brolin and Nicole Sherzinger. It's an eclectic cast, but from the trailer we think Brolin might just steal this movie with his impression of Jones.
May also sees the start of Cannes, and the film that kicks of the French film festival will also be getting a theatrical run here. 'Moonrise Kingdom' stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Bill Murray. It looks fantastic, but we know very little else about the plot.
We've currently been enjoying the UK version of Sundance, and one of the highlights was '2 Days in New York'. Julie Delpy stars in and directs this comedy of manners, and it's well worth catching especially if you are a fan of Chris Rock. This is probably his most accomplished screen performance to date, and the director has more than a hint of Woody Allen to her work. Perhaps it's just those glasses though?
Mel Gibson makes a controversial return to the big screen with 'How I Spent my Summer Vacation', although I think we all know how he spent it...
If none of that takes your fancy then you could try two films that are certain to deliver just what you expect them to deliver. 'Piranha 3DD' is the provocatively-titled sequel that sees more carnivorous fish taking large chunks out of bikini-clad teens. The last one was actually fun, so perhaps this can get us laughing if nothing else.
Also we;re pretty sure Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have perfected whatever formula it was that they have been working on for years now. There's an all-star cast on board for 'Dark Shadows', including Michelle Pheiffer, Eva Green and (shock, horror) Helena Bonham Carter.
Couple more things to keep an eye on. First up Zac Efron in 'The Lucky One' from the writer of 'The Notebook'. Worth noting if you are dragged along to see it by a partner... there is only one thing they have in mind with this film.
Finally if you want some old-fashioned laughs, check out 'America Pie: Reunion'. All the gang are back, and they are all a lot older. Unfortunately, it also makes you realise just how old you are as well.