2017 May Movies
- -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mix 2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared in the January 1969 issue of Marvel Super-Heroes. Nearly 50 years later, the team has seen several members in various comic lines – including Iron Man. For the films, writer/director James Gunn was primarily influenced by the modern incarnation of the group, which features Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, and Groot.
The Guardians of the Galaxy will return in Avengers: Infinity War, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has also been confirmed.
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- -Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
Alien: Covenant is the latest installment of the Alien film franchise, which started with the original film in 1979 (also directed by Ridley Scott). The success of the movie, which was praised for its horror tone and iconic imagery, led to multiple sequels – most notably, James Cameron’s Aliens. After the disappointing Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, plus two underwhelming Alien vs. Predator crossovers, Scott returned behind the camera to helm the prequel Prometheus. Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus, and is the second entry in a planned trilogy.
Scott hopes to film the Covenant sequel soon.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
When the villainous Captain Salazar (Bardem) and his army of deadly ghost pirates and threaten to kill every living pirate, Jack Sparrow (Depp) must go on an adventure to find the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that gives its possessor complete control over the seas.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which began with The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003. Based on a Disney World theme park attraction, the series has turned into one of the studio’s most lucrative properties, bringing in nearly $4 billion at the worldwide box office. Pirates was a breakout starring vehicle for Depp, who earned a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the original film. Trailers and TV spots for Dead Men Tell No Tales have billed this one as the “final adventure,” so it remains to be seen if the franchise will continue beyond this point.
Orlando Bloom, who portrayed protagonist Will Turner in the first three movies, returns after a 10 year absence.
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- -Genre: Comedy
Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and a brash new recruit (Zac Efron) uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
Baywatch began as a television series about Los Angeles lifeguards who protected the California beaches. Among its stars were David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and Alexandra Paul. The show ran for just one season in 1989 before being cancelled due to low ratings, but it was revived by Hasselhoff and the series creators for the syndication market, and it became one of the most popular shows on the air. Baywatch lasted for 11 seasons. In 1999, Baywatch underwent a cast and location change to become Baywatch Hawaii. The property also had a spinoff titled Baywatch Nights and multiple direct to video films.
This 2017 reboot starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron was conceived as an R-rated comedy in the vein of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street relaunch. A sequel has not been confirmed yet.
- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.
- -Genre: Comedy
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
- -Genre: Drama, Romance
A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.