Releasing in May

by John Anderson

Courtesy of Peter Mountain

Courtesy of Peter Mountain

“Dark Shadows” Warner Bros.
Vampire Barnabus Collins (Johnny Depp) wakes after being buried for hundreds of years and returns to help his family deal with the 1970s. Tim Burton directs the second major film released this month based on a comic book series, thus it is really no shock to see Depp is involved. (May 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCT Campus

MCT Campus

“The Dictator” Paramount Pictures
Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen as Supreme Leader, General Aladeen, dictator of the Republic of Wadiya. Anna Faris co-stars in a film that pointedly mocks friendly relationships between the U.S. and oppressive dictators. (May 16 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinkstock

Thinkstock

“Battleship” Universal Pictures
The U.S. Navy is the first responder to an alien force that attacks Earth. No one should expect a movie inspired by a board game to have an overwhelmingly complicated plot, but moviegoers should be expecting quite a bit of gratuitous violence. (May 18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Melissa Moseley

Courtesy of Melissa Moseley

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” Lionsgate
Based on the best-selling book, director Kirk Jones follows the lives of five couples at various stages in the pregnancy cycle. Though the couples are all going through the same experience, they face a wide range of trials and tribulations along the way. (May 18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Warner Bros

Courtesy of Warner Bros

“Chernobyl Diaries” Warner Bros.
Explorers head to Pripyat, the infamous town ravaged by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in what is now Ukraine. As they explore, strange happenings unfold around them. (May 25)

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Wilson Webb

Courtesy of Wilson Webb

“Men In Black III” Columbia Pictures
Agent J (Will Smith) must go back in time to team up with a younger version of his partner, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones / Josh Brolin), in order to save the world. (May 25)

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