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What’s on at the cinema in May

From fast-action thrillers to rom-coms and Celine Dion's first film role (and new music) - these are the cinema tickets we're booking for May 2023.

Written by Chris Kingston
Published 05.05.2023

Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 3

5th May 

This is the most anticipated Marvel movie of 2023 and the final entry in director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill, still upset over the loss of Gamora (Zoe Saldana). He must rally his team for a new mission while defending the universe. Returning cast members include Dave Bautisa as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff Mantis and Vin Diesel as Groot. Will Poulter joins the cast as Adam Warlock but whether he’s a hero or a villain remains to be seen…

Book Club - The Next Chapter film.

Book Club – The Next Chapter

12th May

If you’re looking for an alternative to the big-budget blockbuster movies on offer this month, this little romantic comedy could be just the thing.

It stars four acting legends – Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen – and is the sequel to the 2018 hit Book Club. The ladies are back with a bang as the four friends take their Book Club to Italy for the fun girls’ trip they never had.

When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation becomes a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

Love Again film 2023

Love Again

12th May 

What if a random text message led to the love of your life? In this romantic comedy, while dealing with the loss of her fiancé, Mira Ray (Priyanka Chopra) sends a series of romantic texts to his old cell phone number… not realising that number was reassigned to journalist Rob Burns’ (Sam Claflin) new work phone…

Rob is captivated by the honesty in the beautiful confessional texts. When he is assigned to write a profile of super megastar Celine Dion (in her first-ever film role) he enlists her help figuring out how to meet Mira and win her heart. Love Again will also feature loads of new songs from Celine Dion – it’s giving us 90s rom-com vibes and we’re so here for it.

Are you there God? It's me Margaret film

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

19th May 

11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey. Going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty, she has to navigate new friends in a new school, her feelings and the beginning of adolescence.

Based on the well-loved children’s book of the same name by Judy Blume, this one should be a funny and thought-provoking coming-of-age tale that nearly all teenage girls can relate to. Also starring Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates.

Beau is afraid film

Beau is Afraid

19th May 

Described as a ‘decades-spanning surrealist comedy horror film’, Joker star Joaquin Phoenix stars as a paranoid, ‘extremely anxious’ man who embarks on an epic decades-long journey to get home to his mother, confronting his greatest fears along the way.

The cast also includes Amy Ryan, Parker Posey and Michael Gandolfini in supporting roles. The movie’s director Ari Aster also brought us two amazing horror movies with Hereditary and Midsommar so expect weird but stunning visuals.

Fast X film 2023

Fast X

19th May 

The Fast and The Furious movies are an incredible series of action movies starring Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, who this time finds he must protect his family and his crew from new villain Dante Reyes played by Aquaman’s Jason Momoa who teams up with Charlize Theron’s Cipher in order to cause trouble for our heroes.

It’s amazing that what started out as a movie about street racing has turned out to be a movie series that delivers some of the most spectacular action and some great melodrama. If this is anything like previous instalments, Fast X should be a good time at the cinema.

The Little Mermaid 2023

The Little Mermaid

26th May

There’s no denying that Disney’s live-action remakes of their animated classics have been pretty hit-and-miss over the last few years…

Which is why we have our flippers crossed for the latest live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. The story follows Ariel (Halle Bailey), a beautiful young mermaid with a thirst for adventure who falls in love with a human prince.

We’re expecting Melissa McCarthy to steal the show as Ursula the sea witch who in our opinion is one of Disney’s greatest villains.



26th May 

Determined to find his missing daughter and information about a secret government program, detective Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck) instead finds himself spiralling down a rabbit hole while investigating a series of reality-bending bank robberies.

The cast includes William Fichtner and Alice Braga and is directed by Robert Rodriguez of Spy Kids and Sin City fame. Very much looking forward to this one…

Christopher Kingston
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