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  • 18th May 2024
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The films we’re watching at the cinema this May


It seems we have ourselves a mini Barbenheimer reunion as Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (Barbie) and Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer) star in The Fall Guy, based on the hit 1980s TV series of the same name.

Ryan Gosling plays Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who left the business to focus on both his physical and mental health. However he’s soon drafted back into service when the star of a big-budget studio movie directed by his ex, Jody Moreno (played by Emily Blunt) goes missing. But as the mystery around the AWOL star deepens, Colt finds himself entangled in a sinister plot that will push him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt.


Kingdom of The Planet of the Apes is the fourth instalment of the rebooted franchise. Set 300 years after the ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ events. Since then, many ape societies have grown from the oasis to which Caesar (Andy Serkis) led his fellow apes, while humans have been reduced to a more feral existence.

When ape king Proximus, armed with weapons forged from lost human technologies, perverts Caesar’s teachings to enslave other clans, a young ape named Noa teams up with a young human woman, Mae, and embarks on a journey that will lead him to question everything he’s been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for both apes and humans alike.


When a group of friends recklessly violate the sacred rule of Tarot readings – to never use someone else’s deck – they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face-to-face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future which is foretold in their readings.


From writer and director John Krasinski, IF follows a young girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming) who finds herself with the ability to see and talk to other people’s imaginary friends, referred to as “IFs” for short. She discovers that some are harbouring resentment and anger after being forgotten by the kids they helped.

Bea also discovers that her neighbour Cal (Ryan Reynolds), has the same ability. Together they embark on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. The all-star voice cast includes Steve Carell and Phoebe Waller Bridge alongside many more as the wonderful unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.


After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin.

Panic soon ensues as they are attacked and terrorised by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and no motive. Directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger/ Die Hard 2) The Strangers: Chapter 1 will be the first in a new brand-new horror trilogy.


Mad Max: Fury Road is a great dystopian action movie filled with spectacular visual effects. We wouldn’t say it to Tom Hardy’s face but the best character in the movie was Imperator Furiosa played by Charlize Theron, a war captain who daringly betrays Immortan Joe by driving his captured wives to freedom.

For this stunning-looking prequel, a young Furiosa played by Anya Talyor Joy is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth) who plays a bad guy for a change. George Miller returns in the director’s chair for this epic adventure movie.


Nobody does gluttony quite like Garfield, our favourite sarcastic, lasagne-loving cat who returns once again in this animated feature, a decade since Bill Murray’s live-action film. Chris Pratt provides the voice this time around. So come along for the ride as the tubby tabby and his dimwit canine companion Odie are jolted from their pampered existence for an adventure alongside Garfield’s long lost father Vic – a streetwise alley cat voiced by the one and only Samuel L Jackson.

Chris Kingston
Entertainment Writer

The font of all knowledge when it comes to TV, film and books. Chris is Laura's brother and the font of all knowledge when it comes to anything related to TV, film and books. He provides our popular round-ups on what to watch at the cinema, the TV not to…


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