Released May 6th:
13 ASSASSINS (TBC) Running Time: 141 mins Director: Takashi Miike Starring: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada
Any news of a new Takashi Miike films is exciting, and here he takes on a good old fashion martial arts epic. The plot couldn’t be simpler, a group of assassins come together to kill an evil Lord, however, with Miike in the director’s chair anything could happen and expect LOTS of gut wrenching violence!
HANNA (12A) Running Time: 111 mins Director: Joe Wright Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana
Trained and brought up by her ex-CIA agent Father (Bana) in Finland, Hanna has been geared up to become the perfect assassin. Skilled and with the strength and stamina of a soldier at such a young age, the teenager is sent on a stealth mission across Europe, however a ruthless intelligence operative (Blanchett) has sent agents to kill Hanna, with secret plans of her own. Nearing her target, Hanna faces unexpected questions and revalations about her very existence.
Insidious (15) 103 mins Director: James Wan Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
Talked about as being terrifying and possibly the scariest films of the year, Insidious arrives with a lot to live up to. If you have seen the trailer then you’ll know that this horrror does indeed look incredibly creepy. It tells the story of a young boy who goes to hospital and ends up in a comatose state of being. Once out of hospital and back home with his loving parents, strange paranormal things begin to happen and it could be that their son has brought something back with him whilst in a comatosed state.
Released May 11th:
PRIEST 3D (TBC) Running Time: TBC Director: Scott Charles Stewart Starring: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Cam Gigandet
Paul Bettany is Priest, a famous warrior who was involved in the last great battle against vampires. He now lives with humans in a walled in city run by the Church, however, when vampires come and abduct his niece and threaten to turn her into a vampire, Priest ignores the rules of the Church and heads off on a mission to find her. He is joined by the trigger happy sherriff who also happens to be his nieces boyfriend, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherwordly fighting skills. Set in an alternate apocalyptic world, this could end up being the guilty pleasure of the year!
Released May 13th:
ATTACK THE BLOCK (15) Running Time: 88 mins Director: Joe Cornish Starring: Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway
The alien invasion movie is turned on its head in this horror/comedy based in South London. An alien invasion has seen one of their own venture into a South London “hood” run by a vicious gang of thugs. They find the alien and kill it, keeping it as a trophy and declaring war on any aliens who dare enter their precious “block”.
Released May 18th:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (TBC) 141 mins Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench
Set to be one of the biggest family films of the year, the fourth instalment of the ‘Pirates’ series see’s Johnny Depp go it alone as Captain Jack Sparrow, no Kiera Knightly or Orlando Bloom this time, so that means more screen time for everyone’s favourite pirate. In this adventure, Sparrow and Barbossa (Rush) head off in search of the mysterious fountain of youth, only to find out that Blackbeard and his daughter are also after it.
Released May 20th:
Blitz (TBC) 97 mins Director: Elliott Lester Starring: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen
The Stath is back, and this time he is playing a detective who likes to use force to get his suspect. There is a serial killer on the lose, problem is, he is killing cops and Statham must find him before he kills again.
Released May 27th:
THE HANGOVER 2 (TBC) Runnig Time: TBC Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha
The four friends form the first films are back for another stag night and another wedding. This time it is Stu who is getting married and the trouble all kicks off in Bangcock as Stu gets ready to marry his fiancee played by Jamie Chung.
Apocalypse Now (Re-release) (15) 153 mins Director: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishbourne.
Re-released in selected cinemas after more than 30 years, if you have never seen one of the finest films of all time on the big screen, now’s your chance. If you have never seen it, then shame on you, there are no excuses, see it on the biggest, loudest screen you can find!