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Movies to see in May 2014
May is a big month for movies, from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Godzilla" to Disney's "Maleficent."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, played by Andrew Garfield, is back with a bunch new foes looking to take him down: Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and The Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan).
Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the real-life Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral, raised by her great uncle and his wife. Also starring Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson. (Credit: David Appleby)
It’s a showdown between a young family (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) and their fraternity house neighbors (led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco) in this new comedy from Nicholas Stoller, the director of “Get Him To The Greek.” (Credit: Glen Wilson / Glen Wilson)
Writer/director/star Jon Favreau reunites with “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. for this comedy about a chef trying to build a food truck business and get his family back together. Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and Dustin Hoffman. (Credit: Merrick Morton)
The radioactive monster is back in this sure-to-be blockbuster starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. This is a seriously intense, awesome trailer.
"Million Dollar Arm"
An agent (Jon Hamm) works to get cricket players tryouts in Major League Baseball. Also starring Lake Bell, Bill Paxton and Alan Arkin. Based on a true story. (Credit: John Johnson)
'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Director Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men franchise for this sequel that bridges “First Class” with the modern mythology. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and a ton more familiar faces.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are together for the third time in this rom-com about a pair of single parents who don’t get along and inadvertently take their kids on the same vacation at the same time in Africa. Also starring Terry Crews, who makes every movie better. (Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)
The evil Disney villain comes to life courtesy of Angelina Jolie in this film that shows you what made her so evil that she’d curse Sleeping Beauty. This is the directorial debut of Robert Stromberg, who is best known for his Oscar-winning work doing art direction and visual effects. And it shows: the trailer looks breathtaking. (Credit: Frank Connor )
'A Million Ways to Die in the West'
Seth MacFarlane writers, directs and stars in this raunchy Western comedy also featuring Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Liam Neeson. (Credit: Lorey Sebastian )
Cam Gigandet is a ladies man with ladies problems, wishing that his genitals would go away. Wishes do come true sometimes, and he finds that his unit is now in human form (played by Nick Thune) and running amok.
‘Walk of Shame’
Elizabeth Banks is a reporter with dreams of becoming a new anchor. After a one-night stand, she’s stranded in L.A. without ID, cash, car or a phone and has only hours to get to the job interview of a lifetime.
While out joyriding, a snowplow driver in Canada is boozing and accidentally kills someone. He retreats to the wilderness where he has to deal with what he’s done. Starring Thomas Haden Church.
Three teens are on trial for murder in this new film from director Atom Egoyan based on the story of the West Memphis Three. Starring Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos and Dane DeHaan.
In this adaptation of a Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel, Jesse Eisenberg plays a guy who is troubled by his doppleganger. The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, Chris O’Dowd and Wallace Shawn.
‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’
Dorothy is heading back to Oz in this new animated feature with the voices of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart and more.
‘Mom’s Night Out’
When the mothers want a night out, it’s up to the dads to watch the kids. Hilarity ensues. Starring Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins and Sean Astin.Click here to see movies premiering in March