The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in May

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in May

With the arrival of May, we're fully entered into Summer Blockbuster season, which means we have plenty to enjoy this month, including the returns of two much-loved film franchises, and some very grown up comedies.

Here are the films that you should be hitting cinemas for this month...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge - 26th May

After a six year gap, Captain Jack Sparrow returns to cinema screens for a new swashbuckling adventure aboard the high seas.

Sparrow's old nemesis Armando Salazar is determined to kill every pirate at sea, as Jack must find the powerful Trident of Poseidon artefact to defeat the undead Spanish pirate hunter.

Johnny Depp returns in his most famous role, while Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley return after missing On Stranger Tides, and the brilliant Javier Bardem plays Jack's nemesis Captain Armando Salazar in what is expected to be a return to form from the much-loved film series.

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Alien: Covenant - 12th May

The space terror is back to infect and kill another crew, this time aboard the ship Covenant, as the follow-up to Prometheus sees a crew discover an uncharted paradise, only to find the android David, a survivor of the Prometheus attack.

With Ridley Scott behind the camera and a cast including Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and a returning Michael Fassbender, if the marketing is to be believed, this could be the instalment most like the tight, claustrophobic terror of the legendary first Alien.

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword - 19th May

Charlie Hunnam plays the legendary British King in an origins story of King Arthur, as he and his crew run the back streets of Londinium, when finds Excalibur as he must learn to wield the famous sword and harness his power.

With Guy Ritchie directing, expect his unmistakeable snappy dialogue and fun, fast-paced style plastered all over the film, with an impressive cast, including Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Jude Law as the tyrant Vortigern, plus a cameo from David Beckham.

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Baywatch - 29th May

Based on the popular '90s beach-based TV show, Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron bring their comedy talents to the beaches of Los Angeles as the overzealous lifeguards who get crime-solving delusions.

Knowingly including the slow-motion clips of beautiful people running along the beach, the filmmakers are playing up to what gave the original TV series such a popular following, and throwing in lashings of laughs, this might be a guilty pleasure, but it will surely be a fun one at that.

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Snatched - 19th May


In the extremely adult comedy, having been dumped on the eve of her exotic vacation, Amy Schumer plays a young woman who convinces her ultra-cautious mother (Goldie Hawn) to join her, only for things to go downhill very quickly when the pair are kidnapped.

Fans of Amy Schumer will know exactly what to expect going in, with dirty jokes and slapstick comedy being front and centre, but with co-writer Katie Dippold explaining that she drew inspiration from her own relationship with her mother, it might just be a heart-warming tale amidst all the off-colour humour.

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Also out in May

Sleepless - 5th May

Jamie Foxx stars as a corrupt Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnapped by a violent gangster in the gun-filled action thriller.

Jawbone - 12th May

The British boxing flick sees a former youth champion hit rock bottom and return to his childhood boxing club to regain his former glory.

Miss Sloane - 12th May

Washington's most formidable lobbyist takes on her most powerful opponent, which she may soon regret.

Colossal - 19th May

In possibly the strangest film of the year, Anne Hathaway is forced to return to her hometown, and while a giant creature destroys Seoul, she realises that the monster is somehow connected to her.

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