May 2022 Movie Releases

May 2022 Movie Releases

May 6, 2022
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
The enchanting tale of a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper whose dream to own a couture Christian Dior gown takes her on an extraordinary adventure to Paris.  Starring: Jason Isaacs, Lucas Bravo, Alba Baptista, Anna Chancellor

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
After Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) got Spider-Man out of a sticky situation in Spider-Man: No Way Home, He’s worried about the repercussions of the actions of our web-slinging friend as well as Scarlet Witch, Loki, and others. If you’ve been following the MCU’s Disney+ shows, you should know that the multiverse isn’t doing too hot after being messed with by magic, time anomalies, and other multi-dimensional happenings. With the entire fate of the deteriorating multiverse at stake, it’s up to Doctor Strange and his team of time sorcerers to fix what’s been broken and preserve the MCU’s fragile timeline.  Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg

Based on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, Happening follows Annie, a bright young student who faces an unwanted pregnancy while abortion was still illegal in 1960s France. Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro.

May 13, 2022
Family Camp
When their pastor (Mark Christopher Lawrence) encourages the congregation to sign up for a week away at family camp, Grace (Leigh-Allyn Baker) believes she’s found the perfect cure for her imperfect clan—even if they’d all rather be anywhere but at rustic Camp Katokwah.

In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her. For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.

The debut feature from director Sebastian Godwin,  Homebound is a creepy and atmospheric chiller starring Aisling Loftus (A Discovery of Witches) and Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans). When Richard decides to take his new girlfriend Holly home to meet his three estranged children, Lucia, Ralph, and Anna, they soon discover his ex-wife missing and the children behaving strangely. As their actions become gradually more disturbing, Holly begins to unearth a dark and twisted secret.

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, aka “Jazz Fest,” is the signature annual music and cultural event of the city and has been called America’s greatest festival. Celebrating the music, food, and arts and crafts of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the region’s rich heritage, and hundreds of thousands attend the event each year. Local music heroes are joined on 14 stages by some of the most important figures in entertainment, highlighting the connections between Louisiana culture and the world. Featuring: Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Katy Perry, Earth, Wind & Fire, and 7,000 others. 

The Innocents 
During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveals their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking.  Starring: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim

#MAU follows the unlikely story of design visionary Bruce Mau and his ever-optimistic push for massive change.

On The Count Of Three
Jerrod Carmichael makes his directorial debut and stars in On the Count of Three, a darkly comic feature about two best friends, Val (Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott), on the last day of their lives.

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May 20, 2022
A Taste of Whale
The fjord’s water, surrounded by stunning green mountains, is turning blood red. It is the “Grind” season again – Faroe Islanders’ ritual slaughter of pilot whales. Two proud Faroese whalers are on one side, two young and passionate Sea Shepherd activists on the other. A Taste of Whale invites you to see past preconceived positions and question what meat-eating is truly about.

Hold Your Fire
When Shu’aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to reform police policy to save lives by using words, not guns. Directed by: Stefan Forbes. Starring: Shuaib Raheem.

Downton Abbey: A New Era Romance
The highly anticipated sequel to 2019’s Downtown Abbey will feature the high regarded Crawley family venturing to the South of France visiting a mysterious newly inherited villa. The British drama which first premiered in 2010 follows the Crawleys as they navigate royal life and many significant historical events such as the sinking of the Titanic and the first world war. The show ended in 2015 much to the dismay of fans who loved the vibrant and immersive setting of 20th century Britain. Hope was restored in 2018 with the announcement of a film adaption of the same name following the same characters. The first film received mostly positive reviews and fans are hoping A New Era expands upon the vast world and its integral characters.  Starring: Maggie Smith, Laura Haddock, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern

May 27, 2022
18 1/2
In 1974, a White House transcriber is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18½ minute gap in Nixon’s tapes. Release date: October 2, 2021 Director: Dan Mirvish Stars: Bruce Campbell, John Magaro, Richard Kind

Top Gun: Maverick
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jean Louisa Kelly.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Get ready for some summer sizzling fun! Fox’s Emmy-award-winning adult sitcom is getting its own movie adaptation much to the surprise of fans. The show which first premiered in 2011, follows Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin), his wife Linda (John Roberts), and their three rambunctious children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kristen Schaal). The movie will follow the Belcher family as their summer plans are halted when a giant sinkhole forms right in front of their family-owned burger restaurant. Stakes are raised, risks are taken, and the familial bond is tested in this new comedy. Though fans are wondering how Bob’s Burgers will fit on the big screen, the original voice cast and traditional animation look promising and hopefully will draw in more viewership for this beloved series.  Also starring Kevin Kline

Rite of the Shaman
Kai is a mute high school student who is taking care of his fatally ill mother. He finds solace in botany and nature, as well as memories of his late grandfather, who was a shaman and owl trainer. While trying to grieve and cope with loss, Kai struggles to navigate the pressures of high school, as well as the pressures of caring for his mother. He spirals into depression and pushes away everyone that he loves, especially after discovering how bad his mother’s cancer really is. Ultimately Kai is faced with a decision. Will he continue to descend down the dark path he is heading toward, and will he continue to spread negativity and hate? Or will he become the healer and beacon of light that he was truly meant to be?

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