Summer Movie Preview: May 2017

May 5

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

If you haven’t heard of this one, living, rock, et cetera.

May 12

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Hollywood insists on making a million Robin Hood movies, why not give one to Guy Ritchie? A Guy Ritchie Robin Hood movie is at least as necessary as a Guy Ritchie King Arthur movie.

Snatched

Amy Schumer makes it really hard to root for her, that’s all I’m saying.

Red Band – NSFW

The Wall

Despite a couple likable leads and Doug Liman directing, this looks dumb and has been sent to this weekend to drown in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s wake.

May 19

Alien Covenant

Can Ridley Scott redeem the Alien franchise after Prometheus? Or will he finally be forced to hand this franchise off to someone else?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

They keep making these, which is weirdly impressive.

Everything, Everything

This looks charming and Amandla Stenberg is the definition of “winsome” and also Nick Robinson is super cute. This is perfect summer counter-programming and is clearly hoping for the same results as The Fault in Our Stars. It has a fair shot.

May 25

Baywatch

I’m just not into the Zac Efron Comedy Makeover. I would be at least 50% more into this if it starred literally anyone else, up to and including Scott Eastwood.

May 26

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Yarrr, Johnny Depp needs money!

War Machine

Brad Pitt’s fictionalized take on General Stanley McChrystal, the “rock and roll” general heading up the US forces in Afghanistan until an unflattering profile in Rolling Stone effectively ended his career. I’m not sure why that story needs embellishment, but Pitt & Co. wandered far enough afield that his character’s name got changed. The trailer gives me In The Loop vibes, which is certainly setting a high bar.

Also Brad Pitt makes that face the whole time.

Netflix

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