Could there be any more movies you would want to watch after Avengers: Infinity War? But of course! From crime thrillers to horror flicks to comedy to romance, the cinema line-up for May 2018 includes Wes Anderson’s latest production and the much-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story. And oh, there’s a full-length anime feature, too.

The Trough 低压槽 (Mandarin)
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Cast: Nick Cheung, Xu Jing Lei, He Jiong
Genre: Crime/Thriller

Nick Cheung in The Trough. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Undercover police officer Yu Chau has made a name for himself after placing many criminals behind bars. However, during a child kidnapping case, Yu’s cover is blown, inviting hunts from many criminal gangs. With his life on the line, Yu must use his wits and strength in putting down the leader of a mysterious group.

 

102 Not Out (Hindi)
Release Date: May 4, 2018
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out. (Credit: hindustantimes.com)

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and stalwart Rishi Kapoor reunite onscreen after 27 years as what could be Bollywood’s oldest father-son duo. Amitabh plays a 102-year-old man who is determined to outlive the world’s oldest man – a 118-year-old Chinese. But there’s just one problem: His ornery 75-year-old son could send stress levels rising and the old(er) man to the grave along with it. 102 Not Out is a emotional roller coaster ride that will make you laugh and cry.

 

Isle of Dogs
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Kunichi Nomura, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum
Genre: Comedy

The dawgs in Isle of Dogs. (Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

Written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs is a stop-motion animated comedy film, set in a dystopian near-future Japan. The film follows a young boy who goes in search of his dog after the whole species is banished to an island due to an illness outbreak. If you haven’t heard, Anderson’s meticulously handcrafted movie sets have been lauded as “insane” (in a good way). Want to know why? Watch the movie.

 

Sakura Guardian In The North (Japanese)
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Cast: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masato Sakai, Ryoko Shinohara
Genre: Drama

Sakhalin is a Russian island in the Pacific Ocean, just north of Japan’s Hokkaido. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Set against the backdrop of the cherry blossoms of southern Sakhalin, this film is based on historical events which displaced the Japanese from the little-known Russian island in the late 1940s. The Soviet Union’s invasion of South Sakhalin in August 1945 forces Tetsu Ezure and her family to flee to Abashiri, Hokkaido, where they struggle to survive. Fast forward to 1971, Tetsu’s younger son Shujiro returns from a successful life in the United States and seeks out his mother following their 15-year separation. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Tetsu tries to bow out from her son’s life. But Shujiro takes her on a journey into the past as they make their way around the vast plains of Hokkaido, opening the door to long-buried memories.

 

Dude’s Manual 脱单告急 (Mandarin)
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Cast: Dong Zijian, Jessie Li, Elane Zhong
Genre: Comedy

The dudes in Dude’s Manual. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

He Xiaoyang, who is single for four years, is mistaken as head girl Guan Xin‘s love interest by accident. To get rid of He Xiaoyang, Guan Xin decides to help him pursue the most beautiful girl in campus Li Shushu. With Guan Xin’s help, He Xiaoyang learns the most efficient way to pursue a girl. But he can’t figure out whether there is really a way to face his true love.

 

A Fantastic Woman
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
Genre: Drama

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, this Chilean film tells the story of Marina, a transgender woman who fights transphobia from society and suspicions from her boyfriend’s family after his accidental death. A Fantastic Woman is not just a critics’ choice kind of film – it received a generous 80% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

Truth or Dare
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Taylor Ali
Genre: Thriller

Lucy Hale in Truth or Dare. (Credit: UIP)

Following the success of Get Out and Split, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions presents this supernatural thriller which centers on a harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends that turns deadly when someone — or something — begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

 

Raazi (Hindi)
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Cast: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal
Genre: Thriller

Alia Bhatt and Rajit Kapoor from Raazi. (Credit: scroll.in)

Raazi is a 2018 period-thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, about an Indian spy married to a Pakistani military officer during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

 

Deadpool 2
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand
Genre: Action/Adventure

Deadpool 2. (Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation via IMDB)

Deadpool 2. (Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation via IMDB)

The sequel to the highly successful 2016 film, Marvel’s motormouth mercenary Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable, a villain who is incidentally played by Josh Brolin. Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before.

 

Ghostland
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Cast: Crystal Reed, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones
Genre: Horror

Do ghosts live in Ghostland? (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Following her aunt’s death, Colleen and her daughters inherit her house. However, during their first night in their new home, murderers break and enter, endangering their lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further. The eldest daughter, Beth, goes on to become a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera, can’t cope, and loses her mind to an unshakable sense of paranoia. Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place…

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany
Genre: Action/Adventure

A young Han Solo with Chewbacca (Credit: comicbook.com)

A stand-alone installment set prior to the events of Rogue One and A New Hope, it explores the adventures of a young Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), including meeting Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The film is the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One.

 

Adrift
Release Date: May 31, 2018
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin
Genre: Drama/Romance

Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley in Adrift. (Photo: popsugar.com)

Based on the true story of two avid sailors who set out on a journey across the ocean in 1983, a young woman sails into the eye of a hurricane to save the man she loves.

 

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple ⽂文豪ストレイドッグス(デッドアップル)DEAD APPLE (Japanese)
Release Date: May 31, 2018
Voice Cast: Kensho Ono, Kishō Taniyama, Mamoru Miyano
Genre: Animation

Detectives at work in Bungo Stray Dogs. (Photo: Golden Village Pictures)

The film’s story involves a mystery case of power users around the world suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene.

Sources: CNN.com, Rotten Tomatoes, Wikipedia, IMDB

 

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