May New Releases

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There are some excellent titles to look forward to in May… Oscar winners, musical wonders and heart-warming true stories, this month has it all and more!

The Greatest Showmanthe greatest showman
PG | Drama | Adult
May 2

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Cast: Hugh JackmanMichelle WilliamsZac Efron, Zendaya


Father Figuresfather figures
M | Comedy | Adult
May 2

Peter and Kyle Reynolds, are two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close

 


I, Tonyai tonya
MA15+ | Drama | Adult
May 2

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney


Phantom Threadphantom thread
M | Drama | Adult
May 9

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life a s his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of all…love.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville


The Shape of Waterthe shape of water
MA15+ | Science Fiction | Adult
May 9

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

 


Fifty Shades Freedfifty shades freed
MA15+ | Drama | Adult
May 9

Believing they’ve left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, fully embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as the Grey’s begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardise their happy ending before it even begins.

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson 

 


Strongerstronger
MA15+ | Drama | Adult
May 9

The inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope after losing both his legs in the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourithree billboards
MA15+ | Drama | Adult
May 16

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell


Molly’s Gamemolly's game
M | Drama | Adult
May 23

Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Cast:  Jessica ChastainIdris ElbaKevin Costner