Coming Soon: Top 10 Film Releases of April & May

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With movie ticket prices climbing to $9.25 for an nighttime screening in Erie, PA, one has to plan, and plan carefully. I’ve got bills to pay, but I’ve also got movies to see, and hot damn, there are a lot of great films coming out.  Sacrifices must be made: meals will go uneaten, but all in the name of good cinema.

I’ve got a comprehensive list of the most hyped releases of April and May (there are far more being released, so I picked the ones that caught my attention). I originally was going to include all summer premieres, but there are far too many to conquer in one post. I’ve included official websites, early reviews, and eye-catching media.  So, get out your calendars and plan your attack!

April 15th

The Jungle Book (Disney)

Starring: Neel Sethi, with the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, and Scarlett Johanson

Early Reviews: IGN, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone

April 22nd

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Universal)

Starring:  Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, & Charlize Theron

Early Reviews: The Guardian, Empire, Variety

April 29th

Keanu (New Line Cinema)

Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Will Forte, Nia Long, & Luis Guzmán

Early Reviews: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian

Mother’s Day (Open Road Films)

Starring: Britt Robertson, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts & Jason Sudeikis

Early Reviews: none yet

May 6th

Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios)

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and more

Early Reviews: Variety, IGN, USA Today

Friday, May 13th

Money Monster (Sony/Tri-Star Pictures)

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, & Caitriona Balfe

Early Reviews: none yet

Friday, May 20th

Angry Birds Movie (Sony Pictures)

Starring: The voice talents of Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, & Tony Hale

Early Reviews: none yet

Neighbors 2 (Point Grey Pictures)

Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Selena Gomez & Lisa Kudrow

Early Reviews: none yet

Nerd Block

Friday, May 27th

X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox)

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, and more

Early Reviews: none yet

Alice: Through the Looking Glass (Disney)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen and the voice talents of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, & Timothy Spall.

Early Reviews: none yet


  • I’m so excited about all the (hopefully) awesome movies coming out. Jungle Book, Captain America, X-Men, and The Huntsmen are on my list. Though I always wait for the dvd release.

    I’m not sure which I’m the most excited for. Jungle Book I think, that or Captain America.

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