Reel deal: What to see in cinemas this month

Cinemas are already gearing up for summer blockbuster season with the release of several action-packed flicks in May. Whether it’s an adventure film that takes you on a quest through the Middle Ages or a sci-fi thriller starring blood-thirsty aliens, these films are sure to get your heart pumping.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


The galaxy’s most lovable and dysfunctional saviours are back again in a sequel to the hugely popular 2014 film of the same name, which was based on a Marvel comic. Chris Pratt reprises his role as Peter Quill and grapples with his newfound identity after meeting his father. Meanwhile, the crew must fend off some new enemies, and old foes become unlikely allies. Sequels often get a bad rap, but this one is almost as good – and nearly as funny – as the first. Plus, the adorable Baby Groot (who debuted at the end of the first film) is back again in a lead role.

In theatres now

Alien: Covenant


Five years have passed since the release of Prometheus, and fans of Ridley Scott’s extraterrestrial saga now have something new to look forward to. Alien: Covenant follows the crew of a spaceship called Covenant as they travel across the galaxy to an uninhabited planetor so they thought. They must escape a band of man-eating aliens (called Xenomorphs) in what promises to be a truly terrifying two hours.

In theatres 11 May

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword


Director Guy Ritchie (perhaps best known for the new Sherlock Holmes films) is one of the masterminds behind this epic adventure. The legend of Excalibur is retold in a fresh and compelling way. After young Arthur’s father is murdered and his uncle seizes the crown, the boy is forced onto the streets without ever learning his true identity. However, that all changes one day when he frees a magical sword from stone and learns his destiny. He must now unite an army to defeat the dictator who killed his parents.

In theatres 11 May

Love off the Cuff

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If you’re not a fan of CGI explosions or epic fight scenes, this rom-com is perfect for your next date night or outing with friends. It’s the third instalment in the Love in a Puff series starring Shawn Yue (as Jimmy) and Miriam Yeung (as Cherie). The couple had hoped for a happily-ever-after ending, but they’re now facing some new challenges. An old friend of Jimmy’s shows up with an unusual request – to be artificially inseminated and bear Jimmy’s child – and hilarity ensues. Meanwhile, Cherie has some family issues of her own.

In theatres now

Text: Emily Petsko

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