Movie Mania in May and June!

The beat goes on. Summer in the City is more enjoyable when we watch movies! For May and June, expect superheroes, swimsuits, medieval knights, pirates, mummies, wonder(ful) women, giant robots and animated flicks.

Alien Covenant (May 10)

May opens with another Ridley Scott alien movie. Alien Covenant starring Michael Fassbender (300, Magneto in X-Men), Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Fantastic Beasts) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Mission Impossible III) is a science fiction horror film that is the sequel to Prometheus. It is the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the eighth movie in the Alien film series. The Covenant crew discover an uncharted paradise and meet David (Fassbender) who is a synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The crew fight for survival against a  hostile alien life form.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (May 17)

Guy Ricthie (one of Madonna’s ex-husbands) directs this movie about the origin of King Arthur (Charlie Hunnam of Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy). The young Arthur roams the streets, not knowing his royal lineage until he pulls the sword Excalibur out from the stone. Then the adventure begins as he knows the sword’s real power, meets Guinevere and unites his people to defeat the tyranbt Vortigern who murdered his parents and stole his crown.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 24)

Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is down on his luck and meets more ill fortune when deadly ghost ships led by his old nemesis, , the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle and give him deadly trouble. Jack’s only hope to survive lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, expect blockbuster action and lots of fireworks.

Baywatch (May 24)

Your favorite beach bodies ride the waves in this movie where lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) who plays the game by the rules teams up with a brash, rule-breaking new recruit (Zac Efron). Together (though with much conflict at first), they uncover an oil tycoon’s criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. Baywatch originals David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson are in the movie too. Action comedy at its finest, we hear.

Wonder Woman (June 1)

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on the sheltered island paradise of Themyscira, Diana meets American pilot  (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home and fights alongside men in a war to end all wars. Finally discovering her full powers and true destiny, she becomes Wonder Woman. This fourth installment of the DC Extended Universe is the very first female-led superhero film that goes back to the origin story of Diana Prince from her time as an young Amazonian princess to her transformation into the most powerful superheroine on Earth.

The Mummy (June 7)

Tom Cruise joins The Mummy series as Nick Morton, part of a military operation to retrieve a sarcophagus from Egypt to transport it to London. In the sarcophagus is an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella, Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her. She is awakened  and unleashes all the malevolent grudge she has kept in her grave over the millennia. Two thousand years ago, she was bypassed by her father to be the new ruler of Egypt. She killed her father and tried to claim the throne anyway. But instead, she was buried alive beneath the sands of Egypt, never to be seen again. Tom Cruise becomes her nemesis, but he is killed first. How can he take on the evil princess and save the world? You’ll have to watch the movie!

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (June 14)

Their headquarters is destroyed and the world is held hostage so members of Kingsman have to find new allies, which they do when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day. This British-American action spy film is the sequel to the 2015 film Kingsman, and stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.

Despicable Me 3 (June 14)

Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the ’80s, and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond that Bratt has stolen. This is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series, after Despicable Me 2 (2013).

Transformers: The Last Knight (June 21)

Optimus Prime is gone. Humans and Transformers are at war. How do you save the future? Saving the world falls on the shoulders of Cade Yaeger (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).  This movie shatters the core myths of the Transformers movies and redefines what it means to be a hero. Here the hunted become the heroes. The heroes are the villains. Who will survive?

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