Even though it feels like the world of streaming has taken over the world, going to the cinema is still an experience. The atmospheric sound, the massive screen, and of course eating all of your popcorn before the trailers have finished. This month, there are plenty of blockbuster new releases you can go and see. Here is a list of what’s dropping in Australian cinemas this May.
Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness
Dr Stephen Strange is back with another Marvel film, this time casting a spell that opens up a portal to the multiverse. Of course, that comes with a threat, so you’ll have to go and watch it to find out more.
The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
Based on the remote Snowy Mountains of NSW, this is the story of an inspiring bushwoman who takes on the job of looking after the family farm as well as raising her children, all while her husband is away. It’s based on the dramatic short story by Australian author Henry Lawson.
This French fantasy drama film centres on eight-year-old Nelly, who has just lost her grandmother. When she helps clean out her mother’s childhood home, she meets a girl her age as she’s building a treehouse in the woods. This one’s gotten a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes of 97%, so it’s definitely one to look out for.
How To Please A Woman
If you’re looking for something a bit more light and fun, then How To Please A Woman might be the pick for you. The story follows a middle-aged woman as she concocts a business idea to launch an all-male house cleaning service. However, things don’t go quite to plan.
If you’re a fan of Stephen King, then it’s time to get spooked at the latest film adapted from his books. Firestarter is about a young girl who can literally create fire. Her parents try to hide her from a federal agency that wants to harness her powers for mass destruction. But when Charlie turns eleven, her powers become harder to control.
From award-winning writer and director Jonas Carpignano comes a poignant new drama about a sibling rivalry that leads to a disappearance. As Chiara searches for her sister, she also steps down a path of self-discovery.
Yes, that’s right. The legendary animated sitcom series Bob’s Burgers is getting its own movie. This time, a broken water main leads to a huge sinkhole forming right in front of the famous burger store.
Top Gun: Maverick
Navy film classic Top Gun is back with a brand new installment, Tom Cruise included. Based more than 30 years since Pete “Maverick” Mitchell has been in service with the Navy, he begins training a bunch of graduates for a special assignment and soon has to confront his past and fears.
One for the crime lovers, Maigret is based in Paris and follows a chief inspector solving the mystery behind a young girl who was found dead in the city.
Birth of the Endless Summer
This doco follows Californian surf legend, Dick Metz from the years 1958-161 as he trots around the globe in this untold story.