Staying In – May 23

Arts & Culture

Staying in with
Adam Gunton

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Released: 5 May

We were gone for quite a while. But no matter what happens next, the galaxy still needs its Guardians.

Once more, with feeling – the guardians are back for an encore. Marvel’s most unconventional offering in comic book movie history had some people a bit unsure when they were first announced a decade ago, but the comedic style, outlandish characters and nostalgic soundtrack won the hearts of audiences in a major way. We’ve watched them save the Galaxy, team up with the Avengers to fight Thanos and restore order to the universe. But now, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Groot (Vin Diesel) and newly returned Gamora (Zoe Saldana), have to face their greatest challenge yet when they rally to defend the Universe once more. Everything’s at stake. There’ll be big laughs, heartbreaking moments and classic tunes throughout.

Watch the trailer here

Beau is afraid

Released: 19 May

You will talk many miles. Dozens will bcome hundreds. Hundreds will become thousands. Your adventures will continue for years and years.

From Ari Aster, the mind behind the incredible but twisted films Hereditary and Midsommar comes this new story starring Joaquin Phoenix (Joker, Walk the Line) and Amy Ryan (The Office, Birdman). Phoenix plays Beau, a mild-mannered but very anxious man who find himself on a quest following the sudden death of his mother. The journey is everything but simple and leads him on an epic odyssey to find his way home and understand more about himself. It’s equal parts comedy, drama and horror and is far from your
average film.

Watch the trailer here

Fast X

Released: 19 May

I know that this road has been very hard. And yet here you are building this magnificent family.

I’ve never seen any of the Fast and Furious films but I can give you what I think is an accurate summary before we watch the tenth instalment. They’re about a bunch of petrol-heads that like to race their cars and sometimes they do crime and sometimes they save the world and one time they even went into space? Also they love the fact that they’re a family and it’s all about family and cars and being a family and driving cars.

Watch the trailer here

The Little Mermaid

Released: 26 May

I don’t know when, I don’t know how. But I know something’s starting right now. Watch and you’ll see, some day I’ll be part of your world.

Disney is continuing to work their way though their animated back catalogue and giving them the live-action treatment. The titular mermaid, Ariel, is being played by Halle Bailey with Javier Bardem playing her strict father, King Triton. Ariel longs to be part of the human world and shack up with Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) so she makes a deal with the evil Usuala (Melissa McCarthy) and gives up her beautiful voice in exchange for legs. Expect the classic songs and a classic story for a new audience.

Watch the trailer here

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