Thursday, April 23, 2009

May Movie Madness

- Caitlin Tadlock
X-Men Origins: Wolverine - (May 1st) Starring Hugh Jackman, Live Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds. The X-Men spin-off tells the back story of Wolverine’s violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the Weapon X program. Wolverine faces off with his half brother Sabretooth and a collection of rogue mutants including Deadpool and Gambit. Wolverine seeks revenge of his dead girlfriend and tries to free mutant children kept prisoner by William Stryker and Victor Creed on 3 Mile Island.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - (May 1st) Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. Celebrity papparazo Connor Mead (McConaughey) is a commited bachelor who doesn’t think twice about breaking up with his multitude of girlfriends via conference call. It seems like Connor may single-handedly ruin his younger brother’s wedding until he is visited by the ghosts of his former girlfriends who take him on an enlightening and funny ride through his failed past, present and future relationships. With the help of Connor’s ex-girlfriends, they try to find out what turned him into such a jerk and if there will be hope for him to find true love in the future.

Rudo y Cursi (May 8th) – The Mexican drama/comedy is about two brothers from a rural lower class family with roots in a small “banana town” on the coast of Mexico. The family fights over who performs better in professional soccer. The film is a parody of contemporary Mexico’s “narco-society” (narcotics trafficking as a norm of social life) perceptions of life.

Star Trek (May 8th) – Heroes’ Sylar is Spock, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) is Scotty and Chris Pine is hot! Trekkies and non-trekkies alike join together and hold hands as they watch this movie masterpiece unfold onto the big screen (and IMAX!)

Little Ashes (May 8th) – “The movie that was never meant to be released” according to Robert Pattinson who thinks the film is only being released now since he has found fame in Twilight. Pattinson and Javier Beltran star in the Salvador Dali bio-pic. Dali arrives at a Madrid university and is determined to become a great artist. His weird blend of shyness and exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university’s social elite, Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunel and soon the three become the most ultra-modern group in Madrid. Beltran and Pattinson’s friendship grow into something more over time and Pattinson eventually goes Brokeback on Beltran in the end.

Angels and Demons (May 15th) – Starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor When Langdon (Hanks) discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history - he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization's most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he travels to Rome, where he joins forces with Victoria Vetra, an enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival. (

Terminator Salvation (May 21st) – Starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Bryce Dallas Howard. Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor (Bale) is the man to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of total stranger Marcus Wright (Worthington). Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the secret behind the possible extinction of mankind. (

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