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The New Godzilla and X-Men Confirm Release Dates; Roma, Aladdin, and Many More in the Cinema This May

By Apr 29, 2019 Arts


We have a bunch of good foreign-friendly movies coming up post-Endgame. They are shaping up well for next month: blockbuster heavyweight Godzilla, Disney's live-action reboot of Aladdin, and the Oscar Best Foreign Language Film Roma. X-Men: Dark Phoenix has also landed a China release date (June 6). Detailed info after the jump.

See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut), April 30


A typical artsy, whimsical French dark comedy, following the story of two soldiers after WWI. Wounded by the war, they started a monumental scam and wind up in trouble. The film is adapted from the Prix Goncourt-winning novel of the same name by Pierre Lemaitre and led by 120 Beats per Minute star Nahuel Pérez Biscayart. Variety praised it: "Epic in scope, quixotic in tone, and stunning (if ultimately overreaching) in execution"

Roma, May 10


With barely time for marketing, Alfonso Cuarón's Roma is coming in less than two weeks. The Gravity director took the audience to his hometown Mexico City and wrote the story based on his own childhood experience. It's beautifully told with a deep-felt cinematic visual; definitely deserves to be seen on a big screen.

Detective Pikachu, May 10


After making quite a big scene at the Strawberry Festival, Detective Pikachu seems set for a successful opening. Because who doesn't want to see a fluffy Pokémon solving a missing person case? And he's voiced by Ryan Reynolds?! Only the uncool old people. Jokes aside, the reaction to the early screening is positive and people are saying it's not just a film for the fans. But maybe that has something to do with it being a video game adaption.

Heidi, May 16


Also making you all warm and fuzzy inside: 2015 German-language film Heidi. The film is based on the children's novel about an orphan child who found her home in the Swiss Alps, in the land of her grumpy grandfather (played by Bruno Ganz). Heidi is one of Switzerland's biggest international hits, and one of the best feel-good films you will see in the cinema next month.

Aladdin, May 24


Before finishing Sherlock Holmes 3, Guy Ritchie wanted to give it a try on Disney's famous street hustler: Aladdin. Also taking up the challenge is Will Smith, who's playing Robin Williams' iconic role Genie. He's going to rap in the film, apparently. It's going to be wild.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, May 31


Long live the king! The latest installment of the MonsterVerse is going to bring back a revamped Godzilla. He's very well in shape now, with a 12-pack and ready to have an epic battle with the three-headed King Ghidorah in Washington D.C, as we saw on the Chinese poster. He's also going to take on two of the most famous kaiju: Mothra and Rodan, while setting up the confrontation he will have with King Kong in 2020. Lots of responsibilities. Remember to pick a brighter screen for this one.

Also in May, one for the little boy in you: the twentieth Dragon Ball feature film Dragon Ball Super: Broly (May 24), featuring 80 minutes of fight scenes in the 100 minutes runtime; one for the little boys: Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (May 31), which got 11% on RottenTomatoes. For those still in the cinema, check here.



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