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May movie releases that you need to know about

A small handful of really promising releases.

words by: Alee Kwong
May 1, 2022

April is officially done (was it just me or did that feel like the longest month since January?) and we are one step closer to the warmer months. We started off last month with some real cursed energy thanks to Morbius, but we’ve since left that in the dust and prepared ourselves for the first real Marvel film of the year. This month is going to kick-off the start of the MCU film feast of 2022 and get the ball rolling with other exciting film releases as well.

 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

 

Release date: May 6

Where to watch it: In theaters

We’ve talked a lot about this already but let’s drop a little summary. After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange finds himself in a position where he needs to deal with the consequences of his actions. He enlists the help of Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) to better understand the multiverse and its expansive and nearly limitless reach. Barriers are broken, people may or may not make an appearance, and the multiverse as we know it will never be the same.

 

Firestarter

 

Release date: May 13

Where to watch it: In theaters and streaming on Peacock

This reboot follows a couple desperately try to hide their daughter, Charlie (played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong), from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for turning fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Her father taught her how to defuse her power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. When a mysterious operative finally finds the family, he tries to seize Charlie once and for all — but she has other plans.

 

Men

 

Release date: May 20

Where to watch it: In theaters

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (played by Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. However, someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread soon becomes a fully formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.

 

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

 

Release date: May 27

Where to watch it: In theaters

A ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope as they try to get back behind the counter.

 

Top Gun: Maverick

 

Release date: May 27

Where to watch it: In theaters

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.

 

Before you watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, catch up on these movies to understand what’s going on.

 

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