May at the Movies
May shaped up to be a very light month of actual theatre releases, despite Cannes Film Festival happening right now. Still some interesting movies coming out on streaming services, including one specifically designed for millennials that grew up on Saturday morning cartoons.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Theaters, May 6th
I’ve already seen this, and will likely go back a few times with friends and family (thank you AMC A-List). Some reviewers have described it more as a season two of Wandavision than a Doctor Strange movie, and I’m not entirely sure they’re wrong. See it for yourself and let me know what you think!
Operation Mincemeat – Netflix, May 11th
Colin Firth and the origin of the 007 novel.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers – Disney+, May 20th
This really feels like a modern day version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but I somehow doubt that Disney will allow this movie to lean in to the raunchy humor that made that film so funny. I’m still looking forward to it – I grew up on Disney cartoons and can’t wait to see all the references they pack in. Featuring: cameos from the aforementioned Roger Rabbit and the Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts.
Paris, 13th District – PrimeVideo, May 31st
Despite my excitement for some of the movies listed, this one felt like a breath of fresh air. It’s billed as a modern day love story and looks pretty, and messy, and fun. Plus I’m a sucker for French.