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6 Flicks Picks for May 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, May 1, 2017
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in May 2017?

What movies are coming out May 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Synopsis: Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Lovers

Synopsis: Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

Will I watch? = No

The Dinner

Synopsis: A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. Feature film based on a novel by Herman Koch.

Will I watch? = No

3 Generations

Synopsis: After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Synopsis: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.

Will I watch? = No

Paris Can Wait

Synopsis: Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.

Will I watch? = No

The Wall

Synopsis: Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Wedding Plan

Synopsis: When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2017

Alien: Covenant

Synopsis: The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Synopsis: A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Will I watch? = No

Everything, Everything

Synopsis: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Will I watch? = Yes


Which films make the cut?

Well, this is a month filled with a lot of topics I have no interest in and then a few films that theoretically should appeal to me, but don't quite do the job, as you'll see based on my picks below.

6. The Wall — Just narrowly beating out The Dinner, which seems like it doesn't know what it wants to be, The Wall looks like the type of movie to me that could be really interesting, but only if it's good. If this turns out to be a film people love, I'll check it out, but it could be too gimmicky with its concept and fall short of being a decent film beyond that point.

5. Alien: Covenant — You're going to hate me for this, but I haven't really seen this franchise. I'm not big on horror films. I know, the first two are classics, but it just hasn't ever been something I wanted to dive into yet. That being said, the previews for this look pretty damn interesting, so with this list, it definitely beats out other options.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — The first film was a huge shock in how good it was. The second was fine, but not as good. The third sucked and I didn't bother even watching the fourth. However, this is a rather weak month. I'm not going to be fooled that this will be good, but maybe they're back to their old quality.

3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — Oh God, this looks like it will be so stupid. That being said, the Sherlock Holmes films were fun, so maybe it's just a dumb stylized action movie that could be interesting even if it isn't good.

2. Baywatch — I'm genuinely shocked at how this went from being a movie I had zero interest in to being one of the only two films I actually do plan on seeing in theaters. This looks funny! Plus, it doesn't hurt that Alexandra Daddario is easy on the eyes.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — I bought my tickets WEEKS ago. The first film was a movie I thought would be Marvel's first failure and it ended up being one of my favorites of the entire franchise, so I'm really looking forward to going on the ride for this sequel.


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