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6 Flicks Picks for May 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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 2018?

What movies are coming out May 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2018


Synopsis: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

Will I watch? = No

The Desert Bride

Synopsis: It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades he has taken refuge in the routine of his tasks, but now that the family has decided to sell the house, his life begins to totter.

Will I watch? = No

The Guardians

Synopsis: Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Will I watch? = No

Bad Samaritan

Synopsis: A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Will I watch? = No

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Synopsis: A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

Will I watch? = No

Racer and the Jailbird

Synopsis: Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts), a high-flying gangster, and Bibi (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2018

Life of the Party

Synopsis: After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

Will I watch? = No

Breaking In

Synopsis: A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Will I watch? = No

Class Rank

Synopsis: Two high school outsiders join forces in an attempt to overtake the local school board. Guided by their families, they enter the perilous word of politics and, in the process, learn a thing or two about love.

Will I watch? = No

Dark Crimes

Synopsis: A murder investigation of a slain business man turns to clues found in an author's book about an eerily similar crime. Based on the 2008 article "True Crimes - A postmodern murder mystery" by David Grann.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: This is a story about the infinite possibility of love.

Will I watch? = No

Lu Over the Wall

Synopsis: The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.

Will I watch? = No

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Synopsis: Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2018

Deadpool 2

Synopsis: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

Will I watch? = Yes

Book Club

Synopsis: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Will I watch? = No

Show Dogs

Synopsis: Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Will I watch? = No

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Synopsis: Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Will I watch? = No

On Chesil Beach

Synopsis: Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Will I watch? = No

First Reformed

Synopsis: A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Will I watch? = Yes

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Synopsis: An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Will I watch? = Yes

Summer 1993

Synopsis: After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. I would just watch Avengers: Infinity War again as a carryover from April. I can't even pick another option here, because I really don't even see myself seeing #3 or #4 and at this point, fuck it, I'd rather spend my money watching Infinity War again because it was just so awesome.

5. I would just watch Avengers: Infinity War again for the THIRD time, but if you're going to not let me, then maybe I'd watch Rampage as I never got a chance to see that. Nothing more on this list, though.

4. Dark Crimes — I hope Jim Carrey is actually really good in this, even though I won't be seeing it. I'd just rather see this than some of the other things.

3. Bad SamaritanLet's put it this way. I'm not going to see this movie. However, if I were to have to see a couple of movies more this month, this would be one of them, because it's at least trying something different. There are too many films that are of a drama topic that I'm just not interested in and I'd never be able to sit through patiently. At least with this, it's kind of neat.

2. Solo: A Star Wars Story — The Last Jedi really, really soured me on the Star Wars franchise. I went from absolutely loving it and putting it in a league above its own, to just feeling like I'm not a fan anymore. This film is hindered by coming up next, and it also just doesn't look good, and it also has problems with its production. Still...

1. Deadpool 2 — Fuck yessssssssssssssss.


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