This Week in Movies - 5/11/15

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Monday for the upcoming weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Release date: May 15
Director: George Miller
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Website: madmaxmovie.com

One score and 16 years ago, Hollywood brought forth on this continent a new actor, conceived in hunkiness and dedicated to kicking ass in post-apocalyptic Australia. Now, that actor has been engaged in a great war with police, his ex-girlfriend and the Jewish community, testing whether our nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure him. We all decided we can’t, so Tom Hardy has replaced Mel Gibson for this new Max film, in which the desert renegade helps a group of women – lead by the brash Furiosa (Theron) – escape the clutches of a villain named Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne).

 

PITCH PERFECT 2

Release date: May 15
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow
Website: pitchperfectmovie.com

One of the decade’s biggest sleeper hits so far, Pitch Perfect captured the attention of people who wanted to like Glee, but couldn’t get past how awful it was. This highly anticipated sequel finds the Barden Bellas, Barden University’s all-female a cappella group, suspended after Fat Amy (Wilson) exposes her vagina to the President of the United States. Yep! To be reinstated, the Bellas must win a worldwide a cappella competition that no American team has ever won. Fun fact: This film series is loosely based on a non-fiction book entitled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory.

 

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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