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Sound the trumpets, nerds. Summer movie season is here! Sci-Fi, blockbusters, sequels, reboots, and other things that cost millions and will make billions. Even us indie-minded folk here at SAGindie aren’t immune to the bright and shiny excesses of summer movies. So we browsed the May movie release calendar and came up with these must-see picks.


Darrien’s Picks:

Seriously, what May movies are you NOT excited about? OK, there are a few…… But we’re here to talk about what we want to see, and here is my list.

I am willing to endure first weekend crowds and crazies for opening of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Especially now that they made Thor’s costume show more skin! ……I mean, the story looks really interesting!!!

Mad Max: Fury Road – Tom Hardy all dusty and dirty. Yeah, you feel me.

Pitch Perfect 2 – What can I say? I had fun with the first, so I’m going back for more.

Things I’m curious about: Welcome To Me (Kristen Wiig is always interesting). Far From the Madding Crowd (feels a bit Out of Africa to me, but not). And Maggie just seems cool.

This summer, I’d like to see some of the films that everyone will be talking about – BEFORE everyone talks about them ad nauseam. That’s my goal.


Eliza’s Picks:

Slow West (for a second time! This is my favorite film of the year so far)

At Cannes:

The Lobster
Sea of Trees
Shan he Gu Ren (Mountains May Depart)
Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad


Colin’s Picks:

Let’s get this out of the way: Avengers Age of Ultron is inevitable. Am I that excited for it? Not really. Will I be seeing it? Absolutely. Do I even have my ticket already purchased? As I said, inevitable. Why fight it?

Mad Max: Fury Road looks bonkers and beautiful and it seems like it will definitely be the most memorable movie of the summer. I had to miss The D Train at Sundance for unexpected reasons (impromptu dance party), so I’ll try to catch up with it this month. The tone of the trailer didn’t entirely match my expectations, but I’m excited to see where it goes. The Poltergeist remake should theoretically have me rolling my eyes, but with Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris in the cast (not to mention Sam Raimi producing), I might have to give this one the green light. The last Evil Dead remake had me pleasantly surprised, so here’s hoping.

Mainly I’ll need some movies to distract/cheer me up this May because Mad Men is ending {collapse cry}.


Amanda’s Picks:

May is going to be a tough month on my bank account. While Avengers: Age of Ultron may be the first of the blockbusters hitting screens (and the first movie I’ll be dropping money on), I am even more stupidly excited for Mad Max: Fury Road coming in week two. It looks crazy, and over the top, and visually stunning which is everything I want in a Mad Max film. Though I do hope it takes the time to explain how so many beautiful people survived the apocalypse. Mid-month I’m also looking forward to Far From the Madding Crowd because I’m white and I love period pieces. Back on the blockbuster train, I’ve had my eyes on Tomorrowland since it was announced. Brad Bird has yet to let me down, and it’s got a girl for a protagonist, so I’m in. After all that, if I somehow have funds remaining, I’ll probably try and sneak in Welcome to Me because I’m inspired by anyone who emulates Oprah, and Aloha because of Cameron Crowe. Wistfully hoping June will be better for my wallet, though I know it won’t be. *heavy sigh*



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