|Rachel McAdams congratulates Ben Affleck on his Oscar, and shaving off of his beard in To the Wonder.|
To the Wonder
Director Terrence Malick returns for what must be the quickest turn around for the notoriously slow-working director, following 2010’s Tree of Life with this tale of Ben Affleck choosing between the loves of his life, set against a typically beautiful backdrop. Advance word has been lukewarm, however, yet Malick’s trademark visuals and contemplative musing befit the appropriate mood. With another film slated to come out this year, Malick’s batting average is receiving an unprecedented boost in 2013.
Premiere 3 May
While the dearth of original ideas in Hollywood sees the studio heads repeatedly reaching into the past in order to serve up increasingly undercooked remakes, apparently this one is a winner. Here fanboys around the word breathe a collective sigh as Sam Raimi’s hugely influential horror classic gets a reboot. Topping the box office in the States upon its arrival and arriving with some great word of mouth, this promises to be one of the better horror reboots of late.
Premiere 10 May
The Great Gatsby
After being delayed by six months, audiences can finally bask in the glory of director Baz Luhrman’s vision. Teaming up with Leonardo Di Caprio once again, here an aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe’s unhappily-married cousin in Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel.
Premiere 17 May
Fast & Furious 6
After the stupendous success of the series-reviving 5th instalment, it was just a matter of time before Vin Diesel and his crew got back together for another high-octane effort. Here The Rock’s Agent Hobbs teams up with the crew in order to take on a team of mercenary drivers who have wreaked havoc across a dozen countries. With the seventh instalment already in development and slated for a summer 2014 release, expectations are high for this surprisingly entertaining franchise.
Premieres 22 May