It’s been two months since I sort of forgot I do this kind of listings here on Pinoymovieblog.com. Anyway, instead of coming out with a long list I’m going to boil it down to 10. Yes, it’s going to be a Top 10 list and I will be listing more top 10 movies real soon!
So to start, this May is the month where everyone will get the most of their Summer vacations.The most common way of spending Summer is going to the beach. But there are lots of events and places to go to other than that, Philippine festivals like Flores De Mayo which features Santacruzan; Pahiyas and, Magayon will make your summer more festive and colorful.You can also do extreme stuffs like surfing, para-sailing and try zip-line. But if you’re like me, stuck at home and have nothing else to do, then why not go downtown mean the nearest theater and watch any of the movies coming out this may 2011! Below are the recommended movies coming out in May 2011.Top 10 List of 2011 Filipino and Hollywood movies this May.
It’s good to know May movies haven’t started rolling yet.Not until tomorrow though. Giving me enough time to publish this post even before these summer 2011 movies hits theaters. Haha. .Read on!
A spine-chilling tale of a newly wed couple haunted by malevolent presence inside an old condominium.
Starring: Cristine Reyes, Carlo Aquino, Ryan Eigenmann, Lj Moreno, Abby Bautista and Malou de Guzman.
Directed by: Topel Lee.
Release Date: May 4, 2011
Grace (Cristine Reyes) and Ronnie (Carlo Aquino) are a newly wed couple who inherit a condominium unit from Ronnie’s deceased father. As they move into the unit, they are faced with a series of mishaps and misfortunes. The unit is inhabited by strange tenants. Grace starts to experience haunting, sightings, to the extent of incubus. Later in their stay, they find out that they are expecting a baby and are thrilled with the answered prayer. As Grace starts to pursue the occurences in the building, she discovers that the building was built on a “TUMBOK,” a convergence of three roads which is believed to be unlucky. Tragic deaths happen caused by Mark, the building caretaker who turns out to be the devil trapping souls into the vortex. He is also the incubus that makes love to Grace. Can Grace and Ronnie save themselves from the impending danger brought about by the “Tumbok?” What mysery lies in the past that haunts our lead characters?
» Tumbok, offer chills on its trailer that’s why it’s on my list. I’m giving Topel Lee a chance! (I didn’t really like his White House) I hope he won’t bore me with this one.
A romantic comedy movie about a woman who realizes that sometimes the best things in life are something borrowed.
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey and John Krasinsk
Directed by: Luke Greenfield
Release Date: May 6, 2011
Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single as her engaged best friend Darcy is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, Dex, who just happens to be Darcy’s fiance. When Rachel and Darcy’s lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan, who has been Rachel’s constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus, an irrepressible womanizer, can’t keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach.
» The story is however pretty nice but still lacks that cheesy standard like most romance films have.Even so, Something Borrowed promises to tackle complexities in life and the struggle of people in it.So why not watch?
“Priest” movie is a post-apocalyptic sci fi thriller, set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires.
Starring: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q.
Directed by: Scott Stewart
Release Date: May 13, 2011
A legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
» Have once been in a manga, then a series now catch the live action hollywood take on “Priest”.Vampire films and even tv series are almost making me sick but a movie that does not involve any love angle with vampires is definitely something. He’s a priest, you should know.
A fantasy drama about a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Fiona Shaw.
Directed by Terrence Malick
Release Date: May 27, 2011
At the end of the 1960’s in Texas, Jack O’Brien (Sean Penn), the the eldest of three brothers, just lost his younger brother. And he remembers his childhood. The Tree of life traces the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother (Joanna Going)does, with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father (Brad Pitt) tries to teach his son the world’s way, of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.
Framing this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle — precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.
» Well this Brad Pitt movie is definitely something we should all watch out for. A drama movie that will be taking you back into time.
6. Hangover 2
Set in Thailand, the wolfpack is back on their post-blackout misadventure as they prepare for Stu’s wedding.
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms.
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Release Date: May 26, 2011
In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy The Hangover, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.
»I wasn’t able to catch Hangover movie, critics says it’s good but I don’t really trust them – when the viewers said it’s one hell of a funny movie I said “Well, I’m watching”.But that was the time I’m broke.lol.Wait. . I am no critic here, nor trying to be but I do criticize(hey, that’s human nature) – I’m just a movie enthusiast trying to become a pro-movie blogger, reviewing movies on a viewer’s perspective.What am I talking about? Sorry – Hangover.Haha
A fantasy action movie about the powerful but arrogant warrior Thor that was cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins.
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release Date: May 6, 2011
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, ‘Thor’, which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
» Funny how I was able to watch it here in the Philippines even before it’s officially released worldwide. I heard it’s released in other asian countries too! Maybe that’s because Asians are good natured movie buffs and praises movie on what the aim to be and not how they turned out to be. Half the time, movies gets bad reviews from trying hard and arrogant critics “someplace-i-don’t-wanna-mention”.Thor is definitely a good film, with great effects, visuals and story.I watched it in 3D though, and my gripe is – it’s just not suited for 3D.
Star Cinema’s 18th anniversary presentation – yet another timeless love story that will pump our hearts to a new heartbeat.
Starring: Aga Muhlach, Jake Cuenca and Angel Locsin.
Directed by: Olivia M. Lamasan
Release Date: May 11, 2011
A Star Cinema romance drama movie that will touch our hearts, fill our souls and even inspire us all to untangle secrets and lies and unravel the mystery of falling in love… even amidst forbidden circumstances! How far can you go, what can you do – In the Name of Love.
» In the Name of Love is on the 4th spot for the movie, from the trailer, gives you this uniquely smooth cinematic experience. An intriguing love story about OFW’s in Japan, their passion for dance and all that they would do in the name of love.
3. The Beaver
A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating.
Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Cherry Jones.
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Release Date: May 20, 2011
Walter (Mel Gibson) is a troubled father and husband and CEO of a stalling toy company, he’s clinically depressed. When he finds a Beaver glove puppet he starts to wear it without pause: he even adopts the beaver as a kind of avatar through which he carries out all of his communication.
» An intriguing crisis of someone who has found comfort with the help of a puppet. I believe this is a unique story and it’s a movie where Mel Gibson isn’t associated with guns and bullets.
Po the Panda will continue his journey and hone his skills in kung fu!
Starring: Jack Black, Jean Claude Van Damme, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross.
Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Release Date: May 27, 2011
In ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will Po be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
» I was amazed on how kung fu and animation was done in the first Kung Fu Panda. The transformation and the development of characters are remarkable and Po’s cuddliness is just so irresistible.I’m impatient to watch Kung Fu Panda 2.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise–this time in Disney Digital 3D.
Starring: Johnny Depp , Penélope Cruz , Ian McShane , Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release Date: May 20, 2011
In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.”
» Considered as the ultimate summer movie of 2011.Not only will the Pirates of the Caribbean take us to white sandy beaches but give us the most refreshing story in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This is Johnny Depp’s time to shine like a pearl in the ocean, battling against Blackbeard his new nemesis.
So that’s just it! Thank you for reading. . till next list. 🙂