X-Men: Apocalypse

Two years after Days of Future Past comes Apocalypse, the next instalment of the X-Men series. When powerful mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac: The Bourne Legacy, Ex Machina) awakens from a thousand-year-long hibernation, he finds the world isn’t quite as he left it.

Along with the help of his four minions - the Horsemen - Apocalypse plans to wipe out the human race from Earth, bringing in a new era for the mutants.

In typical X-Men fashion, it’s down to Professor X, played once more by James McAvoy (Atonement, Wanted), to save the day, along with his trusty team of X-Men.

Also starring Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, American Hustle), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max:Fury Road, Clash of the Titans) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, Prometheus), the cast certainly make this an X-Men not to be missed. You can catch it in cinemas from 18 May.

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Star studded May release Alice Through the Looking Glass sees teenaged Alice (Mia Wasikowska: Crimson Peak, Stoker) return to the magical wonderland and it’s not long before Alice realises it’s her destiny to bring the reign of the Red Queen to an end.

With the Mad Hatter depending on her, can Alice forge and execute a plan before time runs out?

With Helena Bonham-Carter (Sweeney Todd, Great Expectations), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Black Mass), Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, The Devil Wears Prada) and the late Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Love Actually) all featured, it’s hard not to see the appeal.

You can watch Alice Through the Looking Glass on the big screen from 27 May.

 

Money Monster

Money Monster focuses on financial TV personality, Lee Gates (George Clooney: Ocean’s Eleven, Tomorrowland) and his programme which sees him offering stock advice to viewers.

However, investor Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell: 300: Rise of an Empire, Skins) isn’t happy when he takes Lee’s advice and ends up losing a monumental sum of money. He storms the studio, taking Lee hostage live on air.

With emotions running high, Kyle insists that the real criminals are people like Lee, who is also known as the ‘Wizard of Wall Street’. Lee attempts to find Kyle the answers he needs in order to placate him.

Directed by Jodie Foster, and starring Julia Roberts (Notting Hill, Closer), Money Monster hits cinemas across the UK on 27 May.

 

A Hologram for the King

After getting a divorce, businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks: Cast Away, Bridge of Spies) accepts his employer’s offer of a trip to the Middle East, where he is tasked with selling futuristic video conference technology to the king of Saudi Arabia.

The king’s movements are unpredictable, as he travels around the country formulating plans to construct an entire city in the middle of the desert.

With mounting pressure on Alan to deliver a successful pitch, will he perform well enough in an environment which he is not accustomed to?

Starring Sarita Choudhury (The Hunger Games, A Perfect Murder) and Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Spectre), you can catch A Hologram for the King from 20 May.