Opening This Weekend: May 30

Seth MacFarlane in A Million Ways to Die in the West

The Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals are behind us. Though here in New York we were still wearing coats after Easter, I am hoping this is now also a thing of the past and that May arrives with spring weather, fully loaded with flowers, and the start of the summer movie season.  This May brings us an eclectic mix of films with a few award caliber entries (The Immigrant, Belle and Ida), the beginning of the summer blockbuster season (The Amazing Spiderman 2X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla), and a few comedies to smooth out the edges (Walk of Shame and Neighbors). 

So, whether you choose to check out that indie you heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

– Myrna E. Duarte
May 30 
Maleficent (3D)

Robert Stromberg (production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Angelina Jolie plays the title villain from the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty in this live-action spin that also stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Juno Temple (Atonement) and more. 
A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West is directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by “Family Guy” collaborators and Ted co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin. After a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. When her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfriend, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Liam Neeson also star in the film.

Night Moves MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated

Night Moves, the fifth feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Meeks Cutoff), is the story of three radical environmentalists (Jessie Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard) coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. Night Moves is a tale of suspense and a meditation on the consequences of political extremism. When do legitimate convictions truly demand illegal behaviors? What happens to a person’s idealism when they find their back against the wall

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