Silas Gonzalez ’24
Army of the Dead (Directed by Zack Synder; released May 21st)
Following a world where a zombie outbreak erupts in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries make the ultimate gamble: their lives in exchange for riches. A heist in which they venture to find the millions of dollars buried in the center of the quarantine zombie zone. Featuring the talents of Dave Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, Omari Hardwick, Ella Purnell, and Theo Rossi, combined with the directorial prowess of Zack Snyder, makes a spectacular blockbuster for viewers to enjoy.
The Woman in the Window (Directed by Joe Wright; released May 14th)
The Woman in the Window is a psychological thriller that tells the agoraphobic story of Dr. Anna Fox living alone in New York while spying on her new neighbors, witnessing something she shouldn’t have. This film is studded with big names such as Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russel, and more. A bone-chilling film such as this is one deserving of a watch.
The Back to the Future Trilogy (Directed by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale; released on Netflix on May 1st)
A movie franchise that I am sure needs no introduction, Back to the Future I, II, and III are now available on Netflix. As a science fiction classic, it would be surprising if you have not seen these films already! With a stunning score, expertly crafted story, and famous actors such as Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the Back to the Future trilogy cannot be brushed off. Releasing on Netflix allows for a more accessible way for the current generation to watch this classic film.
Jupiter’s Legacy Series (Produced by Brook Worley, Morenike Balogun Koch, and Steve Wakefield; released May 7th)
Jupiter’s Legacy is the latest among media to challenge the basic superhero trope. This idea proved successful with shows such as The Boys or Invincible, so it would be logical to pursue this formula further. Jupiter’s Legacy features the new generation of superheroes pressured to live up to their family’s legacy. This premise allows for compelling plot points such as what it truly means to be a righteous superhero. Don’t miss out on this new twist on the superhero genre.
The Mitchells vs The Machines (Directed by Mike Rianda; released May)
The Mitchells vs The Machines proves that Sony Pictures Animation is headed in the right direction. The film features a wacky and compelling plot: Katie Mitchell is forced to go on a road trip with her family before she moves to film school. But their plans get interrupted when the world’s electronic stage an uprising. The Mitchells must now come together to save one another and the planet from the new technological revolution. A plot as strange as this can only be proven successful by Mike Rianda and Christopher Miller. With a gorgeous animation and surprisingly well made story, this movie is a must see.