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question of the day: What movie are you most looking forward to in May?

As of this writing, 12 movies will open wide in North America in the month of May. Which means that even if you’re an active moviegoing and see a movie each week, you’ve still gotta pick and choose (and it’s even worse if you’re in a city on the arthouse circuit, but let’s not make this too complicated).

After a jump, a list of those 12 movies to whet your appetite, or not, as the case may be:
May 1
Battle for Terra (trailer) (no U.K. release date has been announced)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (trailer) (also opens in the U.K. on May 1)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on April 29)

May 8
Next Day Air (no U.K. release date has been announced)
Star Trek (trailer) (also opens in the U.K. on May 8)

May 15
Angels & Demons (opens in the U.K. on May 14)

May 21
Terminator Salvation (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on June 3)

May 22
Dance Flick (opens in the U.K. on September 18)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (opens in the U.K. on May 21)

May 29
Drag Me to Hell (trailer) (opens in the U.K. on May 27)
Up (opens in the U.K. on October 16)
The Brothers Bloom (no U.K. release date has been announced)

Which of these movies are you most looking forward to in May?

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me.)

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  • Les Carr

    That would be Star Trek – absolutely no competition from the others.

    Also (and I know you didn’t ask this) I am hanging on for May 26th when The Closer Season 4 hits DVD. We haven’t seen it yet in the UK.

  • Night at the Museum–Battle of the Smithsonian is the only one that made me sit up and say “Yeah!”

  • Star Trek, followed very closely by Up.

    Terminator:Salvation and Drag Me To Hell could end up being pleasant surprises, but I’m not counting on it.

  • Kevin

    Up, obviously, DRAG ME TO HELL being a close second.

  • Ide Cyan

    Star Trek first. Wolverine… maybe once it hits second-run theatres. Angels & Demons looks tempting in a guilty pleasure sort of way, although The Da Vinci Code was largely stultifying so I’m not hoping for too much, aside from watching Ewan McGregor in non-Jedi robes, and lots of silliness involving particle accelerators. I’m not sure about Terminator, though if it helps get The Sarah Connor Chronicles renewed for a third season, I’d see it twice. And perhaps I’ll see The Brothers Bloom.

  • Hdj

    I’m stoked for Wolverine! I’ve been waiting months for this movie I really feel its going to be the top dog of comic book movies this year, in other words this years dark knight. Also I wanna shout out to the schmucks that downloaded Wolverine and got the non FX version , stop crying how it spoiled your viewing experience,shoulda waited for big screen, all i gota say about that.
    Star trek looks good, and im not event a trekkie im more star wars but I’m glad they went in a more action driven route other then the dull Next gen slow mo pace.
    Terminator would have to be the 3rd movie Im stoked for, for the past few terminators all we got was glimpses of the future, I’m glad there finally doing a full movie on it.

  • Kathy A

    For this summer, I’m looking forward to Star Trek, Harry Potter, and Julie and Julia, with Meryl Streep as Julia Child. Oh, and Amelia.

  • Arco

    Definitely Wolverine. I’m not sure how good it will be in total, but Hugh Jackman is just awesome in that role, the action looks promising and I even dare think the Gambit appearance will be as cool as I hope.

    We’ll probably see Angels and Demons since I thought the Da Vinci Code made for an entertaining, if fluffy, movie.

    I’m actually surprised at how totally uninterested I am in Star Trek. Maybe it’s because Kirk seems a jerk and looks like some leftover character from ‘Twilight’…

  • Am most stoked for Star Trek. It’s on my birthday. (I’m also gonna have to explain to my 8-year-old nephew why Kirk is making out with a green-skinned Orion woman).

    Am not entirely stoked for Wolverine, as I get the feeling they’ve thrown in *too many* mutant cameos to really make it a real Wolverine flick.

    I’m stoked for Terminator Salvation if only because they might include Bale’s blow-up as an extra scene during the credits.

    And there’s UP from Pixar on the 29th.

  • PJK

    Since I’m in The Netherlands and most of these films will be released later (or in case of Wolverine, sooner), there is only one film which meets your criteria.

    That this also happens to be the film I’m most waiting for in May is purely coincidental! LOL

    That movie is of course:

    Star Trek!

  • Drave

    I’m actually planning on seeing all but three of these. I won’t see Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Dance Flick, or Night at the Museum 2. Jury’s still out on Next Day Air. It doesn’t look very good, but, on the other hand, Mos Def!

    I think Star Trek is top of the list, though.

  • Joey

    Ya’ll will probably think I’m weird, but given that Brick was one of my favorite movies of this decade, The Brothers Bloom is much higher on my list than any of the blockbuster-type actionfests.

    Other than that, I’m completely uninterested in anything except Star Trek and Up, though I’ll probably end up seeing Wolverine anyway.

  • Star Trek is the big one, but I’m really stoked for Terminator Salvation too… the trailer is freaking gorgeous. Luckily I can see both!

  • Saladinho

    The Brothers Bloom is really the only one I’m actually looking forward too. Brick was true greatness (or at the very least true very very goodness), and so therefore I intend to follow Rian Johnson’s work.

    Other than that, although McG annoys me, Terminator: Salvation looks like it could be good…

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