E: When did May becomes the best summer movie month? Because the popcorn epics you long to see? They’re in May. Those hot documentaries you want to see to impress your hipster friends? They’re all in May. The sequels? May. May May May May May.
M: Well, given that Star Wars opened in May in 1977, I think it’s been a while.
E: Yes, but it’s not just one movie. It’s at least one every weekend, for five weekends in a row. It’s awesome.
M: As for the “hot documentaries,” as you well know I have little interest in seeing anything to impress any hipsters, friend or foe. I’ll see the documentary if it’s interesting to me.
C: Yeah, hot documentaries seems like a contradiction in terms. And there are some good movies coming in June too. But May is starting off with a bang!
M: We’re getting to the end of the box office doldrums. May officially starts the summer movie season, even if those of us in the northeast are still waiting impatiently for the “early” spring that Punxsutawney Phil promised us well over six weeks ago. With that said, April usually tosses in one or two things to get the ball rolling. I can’t speak for my sisters, but this year there’s one movie I’m really looking forward to, and one that I’m intrigued by against my better judgement. We’ll get to those. Once again, this is not a full and complete list, just the big films, and the small ones that may have piqued one of our interests.
E: Oscar season is finally over, and I am ready for some new movies! Now, it’s not quite last March (when we were thrilled with anticipation for TheHunger Games) but this March oughtn’t be too bad. There’s a pleasantly long list of films worth checking out, I think.
C: Yes, a surprising number, actually! We’re finally out of the midwinter doldrums, it seems.
E: Ah, January, the time when I see all the movies I missed while I was too busy Christmas shopping in December and late November. (The Hobbit down, about 10 movies up next.)
M: Which is to say, it’s not usually a month to open a great movie.
C: While that’s not always true – sometimes you get some nice little films in January – this batch doesn’t look exceptionally tempting. Well, except for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Who could resist that?
C: Castle fans, let’s be real for a minute. We were all a bit worried about this season, right? How it would look with our leads finally together? Now, with six episodes under our belt, it seems like an appropriate moment to step back, take stock, and declare that this seasonrocks!
E: Yes, and it’s going to pose a problem with this recap. In all seriousness, all I can think about half of what happened is “OMG, that was awesome!” Will I be able to string actual, intelligible sentences together that add depth and enjoyment to your viewing experience? Probably not.
M: Do you ever? Okay, that wasn’t fair, but it was necessary.
E: Oh, I know I left myself open. Walk right in the door, it’s fine.