Five Must-See Movies in Metro Phoenix This May
Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby.
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Grab a sweater and stock up on your snacks of choice -- here are five movies worth heading to the theater to see this month.
The Great Gatsby Though it's garnered mixed early reviews, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby will be one thing for sure: visually stunning. The director's saturated, sparkly outing stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role of Jay Gatsby, alongside Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway.
The American Dream drama is out everywhere Friday, May 10.The Tents @ Phoenix Art Museum
For those who dream of attending New York Fashion Week, James Belzer's documentaryThe Tents
gives a dose of reality -- an inside look at the Big Apple's rise to dominate the fashion industry. Belzer will host a screening of his film atPhoenix Art Museum
and answer audience questions once the lights come up. The fashionable flick screens in conjunction with the exhibition "Digital Print Fashion
" Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.m. The film is free with general admission, which is $15 for adults.Star Trek Into Darkness
Nerds and normies, get ready. The second J.J. Abrams-helmedStar Trek
franchise is nearly here -- along with this summer's most anticipated villain. Excuse us while we resist the urge to type about a billion exclamation points.Into Darkness
brings aboard iconic baddie Kahn, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch (he of BBCSherlock
fame). The sci-fi flick opens everywhere Friday, May 17.The Goonies @ Pollack Tempe Cinemas
Hey, you gu-uys. Cult Classics presents a screening of iconic 1985 adventure flick on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 p.m. The evening of kiddos battling evil also featuresThe Monster Squad
. Get an eyeful of Goonies atPollack Tempe Cinemas
for $11, or catch both for $15. VIP ticket packages, complete with posters, cost $20 to $55.An Oversimplification of Her Beauty @ FilmBar
Terrence Nance's debut feature follows a pair of friends on the verge of coupledom. With elements of animation and live action sequences, the film takes its viewers into the mind of the male lead. The film opens at 6:25 p.m. on Friday, May 31, atFilmBar
The All-Star Comedy Explosion
TicketsSat., Apr. 15, 8:00pm
An American in Paris
TicketsTue., Apr. 18, 7:30pm
Rancho Solano Preparatory School: Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
TicketsThu., Apr. 27, 7:00pm
Beauty and the Beast by Ballet Etudes
TicketsSat., Apr. 29, 2:00pm
Thunder From Down Under
TicketsThu., May. 4, 8:00pm
. Tickets are $8.
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