Cinema releases May 2021: What movies are out in cinemas this week? FULL LIST
Raya and the Last Dragon trailer released by Disney
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Movie fans finally have their beloved cinemas back up and running after being closed for the best part of a year. Many films have avoided the cinematic release due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead opting for streaming or small screen releases. But some films have delayed their release, or are being rereleased on the big screen where they belong.
What movies are out in cinemas this week in May 2021?
This month there are a whole host of films coming out, though many of them have already been screened via digital download or streaming services.
Many of the Oscar movies which UK viewers missed are finally getting their big screen debut, as well as some major releases which fans have been waiting for.
Express.co.uk breaks down the best of the big screen releases.
The official synopsis for the video game adaptation reads: “In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down.
“Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with.
“Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark.
“Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
“But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?”
The film certainly opens up for potential sequels, and has so far had a much better reception than its predecessor, also named Mortal Kombat, which was released in 1995.
The film has been out in the USA for some time, but now fans finally have their chance to enjoy it.
Raya and the Last Dragon
This film had its initial release on Disney Plus, and is currently still available as a premium download for £19.99, until June 4 when it becomes free on the platform.
But now those who want the big screen experience can get it now cinemas have reopened.
The official synopsis reads: “Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago.
“But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity.
“Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.
“However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.”
The film stars Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as Sisu.
Nomadland won the Best Picture gong at The Oscars, as well as awards for its director, Chloe Zhao, and its lead actress, Frances McDormand.
Now the film can be seen on the big screen, which is definitely where it belongs given the expansive landscape its main character, Fern, explores.
As well as its mainly plaudits from the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, Nomadland has received critical acclaim from critics.
One of the smaller films coming to the big screen is actress Billie Piper’s directorial debut.
While it premiered in 2019, the film has not had the chance to come to cinemas until now, and follows single mother Mandy who falls in love in what has been dubbed an ‘anti-rom-com.’
The film was written by Billie as well as her being the director and star, and also stars Lily James, David Thewlis and Leo Bill.
Peter Rabbit 2
Peter Rabbit 2 has come to UK cinemas much earlier than in the USA, when the film is expected to land on the big screen in June.
The official synopsis reads: “Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation.
“Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.”
Here is the full list of new releases in cinemas this week:
The Lady In The Portrait
Sound Of Metal
Peter Rabbit 2
Raya And The Last Dragon
Spiral: From The Book Of Saw
Maya The Bee 3: The Golden Orb
A Space In Time
Courage Of One
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Radhe: The Most Wanted Bhai
Exhibition On Screen: Sunflowers 2021
Lupin III: The First
The Human Voice
Death will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes
Lindemann: Live In Moscow
The United Way
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet
The Human Factor
Ściema Po Polsku
My New York Year
Glastonbury Presents: Live At Worthy Farm
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