The films to see in York this month, May 2014

Who woke the lounge lizard? Godzilla makes it a monster May
1 May 2014 @ 9.41 pm
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Who woke the lounge lizard? Godzilla makes it a monster May
Who woke the lounge lizard? Godzilla returns this month

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream – and that’s just the reaction to Postman Pat: The Movie. Plenty more monster movies head our way this May, and only one co-stars a black and white cat…

Action

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (12A)

In this action adventure, Wolverine (aka Hugh Jackman) must go back in time and change events that could result in the demolition of both humans and mutants. But visiting friends from the past isn’t all plain sailing.
In cinemas May 22

Brick Mansions (15)

Starring the late Paul Walker, this film follows an undercover cop and an ex-convict who pair up to hunt down a crime lord threatening to blow up the city of Detroit.
In cinemas May 2

Sabotage (15)

A team of DEA operatives are given the task to raid the safe house of an infamous drug cartel, but the team led by Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to steal the millions of dollars of loot for themselves.
In cinemas May 9

Thrillers

The Two Faces of January (12A)

A con artist and his wife (Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst), along with a stranger, must attempt to flee the country after they become associated with the murder of a police officer.
In cinemas May 16

Blue Ruin (15)

As an amateur assassin returns to his home town to seek revenge, he discovers that attempting to kill someone as novice is a lot harder than he first imagined. Starring Macon Blair.
In cinemas May 2

Science fiction

Godzilla (12A)

After 60 years in hiding, Godzilla rears his ugly head once more. However what the authorities pass off as a series of natural disasters, they know is in fact the return of the grumpy mega lizard. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.
In cinemas May 16

Edge of Tomorrow (12A)

The director of The Bourne Identity and Mr And Mrs Smith Doug Lieman presents a sci-fi extravaganza fronted by Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. A soldier appears to be stuck on an infinite loop, constantly repeating his last day of battle against an alien invasion.
In cinemas May 30

Drama

A Thousand Times Goodnight (15)

Juliette Binoche plays a war photographer who spends most of her time in imminent danger much to her family’s dismay. However this time she has gone too far, and her family are no longer willing to come to terms with her choice of career…
In cinemas May 2

Before The Winter Chill (15)

A neurosurgeon and his wife meet a woman who was apparently a previous patient of his. But something about this woman ignites his curiosity and he becomes infatuated by her mysterious nature. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil.
In cinemas May 30

Comedy

Blended (12A)

Single parents Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore end up on a date together, which turns into a sequence a rather unfortunate events. Vowing to never meet up again, they both somehow end up on the same African holiday with their kids as baggage.
In cinemas May 23

Bad Neighbours (15)

A couple who live in a nice quiet suburb with their newborn daughter get their domestic bliss disrupted as a load of drunken students turn next door into a frat house. Neighbourhood harmony does not ensue. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.
In cinemas May 3

Fading Gigolo (15)

Two friends hope a career in male prostitution will raise some much needed funds. But what starts out as a mission for cash develops into a quest for love. With John Turturro as the gigolo and Woody Allen as his “manager”.
In cinemas May 23

Family

Maleficent (PG)

Starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, this Disney drama reveals the truth behind Sleeping Beauty’s biggest nemesis. We discover that she was not always as cruel and unforgiving as she appears.
In cinemas May 30

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (U)

A twist on a tale as old as time. When a wicked jester threatens her world, Dorothy enlists the help of some new friends, including a China princess and wise old owl.
In cinemas May 23

Postman Pat: The Movie (U)

Postman Pat finds himself venturing out of Greenfield for an X-Factor style audition. As Pat manages to impress Simon Cowbell (no, I didn’t spell his name wrong, that really does say Cowbell) his dreams of stardom are ignited. Dear god.
In cinemas May 23

City Screen specials

Coco Before Chanel for York Fashion Weekend (12A)

Coco Chanel’s rags to riches story follows her ambiguous upbringing to her unrivalled success. Starring Audrey Tautou as the titular fashion designer.
May 18 at 8.15pm

RSC Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon

This series of events presented by RSC kicks off with a production of Henry IV: Part I live-streamed to City Screen. Stars Anthony Cher
May 14

We Heart Miyazaki
In honour of the animé master Hayao Miyazaki, City Screen presents a series of six of his films throughout May, starting with My Neighbour Tortoro (U).
Consecutive Mondays starting May 12