May 3rd Upcoming Movie Releases
Every week we try to highlight what we think are the key movie releases that you are going to want to check out. With what is certain to be one of the highest grossing films of the year coming out it is already big weekend, but there are a couple smaller films we want you to c heck out. Let’s take a look at some of the best upcoming movie releases this week, including the big names and some of the indie films on our radar.
Iron Man 3
Don’t need to say much about this one. The final film in the Iron Man trilogy is already getting rave reviews overseas and is sure to be more of what has made the first two films so popular. Fantastic action, great charisma from Robert Downey Jr, who is a fantastic Tony Stark, and an excellent villain in The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. This has been the formula and I don’t see them straying from that. However, any time you are bringing a series of this magnitude to an end, you have to go bigger and better than ever before, so I fully expect the stakes to be raised. We are sure to see Tony Stark pushed to the brink of defeat, and likely see his friends and love Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) in a bit of danger herself. Can’t wait to see this one!
Michael Shannon has made some brilliant films over the past few years, and this lesser known upcoming movie could be a great chance for him to take center stage. Here he stars in a true story as a contract killer who killed over 100 men before his arrest, but managed to do so without his loving wife and children having any idea of his other life. Shannon does dark pretty well, and he will certainly be doing it here! (Here’s a surprise for you though. Ray Liotta is in the film. Who would have thought?)
Dead Man’s Burden
Here is a possible indie gem on our upcoming movie list, that I think could end up being the best Indie Western in many years. The story, about a woman, Martha, and her husband who take control of the estate of Martha’s father when he dies. They see this as a chance to make a good life for themselves, but things don’t quite go to plan when Martha’s older brother who was believed dead shows up and wants answers. The film looks visually wonderful, barren and hopeless, like many of the best classic Westerns, and I’m excited for it.