Friday, May 01, 2009

Movies-and-More: May 2009

Here's the run-down of May release dates for films, books, DVDs and music, as well as my box office predictions.
In Theaters May 1st
Battle For Terra
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Predictions: 1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($108 million), 2. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ($20 m), 3. Obsessed ($14 m), 4. 17 Again ($7 m), 5. The Soloist ($6 m)
In Theaters May 8th
Next Day Air
Star Trek
Predictions: 1. Star Trek ($121 m), 2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($50 m), 3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ($13 m), 4. Next Day Air ($8 m), 5. Obsessed ($6 m)
In Theaters May 15th
Angels & Demons
Predictions: 1. Angels & Demons ($85 m), 2. Star Trek ($69 m), 3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($24 m), 4. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ($8 m), 5. Next Day Air ($5.5 m)
In Theaters May 22nd
The Brothers Bloom
Dance Flick
Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Terminator: Salvation (Thurs May 21st)
Predictions: 1. Terminator: Salvation ($92 m), 2. Angels & Demons ($45 m), 3. Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($40 m), 4. Star Trek ($37 m), 5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($12 m)
In Theaters May 29th
Drag Me To Hell
Predictions: 1. Up ($59 m), 2. Terminator: Salvation ($45 m), 3. Angels & Demons ($24 m), 4. Star Trek ($21 m), 5. Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($18 m)
Your Other Entertainment Needs:
May 5th
On DVD: Boston Legal: Season Five, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Last Chance Harvey, Lipstick Jungle: Season Two, That Girl: Season Five, Wendy and Lucy
On CD: Ciara, Cracker, Fischerspooner, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Jewel, Anna Netrebko, Paul Potts, Sigor Ros, The Smithereens, Rick Springfield, Star Trek O.S.T., Cat Stevens, Elliot Yamin, Yusuf
In Bookstores:
Gillian Flynn's Dark Places
Charlaine Harris' Dead and Gone
Erin Hunters' Smoke Mountain (Seekers #3)
Jen Lancaster's Pretty In Plaid
Chuck Palahniuk's Pygmy
Robert B. Parker's Brimstone
Rick Riordan's The Last Olympian
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
May 12th
On DVD: Disney Animation Collection (Volume 4-6), Passengers, Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection (Blu-Ray), Taken, Two and a Half Men: Season Five, Underworld: Rise of the Licans
On CD: Better Than Ezra, Cam'ron, The Crystal Method, Steve Earle, Green Day, Meat Puppets, Alecia Nugent
In Bookstores:
Jessica Day George's Dragon Spear
John Hart's The Last Child
D.J. MacHale's The Soldiers of Hala (Pendragon #10)
Douglas Preston's Cemetary Dance
John Sandord's Wicked Prey
Carol Lynch Williams' The Chosen One
May 19th
On DVD: 24: Season Seven, Friday Night Lights: Season Three, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, T2: Judgment Day (Ultimate Edition), True Blood: Season One, Valkyrie
On CD: Tori Amos, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Dane Cook, Eminem, Fat Joe, Patty Griffin, Iron & Wine, Lisa Lisa, Marilyn Manson, Lionel Richie, Busta Rhymes, Ruban Studdard, True Blood O.S.T.
In Bookstores:
Lee Childs' Gone Tomorrow
Larry King's My Remarkable Journey
Ellen Schreiber's The Coffin Club
Tom Rob Smith's The Secret Speech
May 26th
On DVD: The Closer: Season Four, Designing Women: Season One, Land of the Lost: The Complete Series Collector's Edition, Law & Order: SVU: Season Nine, The Mod Squad: Season Two: Volume Two, New In Town,
On CD: Mandy Moore
In Bookstores:
Eric Carle's 123
Michael Connelly's The Scarecrow
Wayne W. Dyer's Excuses Begone!
Kim Harrison's Once Dead, Twice Shy
Michael Scott's The Sorceress
Lisa See's Shanghai Girls

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