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What To Watch In May: New Movies, TV Shows And Live Performances

Our top picks for movies, TV shows and live performances in May

By Nicole-Marie Ng


1. Mother’s Day, May 5

From Garry Marshall, the director of Pretty Woman, Mother’s Day has an all-star cast featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts among others. The heartwarming comedy is our pick to watch with your mum in May.

2. The Nice Guys, May 19

Starring heartthrobs Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe, this detective comedy is set in 1977 and follows the duo as they look for Amelia, the daughter of a rich businesswoman.

3. X-Men: Apocalypse, May 19

After his resurrection, Apocalypse, the first mutant recruits Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to raise a new world order.


4. All The Way, May 22

An HBO original movie, All The Way follows from its award-winning Broadway run to your screen. The film stars Bryan Cranston reprising his Tony Award-winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson during his tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination.

HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601) – Sunday, May 22 at 8am with same-day primetime encore at 9pm.

5. The Angry Birds Movie, May 26

Celebrate the start of the June Holidays by catching everyone’s favourite birds in action. Red (Jason Sudeikis) has to save the rest of the birds from the annoying green pigs in this family friendly movie that will chirp you up.


TV Shows

1. Keeping Up With The Kardashians, May 3

Love them or hate them, the Kardashians are back for a 12 season. Watch how Khloé struggles with Lamar’s recovery, how Kendall juggles her booming modeling career with family time and the struggle of Kylie’s lip kit launch.

E! (Singtel TV Ch 328 and StarHub Ch 441) 3 May, Tuesdays at 9PM.

2. Chef’s Table

Every foodie needs to watch this Netflix series that follows world-renown chefs, showing how they source and create their brilliant restaurant menus.

Available on Netflix.

3. The Flower In Prison

Fans of Korean period dramas should look out for The Flower In Prison coming out on Viu this May. The plot follows a girl from the Joseon Dynasty era who was born in prison.

Available on Viu.

Live Performances

1. Summer Night With Olivia Newton John, May 4

For one night only, Grease star Olivia Newton John will be taking the stage at Marina Bay Sands’ Mastercard Theatres.

Book tickets here.

2. Singapore Chinese Film Festival

For a few weeks in May, the Singapore Chinese Film Festival is organising film screenings and events focusing on award-winning Chinese films.

Book tickets here.

3. Of Monsters and Men, May 10

The alternative indie band is coming to Singapore to perform songs from their ht album, “Little Talks” and “My Head Is An Animal”.

Book tickets here.

4. Little Mix The Get Weird Tour, May 23

The 2011 X Factor winners have sold over 7 million records, had two UK No.1 singles and two platinum albums ‘DNA’ and ‘Salute’. We can’t seem to get them out of our hair.

Book tickets here.


5. Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables, May 31

After months of eager anticipation, fans will finally be able to catch Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables at the end of the month.

Book tickets here.