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What On What’s Good – At the Movies May 2020

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What On What’s Good presents your options and initial thoughts of the movies in May 2020.

What On What’s Good – At the Movies May 2020

The High Note

The High Note stars Dakota Johnson (Maggie Sherwood), Tracee Ellis Ross (Grace Davis), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (David Cliff), Zoë Chao (Katie Davis), Ice Cube (Jack Robertson), June Diane Raphael (Gloria), Deniz Akdeniz (Spencer Cliff), Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, and Diplo as himself.

Synopsis: Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

What On What’s Good initial thoughts of the movie

I am looking forward to seeing this group together. It should be fun to watch the possible conversations with Dakota Johnson (The Friend), Tracee Ellis Ross (Little), and Ice Cube (Fist Fight).


Director – Nisha Ganatra (Director, Producer of Transparent)
Producers – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner (Producers of Cats)
Written by Flora Greeson
Cinematography – Jason McCormick
Wendy Greene Bricmont (Editor of The Duff)
Production company Working Title Films, Perfect World Pictures
Distributed by Focus Features

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The Wrong Missy

The Wrong Missy stars David Spade (Tim Morris), Lauren Lapkus (Missy), Geoff Pierson, Sarah Chalke, Molly Sims as Missy, Nick Swardson as Nate, Jackie Sandler, Chris Witaske as Rich, Roman Reigns

Synopsis: When Tim Morris meets his dream girl and their relationship quickly escalates through texts, he throws caution to the wind and invites her to his company’s corporate retreat on an island resort… However, when a past blind date from hell shows up at the airport for the weekend getaway instead, he learns too late that he’s been texting “The Wrong Missy”.

What On What’s Good initial thoughts of the movie

I am sure this comedy will deliver. David Spade’s (Warning Shot) wit can get anyone smiling. When you add-in Lauren Lapkus (Threedom) to the mix, it should be an enjoyable experience.

Directed by Tyler Spindel
Produced by Allen Covert (Producer in Father of the Year), Kevin Grady, Judit Maull, Adam Sandler (Producer of Murder Mystery)
Written by Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas
Music by Mateo Messina (Created Soundtrack to Juno)
Cinematography Theo van de Sande (Magic Camp)
Edited by Brian M. Robinson
Production companies Happy Madison Productions
Distributed by Netflix

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The Lovebirds #thelovebirds

The Lovebirds stars Kumail Nanjiani (Jibran), Issa Rae (Leilani), Anna Camp (Paul Sparks), Betsy Borrego (Reya), Kyle Bornheimer (Brett), Kelly Murtagh (Evonne) and Moses Storm (Steve)

Synopsis: A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

What On What’s Good initial thoughts of the movie

A murder mystery you say. I think it will be interesting to watch Issa Rae (Hair Love) & Kumail Nanjiani (Stuber) try to get themselves out of this one.

Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick)
Produced by Tom Lassally, Oliver Obst, Todd Schulman, Jordana Mollick
Screenplay by Aaron Abrams (Code 8), Brendan Gall
Story by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, Martin Gero
Music by Michael Andrews (Television Scores – Friends from College)
Cinematography Brian Burgoyne
Edited by Robert Nassau
Production companies Paramount Pictures, MRC, 3 Arts Entertainment, Quinn’s House
Distributed by Netflix

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Survive the Night

Survive the Night stars Bruce Willis (Frank), Chad Michael Murray (Rich), Shea Buckner (Jamie), Tyler Jon Olson (Matthias), Lydia Hull (Jan), Jessica Abrams (Rachel), Sara Lynn Holbrook (Woman in Store) and Jef Holbrook (Clerk)

Synopsis: Screen legend Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise) drives the action in this gripping home-invasion thriller. After his brother Mathias (Tyler Jon Olson) is mortally wounded in a robbery gone bad, Jamie (Shea Buckner) stalks trauma doctor Rich (Chad Michael Murray, “One Tree Hill“) from the hospital to his home. While holding Rich’s wife and daughter hostage, the unhinged murderer forces Rich to operate on Mathias. But in order for him and his family to survive the night, Rich must team up with his estranged tough-as-nails father, retired sheriff Frank (Willis), in order to gain the upper hand and turn the tables on the criminals.

What On What’s Good initial thoughts of the movie

Looking for action, Bruce Willis is here to save the day. In the last few movies, I noticed how well Willis elevates and promotes others in his movies. I am certainly looking forward to getting to know the other cast members in the film, Chad Michael Murray, Shea Buckner, Tyler Jon Olson, Lydia Hull, Jessica Abrams, Sara Lynn Holbrook, and Jef Holbrook.

Directed by Matt Eskandari (Trauma Center)
Produced by Randall Emmett (Trauma Center), George Furla, Shaun Sanghani, Mark Stewart (The Last Full Measure)
Written by Doug Wolfe
Music by Nima Fakhrara (Composer of Crypto)
Cinematography Bryan Koss
Edited by R.J. Cooper
Production company Grindstone Entertainment Group, Emmett Furla Oasis Films, SSS Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate

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Irresistible #Irresistible

Irresistible stars Steve Carell (Gary Zimmer), Rose Byrne (Faith Brewster), Chris Cooper (Marine Colonel Jack Hastings) Mackenzie Davis (Diana Hastings), Topher Grace (Jeff Farlander), Natasha Lyonne (Janet De Tessant), Will Sasso (Nick Farlander), C.J. Wilson (Lowell), Brent Sexton (Mayor Braun), Alan Aisenberg (Evan), Debra Messing (Babs Garnett), Christian Adam (Michael Garnett), Will McLaughlin (Captain Ortiz)

Synopsis: From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.

What On What’s Good initial thoughts of the movie

This should be quite amusing. With writer Jon Stewart directing traffic and comedians Steve Carell, Topher Grace, and Will Sasso on-board, I am sure this will be a must-see.

Directed by Jon Stewart (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
Produced by Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave), Jeremy Kleiner (12 Years a Slave), Jon Stewart, Lila Yacoub
Written by Jon Stewart
Music by Bryce Dessner (Soundtrack to Transpecos)
Cinematography Bobby Bukowski
Edited by Jay Rabinowitz (Editor of Boy Erased), Mike Selemon
Production company Plan B Entertainment, Busboy Productions
Distributed by Focus Features

“SCOOB!” #scoob

“SCOOB!” stars are Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo), Will Forte (Shaggy Rogers), Iain Armitage (young Shaggy Rogers), Mark Wahlberg (Blue Falcon), Jason Isaacs (Dick Dastardly), Gina Rodriguez (Velma Dinkley), Ariana Greenblatt (young Velma Dinkley), Zac Efron (Fred Jones), Pierce Gagnon (young Fred Jones), Amanda Seyfried (Daphne Blake), Mckenna Grace (young Daphne Blake), Kiersey Clemons (Dee Dee Sykes), Ken Jeong (Dynomutt the Dog Wonder), Tracy Morgan (Captain Caveman), Simon Cowell as Himself, Ira Glass as Himself, Don Messick as the Space Kook (from archival laugh

Synopsis: “SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma, and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

What On What’s Good initial thoughts of the movie

Scooby-Doo was originally broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1976. First off, I must say it’s always fun to see Scooby-Doo and the gang again. Let’s watch as they solve another great mystery and more than likely get involved with supernatural creatures.


Directed by Tony Cervone (Space Jam)
Produced by Pam Coats, Allison Abbate (Frankenweenie)
Screenplay by Adam Sztykiel (Rampage), Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott, Matt Lieberman
Story by Matt Lieberman, Eyal Podell (The Angry Birds Movie 2), Jonathon E. Stewart
Based on Scooby-Doo by Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, Characters by Hanna-Barbera Productions
Music by Tom Holkenborg (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Edited by Ryan Folsey, Vanara Taing
Production companies Warner Animation Group, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

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