New movie releases for the weekend of May 15

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

New in theaters:

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

My most anticipated movie of the summer, this one screened too late for inclusion in our print edition, but look for an online review — and if the other early reviews are any indication, it will be a rave.

“I Am Big Bird”

A warm and interesting documentary about Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” for over 40 years. (3 stars, Gateway Film Center)

Czech That Film Festival

The Gateway is playing host to a mini-festival of films from the Czech Republic this week, featuring “Fair Play,” “To See the Sea,” “Krasno,” “Clownwise” and “Icing.”

Limited screenings:

“We Are Still Here”

The Gateway’s Nightmares on High Street series brings the world premiere of this old-school horror flick featuring scream queen Barbara Crampton (“Re-Animator”).