HBO ANNOUNCES ITS MAY 2012 MOVIE LINEUP FOR THE CARIBBEAN
Game Change (HBO Films) – Based on the bestselling book “Game Change,” by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the film offers a searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain’s (Ed Harris) 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. The film also stars Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, McCain’s senior campaign strategist. Directed by: Jay Roach.
- Hall Pass (New Line Cinema) – Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends, as are their wives, Maggie (Jenna Fischer) and Grace (Christina Applegate). Both men are unhappy with their sex lives and miss the old days of being single. Realizing this, their wives decide to give them a “Hall Pass” – a week off from marriage, allowing them to do anything they please. But the guys take it slow, and before they know it, their week is almost up. What they don’t realize is that, at the same time,their wives are also making a few connections of their own. Directed by: Bobby and Peter Farrelly.
- Sucker Punch (Warner Bros. Pictures) – A young girl named Babydoll (Emily Browning) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather (Gerard Plunkett). In five days’ time, she is scheduled to undergo a lobotomy. Faced with insurmountable odds, Babydoll retreats to a fantastical, imaginary world in which she and four other female inmates at the asylum plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Babydoll and her four companions, alongside a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it’s too late. Directed by: Zack Snyder.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Walt Disney Pictures) – After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), in London, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is brought before King George II (Richard Griffiths), who wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before the Spanish locate it. Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), but he’s not sure if it’s love or if she’s a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain. When she forces him aboard Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of a formidable pirate named Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure – one in which he is unsure as to whom to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Directed by: Rob Marshall.