HBO PRESENTS ITS JULY 2012 MOVIE LINEUP: Double Header from Owen Wilson

  • Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) – Gil Bender (Owen Wilson), a successful but creatively unfulfilled Hollywood screenwriter, is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his fiancée (Rachel McAdams) and their divergent goals while they vacation in Paris. The visit intensifies when Gil suddenly finds himself traveling back in time to 1920s Paris, every night at midnight. Directed by: Woody Allen.
  • Cars 2 (Walt Disney Pictures) – Four-time Piston Cup champion racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his pal Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. Nevertheless, the journey to the championship gets rocky when Mater is caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Directed by: John Lasseter and Brad Lewis.

Owen Wilson’s characters visit intensifies in “Midnight In Paris” when (Gil) suddenly finds himself traveling back in time to 1920s Paris, every night at midnight.

  • The Smurfs (Columbia Pictures)– When the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble straight from their magical world into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Directed by: Raja Gosnell.
  • Lottery Ticket (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man from the projects, scores the jackpot in the lottery and vows to protect his ticket over the course of a holiday weekend. After realizing he has just won 370 million dollars, he worries his neighbors will all come knocking the moment word of his massive windfall gets out. And he is absolutely right! Before long, everyone in the neighborhood is after him. Unfortunately for Kevin and his grandma, the lottery-claims office does not open until Monday, and over the next 72 hours there are more than a million ways that the winning ticket could fall into the wrong hands. Directed by: Erik White.

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