HBO ANNOUNCES ITS FEBRUARY MOVIE LINEUP PREMIERES IN THE CARIBBEAN
- Moneyball (Columbia Pictures) – Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is the general manager of Oakland Athletics, a baseball franchise that is about to lose their three star players to free agency. Because the team is in a difficult financial situation, Beane realizes he needs to radically change how he evaluates candidates for the team. After meeting Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an executive assistant from another team with a degree in economics, Beane realizes he has found the man who knows how to subvert the system of assessing players that has been in force for nearly a century. However, when the duo begins recruiting players that seem too old, injured, or inept to play in the Big Leagues, they face stiff resistance from both veteran recruiters and team manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who refuses to allow non-traditional ways of recruiting players. Directed by: Bennett Miller.
- Happy Feet Two (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and meets The Mighty Sven – a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all sorts of fabulous creatures to set things right. Directed by: George Miller.
- John Carter (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) – Based on the book A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to the planet Barsoom (Mars) where he becomes reluctantly involved in a conflict of epic proportions among the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the fascinating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins).
- Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (Lionsgate) – But Wesley is shaken out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a single mother who works with the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that’s expected of him for the life he’s always really wanted. Directed by: Tyler Perry.