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HBO plans multi-genre movie showcase for June

May 31, 2008

HBO will introduce a list of multi-genre movies for its viewers in the month of June. The list includes 30 Hollywood movies.

The different slots that HBO will present are ‘Summer of 60 Nights’, ‘Blockbuster of the month’, ‘HBO See It First’, ‘HBO Sunday Super Hits’, ‘Daddy in Control’, ‘Entrapment’ and ‘HBO Friday Blockbusters’.

HBO will showcase Hollywood blockbusters across genres every late night in ‘Summer of 60 Nights’. HBO’s ‘Blockbuster of the month’ which will feature comedy movies will begin with Mr. Bean’s Holiday starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean.


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The month’s premiere line will be programmed through ‘HBO See It First’ on every Saturday. The premiere special will include movies like Blood Diamond starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou and Michael Sheen; Adam Sandler and Liv Tyler starrer Reign Over Me; the animated film Over the Hedge which features the voices of Bruce Willis and Garry Shandling; and Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.

The programming list will also include ‘HBO Sunday Super Hits’ which will showcase Hollywood hits every Sunday night. The hits’ list will include Blankman starring Damon Wayans and Mars Attacks starring Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Pierce Brosnan. Tom Hanks and Sally Field starrer Forrest Gump and followed by action adventure Zathura: A Space Adventure starring Tim Robbins. A romantic film, My Best Friend’s Wedding starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett and Dermot Mulroney will complete the entourage.

HBO this year will also dedicate a time slot especially for fathers called ‘Daddy in Control’. The special time slot will feature films on Sunday and will include RV, Firewall, Look Who’s Talking Too and Analyze This.

And in ‘Entrapment’ HBO will showcase four action flicks every Thursaday. Entrapment will feature Snakes on a Plane followed by The Perfect Storm, Poseidon and The Hunt for Red October.

Moreover HBO will be showcasing a series of famous Hollywood blockbusters on ‘HBO Friday Blockbusters’. The line up will feature the musical animation Happy Feet featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, followed by the action adventure thriller Mission Impossible III starring Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Ghost Rider starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes.

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Dance to the tune of the musical animation blockbuster – Happy Feet only on HBO

May 27, 2008

This May get ready to witness the premiere of the Academy Award® winning animation blockbuster – Happy Feet featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman only on HBO.

In this toe tapping animated adventure, Mumble, the Emperor penguin has a big problem. He does not possess the ability to sing like other penguins. Instead, he can tap dance. Blamed for the poor fishing season and cast out by his community, Mumble meets new friends who accept him with open arms. With his newfound friends, Mumble goes in search of the true cause of the famine.

Character Descriptions:

In this comedy – drama musical film, Grammy Award-winning American actor and comedian, Robin Williams lends his voice to Ramon, the unofficial leader of the amigos who is distinguished by his orange crest and stout stature. Ramón demonstrates exemplary machismo, thinking highly of himself and his relationship with females, even when in truth, he has never had one.

Nicole Kidman is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American actress. In Happy Feet, Norma Jean, voiced by Nicole Kidman, is Mumble’s mother. A caricature of Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean not only carries Monroe’s original birth name, but also speaks in a wispy voice and bears a dark patch of feathers on her chest similar to Monroe’s facial beauty mark.

Hugh Jackman is an Australian film, television and stage actor, known mostly for his roles in several major Hollywood films. Memphis, voiced by Hugh Jackman, is Mumble’s father. He is a caricature of Elvis Presley in his speech, mannerisms, and personal Heartsong, which is “Heartbreak Hotel”.

HBO lines up exclusive premieres for May

May 5, 2008

HBO has lined up premieres of some of the latest movies this May. The channel has also brought 60 of the biggest star-studded favorite blockbusters across genres through May and June, every night.

HBO’s Blockbuster of the month is Happy Feet, an Academy Award nominated animation blockbuster featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

The star attractions include suspense thriller The Prestige starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Piper Perabo on 3 May followed by Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi and Gary Dourdan starrer Perfect Stranger on 24 May.

Action and adventure rise high with Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Danny Glover and Kate Mara on 17 May and Blood Diamond starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou and Michael Sheen on 31 May. Catch the drama flick Dreamgirls starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover on 10 May on HBO See It First.