These new upcoming movies are being prepared for release in May 2011 in the United States, United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Canada and India.
"Sneak previews" for some of these upcoming films are provided by the movie companies.
Read details of the development, production and filming provided by the filmmakers and producers.
Photo clips, video clips and links to the Official movie web sites are posted as they become available. SInce these movie production notes are provided by the film companies to promote their upcoming new releases, the content is copyright of the respective sources and cannot be republished or distributed without permission from the production company source.
May 6, 2011
Something Borrowed is a film that is mildly entertaining, extremely forgettable and unable to make up its mind if it's a buddy movie or a romantic comedy. The finale, in particular, suffers from this genre dithering but, nevertheless, it might still be one to watch when it reaches DVD land but driving to the theater, no matter how close it happens to be, is a definite no-no. Opens in Thailand - 5 May 2011. Estonia - 6 May 2011. UK - 6 May 2011. USA - 6 May 2011. Czech Republic - 12 May 2011. Greece - 12 May 2011. Singapore - 12 May 2011 and in Poland - 27 May 2011.
Passion Play When a member of the press told Mickey Rourke, the star of Passion Play, that his latest movie was getting a limited release, Rourke's response was "That's because it's not very good" , which is a pretty accurate description. It's vague, it's silly, and it's really not very good at all. DVD and Blu-ray - 31st May
May 13, 2011
Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig (from Saturday Night Live!) who leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph- also from SNL), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Universal. R/125 minutes. Also opens in Canada on May 13, 2011.
Everything Must Go stars Nick Porter (Will Ferrell) as a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line or more properly, on the lawn reluctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival. Roadside Attractions. R/96 min.
May 20, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides stars Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) who finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Disney. Rating to be determined.
May 26, 2011
THE HANGOVER PART 11 is actually a remake of The Hangover we just saw, and watching this so soon after the first is a bit like spending the evening with an ageing aunt who's suffering from dementia. After the first 10 minutes you start to feel like you're being punished for something you know you didn't do. Read the Joint Synopsis for The Hangover and The Hangover Part II
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International movie releases
The Eagle. In 2nd-Century Britain, two men master and slave venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism…The Roman epic adventure “The Eagle” is based on the classic novel. Rome's 5,000-strong Ninth Legion army march to Caledonia (today's Scotland), under the command of Flavius Aquila, bearing the golden Eagle of the Ninth, their company emblem. All 5,000 men disappear without trace. Focus Picutrres. Rated PG-13.
The Roommate - A Psychological Shoot Out. Sara (Minka Kelly) is a freshman at a Los Angeles college and is allocated a room with Rebecca (Leighton Meester). Sara quickly makes new friends but Rebecca remains aloof to everyone apart from Sara. The friendship of the two develops until Rebecca's behavior begins to make Sara uncomfortable and she realizes Rebecca isn't the person she originally thought. Opens in Netherlands: 5 May 2011.
Hall Pass, a comedy from Warner Bros. Rick (Owen Wilson) is married to Magee (Jenna Fischer) and they have three children. Their closest friends are Fred (Jason Sudeikis) and his wife Grace (Christina Applegate).
Magee overhears Rick and Fred fantasize about who they'd like to have an affair with and decides this is something she should discuss with Grace. Dr Lucy (Joy Behar) is present during their conversation and suggests they give their husbands a 7-day Hall Pass, which means they can have a week off from their marriage.