PHILIPPINES, MAY 30, 2011 – Missed the adrenaline rush from last year’s HBO ACTION NATION movies? Fear not! From June 19 to July 17 on HBO / HBO HD, HBO ACTION NATION returns, bringing you the Asian television premiere of five high-energy, action-packed Hollywood blockbusters every Sunday at 9pm!
June 19, 9pm: THE KARATE KID (2010): A remake of the 1984 film of the same name, THE KARATE KID (2010) tells the story of a single mother who was forced to move to China with her young son due to work pressures. In their new home, the young bullied boy embraces karate as a form of self-defense; and learns to stand up for himself with the help of a martial arts mentor. THE KARATE KID (2010) stars all-time favorite action star Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.
June 26, 9pm: CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010): In this spectacular retelling of the classic myth, Greek hero Perseus, the mortal son of the Olympian god Zeus, is helpless to save his family from the clutches of Hades. With nothing left to lose, he volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. With a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will triumph only if he can accept his power as a god, deft his fate and create his own destiny. CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010) stars Sam Worthington as Perseus, and Oscar® nominees Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson as Hades and Zeus.
July 3, 9pm: THE LOSERS: An elite U.S. Special Forces unit is sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search-and-destroy mission. But the team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar – soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross, instigated from the inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making good use of the fact that they’re now presumed dead and joined by a mysterious operative with her own agenda, the group, now known as The Losers, goes deep undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max. An explosive tale based on a comic book series, THE LOSERS stars Chris Evans, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba.
July 10, 9pm: SALT: Beautiful and trusted CIA officer Evelyn Salt becomes the target of an agency manhunt when she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy sent to assassinate the U.S. President! On the run, she must use all her skills and experience as a covert operative to protect her family and find the real traitor before the agency can annihilate her and any proof of her existence. Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie stars in this action-packed thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
July 17, 9pm: IRON MAN 2: In this highly-anticipated sequel, billionaire inventor Tony Stark seeks to underscore the benefits of the Iron Man suit by re-launching his late father’s extravagant Stark Expo, a showcase for the humanitarian innovations inspired by its own technology. As the U.S. government insists on Tony turning over the revolutionary weapon to the military, a mysterious figure from the Stark family’s past, Ivan Vanko, sets out to destroy Tony by revealing his own devastating weapon based on Stark’s technology. Overwhelmed on all fronts, Tony must call on both old and new allies to help him confront the gathering forces that threaten to destroy him and all of mankind. Golden Globe® winner Robert Downey Jr. and Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow return as Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, joined by Academy Award® nominee Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson.
Get the best of Hollywood action with the new HBO ACTION NATION line-up that’s bolder than before, faster than expected and stronger than ever imagined – every Sunday at 9pm from June 19 to July 17 2011, only on HBO / HBO HD! Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information and play times.
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