PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 30, 2012 – HBO ushers in another round of ACTION NATION entertainment for the months of November and December this year! Starting November 18, you get to enjoy a power-packed line-up of seven exciting blockbusters every Sunday at 10pm on HBO / 9pm on HBO HD.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
After being denied a position in the U.S. military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to aid in war efforts, as well as defending America's ideals. Together with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter, Captain America leads the fight for freedom in this action-packed blockbuster by waging war against the evil organization, HYDRA, led by the villanous Red Skull. Starring Chris Evans, Samuel Jackson and Hugo Weaving, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will keep you at the edge of your seat.
COWBOYS AND ALIENS
The film is set in 1875 in a place called Absolution, where an injured loner, played by Daniel Craig, wakes up with a strange metal shackle on his wrist and no memory of how and why he is there. The town, under the control of a tyrannical leader called Colonel Dolarhyde, is unwelcoming towards foreigners. However, they become vulnerable when enemies decide to attack their town, and it’s up to the shunned stranger to defend their home. COWBOYS AND ALIENS also stars Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde.
Hal Jordan, a gifted and seemingly cocky test pilot with a haunted past, incidentally gets picked to assist a brotherhood of warriors who have been sworn to keep intergalactic order. Using a ring that grants him superpowers to defeat the enemy, Hal has to adapt to his new powers, muster the courage to overcome his fears, and bring about peace in the universe which Parallax, the villain, has disturbed. This film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard, and is guaranteed to bring lots of entertainment to your screens.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
This classic story, written by Alexandre Dumas, has now been remade into yet another exciting version of the tale. In this film, we follow the escapades of three elite warriors — Porthos, Athos and Aramis, who serve the King of France. After discovering an evil conspiracy to overthrow the King, the Musketeers come across a young, aspiring hero, D’Artagnan, and decide to take him under their wing. Together, the four embark on a dangerous mission to foil the plot that not only threatens the crown, but the future of Europe itself. This action-adventure stars Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman and Ray Stevenson.
December 16, 10pm
Nathan and his friend, Karen, find a website that features photographs of children who are either missing or have been suspected to be abducted. While browsing the pictures, they realise that Nathan is one of these children. What follows that harmless incident of Internet browsing is an extremely dangerous pursuit of Nathan’s life, where he finds himself being tracked down and attacked by various people he has never met. When everything appears to be going downhill and there is literally no one he can trust, Nathan’s therapist then reveals a silver lining by pointing him in the right direction towards his real father. ABDUCTION features up-and-coming stars Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins, along with Alfred Molina.
In this exciting blockbuster, we learn about Chris Farraday, a legendary smuggler who chose to leave his criminal past behind in order to develop a closer life and relationship with his wife and sons. However, when a ruthless drug kingpin threatens his family, Farraday has no other alternative but to summon his old skills and contacts for one last run to score millions of dollars. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Giovanni Ribisi, be prepared to be in suspense as you follow this nail-biting thriller!
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL
In this instalment of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, we see Ethan Hunt and his new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. However, an attempt by the team to stop him ends with a severe explosion damaging the Kremlin, and the IMF inevitably gets implicated. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai and then to Mumbai, but even then they might still be too late to stop an impending disaster! This spectacular action movie stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.
Get your dose of Hollywood action with the HBO ACTION NATION line-up happening this November and December on HBO / HBO HD! Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information and play times.
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