Six great telly reasons to stay home

SINGAPORE - Bolder, faster and stronger characters star in a line-up of blockbuster movies this month and the next that will keep you home for the holidays.

Every Sunday at 10pm on HBO (StarHub Ch 601)/9pm HBO HD (StarHub Ch 655), you can enjoy action-packed movies from the comfort of your home.

Cowboys and Aliens

Be sure not to miss Bond star Daniel Craig and Star Wars' Harrison Ford as they battle aliens from space in Cowboys And Aliens on Sunday.

House's Dr Thirteen, the lovely Olivia Wilde, is the female co-star spicing up the excitement.

Green Lantern

For lovers of sci-fi movies, Green Lantern, which is showing on Dec 2, will keep you glued to the tube.

Peace in the universe is disrupted and Hal Jordan has to band together with a brotherhood of warriors to fight the enemy, Parallax, using his newfound superpowers.

There's non-stop action and mounting excitement with stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/The Green Lantern, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard.

The Three Musketeers

More action-adventure awaits you come Dec 9, with the classic tale of good triumphing over evil in The Three Musketeers.

Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman and Ray Stevenson star in this thriller about the trio of elite warriors who, together with aspiring young hero D'Artagnan, embark on a dangerous mission to avert an evil conspiracy to overthrow the King of France.


Thrill to the suspense on Dec 16 as you sink into your comfy couch to watch Abduction. A harmless Internet-browsing incident becomes a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse as Nathan gets tracked down and attacked by various people he has never met.

Starring Alfred Molina and Twilight star Taylor Lautner as Nathan, the movie is directed by John Singleton.


In Contraband, Mark Wahlberg's Faraday character wants to leave his criminal past behind and lead a normal family life with his wife and sons.

But all that is changed when a ruthless drug kingpin threatens his family.

Don't miss this nail-biting thriller on Dec 23. Also stars Kate Beckinsale and Giovanni Ribisi.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

For Tom Cruise fans, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is showing on Dec 30. This action-packed and explosive movie will have you pumped up by its thrills and spills.

Cruise's Ethan Hunt character has to hunt down a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States.

Don't miss some of the most spectacular sequences ever shot.

Six not-to-be-missed Hollywood blockbusters every Sunday, starting from this month, are reason enough to stay home.

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