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HBO to show action, comedy, thrillers and children's films this September

MUMBAI: Hollywood movie channel, HBO, will telecast a series of action, comedy, drama and thriller flicks in September. The channel has also lined up a number of children's blockbusters on Sundays, to target the young viewers.

Angelina Jolie's 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' to be telecast on HBO this month

The month's best movies includes Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Fast and the Furious, Three Kings and Space Cowboys.

The video game adventure Tomb Raider, directed by Simon West and starring Angelina Jolie, will air on 20 September. Tomb Raider has a energetic techno soundtrack and will appeal to video game addicts and action movie fans.

As for the other movies, The Fast And The Furious stars Vin Diesel, Three Kings stars George Clooney and Space Cowboys stars Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones and Clint Eastwood.

HBO, which is the official TV channel for the sequel, Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life, recently launched a special contest in India, timed with the movie's premi?re here. The contest started 26 August and prizes included an all-expenses-paid trip to Thailand and other exclusive HBO collectables.

The channel's 'HBO Kids Blockbuster Sunday' will begin from 7 September. Movies including Babe: Pig In The City, Batman, Big Fat Liar and Problem Child 3 will be shown in this package.

Other movies scheduled for the month are Jean-Claude Van Damme's Nowhere To Run, Sylvester Stallone's The Specialist, Sean Connery's The Hunt For Red October and Tom Cruise's Risky Business on Sundays.

Every Friday at 9: 00 pm the channel will telecast movies like Agents, Mission: Impossible 2, Executive Decision, True Lies, and the spy thriller The Fourth Protocol.

On 23 September, HBO will air 'HBO Emmy Winners Extravaganza' at 5:00 pm. The channel will have a 12-hour back-to-back telecast of its best movies on this day. Films like Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, RKO 281, Conspiracy and 61* will be shown. These will be followed by four special episodes of the Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced HBO Original Mini Series Band Of Brothers.

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