Not to be missed hit movie franchises on HBO Movie HD this month

Beginning August 17, HBO and SKY will give the entire family the chance to bond over the most popular movie franchises—from big Hollywood studio productions to surprise indie hits.

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The movies that showed even villains have a heart is back. Follow the story of Gru, (Steve Carrell) a supervillain whose quest to become the greatest villain of all time is halted after finding three cute little girls to be a father to and a woman to marry.

Catch the movie and sequel “Despicable Me 3” beginning August 17.





Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) teaches kids lessons in humility, teamwork, and acceptance from the time he gives up the chance to win a race to helping friends stop a gang of sinister minds out to halt the use of alternative and environmentally-friendly fuel in the international Grand Prix race.

Kids get to enjoy “Cars” and “Cars 2” starting August 17.




If you’ve never had the chance to enjoy one of the world’s greatest sci-fi adventures and modern day epic series in its proper chronology, now is the time. The George Lucas franchise which began with Episode 4 in 1977, is on TV screens beginning with “The Phantom Menace,” followed by “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “The Force Awakens.”

The epic marathon begins August 18.



Everybody’s favorite singleton, “Bridget Jones” is on HBO this month. As viewers await a possible fourth installment, take a look back on the misadventures of the ever-relatable Londoner played by Renee Zellweger as she attempts take control of her life and find Mr. Right.

The trilogy consisting of “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason,” and “Bridget Jones’ Baby” charm its way back to your heart beginning August 19.



The trilogy that reinvented horror film making through its “found footage” style of storytelling, “The Blair Witch” trilogy is back to scare the living daylights out of the uninitiated with stories that stay with viewers long after the movies have rolled their end credits.

See what got the world fascinated in this truly haunting horror movie series beginning August 19.



The movies that marked the return of the slasher films, albeit with a satirical edge, are back to put you on the edge of your seats – and have you laughing. Follow Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) as she dodges the blades of Ghostface, the psychopath who has been out to kill her since the beginning.

The horror begins on August 24.



Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) determined and highly skilled gang of thieves pull off consecutive heists in this star-studded and widely-received trilogy directed by Steven Soderbergh. Relive the excitement as each character show off their talent in executing the perfect and most elaborate heists on screen.

Watch the movies that also stared Brad Pitt and Matt Damon along with talented ensemble casts in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” and “Ocean’s Thirteen” beginning August 26.



SKYcable subscribers can catch these movie franchises and more on HBO on Ch. 402 SD | 710 HD. SKYdirect subscribers can watch on Ch. 22. Don’t miss the two weekends of pure, movie excitement by subscribing to HBO GO, exclusively on SKY, for anytime, anywhere viewing. Visit for more details.

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