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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, HBO Hits, 8 pm
Cast: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist

Detective Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his new team are on a mission to hunt down notorious terrorist Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist). He has gained access to a nuclear centre in Russia and plans an attack on America. They have to do this with no help or back up because the President has invoked the Ghost Protocol that disavows the IMF. The scene where detective Ethan Hunt scales the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was done by Tom Cruise himself  without a body double.

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Dan in Real Life (Comedy), Romedy Now, 9 pm
Cast: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche

This is the story of a single father, Dan (Steve Carell), who has dedicated his life to his three daughters. While on a family vacation with his brother Mitch (Dane Cook), he meets a woman, Marie (Juliette Binoche), and falls for her. He later finds out that she is actually dating his brother. The movie is largely based on co-writer, Pierce Gardner’s, real life experiences.

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Total Recall (Adventure, Sci fi), Sony Pix, 12 pm
Cast: Colin Farell, Kate Beckinsale

In the near future, the earth becomes nearly inhabitable—except for two territories: the United Federation of Britain or UFB, and the Colony. The UFB is trying to make the Colony a part of them. Douglas Quaid (Colin Farell) and Lori (Kate Beckinsale) are caught in the middle, after Quaid realises that his current life is actually fabricated, based on memories implanted in his brain. The movie is loosely based on a short story by Philip K Dick called We can remember it for you wholesale.

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The Hunger Games (Adventure), HBO Defined, 3.30 pm
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Wes Bentley

In the fictional nation of Panem, there are 12 districts and the Capitol. Every year, two youngsters from each district take part in a televised reality show, The Hunger Games. This includes Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). They are pitted
against bigger and better trained contestants. Will they survive? While horsing around on the set, Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head.

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