When it comes to movie channels, there’s no name more famous than Home Box Office, doing exactly what its name implies, bringing the movie theater home. As the reigning heavyweight in terms of premium cable networks in the United States, no competitor exceeds its total subscriptions, HBO can be found in countless houses and hotels, or perhaps more importantly in the winter months, indoors. When running out to the theater or even video store is an inconvenience, sometimes it’s best to curl up on the couch and watch a movie of your choosing. If you find yourself in an HBO home in the near future, here are our top picks for On-Demand movies currently playing:
1. Valentine’s Day – If you’d like to watch Valentine’s Day in the days leading up to the actual Valentine’s Day (February 14th) make haste, as the movie expires from On Demand on February 13th. With an all-star cast featuring Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Topher Grace, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey and more, yes more, this hilarious love-fest explores the holiday through the perspectives of varying relationships providing unforgettable laughs and valuable insights.
2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – After moving up in the world since landing the night watchman job at the Museum of Natural History, Ben Stiller’s reprises the role of Larry Daley, as he reunites with old friends across history, and makes a few new ones, as he attempts to stop their shipment to the Smithsonian where without the magical Golden Tablet they will be nothing more than lifeless relics.
3. Clash of the Titans – In this remake of the 1981 classic, Sam Worthington stars as Perseus, demagogue son of Zeus, who must realize his fate to stop Hades, lord of the Underworld, from conquering Earth and the heavens atop Mount Olympus.
*Satellite tv users can find HBO On Demand at more information here Channel 1501 (as of December 20, 2010), while cable users can check local listings or contact their service provider.