PVN Movie Channel 11: November 2013 Descriptions

Movie descriptions are reprinted from promotional materials provided by the film distribution companies and the Internet Movie Database.

The complete November 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

FURTHER OFF THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW
Starring various; directed by Katherine E. Sender.
Documentary, 2006, Not Rated, 61 min.
Takes a close look at sitcoms, reality shows, and premium cable programming as it explores how representations of GLBT characters have become more complex and varied in recent years. [imdb]

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
Starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn; directed by Stanley Kramer.
Drama, 1967, Not Rated, 108 min.
Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black. [imdb]

HITCHCOCK
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson; directed by Sacha Gervasi.
Biography, drama, 2012, PG-13, 98 min.
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. [imdb]

LIFE OF PI (2012)
Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain; directed by Ang Lee.
Action, 2012, PG, 127 min.
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. [imdb]

MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)
Starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo; directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Drama, 2001, PG-13, 127 min.
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. [imdb]

NOTHING BUT A MAN
Starring Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris; directed by Michael Roemer.
Drama, romance, 1964, Not Rated, 95 min.
A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America. [imdb]

ON GOLDEN POND
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda; directed by Mark Rydell.
Drama, 1981, PG, 109 min.
The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea -- whom they haven't seen for years -- feels she must be there for Norman's birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiance's son. When she returns Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last? [imdb]

SUM OF ALL FEARS
Starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain; directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
Action, drama, thriller, 2002, PG-13, 124 min.
CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore. Supporting Peter Decherney's ENGL 24/CINE 24/COMM 204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

TAKEN 2
Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace; directed by Oliver Megaton.
Action, crime, drama, 2012, PG-13, 92 min.
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. [imdb]

THE HEAT (2013)
Starring Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy; directed by Paul Feig.
Action, comedy, 2013, R, 117 min.
An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. [imdb]

THE INTERNSHIP (2013)
Starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne; directed by Shawn Levy.
Comedy, 2013, PG-13, 119 min.
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. [imdb]

THE RAINMAKER (1956)
Starring Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey; directed by Joseph Anthony.
Romance, 1956, Approved, 121 min.
Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker! [imdb]

WORLD WAR Z
Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz; directed by Marc Forster.
Action, adventure, horror, 2013, PG-13, 116 min.
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. New release! [imdb]
























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