PVN Movie Channel 22: April 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete April 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

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Starring Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins; directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Drama, 2011, R, 110 min.
A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships. [imdb]

A DARK TRUTH
Starring Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger; directed by Damian Lee.
Action, 2012, R, 106 min.
A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village. New release! [imdb]

A ROYAL AFFAIR (ST)
Starring Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard; directed by Nikolaj Arcel.
Drama, 2012, R, 137 min.
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. PVN looks back at this year's Academy Awards. New release! [imdb]

ANNA KARENINA (2012)
Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson; directed by Joe Wright.
Drama, 2012, R, 129 min.
Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. PVN looks back at this year's Academy Awards. New release! [imdb]

BIUTIFUL (ST)
Starring Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez; directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Drama, 2010, R, 148 min.
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. [imdb]

COMPANY OF HEROES
Starring Tom Sizemore, Alastair Mackenzie, Chad Michael Collins; directed by Don Michael Paul.
Action, 2013, R, 101 min.
American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect. New release! [imdb]

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson; directed by Roman Polanski.
Thriller, 1994, R, 103 min.
A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government. Supporting Dr. Hoffner's HIST 174. [imdb]

DO THE RIGHT THING
Starring Danny Aiello, Spike Lee; directed by Spike Lee.
Drama, 1989, R, 120 min.
It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can…. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

FUN SIZE
Starring Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler; directed by Josh Schwartz.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 86 min.
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing. New release! [imdb]

HOWL
Starring James Franco, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Hamm; directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
Drama, 2010, R, 84 min.
As Alan Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized. Supporting Dr. Price's ENGL263: The Beat Generation. [imdb]

KILLING THEM SOFTLY
Starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins; directed by Andrew Dominik.
Thriller, 2012, R, 97 min.
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. New release! [imdb]

LES MISERABLES (2012)
Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway; directed by Tom Hooper.
Musical, 2012, PG-13, 158 min.
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. PVN looks back at this year's Academy Awards. New release! [imdb]

MATEWAN
Starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell; directed by John Sayles.
Drama, 1987, PG-13, 135 min.
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

NOBODY WALKS
Starring John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt; directed by Ry Russo-Young.
Drama, 2012, R, 83 min.
A Silver Lake family's relaxed dynamic is tested after they take in a young artist so she can complete her art film. New release! [imdb]

PLAYING FOR KEEPS (2012)
Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid; directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 105 min.
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. New release! [imdb]

RED DAWN (2012)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson; directed by Dan Bradley.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 93 min.
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers New release! [imdb]

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
Starring voices of Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher; directed by Peter Ramsey.
Family, 2012, PG, 97 min.
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. New release! [imdb]

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney; directed by John Badham.
Drama, 1977, R, 118 min.
A Brooklyn youth feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
Starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell; directed by Martin McDonagh.
Comedy, 2012, R, 110 min.
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. New release! [imdb]

SKYFALL
Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris; directed by Sam Mendes.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 143 min.
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. PVN looks back at this year's Academy Awards. New release! [imdb]

SPIDERS
Starring William Hope, Shelly Varod, Brian Hankey; directed by Tibor Takács.
Sci-Fi, 2013, PG-13, 89 min.
After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city. New release! [imdb]

THE FIRST TIME
Starring Dylan O'Brien, Britt Robertson, Victoria Justice; directed by Jon Kasdan.
Romance, 2012, PG-13, 95 min.
A romantic comedy centered on two high schoolers: Dave, who, until now, has pined for a girl he can't have, and Aubrey, a creative type who's dating a guy who doesn't quite understand her. New release! [imdb]

THE INTOUCHABLES (ST)
Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny; directed by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano.
Biography, 2011, R, 112 min.
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. New release! [imdb]

THE OTHER SON (ST)
Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk; directed by Lorraine Levy.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 105 min.
Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. New release! [imdb]

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2
Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner; directed by Bill Condon.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 115 min.
After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi. New release! [imdb]

THIS IS 40
Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow; directed by Judd Apatow.
Comedy, 2012, R, 134 min.
A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up. New release! [imdb]
























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