PVN Movie Channel 22: December 2012 Descriptions

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

The complete December 2012 Movie Channel schedule is available.

21 JUMP STREET
Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube; directed by Phil Lord, Chris Miller.
Comedy, 2012, R, 109 min.
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. [imdb]

A THOUSAND WORDS
Starring Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington; directed by Brian Robbins.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 91 min.
After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak. [imdb]

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Starring voices of James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy; directed by Sarah Smith, Barry Cook.
Comedy, 2011, PG, 97 min.
On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission. [imdb]

GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
Starring Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba; directed by Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor.
Action, 2011, PG-13, 95 min.
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form. [imdb]

I WISH (SUBTITLED)
Starring Koki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda and Ryôga Hayashi; directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.
Drama, 2011, PG, 128 min.
12-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed. New release! [imdb]

LAWLESS
Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce; directed by John Hillcoat.
Crime, 2012, R, 116 min.
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. New release! [imdb]

MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Starring Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon; directed by Marc Forster.
Biography, 2011, R, 129 min.
Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers. [imdb]

MADAGASCAR 3
Starring voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock; directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath.
Adventure, 2012, PG, 93 min.
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. New release! [imdb]

MEN IN BLACK 3
Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin; directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Sci-Fi, 2012, PG-13, 106 min.
Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. New release! [imdb]

PARANORMAN
Starring voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell.
Adventure, 2012, PG, 92 min.
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. New release! [imdb]

SCROOGED
Starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen; directed by Richard Donner.
Comedy, 1988, PG-13, 101 min.
A selfish television executive is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, bearing lessons. [imdb]

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS
Starring James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman and Gunnar Bjerk; directed by Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern.
Documentary, 2012, Not Rated, 108 min.
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy.New release! [imdb]

STEP UP REVOLUTION
Starring Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Cleopatra Coleman; directed by Scott Speer.
Romance, 2012, PG-13, 99 min.
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans. New release! [imdb]

THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans; directed by Marc Webb.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 136 min.
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. New release! [imdb]

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison; directed by Drew Goddard.
Horror, 2011, R, 95 min.
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. [imdb]

THE CAMPAIGN
Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis; directed by Jay Roach.
Comedy, 2012, R, 85 min.
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. New release! [imdb]

THE DICTATOR
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley; directed by Larry Charles.
Comedy, 2012, R, 83 min.
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. [imdb]

THE HUNGER GAMES
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; directed by Gary Ross.
Sci-Fi, 2012, PG-13, 142 min.
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match. [imdb]

THE HUNTER
Starring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Morgana Davies; directed by Daniel Nettheim.
Adventure, 2011, R, 102 min.
Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. New release! [imdb]

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart; directed by George Cukor.
Comedy, 1940, G, 112 min.
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Supporting Dr. Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar [imdb]

THE POLAR EXPRESS
Starring voices of Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola and Michael Jeter; directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Family, 2004, PG, 100 min.
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. [imdb]

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES
Starring Virginia Nebab, David Siegel and Jaqueline Siegel; directed by Lauren Greenfield.
Documentary, 2012, PG, 100 min.
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. New release! [imdb]

TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION
Starring Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy and Denise Richards; directed by Tyler Perry.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 114 min.
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home. New release! [imdb]
























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