PVN Movie Channel 22: February 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete February 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

A HOLE IN THE HEAD
Starring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson and Eleanor Parker; directed by Frank Capra.
Comedy, 1959, Approved, 120 min.
An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

BOBBY
Starring Dave Fraunces, Anthony Hopkins; directed by Emilio Estevez.
Drama, 2006, R, 120 min.
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same. [imdb]

BUCK PRIVATES (1941)
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Lee Bowman; directed by Arthur Lubin.
Comedy, 1941, Approved, 84 min.
Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in boot camp. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than the cop who was all set to run them off to the hoosegow in the first place! Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

CASABLANCA
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman; directed by Michael Curtiz.
Romance, 1942, PG, 102 min.
A callous nightclub owner has his world turned upside-down when his lost love returns. [imdb]

COMPLIANCE (2012)
Starring Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker and Pat Healy; directed by Craig Zobel.
Crime, 2012, R, 90 min.
When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events. New release! [imdb]

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Deborah Kerr; directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Drama, 1953, Not Rated, 118 min.
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

HIT AND RUN
Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper; directed by David Palmer, Dax Shepard.
Action, 2012, R, 100 min.
Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road. New release! [imdb]

HITCH
Starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes; directed by Andy Tennant.
Comedy, 2005, PG-13, 118 min.
While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten. [imdb]

HOTEL RWANDA
Starring Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte; directed by Terry George.
Drama, 2004, R, 121 min.
Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. [imdb]

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot; directed by Mark Tonderai.
Horror, 2012, PG-13, 101 min.
A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over. New release! [imdb]

KID GALAHAD (1936)
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart; directed by Michael Curtiz.
Drama, 1937, TV-G, 102 min.
Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

KISS ME, STUPID
Starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak and Ray Walston; directed by Billy Wilder.
Comedy, 1964, PG-13, 124 min.
Jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

LITTLE BIRDS
Starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker and Leslie Mann; directed by Elgin James.
Drama, 2011, R, 94 min.
Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles. [imdb]

LITTLE CAESAR
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Drama, 1931, NR, 79 min.
Rico joins Sam Ventori's gang. He replaces Sam as leader, pushes rival gang leader Arnie Lorch out of town, then goes after the job of next-higher-up Pete Montana. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

LOOPER
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt; directed by Rian Johnson.
Sci-Fi, 2012, R, 119 min.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self. New release! [imdb]

NO RESERVATIONS
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart; directed by Scott Hicks.
Comedy, 2007, PG, 104 min.
The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. [imdb]

P.S. I LOVE YOU
Starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow; directed by Richard LaGravenese.
Romance, 2007, PG-13, 126 min.
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. [imdb]

PITCH PERFECT
Starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson; directed by Jason Moore.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 112 min.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. New release! [imdb]

PREMIUM RUSH
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez; directed by David Koepp.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 91 min.
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. New release! [imdb]

PRIDE
Starring Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac; directed by Sunu Gonera.
Drama, 2007, PG, 104 min.
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. [imdb]

RECOUNT
Starring Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban; directed by Jay Roach.
Drama, 2008, TV-MA, 116 min.
A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida. [imdb]

SCARFACE (1933)
Starring Paul Muni, Anne Dvorak, Karen Morley; directed by Howard Hawks.
Drama, 1932, PG, 93 min.
The violent rise and fall of a 1930s Chicago crime boss, basedon the life of notorious gangster Al Capone. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (ST)
Starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace; directed by Daniel Alfredson.
Crime, 2009, R, 129 min.
As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. Supporting Dr. Hannabach's GSWS 322: Queer and Feminist Film. [imdb]

THE NOTEBOOK
Starring Gena Rowlands, James Garner and Rachel McAdams; directed by Nick Cassavetes.
Romance, 2004, PG-13, 123 min.
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. [imdb]

THE POSSESSION
Starring Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick; directed by Ole Bornedal.
Horror, 2012, PG-13, 92 min.
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. New release! [imdb]

THE WEDDING DATE
Starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney; directed by Clare Kilner.
Romance, 2005, PG-13, 90 min.
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing. [imdb]

THE WORDS
Starring Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde; directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 97 min.
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. New release! [imdb]

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Starring Gregory Peck, John Megna; directed by Robert Mulligan.
Drama, 1962, PG, 129 min.
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his children against prejudice. [imdb]

TOTAL RECALL (2012)
Starring Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine and Bryan Cranston; directed by Len Wiseman.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 118 min.
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. New release! [imdb]
























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