PVN Movie Channel 22: January 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete January 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

4 LITTLE GIRLS
Starring various; directed by Spike Lee.
Documentary, 1997, NR, 102 min.
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement. [imdb]

A TIME TO KILL
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Joel Schumacher.
Drama, 1996, R, 149 min.
A lawyer and his assistant fight to save a father on trial for murder. [imdb]

ARBITRAGE
Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling; directed by Nicholas Jarecki.
Drama, 2012, R, 107 min.
A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. [imdb]

BOUND
Starring Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon; directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski.
Drama, 1996, R, 109 min.
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser. Supporting Dr. Hannabach's GSWS 322: Queer and Feminist Film. [imdb]

BOYCOTT
Starring Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Dashon Howard; directed by Clark Johnson.
Not Rated, 2001, Not Rated, 118 min.
When Rosa Parks decided to take a seat on a public bus, she inspired people all over the nation to take a stand against racism. This docu-drama that includes actual Civil Rights footage from the 1950s chronicles the Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [imdb]

FACING THE GIANTS
Starring James Blackwell, Steve Williams; directed by Alex Kendrick.
Drama, 2006, PG, 111 min.
A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results. [imdb]

FARGO
Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi; directed by Joel Coen.
Drama, 1996, R, 97 min.
A soft-spoken car salesman arranges for his wife to be kidnapped with the idea of keeping most of the ransom provided by her wealthy father. [imdb]

GILDA
Starring Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford and George Macready; directed by Charles Vidor.
Drama, 1946, Not Rated, 110 min.
The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other. Supporting Dr. Hannabach's GSWS 322: Queer and Feminist Film. [imdb]

HOPE SPRINGS (2012)
Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell; directed by David Frankel.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 100 min.
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. New release! [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]

ROPE
Starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Drama, 1948, PG, 80 min.
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. Supporting Dr. Hannabach's GSWS 322: Queer and Feminist Film. [imdb]

SPARKLE (2012)
Starring Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Whitney Houston; directed by Salim Akil.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 116 min.
Set in the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. New release! [imdb]

TED
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane; directed by Seth MacFarlane.
Comedy, 2012, R, 106 min.
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship. New release! [imdb]

THE APPARITION
Starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton; directed by Todd Lincoln.
Horror, 2012, PG-13, 82 min.
A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment. New release! [imdb]

THE BOURNE LEGACY
Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton; directed by Tony Gilroy.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 135 min.
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. New release! [imdb]

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway; directed by Christopher Nolan.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 165 min.
Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. New release! [imdb]

THE EXPRESS
Starring Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid; directed by Gary Fleder.
Drama, 2008, PG, 130 min.
Drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. [imdb]

THUNDERSTRUCK
Starring Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray and James Belushi; directed by John Whitesell.
Comedy, 2012, PG, 88 min.
A basketball star switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. New release! [imdb]

TRADE OF INNOCENTS
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino and John Billingsley; directed by Christopher Bessette.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 90 min.
A couple grieving the loss of their own daughter set out to rescue young girls sold into the sex slave trade. New release! [imdb]

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman; directed by Robert Lorenz.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 111 min.
An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. New release! [imdb]
























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