PVN Movie Channel 22: May 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete May 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

A HAUNTED HOUSE
Starring Marlon Wayans, Marlene Forte, Essence Atkins; directed by Michael Tiddes.
Comedy, 2013, R, 86 min.
Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help. New release! [imdb]

AMERICAN GANGSTER
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe; directed by Ridley Scott.
Crime, 2007, R, 157 min.
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. [imdb]

BROTHERS (2009)
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman; directed by Jim Sheridan.
Drama, 2009, R, 105 min.
A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. [imdb]

CHILDREN OF MEN
Starring Clive Owen, Julian Moore; directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Action, 2006, R, 109 min.
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. [imdb]

DJANGO UNCHAINED
Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio; directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Adventure, 2012, R, 165 min.
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. New release! [imdb]

FULL METAL JACKET
Starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio; directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Action, 1987, R, 116 min.
A group of soldiers develop dehumanized personalities in their training and it shows in their tour of duty in Vietnam. [imdb]

GANGSTER SQUAD
Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone; directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Action, 2013, R, 113 min.
Los Angeles, 1949: A secret crew of police officers led by two determined sergeants work together in an effort to take down the ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen who runs the city. New release! [imdb]

GOODFELLAS
Starring Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta; directed by Martin Scorsese.
Drama, 1990, R, 146 min.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the New York mob hierarchy. [imdb]

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West; directed by Roger Michell.
Biography, 2012, R, 94 min.
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. New release! [imdb]

JACK AND DIANE
Starring Juno Temple, Jackson Ning, Riley Keough; directed by Bradley Rust Gray.
Drama, 2012, R, 110 min.
Diane's feelings for Jack -- the girl she met over the summer -- begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways when she learns that her friend will soon be moving away. New release! [imdb]

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
Starring Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger; directed by Curtis Hanson.
Action, 1997, R, 138 min.
A shooting at a Los Angeles diner is investigated by three police detectives in their own unique ways. [imdb]

LUV (2013)
Starring Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert; directed by Sheldon Candis.
Crime, 2012, R, 94 min.
An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. New release! [imdb]

MAMMA MIA!
Starring Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep; directed by Phylidda Lloyd.
Comedy, 2008, PG-13, 108 min.
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA. [imdb]

MUNICH
Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Drama, 2005, R, 164 min.
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. [imdb]

NOT FADE AWAY
Starring John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill; directed by David Chase.
Drama, 2012, R, 112 min.
Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big. New release! [imdb]

PLATOON
Starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe; directed by Oliver Stone.
Action, 1986, R, 120 min.
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [imdb]

PROMISED LAND (2012)
Starring Matt Damon, Hal Holbrook, Frances McDormand; directed by Gus Van Sant.
Drama, 2012, R, 106 min.
A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. New release! [imdb]

SOUL SURFER
Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt; directed by Sean McNamara.
Action, 2011, PG, 106 min.
A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack. [imdb]

THE GUILT TRIP
Starring Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Julene Renee-Preciado; directed by Anne Fletcher.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 95 min.
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. New release! [imdb]

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage; directed by Peter Jackson.
Adventure, 2012, PG-13, 169 min.
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. New release! [imdb]

THE HURT LOCKER
Starring Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes; directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Action, 2008, R, 131 min.
Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. [imdb]

THE IMPOSSIBLE
Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland; directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 114 min.
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. New release! [imdb]

THREE KINGS
Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg; directed by David O. Russell.
Action, 1999, R, 114 min.
In the aftermath of the Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who need their help. [imdb]

ZERO DARK THIRTY
Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton; directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Drama, 2012, R, 157 min.
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. New release! [imdb]
























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