PVN Movie Channel 22: November 2012 Descriptions

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

The complete November 2012 Movie Channel schedule is available.

A FEW GOOD MEN
Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson; directed by Rob Reiner.
Drama, 1992, R, 138 min.
Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders. [imdb]

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford; directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Drama, 1976, R, 138 min.
Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to the resignation of Richard Nixon. [imdb]

BULLHEAD (ST)
Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy; directed by Michael R. Roskam.
Crime, 2011, R, 124 min.
A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (In Dutch and French, with English subtitles.) New release! [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. Supporting Peiss's HIST 163.001: Modern American Culture. [imdb]

CHERNOBYL DIARIES
Starring Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski and Olivia Dudley; directed by Bradley Parker.
Horror, 2012, R, 86 min.
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. New release! [imdb]

DARK SHADOWS (2012)
Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green; directed by Tim Burton.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 113 min.
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. New release! [imdb]

FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD
Starring Joe Cross, Amy Badberg and Merv Cross; directed by Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr.
Documentary, 2010, Not Rated, 97 min.
Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves. New release! [imdb]

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Starring Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft and Robert Downey Jr.; directed by Jodie Foster.
Comedy, 1995, PG-13, 103 min.
After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics. [imdb]

JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME
Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Judy Greer; directed by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass.
Comedy, 2011, R, 83 min.
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. New release! [imdb]

JFK
Starring Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon; directed by Oliver Stone.
Mystery, 1991, R, 189 min.
A New Orleans DA discovers that there is more to the Kennedy assassination than meets the eye. [imdb]

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine; directed by Brad Peyton.
Action, 2012, PG, 94 min.
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. New release! [imdb]

MAGIC MIKE
Starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Olivia Munn; directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Biography, 2012, R, 110 min.
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. New release! [imdb]

MOONRISE KINGDOM
Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward and Bruce Willis; directed by Wes Anderson.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 94 min.
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. New release! [imdb]

PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES
Starring Steve Martin, John Candy; directed by John Hughes.
Comedy, 1987, R, 93 min.
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. [imdb]

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood; directed by Nicholas Ray.
Drama, 1955, PG, 111 min.
When a rebellious young man with a troubled past comes into town, he finds both friends and enemies. Supporting Peiss's HIST 163.001: Modern American Culture. [imdb]

ROCK OF AGES
Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta and Tom Cruise; directed by Adam Shankman.
Musical, 2012, PG-13, 123 min.
A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. New release! [imdb]

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni; directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Comedy, 2012, R, 86 min.
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. New release! [imdb]

SAVAGES
Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively; directed by Oliver Stone.
Thriller, 2012, R, 131 min.
Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. New release! [imdb]

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Melanie Lynskey; directed by Lorene Scafaria.
Comedy, 2012, R, 101 min.
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. New release! [imdb]

TAKE THIS WALTZ
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman; directed by Sarah Polley.
Comedy, 2011, R, 116 min.
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. New release! [imdb]

THAT'S MY BOY
Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester; directed by Sean Anders.
Comedy, 2012, R, 116 min.
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding. New release! [imdb]

THE RAVEN
Starring John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans; directed by James McTeigue.
Thriller, 2012, R, 110 min.
When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality. New release! [imdb]

W.E.
Starring Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough; directed by Madonna.
Drama, 2011, R, 119 min.
The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. New release! [imdb]

WRATH OF THE TITANS
Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Rosamund Pike; directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 99 min.
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother, Hades, who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. New release! [imdb]
























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