PVN Movie Channel 22: October 2012 Descriptions

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

The complete October 2012 Movie Channel schedule is available.

ADAM'S RIB (1949)
Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn; directed by George Cukor.
Comedy, 1949, Approved, 101 min.
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [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]

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
Starring William Hurt, Marlee Matlin; directed by Randa Haines.
Drama, 1986, R, 119 min.
A very different kind of love story about an idealistic young teacher and the headstrong deaf woman he falls in love with. William Hurt stars with Marlee Matlin, who received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. PVN observes Disabilities Awareness Month. [imdb]

GIRL IN PROGRESS
Starring Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez and Patricia Arquette; directed by Patricia Riggen.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 93 min.
As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school. New release! [imdb]

HEADHUNTERS (ST)
Starring Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; directed by Morten Tyldum.
Action, 2011, R, 100 min.
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. New release! [imdb]

KATY PERRY PART OF ME
Starring Katy Perry, Adam Marcello and Casey Hopper; directed by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz.
Documentary, 2012, PG, 93 min.
A documentary that chronicles Katy Perry's life on and off-stage. New release! [imdb]

MONEYBALL
Starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill; directed by Bennett Miller.
Biography, 2011, PG-13, 133 min.
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. New release! [imdb]

MUSIC WITHIN
Starring Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen; directed by Steven Sawalich.
Comedy, 2007, R, 94 min.
The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities. PVN observes Disabilities Awareness Month. [imdb]

SAFE
Starring Jason Statham, Catherine Chan and Chris Sarandon; directed by Boaz Yakin.
Action, 2012, R, 94 min.
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail. New release! [imdb]

SCREAM
Starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell; directed by Wes Craven.
Horror, 1996, R, 110 min.
A psychopathic serial killer is stalking a group of teens just like in the movies! [imdb]

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron; directed by Rupert Sanders.
Action, 2012, PG-13, 127 min.
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. New release! [imdb]

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941)
Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick; directed by Preston Sturges.
Comedy, 1942, NR, 90 min.
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life. Supporting Peiss's HIST 163.001: Modern American Culture. [imdb]

TEMPLE GRANDIN
Starring Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, Charles Baker; directed by Mick Jackson.
Biography, 2010, PG, 103 min.
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling. PVN observes Disabilities Awareness Month. [imdb]

THE BABYMAKERS
Starring Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn and Kevin Heffernan; directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.
Comedy, 2012, R, 98 min.
After failing to get his wife pregnant, a man recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago. 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. New release! [imdb]

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Starring Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner and Marie-Josée Croze; directed by Julian Schnabel.
Biography, 2007, PG-13, 112 min.
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. PVN observes Disabilities Awareness Month. [imdb]

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
Starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Chris Pratt; directed by Nicholas Stoller.
Comedy, 2012, R, 124 min.
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. New release! [imdb]

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn; 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 Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

THE SHINING
Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall; directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Horror, 1980, R, 120 min.
A man is slowly driven insane by a possessed house. [imdb]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING
Starring Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison and J. Todd Smith; directed by Kirk Jones.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 110 min.
A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected. New release! [imdb]

WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn; directed by George Stevens.
Comedy, 1942, Approved, 114 min.
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

ZOMBIELAND
Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin; directed by Greg Mooradian.
Action, 2009, R, 80 min.
The most frightened guy on earth and an AK-toting, zombie-slaying hunter lead a crew of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. [imdb]
























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