PVN Movie Channel 22: September 2012 Descriptions

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

The complete September 2012 Movie Channel schedule is available.

ALBERT NOBBS
Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson; directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Drama, 2011, R, 113 min.
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. New release! [imdb]

BATTLESHIP
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson; directed by Peter Berg.
Sci-Fi, 2012, PG-13, 131 min.
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. New release! [imdb]

BEL AMI
Starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott; directed by Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod.
Drama, 2012, R, 102 min.
A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women. New release! [imdb]

BLUE LIKE JAZZ
Starring Claire Holt, Jason Marsden and Tania Raymonde; directed by Steve Taylor.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 108 min.
Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America. New release! [imdb]

CHASING MADOFF
Starring Bernie Madoff, Frank Casey, Gaytri Kachroo; directed by Jeff Prosserman.
Documentary, 2010, Unrated, 91 min.
A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]

DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX
Starring the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito; directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda.
Comedy, 2012, PG, 86 min.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. New release! [imdb]

GOON
Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill; directed by Michael Dowse.
Comedy, 2011, R, 92 min.
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. New release! [imdb]

LIFE HAPPENS
Starring Gary Graham, Scott Hamilton and Alveda King; directed by Ashley Greyson.
Documentary, 2010, Not rated, 104 min.
Director Ash Greyson, who was nearly aborted just months before the Roe vs Wade decision, sets out on a journey to find others like him. In the process he uncovers the divisive issues, eventually finds some common ground, and seals it all up with compelling first person stories from mothers and children who narrowly escaped abortion. New release! [imdb]

LIKE CRAZY
Starring Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence; directed by Drake Doremus.
Romance, 2011, PG-13, 90 min.
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. New release! [imdb]

LOL
Starring Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth and Ashley Greene; directed by Lisa Azuelos.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 97 min.
As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her. New release! [imdb]

MELANCHOLIA
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland; directed by Lars von Trier.
Sci-Fi, 2011, R, 136 min.
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the Earth. New release! [imdb]

MERCENARIES
Starring Robert Fucilla, Kirsty Mitchell, Rob James-Collier; directed by Paris Leonti.
Action, 2011, R, 97 min.
Andy Marlow, an ex British S.A.S serviceman turned mercenary, is sent into the Balkans after a military coup has arisen to rescue a U.S ambassador and his aide. New release! [imdb]

MISSING
Starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek; directed by Costa-Gravas.
Drama, 1982, PG, 122 min.
Based on the real-life story of Ed Horman, who journeyed to South America to search for his missing son. Supporting Esty's ENGL 293: Dictator Novel as Global Form. [imdb]

TAKE ME HOME
Starring Sam Jaeger, Amber Jaeger and Victor Garber; directed by Sam Jaeger.
Romance, 2011, PG-13, 97 min.
Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack. New release! [imdb]

THE DEVIL INSIDE
Starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth; directed by William Brent Bell.
Horror, 2012, R, 83 min.
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism. New release! [imdb]

THE DICTATOR
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley; directed by Larry Charles.
Comedy, 2012, R, 83 min.
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. New release! [imdb]

THE GREY
Starring Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo; directed by Joe Carnahan.
Action, 2011, R, 117 min.
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. New release! [imdb]

THE HUNGER GAMES
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; directed by Gary Ross.
Sci-Fi, 2012, PG-13, 142 min.
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match. New release! [imdb]

THE IMMORTALS
Starring Vincent J. Francillon, John Kapelos; directed by Marc Bielli.
Documentary, 2011, Not Rated, 97 min.
A Tribute to the life of WWII Veteran Colonel Robert Murphy. New release! [imdb]

THE LADY
Starring Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis and Jonathan Raggett; directed by Luc Besson.
Biography, 2011, R, 132 min.
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris. New release! [imdb]

THE LUCKY ONE
Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner; directed by Scott Hicks.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 101 min.
A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. 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 VOW
Starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill; directed by Michael Sucsy.
Romance, 2012, PG-13, 104 min.
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. New release! [imdb]

THUNDER SOUL
Starring Craig Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Craig Green; directed by Mark Landsman.
Documentary, 2010, PG, 83 min.
Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. New release! [imdb]

UNDERWORLD AWAKENING
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy and India Eisley; directed by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein.
Action, 2012, R, 88 min.
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. New release! [imdb]

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller; directed by Lynne Ramsay.
Thriller, 2011, R, 112 min.
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. New release! [imdb]
























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