PVN Movie Channel 22: April 2014 Descriptions

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

The complete April 2014 Movie Channel schedule is available.

39 STEPS
Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Comedy, crime, mystery, 1935, UR, 86 min.
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. [imdb]

47 RONIN
Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki; directed by Carl Rinsch.
Action, adventure, fantasy, 2013, PG-13, 118 min.
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. [imdb]

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Adventure, drama, sci-fi, 1977, PG, 137 min.
After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto; directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
Biography, drama, history, 2013, R, 117 min.
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. [imdb]

DESPICABLE ME 2
Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt; directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud.
Animation, adventure, comedy, 2013, PG, 98 min.
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. [imdb]

DON JON
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore; directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2013, R, 90 min.
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. [imdb]

ELYSIUM
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley; directed by Neill Blomkamp.
Action, drama, sci-fi, 2013, R, 109 min.
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. [imdb]

ET THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Adventure, family, fantasy, 1982, PG, 115 min.
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

GIRL ON A BICYCLE
Starring Vincenzo Amato, Nora Tschirner, Paddy Considine; directed by Jeremy Leven.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2013, R, 101 min.
Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle - and, in short o [imdb]

GRAVITY
Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris; directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Drama, sci-fi, thriller, 2013, PG-13, 91 min.
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in orbit. [imdb]

GRUDGE MATCH
Starring Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger; directed by Peter Segal.
Comedy, sport, 2013, PG-13, 113 min.
A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match. [imdb]

HOMEFRONT
Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder; directed by Gary Fleder.
Action, crime, thriller, 2013, R, 100 min.
A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. [imdb]

HOOK
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Adventure, comedy, family, 1991, PG, 144 min.
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie; directed by Jim Sheridan.
Biography, drama, thriller, 1993, R, 133 min.
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

MANDELA LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto; directed by Justin Chadwick.
Biography, drama, history, 2013, PG-13, 141 min.
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. [imdb]

OLDBOY
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Spike Lee.
Action, drama, mystery, 2013, R, 104 min.
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason. [imdb]

OUT OF THE FURNACE
Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana; directed by Scott Cooper.
Crime, drama, thriller, 2013, R, 116 min.
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. [imdb]

RIDE ALONG
Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter; directed by Tim Story.
Action, comedy, 2014, PG-13, 99 min.
Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister. [imdb]

RUSH
Starring Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde; directed by Ron Howard.
Action, biography, drama, 2013, R, 123 min.
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. [imdb]

THE BUTCHER BOY
Starring Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens; directed by Neil Jordan.
Comedy, drama, 1997, R, 110 min.
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

THE CRYING GAME
Starring Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker; directed by Neil Jordan.
Crime, drama, romance, 1992, R, 112 min.
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

THE FAMILY
Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron; directed by Luc Besson.
Comedy, crime, thriller, 2013, R, 111 min.
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. [imdb]

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth; directed by Francis Lawrence.
Action, adventure, sci-fi, 2013, PG-13, 146 min.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. [imdb]

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Starring James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Thriller, 1956, PG, 120 min.
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer; directed by John Huston.
Action, adventure, 1975, PG, 129 min.
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh; directed by John Frankenheimer.
Mystery, thriller, 1962, Approved, 126 min.
A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him. Presented as a class supplement. [imdb]

THE WAIT
Starring Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes; directed by M. Bash.
Drama, thriller, 2013, R, 99 min.
Two sisters decide to keep their deceased mother in their home after being informed that she will come back to life. [imdb]

TOUCHY FEELY
Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Josh Pais; directed by Lynn Shelton.
Drama, 2013, R, 89 min.
A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch. [imdb]
























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