PVN Movie Channel 22: December 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete December 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

2 GUNS
Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton; directed by Baltasar Kormakur.
Action, 2103, R, 109 min.
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. New release! [imdb]

42
Starring Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford; directed by Brian Helgeland.
Biography, 2013, PG-13, 128 min.
The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. New release! [imdb]

AFTER EARTH
Starring Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith; directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 100 min.
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. New release! [imdb]

AS I LAY DYING
Starring James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack; directed by James Franco.
Drama, 2013, R, 110 min.
Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson. New release! [imdb]

BLACKFISH
Starring Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg; directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
Documentary, 2013, PG-13, 83 min.
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. New release! [imdb]

EUROPA REPORT
Starring Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo; directed by Sebastian Cordero.
Horror, 2013, PG-13, 90 min.
An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon. New release! [imdb]

GROWN UPS 2
Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock; directed by Dennis Dugan.
Comedy, 2013, PG-13, 101 min.
After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. New release! [imdb]

LOVELACE
Starring Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard; directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman.
Biography, 2013, R, 93 min.
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life. New release! [imdb]

MAN OF STEEL
Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon; directed by Zack Snyder.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 143 min.
A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. New release! [imdb]

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Starring Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz; directed by Joss Whedon.
Romance, 2012, PG-13, 109 min.
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. New release! [imdb]

PACIFIC RIM
Starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi; directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 131 min.
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. New release! [imdb]

PARKLAND
Starring Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton; directed by Peter Landesman.
Drama, 2013, PG-13, 93 min.
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. New release! [imdb]

RED 2
Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich; directed by Dean Parisot.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 116 min.
Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. New release! [imdb]

SCARY MOVIE 5
Starring Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen; directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
Comedy, 2013, PG-13, 86 min.
A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon. New release! [imdb]

STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Starring Richard "Pistol" Allen, Jack Ashford; directed by Paul Justman.
Documentary, 2002, PG, 116 min.
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists. Supporting the Year of Sound. [imdb]

SYRUP
Starring Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz; directed by Aram Rappaport.
Comedy, 2013, R, 90 min.
A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel. New release! [imdb]

THE BLING RING
Starring Brit Marling, Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Ellen Page; directed by Zal Batmanglij.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 116 min.
An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. New release! [imdb]

THE CONJURING
Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston; directed by James Wan.
Drama, 2013, R, 112 min.
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. New release! [imdb]

THE GRANDMASTER (ST)
Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang; directed by Kar Wai Wong.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 108 min.
The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. New release! [imdb]

THE HANGOVER PART III
Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms; directed by Todd Phillips.
Comedy, 2013, R, 100 min.
When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the lam. New release! [imdb]

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE
Starring Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi; directed by Don Scardino.
Comedy, 2013, PG-13, 100 min.
When a street magician's stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. New release! [imdb]

THE KINGS OF SUMMER
Starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias; directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Comedy, 2013, R, 95 min.
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. New release! [imdb]

THE WORLD'S END
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman; directed by Edgar Wright.
Action, 2013, R, 109 min.
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival. New release! [imdb]

WE'RE THE MILLERS
Starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts; directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Comedy, 2013, R, 110 min.
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. New release! [imdb]
























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