PVN Movie Channel 22: February 2014 Descriptions

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

The complete February 2014 Movie Channel schedule is available.

BECOMING JANE
Starring Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters; directed by Julian Jarrold.
Biography, drama, romance, 2007, PG, 120 min.
A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. [imdb]

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA
Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins; directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Drama, fantasy, horror, 1992, R, 128 min.
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. [imdb]

BRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Starring Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nadira Babbar; directed by Gurinder Chadha.
Comedy, drama, musical, 2004, PG-13, 122 min.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment. [imdb]

BRIDGET JONES' DIARY
Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant; directed by Sharon Maguire.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2001, R, 97 min.
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. [imdb]

CATCH A FIRE
Starring Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna; directed by Phillip Noyce.
Biography, drama, history, 2006, PG-13, 101 min.
A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime. [imdb]

CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen; directed by Fredrik Bond.
Action, comedy, drama, 2013, R, 108 min.
While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex. [imdb]

CLOSED CIRCUIT
Starring Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent; directed by John Crowley.
Crime, drama, mystery, 2012, R, 96 min.
A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. [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]

DRACULA (1931)
Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners; directed by Tod Browning, Karl Freund.
Horror, 1931, Approved, 75 min.
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. [imdb]

DRACULA (1979)
Starring Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence; directed by John Badham.
Horror, romance, 1979, R, 109 min.
Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride. [imdb]

FRUITVALE STATION
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer; directed by Ryan Coogler.
Biography, drama, 2013, R, 85 min.
The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. [imdb]

GASLAND PART II
Starring Josh Fox, John Fenton, Calvin Tillman; directed by Josh Fox.
Documentary, 2013, , 125 min.
A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth's climate. [imdb]

GOOD OL' FREDA
Starring Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon; directed by Ryan White.
Documentary, biography, history, 2013, PG, 86 min.
A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles. [imdb]

GOTHIC
Starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson; directed by Ken Russell.
Horror, 1986, R, 87 min.
Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic "Frankenstein." Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron's country estate. [imdb]

INCH'ALLAH
Starring Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Sivan Levy; directed by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette.
Drama, 2012, R, 102 min.
A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories. [imdb]

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey; directed by James Wan.
Horror, thriller, 2013, PG-13, 106 min.
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. [imdb]

KING SOLOMON'S MINES
Starring Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young; directed by Robery Stevenson.
Action, adventure, drama, 1937, Not rated, 80 min.
White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa. [imdb]

LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER
Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack; directed by Lee Daniels.
Biography, drama, 2013, PG-13, 132 min.
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. [imdb]

MACHETE KILLS
Starring Danny Trejo, Alexa PenaVega, Mel Gibson; directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Action, crime, thriller, 2013, R, 107 min.
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. [imdb]

MUSIC AND LYRICS
Starring Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter; directed by Marc Lawrence.
Comedy, music, romance, 2007, PG-13, 96 min.
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words. [imdb]

PINK FLAMINGOS
Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce; directed by John Waters.
Comedy, drama, horror, 1972, NC-17, 93 min.
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". [imdb]

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940)
Starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley; directed by Robert Z. Leonard.
Drama, romance, 1940, Passed, 118 min.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. [imdb]

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005)
Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn; directed by Joe Wright.
Drama, romance, 2005, PG, 129 min.
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? [imdb]

RIDDICK
Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff; directed by David Twohy.
Action, sci-fi, thriller, 2013, R, 119 min.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. [imdb]

ROCKY
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young; directed by John G. Avildsen.
Drama, sport, 1976, PG, 119 min.
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. [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 INVISIBLE MAN
Starring Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan; directed by James Whale.
Drama, horror, sci-fi, 1933, Unrated, 71 min.
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. [imdb]

THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm; directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Biography, comedy, 1994, PG-13, 111 min.
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. [imdb]

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro; directed by David O. Russell.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2012, R, 122 min.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. [imdb]

THE SPECTACULAR NOW
Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler; directed by James Ponsoldt.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2013, R, 95 min.
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." [imdb]

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt; directed by John Huston.
Action, adventure, drama, 1948, PG, 126 min.
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. [imdb]

THUNDER SOUL
Starring Craig Baldwin, Craig Green, Conrad O. Johnson Sr.; directed by Mark Landsman.
Documentary, music, 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. [imdb]

TOMMY
Starring Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed; directed by Ken Russell.
Fantasy, musical, 1975, PG, 111 min.
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult because of that. [imdb]

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM
Starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer; directed by Morgan Neville.
Documentary, musical, 2013, PG-13, 91 min.
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. [imdb]

YOU'RE NEXT
Starring Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen; directed by Adam Wingard.
Comedy, horror, thriller, 2011, R, 95 min.
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. [imdb]
























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