PVN Movie Channel 22: January 2014 Descriptions

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

The complete January 2014 Movie Channel schedule is available.

Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton; directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
Action, comedy, 2013, R, 110 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. [imdb]

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates; directed by Stenley Kubrick.
Crime, drama, sci-fi, 1971, X, 137 min.
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan. [imdb]

Starring Ethan Bortnick, Jonathan Bennett, Lacey Chabert; directed by Demetrius Navarro.
Family, 2013, PG, 94 min.
Ethan Bortnick plays the leading role as Nathan,a young boy who's separated from his mother when she goes missing during a trip to Japan to help after the tsunami. The movie explores issues like homelessness, military family life and adoption. Ethan co-wrote the music with Grammy award winning songwriter and producer, Gary Baker and will also score the entire film. Ethan will become the youngest actor to co-write the soundtrack and play the leading role in a feature film. When Army lieutenant, MARGARET PETERS (Lacy Chabert) goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan, back in Detroit, her son, NATHAN (Ethan Bortnick), discovers that his father GEORGE (Jonathan Bennett) isn't his biological father. Learning that Child Care Services could take him away, Nathan runs away before his father can explain. While George goes on a frantic search, Nathan takes to the streets of Detroit where he meets CAPTAIN MILES, a homeless Iraqi war veteran. Captain Miles takes the boy under his wing and tricks him into finding shelter at the home of wealthy philanthropist, EVELYN STRASSER. Evelyn discovers that JESSEE, her 10 year old daughter, has been hiding Nathan in the basement of her house and, by accident, finds out that the boy is a gifted pianist. Evelyn reunites stepfather and son, but until Child Care Services straightens everything out, Nathan will remain in the custody of the State at the orphanage. When Jesse, Nathan and the children of the orphanage, find out about the impending shut down of the orphanage, they take it upon themselves to organize a fundraiser. They go on a city wide marketing campaign, advertising a concert hosted by ten-year-old sensation, Nathan Peters. Nathan uses his new found gift and puts on a show that mesmerizes its audience and raises the funds needed to keep the orphanage opened. In the midst of all the success, there's something missing in Nathan's life-his mother. Where is Maggie? [imdb]

Starring Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters; directed by Julian Jarrold.
Biography, drama, 2007, PG, 121 min.
A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. [imdb]

Starring Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Brian Cox; directed by Nick Murphy.
Crime, drama, thriller, 2012, Not rated, 92 min.
Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed. [imdb]

Starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte; directed by Woody Allen.
Comedy, 1984, PG, 84 min.
In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster. [imdb]

Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt; directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud.
Animation, adventure, comedy, 2013, PG, 99 min.
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. [imdb]

Starring Stephen Moyer, Radha Mitchell, Caitlin Stasey; directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
Horror, mystery, thriller, 2013, Not rated, 94 min.
A detective hunts down a killer using video footage shot by the victims of a massacre at an abandoned gas station. [imdb]

Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson; directed by Justin Lin.
Action, crime, thriller, 2013, PG-13, 131 min.
Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all. [imdb]

Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon; directed by Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 104 min.
A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. [imdb]

Starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts; directed by Neil Jordan.
Biography, drama, thriller, 1996, R, 133 min.
Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic. [imdb]

Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis; directed by Norman Jewison.
Comedy, drama, 1987, R, 103 min.
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously). [imdb]

Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis; directed by Dennis Villeneuve.
Crime, drama, thriller, 2013, R, 154 min.
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? [imdb]

Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet; directed by Ang Lee.
Drama, family, romance, 1995, PG, 137 min.
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. [imdb]

Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl; directed by Justin Zackham.
Comedy, 2013, R, 90 min.
A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding. [imdb]

Starring Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji; directed by Sam Kadi.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 100 min.
An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10, 2001. [imdb]

Starring Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton; directed by Jeff Renfroe.
Action, sci-fi, thriller, 2013, R, 95 min.
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. [imdb]

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

Starring Luc Besson; directed by Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron.
Comedy, crime, 2013, R, 112 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]

Starring Seth Drick, Chip Facka, Brianna Healey; directed by Steve Gibson.
Horror, 2010, Not rated, 73 min
The wildly popular TV reality series, Ghost Chasers, is hitting its 4th year on the air; to commemorate this milestone, the members of the Ghost Chasers team have decided to broadcast their anniversary show out to the world live. [imdb]

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]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. [imdb]

Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan; directed by Harald Swart.
Action, adventure, 2013, PG-13, 131 min.
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld. [imdb]

Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry; directed by Raja Gosnell.
Animation, comedy, 2013, PG, 105 min.
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. [imdb]

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader; directed by Maggie Carrey.
Comedy, 2013, R, 104 min.
Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall. [imdb]

Starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts; directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Comedy, crime, 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. [imdb]

Starring Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Elias Koteas; directed by Darrall Roodt.
Biography, drama, 2011, R, 104 min.
A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. [imdb]

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