PVN Movie Channel 22: May 2014 Descriptions

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

The complete May 2014 Movie Channel schedule is available.

AMERICAN HUSTLE
Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper; directed by David O. Russel.
Crime, drama, 2013, R, 139 min.
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. [imdb]

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY
Starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts; directed by John Wells.
Drama, 2013, R, 121 min.
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. [imdb]

BEST MAN DOWN
Starring Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine; directed by Ted Koland.
Comedy, drama, 2012, PG-13, 90 min.
A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony. [imdb]

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman; directed by Paul Greengrass.
Biography, drama, thriller, 2013, PG-13, 135 min.
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. [imdb]

CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen; directed by Fredrik Bond.
Action, comedy, drama, 2013, R, 109 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, 2013, R, 97 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]

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]

DIANA
Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar; directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
Biography, drama, romance, 2013, PG-13, 113 min.
During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. [imdb]

DON JON
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore; directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2013, R, 91 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]

FRUITVALE STATION
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer; directed by Ryan Coogler.
Biography, drama, 2013, R, 86 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]

GIMME SHELTER
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser; directed by Ron Krauss.
Drama, 2013, PG-13, 102 min.
A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. [imdb]

GIRL ON A BICYCLE
Starring Vincenzo Amato, Nora Tschirner, Paddy Considine; directed by Jeremy Leven.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2013, R, 102 min.
Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta, when the young French beauty, Cécile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle... [imdb]

GRAVITY
Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris; directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Drama, sci-fi, thriller, 2013, PG-13, 92 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, 114 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, 101 min.
A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. [imdb]

HOW I LIVE NOW
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay; directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Action, drama, romance, 2013, R, 102 min.
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. [imdb]

LAST VEGAS
Starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman; directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Comedy, 2013, PG-13, 106 min.
Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. [imdb]

REASONABLE DOUBT
Starring Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Gloria Reuben; directed by Peter Howitt.
Crime, thriller, 2014, R, 92 min.
A District Attorney has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder. [imdb]

RIDE ALONG
Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter; directed by Tim Story.
Action, comedy, 2014, PG-13, 100 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]

THANKS FOR SHARING
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow; directed by Stuart Blumberg.
Comedy, drama, 2012, R, 113 min.
A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction. [imdb]

THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage; directed by Peter Jackson.
Adventure, fantasy, 2013, PG-13, 162 min.
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. [imdb]

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth; directed by Francis Lawrence.
Action, adventure, sci-fi, 2013, PG-13, 147 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 NUT JOB
Starring Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson; directed by Peter Lepeniotis.
Animation, adventure, comedy, 2014, PG, 86 min.
An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery. [imdb]

THE SPECTACULAR NOW
Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler; directed by James Ponsoldt.
Comedy, drama, romance, 2013, R, 96 min.
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." [imdb]
























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