PVN Movie Channel 22: September 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete September 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

6 SOULS
Starring Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn; directed by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein.
Horror, 2010, R, 112 min.
A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished. [imdb]

AFTERSHOCK
Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy; directed by Nicolás López.
Horror, 2012, R, 89 min.
In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare. New release! [imdb]

BAD PARENTS
Starring Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Titus, Michael Boatman; directed by Caytha Jentis.
Comedy, 2012, R, 100 min.
A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control. New release! [imdb]

BLONDE VENUS
Starring Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant; directed by Josef von Sternberg.
Drama, 1932, NR, 93 min.
When her husband needs money for an operation, a nightclub singer-turned-housewife goes back to her career and has to choose between the two. Supporting Peter Decherney’s CINE 24/ENGL 24/COMM 204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

CASABLANCA
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman; directed by Michael Curtiz.
Romance, 1942, PG, 102 min.
A callous nightclub owner has his world turned upside-down when his lost love returns. Supporting Peter Decherney’s CINE 24/ENGL 24/COMM 204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

DEAD MAN DOWN
Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard; directed by Niels Arden Oplev.
Action, 2013, R, 118 min.
In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution. New release! [imdb]

EMPEROR
Starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune; directed by Peter Webber.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 105 min.
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S. New release! [imdb]

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
Starring Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone; directed by Gregory La Cava.
Drama, 1933, Passed, 86 min.
A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident. Supporting Peter Decherney's CINE24/ENGL24/COMM204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

KISS OF THE DAMNED
Starring Joséphine de La Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida; directed by Xan Cassavetes.
Horror, 2012, R, 97 min.
The vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. New release! [imdb]

LITTLE WOMEN (1933)
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Francis Dee; directed by George Cukor.
Drama, 1933, Not rated, 116 min.
The honest sentiment of Louisa May Alcott's perennial favorite about the March family is captured in this faithful adaptation. Katharine Hepburn, in her favorite film role, is ideally cast as the brisk and spirited Jo March. Supporting Suhnne Ahn's Katharine Hepburn Seminar. [imdb]

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
Family, 1944, Approved, 113 min.
In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Supporting Peter Decherney's CINE24/ENGL24/COMM204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

MINDLESS BEHAVIOR: ALL AROUND THE WORLD
Starring Myles Brown, Princeton, Ray Ray; directed by Steven Goldfried.
Documentary, 2013, G, 86 min.
A documentary that follows the R&B/hip-hop boy band as they travel across the US on their first major headlining tour. Supporting the Year of Sound. [imdb]

MORNING GLORY (1933)
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; directed by Lowell Sherman.
Romance, 1933, Not rated, 74 min.
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success. Supporting Suhnne Ahn's Katharine Hepburn Seminar. [imdb]

MUD
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland; directed by Jeff Nichols.
Drama, 2012, PG-13, 130 min.
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. New release! [imdb]

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
Starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman; directed by George Romero.
Horror, 1968, Unrated, 96 min.
A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. Supporting Chi-ming Yang's ENGL 102.401/CINE 112/COML 245: Monsters in Film and Literature. [imdb]

NO PLACE ON EARTH
Starring Chris Nicola, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer; directed by Janet Tobias.
Documentary, 2012, PG-13, 83 min.
A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave. New release! [imdb]

OBLIVION
Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko; directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Action, 2013, PG-13, 124 min.
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. New release! [imdb]

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman; directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Action, 2013, R, 120 min.
Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. New release! [imdb]

QUARTET
Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly; directed by Dustin Hoffman.
Comedy, 2012, PG-13, 98 min.
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Supporting the Year of Sound. [imdb]

RAPTURE-PALOOZA
Starring Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Ken Jeong; directed by Paul Middleditch.
Comedy, 2013, R, 85 min.
Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist. New release! [imdb]

REALITY
Starring Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone; directed by Matteo Garrone.
Comedy, 2012, R, 116 min.
Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. New release! [imdb]

SOUND CITY
Starring Vinny Appice, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty; directed by David Grohl.
Documentary, 2013, Not rated, 108 min.
A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. Supporting the Year of Sound. [imdb]

THE BIG WEDDING
Starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton; directed by Justin Zackham.
Comedy, 2013, R, 89 min.
A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding. New release! [imdb]

THE GREAT GATSBY (2013)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire; directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Drama, 2013, PG-13, 143 min.
A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. New release! [imdb]

THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
Starring Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland; directed by Alan Crosland.
Drama, 1927, Unrated, 88 min.
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. Supporting Peter Decherney's CINE24/ENGL24/COMM204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart; directed by George Cukor.
Comedy, 1940, G, 112 min.
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Supporting Suhnne Ahn's Katharine Hepburn Seminar. [imdb]

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
Starring Ryan Gosling, Craig Van Hook, Eva Mendes; directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Crime, 2012, R, 140 min.
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. New release! [imdb]

THE PREY (ST)
Starring Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac; directed by Eric Valette.
Action, 2011, R, 105 min.
Bankrobber Franck Adrien serves a prison sentence after successfully robbing a national bank, but before he gets caught he manages to hide the money and it's not just police who are looking for the money. New release! [imdb]

THE SAPPHIRES
Starring Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy; directed by Wayne Blair.
Biography, 2012, PG-13, 103 min.
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. New release! [imdb]

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER
Starring Paul Eenhoorn, Richmond Arquette, Sam Buchanan; directed by Chad Hartigan.
Drama, 2013, R, 83 min.
Martin Bonner has just moved to Nevada from the East Coast, leaving behind his two adult children and a life he spent more than two decades building. New release! [imdb]

TO THE WONDER
Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams; directed by Terrence Malick.
Drama, 2012, R, 112 min.
After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. New release! [imdb]

TOMORROW YOU'RE GONE
Starring Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan, Willem Dafoe; directed by David Jacobson.
Thriller, 2012, Not rated, 93 min.
Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening towards an unlikel [imdb]

VENUS AND SERENA
Starring Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, Richard Williams; directed by Maiken Baird, Michelle Major.
Documentary, 2012, PG-13, 99 min.
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. New release! [imdb]

WHAT MAISIE KNEW
Starring Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Alexander Skarsgård; directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel.
Drama, 2012, R, 99 min.
In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. New release! [imdb]
























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