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October 11, 2013

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: Friday, October 11, 2013_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier THIS WEEK'S BEST MOVIES A Adventures in Babysitting aaa Elizabeth Shue.  A babysitter and her two charges navigate downtown Chicago's darker side. (1:45) 'PG-13' (HD) TMC Thu. 6:15 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man aaa Andrew Garfield.  Peter Parker attains superhuman abilities in the fight for good. (2:20) 'PG-13' STARZ Sat. 9:30 a.m., Sun. 12:15 a.m., Thu. 2:05 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 9:00 p.m. American Beauty aaaa Kevin Spacey.  A midlife crisis drives a married man to reevaluate his life and values. (2:30) 'R' WGN Sun. 11:00 p.m., Tue. 8:00 p.m. MyTV Sun. 1:30 p.m. American Reunion aaa Jason Biggs.  A group of friends comes together for their high school reunion in Michigan. (1:55) 'R' (HD) MAX Sat. 7:15 p.m., Thu. 1:15 p.m., 10:00 p.m. An American Werewolf in London aaac David Naughton.  An American is attacked by a beast and inherits a supernatural curse. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SYFY Sat. 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. Apollo 13 aaac Tom Hanks.  An explosion aboard a spacecraft causes concerns about the crew's return. (2:30) 'PG' (HD) HBO Fri. 9:30 a.m., Thu. 12:00 p.m. Azorian: The Raising of the K-129 aaaAttempt to raise sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine, K129. (2:00) 'NR' MILIT Tue. 9:00 a.m. B Babe aaa James Cromwell.  A precocious piglet decides to pursue his dreams of becoming a sheepdog. (1:35) 'G' MOVPLX Fri. 12:35 p.m., Mon. 11:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m., Tue. 5:05 a.m. Backdraft aaa Kurt Russell.  Two conflicting brothers become firefighters and must find a serial arsonist. (2:20) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Mon. 7:30 a.m. Back to the Future aaaa Michael J. Fox.  A time-traveling 1980s teen accidentally stops his own parents from meeting. (2:00) 'PG' ENCORE Wed. 6:00 p.m. Back to the Future Part II aaa Michael J. Fox.  A time-traveling teen heads into the future to save his own kids. (1:55) 'PG' ENCORE Fri. 6:35 a.m. Bad Santa aaa Billy Bob Thornton.  A con man and his pint-sized partner pose as Santa and his elf to rob stores. (1:35) 'R' ENCORE Fri. 1:40 a.m. Basic Instinct aaa Michael Douglas.  A detective develops an unhealthy attraction to a manipulative murder suspect. (2:15) 'R' (HD) ENCORE Thu. 3:25 a.m. Bataan aaa Robert Taylor.  WWII soldiers must keep a Phillipines bridge unavailable to the Japanese. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 8:30 a.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild aaa Quvenzhané Wallis.  A sixyear-old Louisiana girl with an ailing father attempts to find her mother. (1:35) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Tue. 4:30 a.m. Beat the Devil aaa Humphrey Bogart.  A group of swindlers gathers in Italy to contend over uranium-rich land. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Thu. 9:00 a.m. Beginners aaa Ewan McGregor.  A father comes out of the closet at age 75 after his wife's death. (1:50) 'R' (HD) MAX Tue. 8:10 a.m. Behind the Candelabra aaa Michael Douglas.  A recounting of the six-year relationship between the entertainer and his lover. (2:00) 'NR' HBO2 Tue. 1:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. Beverly Hills Cop aaa Eddie Murphy.  A Detroit cop tracking a killer in Los Angeles turns the town upside down. (2:15) 'R' (HD) COM Sat. 12:43 p.m., Sun. 8:00 a.m. The Big Chill aaa Tom Berenger.  College friends reunite for a funeral and discuss how their lives have changed. (2:15) 'R' (HD) SUND Sun. 10:00 a.m., Mon. 5:30 p.m. Big Fish aaac Ewan McGregor.  A man tries to understand his dying father by piecing together his tall tales. (2:10) 'PG-13' STARZ Sun. 8:50 a.m. Big Jake aaa John Wayne.  A man is called home by his estranged wife to rescue his kidnapped grandson. (2:00) 'PG-13' TCM Tue. 6:00 p.m. Billy Elliot aaac Julie Walters.  A coal miner's son discovers his love of ballet while taking boxing classes. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SHO Mon. 6:30 a.m., Thu. 2:35 p.m. The Black Swan aaa Tyrone Power.  A former pirate takes to the high seas to rescue a damsel in distress. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Thu. 1:30 a.m. Blue Car aaa David Strathairn.  A burdened teenager expresses her hindrances through poetry and finds support. (1:30) 'R' (HD) TMC Sun. 12:00 p.m. La Boheme aaa Lillian Gish.  A fragile seamstress sacrifices her health to support the writer she loves. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Mon. 10:15 a.m. Born on the Fourth of July aaa Tom Cruise.  A veteran paralyzed during the Vietnam War becomes an anti-war activist. (2:25) 'R' (HD) SHO Tue. 2:35 a.m. Bowling for Columbine aaac Michael Moore.  Michael Moore seeks an explanation for gunrelated violence in the U.S. (2:00)  'R' (HD) MOMAX Thu. 3:30 a.m. Boys Don't Cry aaa Hilary Swank.  A woman who lives as a man starts a new life in a small Nebraska town. (2:00) 'R' (HD) HBO Thu. 1:00 a.m. Brave aaa Kelly Macdonald.  A Scottish princess named Merida must fight off an unintended curse. (1:40) 'PG' STARZ Sun. 7:10 a.m., 1:50 p.m. The Brave One aaa Jodie Foster.  A woman in N.Y. becomes a vigilante finding the felons who killed her fiancé. (2:00) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Tue. 3:30 p.m. Breathless aaac Jean Seberg.  A fugitive wanted for killing a policeman hides out in a woman's apartment. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Wed. 12:00 a.m. The Bridge on the River Kwai aaac William Holden.  A commander battles over a plan to build a bridge at a Japanese prison camp. (3:30) 'NR' (HD) SUND Wed. 6:45 a.m. Brokeback Mountain aaac Jake Gyllenhaal.  A Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy form a lifelong romantic bond. (3:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Sun. 10:00 p.m. The magical world of author J.R.R. Tolkien is again adapted for film as the young hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) reluctantly joins 13 dwarves on their quest to reclaim their stolen homeland on Lonely Mountain from a fearsome dragon in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," debuting on HBO on Saturday at 8 p.m. Captive Heart: The James Mink Story aaa Louis Gossett Jr.  An interracial couple's daughter is sold into slavery by her husband. (1:40) 'NR' MOVPLX Sat. 12:50 p.m. Carlito's Way aaa Al Pacino.  A drug dealer pledges to go straight, but his friends pull him back into crime. (2:30) 'R' SHO Sun. 12:15 p.m. Broken Blossoms aaac Lillian Gish.  A Chinese man falls in love with an abused Englishwoman.  (1:45) 'NR' TCM Mon. 6:00 a.m. Chronicle aaa Daisy Tormé.  Three friends gain superpowers and embrace the darker side of their abilities. (1:30) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Fri. 2:30 p.m., Mon. 9:30 a.m. The Brothers Bloom aaa Rachel Weisz.  Two swindling brothers may have picked the wrong mark for their last hustle. (2:00) 'PG-13'  (HD) SHO Mon. 4:30 a.m. Cleo from 5 to 7 aaac Corinne Marchand.  A young singer occupies her time while waiting for the results of her biopsy. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Tue. 2:15 a.m. Buck aaa Buck Brannaman.  A horse whisperer travels across America to help horses cope with people. (1:30) 'PG' (HD) TMC Mon. 8:50 a.m. Closer aaa Natalie Portman.  A random act of kindness begets emotional revenge between four people. (1:45) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Fri. 3:15 p.m., Tue. 12:50 a.m. The Bucket List aaa Jack Nicholson.  Two terminal cancer patients sneak out of the hospital to meet unfinished goals. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) LIFE Mon. 6:00 p.m. Clueless aaa Alicia Silverstone.  The most popular girl in school learns while trying to run her friend's lives. (2:00) 'PG-13' MTV Fri. 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. VH1 Fri. 8:00 p.m., Sat. 2:25 p.m. Buena Vista Social Club aaa Ry Cooder.  Follows a group of Cuban musicians for an inside look at urban life in Cuba. (2:15) 'G' SUND Mon. 8:45 a.m. Bunny Lake Is Missing aaa Sir Laurence Olivier.  A distraught mother tries to prove that her young daughter has disappeared. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 4:00 p.m. The Butterfly Effect aaa Ashton Kutcher.  Psychology student travels back in time by reading journal. (1:55) 'R' ENCORE Tue. 10:45 a.m. Coal Miner's Daughter aaa Sissy Spacek.  With her husband's help, a poor girl forges a brilliant career in country music. (2:10) 'PG' MOVPLX Sat. 3:10 a.m., Tue. 6:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. Convicts Four aaa Ray Walston.  A convicted murderer is transformed into an artist during his prison sentence. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Fri. 3:15 a.m. Corrina, Corrina aaa Whoopi Goldberg.  A widower hires a black housekeeper to care for his daughter in the 1950s. (2:17) 'PG' FXM Sat. 1:00 a.m. The Cradle Will Rock aaa John Cusack.  In the 1930s, budget cuts doom a federally funded play with a left-wing theme. (2:30) 'R' FX Wed. 10:00 a.m. Crash aaac Sandra Bullock.  Prejudice affects people's judgment and actions in post-9/11 L.A. (2:00) 'R' CW Sun. 12:00 a.m. The Crucible aaa Winona Ryder.  Puritan girls avoid punishment by revealing "witches" within their community. (2:10) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Sat. 7:50 a.m., Thu. 3:30 p.m. Cruel Intentions aaa Ryan Phillippe.  A jaded young woman and her step-brother make an unfortunate wager. (1:45) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 12:45 a.m. D Daisies in December aaac Joss Ackland.  An old man who is visiting a nursing home for two weeks finds romance. (1:40) 'NR' FLIX Tue. 10:00 a.m. Cold Mountain aaa Jude Law.  A Confederate soldier flees the Civil War to reunite with his true love. (2:40) 'R' STARZ Tue. 3:40 p.m. Dakota Skye aaa Eileen Boylan.  A 17-year-old girl has the ability to detect lies, but she pays for it dearly. (1:40) 'R' (HD) TMC Thu. 10:50 a.m. The Color Purple aaac Whoopi Goldberg.  A black woman growing up in the South in the 20th century suffers hardships. (3:15) 'PG-13' (HD) SUND Sat. 12:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m. A Damsel in Distress aaa Fred Astaire.  A dancer is enlisted to rescue a titled woman from an arranged marriage. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Thu. 6:00 p.m. The Darjeeling Limited aaa Owen Wilson.  Three estranged brothers reunite for an enlightening train voyage across India. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Wed. 10:15 a.m. Dark City aaa Rufus Sewell.  After awakening with no memories, a man flees the police and sinister beings. (1:45) 'R' STARZ Tue. 4:40 a.m. The Dark Knight Rises aaaa Christian Bale.  The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect Gotham from a brutal, new enemy. (2:45) 'PG13' (HD) MOMAX Tue. 9:15 a.m. Dead Man aaac Johnny Depp.  An accountant who runs afoul of the law in the Old West is aided by an outcast. (2:15) 'R' FLIX Sun. 3:15 a.m. Death at a Funeral aaa Chris Rock.  A family funeral dissolves into chaos as a mysterious visitor arrives. (2:30) 'R' BET Wed. 1:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. The Debt aaa Helen Mirren.  In 1997 two retired agents receive shocking news about a former partner. (2:00) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Wed. 9:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m. Deeply aaa Kirsten Dunst.  A young girl learns to cope with her first love's sudden death through stories. (1:45) 'PG-13' MOVPLX Wed. 3:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m., 11:45 p.m. The Defiant Ones aaac Tony Curtis.  Chain gang escapees put aside their distrust in order to survive. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Fri. 11:45 a.m. Derailed aaa Clive Owen.  Two married people having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal.  (2:00) 'R' (HD) LIFE Sun. 5:00 p.m.

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