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October 18, 2013

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: Friday, October 18, 2013_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier THIS WEEK'S BEST MOVIES A Adaptation aaac Nancy Lenehan.  A cynical screenwriter struggles to adapt a book about a plant dealer. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Wed. 12:45 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m. The Addams Family aaa Anjelica Huston.  A con artist attempts to dupe an eccentric family out of their fortune. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FAM Sun. 8:00 p.m. After School aaa Yo Oizumi.  A middle school teacher uncovers shocking secrets about his missing friend. (2:00) 'NR' (HD) SHO Fri. 11:00 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man aaa Andrew Garfield.  Peter Parker attains superhuman abilities in the fight for good. (2:20) 'PG-13' STARZ Fri. 12:45 a.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. American History X aaaa Edward Norton.  A released convict tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. (2:00) 'R'  (HD) HBO2 Sun. 3:15 a.m. American Psycho aaa Christian Bale.  A materialistic investment banker spends his nights murdering and mutilating. (1:45) 'R' (HD) HBO Fri. 1:25 a.m. American Reunion aaa Jason Biggs.  A group of friends comes together for their high school reunion in Michigan. (2:00) 'R' (HD) MAX Tue. 6:15 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 Thu. 5:00 p.m. Andrei Rublev aaac Anatoliy Solonitsyn.  A 15th-century Russian painter seeks inspiration from his troubled times. (3:30) 'NR' TCM Tue. 2:45 a.m. Another Harvest Moon aaa Ernest Borgnine.  Four elderly persons in a nursing home struggle with the ills of their age. (1:30)  'PG-13' MOVPLX Fri. 11:10 p.m. The Apostle aaa Robert Duvall.  A fiery preacher with a dark past resurrects a small Louisiana church. (2:20) 'PG-13' (HD) TMC Thu. 4:00 a.m. Argo aaac Ben Affleck.  During the Iranian revolution, a CIA specialist must rescue six Americans. (2 :05) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Fri. 6:55 p.m., Thu. 12:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. As Good As It Gets aaa Jack Nicholson.  A malcontent writer is begrudgingly drawn out of his shell by a waitress. (3:00)  'PG-13' (HD) LIFE Sun. 10:00 a.m. Ashes and Diamonds aaac Zbigniew Cybulski.  A Resistance fighter is torn between following orders and ending the killing. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Tue. 6:15 a.m. Avatar aaac Sam Worthington.  A former Marine is fitted with an alien body to colonize a distant moon. (4:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Sat. 1:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m. B Babe aaa Christine Cavanaugh.  A precocious piglet decides to pursue his dreams of becoming a sheepdog. (1:40) 'G' MOVPLX Thu. 1:20 p.m., 8:00 p.m., Fri. 3:00 a.m. Backdraft aaa Kurt Russell.  Two conflicting brothers become firefighters and must find a serial arsonist. (2:25) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Thu. 3:35 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 Fri. 2:50 a.m. Basic Instinct aaa Michael Douglas.  A detective develops an unhealthy attraction to a manipulative murder suspect. (2:10) 'R' (HD) ENCORE Tue. 11:00 p.m. Batman aaa Jack Nicholson.  A masked vigilante fights to protect his city from a cunning, psychotic villain. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FAM Fri. 5:00 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m. Batman Begins aaac Christian Bale.  A billionaire develops a dual personality to fight crime in Gotham City. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FAM Sat. 10:30 p.m. Batman Returns aaa Michael Keaton.  The Caped Crusader battles a corrupt businessman, the Penguin and Catwoman. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FAM Fri. 8:00 p.m., Sat. 1:30 p.m. Behind the Candelabra aaa Michael Douglas.  A recounting of the six-year relationship between the entertainer and his lover. (2:00) 'NR' HBO2 Sun. 11:15 a.m. Best of the Badmen aaa Robert Ryan.  A former Union officer tries to persuade a vigilante group to embrace peace. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Thu. 12:00 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 Thu. 10:35 a.m., 10:35 p.m. The Big Lebowski aaac Jeff Bridges.  A loser is mistaken for a wealthy man and becomes involved in a kidnapping plot. (2:00) 'R' (HD) TMC Sat. 7:00 p.m., Wed. 11:40 p.m. Black Girl aaa Mbissine Thérèse Diop.  Babysitter questions move to France after staying with her violent employers. (1:00) 'NR' TCM Wed. 4:30 a.m. Blood Diamond aaac Leonardo DiCaprio.  An Afrikaner helps a Mende fisherman find his family in exchange for a diamond. (3:00) 'R' ION Mon. 11:00 a.m. Boogie Nights aaac Mark Wahlberg.  A director of pornographic movies transforms a busboy into an adult film star. (2:47) 'R' FXM Tue. 12:00 a.m. The Book of Eli aaa Denzel Washington.  In post-apocalyptic America, an enigmatic wanderer protects a rare book. (2:15) 'R' (HD) TNT Fri. 8:00 p.m., Sat. 12:45 a.m. Bopha! aaa Danny Glover.  A South African police officer's son rebels against apartheid. (2:00)  'PG-13' BOUNCE Thu. 9:00 a.m. The Border aaa Jack Nicholson.  Border protection agent alters his dealings of drug smuggling. (2:15)  'R' (HD) SUND Thu. 2:45 a.m. The Bourne Ultimatum aaac Matt Damon.  An amnesiac assassin tries to uncover the secrets of his past. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) USA Sat. 11:00 a.m., Mon. 11:05 p.m., Tue. 1:35 a.m. Boy aaa Fumio Watanabe.  A dangerous scam leads to the unraveling of a dysfunctional Japanese family. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Mon. 8:00 p.m. Boyz n the Hood aaac Ice Cube.  Three young black males come of age in the mean streets of Los Angeles. (2:30) 'R' VH1 Sat. 11:00 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. Brave aaa Kelly Macdonald.  A Scottish princess named Merida must fight off an unintended curse. (1:35) 'PG' STARZ Mon. 10:05 a.m., 7:20 p.m., Tue. 6:30 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 Thu. 8:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. Brother John aaa Sidney Poitier.  A man is sent from heaven to determine if humanity is worthy of salvation. (2:00) 'PG' BOUNCE Fri. 3:00 p.m. The Brothers Bloom aaa Rachel Weisz.  Two swindling brothers may have picked the wrong mark for their last hustle. (1:55) 'PG-13' (HD) SHO Fri. 2:00 p.m., Thu. 2:35 p.m. Buck aaa Buck Brannaman.  A horse whisperer travels across America to help horses cope with people. (1:30) 'PG' (HD) TMC Wed. 10:25 a.m. Burn, Witch, Burn! aaa Peter Wyngarde.  A professor learns that his wife has been working with magic behind his back. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Fri. 8:00 p.m. C Casino aaac Robert De Niro.  A casino boss struggles to survive in mob-controlled 1970s Las After Skylar (Olivia Holt) inadvertently unleashes an evil creature, she discovers her true identity as a fifthgeneration monster hunter with awesome skills and cool steampunk accessories to draw upon, all of which she'll need as she begins her first round of "Girl vs. Monster," a Disney Channel movie airing Saturday at 8:20 p.m. Vegas. (3:05) 'R' (HD) MAX Sat. 3:45 p.m., Wed. 3:10 a.m. Cast a Dark Shadow aaa Dirk Bogarde.  A killer romances a wary bartender. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Tue. 12:00 p.m. Castle on the Hudson aaa John Garfield.  A mobster is imprisoned, and his girlfriend ploys to gain his release. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Wed. 10:15 p.m. Catch Me If You Can aaac Leonardo DiCaprio.  An FBI agent tirelessly tracks a master con artist and check forger. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) TBS Sun. 1:30 a.m. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof aaa Elizabeth Taylor.  When a Southern patriarch learns he is dying, his greedy family returns home. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 2:00 p.m. Chain Letter aaa Nikki Reed.  Six friends receive a chain letter and die when they choose not to forward it. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SYFY Mon. 11:00 a.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory aaa Johnny Depp.  Poor boy wins chance to take tour of famous chocolate maker's candy factory. (2:30) 'PG' (HD) FAM Sun. 9:26 a.m. Chronicle aaa Daisy Tormé.  Three friends gain superpowers and embrace the darker side of their abilities. (1:30) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Sun. 11:00 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll aaa Eric Clapton.  Chuck Berry's 60th birthday is celebrated with an all-star concert. (2:30) 'PG' BOUNCE Wed. 7:30 a.m. Clay Pigeons aaa Joaquin Phoenix.  A man having an affair has big trouble when the husband commits suicide. (2:15) 'R' SUND Thu. 12:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m. Closer aaa Natalie Portman.  A random act of kindness begets emotional revenge between four people. (1:45) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Sun. 3:45 a.m. Coal Miner's Daughter aaa Sissy Spacek.  With her husband's help, a poor girl forges a brilliant career in country music. (2:05) 'PG' MOVPLX Thu. 2:45 a.m., 11:15 p.m. Cold Mountain aaa Jude Law.  A Confederate soldier flees the Civil War to reunite with his true love. (2:40) 'R' STARZ Mon. 1:10 p.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 Sun. 10:00 p.m., Mon. 4:00 p.m. Come September aaa Rock Hudson.  A man learns his Italian villa has become a hotel for American teens. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sun. 6:00 p.m. Coraline aaac Dakota Fanning.  A young girl discovers a doorway to a fantastic parallel dimension.  (2:04) 'PG' (HD) FAM Sun. 11:56 a.m. Cruel Intentions aaa Ryan Phillippe.  A jaded young woman and her step-brother make an unfortunate wager. (1:45) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 7:15 p.m., Thu. 7:15 p.m. Curse of the Demon aaac Dana Andrews.  A skeptical doctor accepts an invitation to stay with a satanic cult leader. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Sat. 12:30 a.m. D Daisies aaa Ivana Karbanova.  Two women commit moral crimes, but are denied forgiveness upon repentance. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Tue. 1:15 a.m. Daisies in December aaac Joss Ackland.  An old man who is visiting a nursing home for two weeks finds romance. (1:45) 'NR' FLIX Wed. 11:40 a.m. The Darjeeling Limited aaa Owen Wilson.  Three estranged brothers reunite for an enlightening train voyage across India. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Mon. 11:30 a.m. The Dark Knight Rises aaaa Christian Bale.  The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect Gotham from a brutal, new enemy. (2:45) 'PG-13'  (HD) MOMAX Sat. 9:00 p.m. Dave Chappelle's Block Party aaa Dave Chappelle.  Dave Chappelle and guests perform music and comedy sketches at a block party. (1:55) 'R' SHO Wed. 6:00 p.m. Dead Man aaac Johnny Depp.  An accountant who runs afoul of the law in the Old West is aided by an outcast. (2:05) 'R' FLIX Tue. 12:30 a.m. The Debt aaa Helen Mirren.  In 1997 two retired agents receive shocking news about a former partner. (2:00) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sat. 2:20 p.m., Thu. 7:00 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 Mon. 11:35 a.m. The Departed aaaa Leonardo DiCaprio.  An undercover cop discovers that a mobster is working as a police officer. (3:30) 'R' WE Mon. 8:00 p.m. The Descendants aaa George Clooney.  An attorney in Honolulu will have to be a more involved parent to his daughters. (2:00) 'R'  (HD) MAX Thu. 5:30 p.m. Die Hard aaac Bruce Willis.  A New York cop battles a gang of ruthless terrorists in a high-rise building. (3:00) 'R' (HD) CMT Fri. 3:00 p.m.

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