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December 13, 2013

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: Friday, December 13, 2013_ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier _ THIS WEEK'S BEST MOVIES A Adam's Rib aaa Spencer Tracy.  Husband and wife attorneys wind up on opposite sides of the courtroom. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Sat. 5:00 a.m. Adventures in Babysitting aaa Elisabeth Shue.  A babysitter and her two charges navigate downtown Chicago's darker side. (1:45) 'PG-13' FLIX Wed. 8:45 a.m. SHO Tue. 5:00 a.m. Alien aaaa Helen Horton.  The crew of a commercial space vessel is stalked by a deadly alien parasite. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 10:00 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m. Aliens aaac Sigourney Weaver.  A warrant officer and a group of Marines search for a missing space colony. (3:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Wed. 10:00 p.m., Thu. 6:00 p.m. Amadeus aaac F. Murray Abraham.  A court composer develops a bitter rivalry with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (4:00) 'PG' (HD) SUND Tue. 8:15 a.m. The Amazing Spider-Man aaa Andrew Garfield.  Peter Parker attains superhuman abilities in the fight for good. (2:20) 'PG-13' STARZ Mon. 10:00 a.m., 6:40 p.m. American History X aaaa Edward Norton.  A released convict tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. (2:05) 'R' MAX Sun. 3:40 a.m. American Reunion aaa Jason Biggs.  A group of friends comes together for their high school reunion in Michigan. (1:55) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sun. 1:00 a.m., Fri. 12:00 a.m. Amour aaac Jean-Louis Trintignant.  A man in his mid-eighties is forced to look after his ailing wife. (2:10) 'PG-13' STARZ Tue. 7:30 a.m. Analyze This aaa Robert De Niro.  A New York City psychiatrist counsels a mafia boss suffering from anxiety. (2:33) 'R' COM Sat. 5:27 p.m., Sun. 2:36 p.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. 6:15 a.m., 4:50 p.m. Antwone Fisher aaa Derek Luke.  A young Navy sailor recounts his troubled past of child abuse through therapy. (2:05) 'PG-13' STARZ Fri. 12:00 p.m., Tue. 10:50 p.m. Apollo 13 aaac Tom Hanks.  An explosion aboard a spacecraft causes concerns about the crew's return. (2:25) 'PG' (HD) MAX Sat. 3:40 p.m. Arsenic and Old Lace aaac Cary Grant.  A man discovers his seem- ingly harmless aunts poison their gentlemen callers. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sun. 8:00 a.m. Arthur Christmas aaa James McAvoy.  Santa's youngest son attempts to use his father's advanced business. (1:45) 'PG' STARZ Fri. 6:20 a.m., Thu. 6:00 a.m. The A-Team aaa Liam Neeson.  A group of soldiers tries to clear their names after being convicted of a crime. (3:30) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Sat. 4:30 p.m., Sun. 1:30 p.m. Awakenings aaa Robert De Niro.  A doctor's experiments grant lucidity to his catatonic patients. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) SUND Sat. 3:15 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 p.m., Wed. 12:00 a.m. B Babe aaa Christine Cavanaugh.  A precocious piglet decides to pursue his dreams of becoming a sheepdog. (1:35) 'G' ENCORE Sun. 4:45 a.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 Tue. 8:20 a.m., 4:40 p.m. Back to the Future Part III aaa Michael J. Fox.  A time-traveling teen heads back to the Old West to save his friend's life. (2:00) 'PG' ENCORE Sun. 3:10 p.m. The Band Wagon aaac Fred Astaire.  A Broadway show is spoiled when a pretentious director joins the production. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Wed. 1:15 p.m. Batman Begins aaac Christian Bale.  A billionaire develops a dual personality to fight crime in Gotham City. (3:00) 'PG-13' SYFY Thu. 8:00 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild aaa Quvenzhané Wallis.  A sixyear-old Louisiana girl with an ailing father attempts to find her mother. (1:30) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Sat. 12:30 p.m., Tue. 10:00 a.m. Before and After aaa Meryl Streep.  When a teenager's girlfriend dies, the townspeople assume he killed her. (2:00) 'PG-13' FLIX Tue. 10:00 p.m. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel aaa Dame Judi Dench.  Believing it to be an upscale hotel, retirees land in a shabby Indian palace. (2:10) 'PG-13' MAX Sat. 9:20 a.m., Thu. 6:00 a.m. Beverly Hills Cop aaa Eddie Murphy.  A Detroit cop tracking a killer in Los Angeles turns the town upside down. (2:18) 'R' (HD) COM Sat. 12:35 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 Tue. 3:05 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 Tue. 12:00 p.m. The Birds aaac Rod Taylor.  A socialite's arrival in a small town sets off a series of vicious bird attacks. (3:00) 'NR' AMC Sat. 12:30 a.m. The Bishop's Wife aaa Cary Grant.  A bishop views an angel sent to help the church as a threat to his job and home. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sun. 2:00 p.m. Blow aaa Johnny Depp.  A smuggler brings about the expansion of the cocaine market in the 1970s. (2:17) 'R' FXM Tue. 8:00 p.m., Wed. 1:00 a.m. The Bourne Legacy aaa Jeremy Renner.  A new agent escapes termination and seeks to expose CIA crimes. (2:15) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Fri. 1:30 p.m., Mon. 6:30 p.m. The Bourne Supremacy aaac Matt Damon.  Bourne is blamed for murder in a failed CIA operation and goes on the run. (1:50) 'PG-13' STARZ Mon. 12:20 p.m., Tue. 2:45 a.m., Thu. 5:00 p.m. Brave aaa Kelly Macdonald.  A Scottish princess named Merida must fight off an unintended curse. (1:35) 'PG' STARZ Fri. 2:05 p.m., Sat. 8:15 a.m. The Brave One aaa Jodie Foster.  A woman in N.Y. becomes a vigilante finding the felons who killed her fiancé. (2:05) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sat. 1:15 a.m., Wed. 2:30 a.m. The Breakfast Club aaac Emilio Estevez.  Five very different students learn about each other during a weekend detention. (2:30)  'R' (HD) VH1 Wed. 10:30 p.m., Thu. 11:00 a.m. Breaking the Waves aaac Peter Bensted.  Religious Scottish woman tries adultery to help her paralyzed husband recover. (2:45) 'R' TMC Mon. 11:15 p.m. Bright Eyes aaa Shirley Temple.  The orphaned daughter of a maid becomes the object of a fierce custody battle. (1:30) 'PG' FXM Sat. 6:00 a.m. Bringing Up Baby aaac Katharine Hepburn.  A screwball heiress falls madly in love with a reserved paleontologist. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sun. 4:00 p.m. Broadway Melody of 1940 aaa Fred Astaire.  A dancer almost misses the opportunity of star in a Broadway musical. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Wed. 8:00 p.m. The Bucket List aaa Jack Nicholson.  Two terminal cancer patients sneak out of the hospital to meet unfinished goals. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) CMT Tue. 8:00 p.m., Wed. 12:30 p.m. The Call aaa Kimberly Bailey.  A 911 operator takes a call from a teenage girl who has been kidnapped. (1:40) 'R' STARZ Fri. 7:20 p.m., Sat. 3:40 p.m., Tue. Sunday at 8 p.m. on FX, the arrogance of the mighty Norse god "Thor" (Chris Hemsworth) causes an ancient conflict to flare up, and his incensed father, Odin, banishes him from the fantastic realm of Asgard to live among the lowly humans in Midgard (Earth) for punishment. 11:35 a.m., 7:20 p.m., Thu. 12:25 a.m., 3:20 p.m. Carnal Knowledge aaa Jack Nicholson.  Two former college roommates meet periodically to compare notes about sex. (1:45) 'R' TCM Sat. 3:15 a.m. Carol for Another Christmas aaac Sterling Hayden.  Industrial tycoon's change of heart during the Chrismas holiday. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Fri. 2:15 a.m. Casino aaac Robert De Niro.  A casino boss struggles to survive in mob-controlled 1970s Las Vegas. (3:00) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 5:00 p.m., Tue. 10:25 p.m. Catfish aaa Megan Faccio.  A 24-year-old photographer is contacted by an 8-year-old girl from Michigan. (2:00) 'PG-13' MTV Thu. 10:00 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 Thu. 9:30 a.m. Chasing Mavericks aaa Gerard Butler.  A teenager recruits a surfing legend to help him learn to ride massive waves. (2:00) 'PG' (HD) HBO2 Thu. 2:50 p.m. The Cheshire Murders aaaThe triple rape-homicide-arson that took place in Cheshire, Conn., is explored. (2:00) (HD) HBO Mon. 11:30 a.m. Chinatown aaac Jack Nicholson.  A private eye uncovers sordid family and city secrets in 1930s Los Angeles. (2:15) 'R' TCM Sat. 1:00 a.m. The Christmas Card aaa John Newton.  A young American soldier sets out to find the sender of a Christmas card. (2:00) 'NR' (HD) HALL Sat. 6:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. A Christmas Carol aaa Reginald Owen.  Miserly Scrooge is instilled with the Christmas spirit by some ghosts. (1:15) 'NR' TCM Sun. 10:00 a.m., Fri. 1:00 a.m. A Christmas Carol aaac Alastair Sim.  A miser learns a valuable lesson concerning his negative view of humanity. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Thu. 10:00 p.m. Christmas with Holly aaa Catherine Bérubé.  Coffee shop owner Mark continues to run into Maggie, who just came to town. (2:00) (HD) HALL Wed. 12:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Chronicle aaa Daisy Tormé.  Three friends gain superpowers and embrace the darker side of their abilities. (1:25) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Wed. 10:00 p.m. Clear History aaa Larry David.  A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss. (1:45) (HD) HBO Sat. 6:15 a.m., Thu. 1:00 p.m., Fri. 4:10 a.m. The Client aaa Susan Sarandon.  A boy hires a lawyer after witnessing a criminal's confession and suicide. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) OVAT Sat. 11:30 p.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' STARZ Fri. 8:05 a.m. The Color Purple aaac Whoopi Goldberg.  A black woman growing up in the South in the 20th century suffers hardships. (3:30) 'PG-13' BOUNCE Mon. 6:30 p.m. Crash aaac Glenn Taranto.  Prejudice affects people's judgment and actions in post-9/11 L.A. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SHO Mon. 6:00 p.m. The Crow aaa Brandon Lee.  A murdered rock star comes back from the dead to take revenge on his killers. (1:45) 'R' (HD) SHO Thu. 12:00 a.m. Cruel Intentions aaa Ryan Phillippe.  A jaded young woman and her step-brother make an unfortunate wager. (1:40) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Tue. 2:50 a.m. D A Damsel in Distress aaa Fred Astaire.  A dancer is enlisted to rescue a titled woman from an arranged marriage. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Thu. 2:00 a.m. The Dark Corner aaa Lucille Ball.  An embittered detective does 2 years in prison, because his partner framed him. (1:38) 'NR' FXM Wed. 7:12 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) HBO2 Tue. 9:35 a.m., 10:00 p.m. David Copperfield aaa W.C. Fields.  A boy seeks a home after fleeing his cruel stepfather in 19thcentury England. (2:15) 'NR' TCM Fri. 3:45 a.m. Deeply aaa Kirsten Dunst.  A young girl learns to cope with her first love's sudden death through stories. (1:50) 'PG-13' MOVPLX Sun. 8:20 a.m., 4:30 p.m., Fri. 3:15 a.m. The Deer Hunter aaac Robert De Niro.  The lives of Pennsylvania steelworkers are forever changed by the Vietnam War. (4:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Fri. 6:00 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) HBO Sun. 2:30 a.m., Thu. 8:30 p.m. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie aaac Fernando Rey.  A dinner party for six wealthy friends is constantly interrupted. (1:45) 'PG' FLIX Tue. 4:40 p.m., Wed. 5:15 a.m.

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