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December 27, 2013

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: Friday, December 27, 2013_ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier _ THIS WEEK'S BEST MOVIES A Across to Singapore aaa Ramon Navarro.  Two people that have been in love for a long time get to finally be together. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Fri. 5:45 a.m. African Cats aaaThe daily lives of African wildcats and their struggle to survive. (2:00) 'G' ANIMAL Tue. 3:00 p.m. Alice in Wonderland aaa Johnny Depp.  A 19-year-old woman returns to Wonderland to fight for the world's freedom. (2:30) 'PG' (HD) FAM Wed. 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 Fri. 6:00 a.m. American History X aaaa Edward Norton.  A released convict tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. (2:00) 'R' MAX Wed. 1:00 a.m. American Reunion aaa Jason Biggs.  A group of friends comes together for their high school reunion in Michigan. (1:55) 'R' (HD) MAX Wed. 11:20 a.m. Angels & Demons aaa Tom Hanks.  Experts in symbolism seek the link between a murder, terrorism and the Vatican. (2:45)  'PG-13' (HD) TNT Sat. 2:15 p.m. Annie Get Your Gun aaa Betty Hutton.  A beautiful sharpshooter joins a Wild West show and falls in love with its star. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 6:15 a.m. Antwone Fisher aaa Derek Luke.  A young Navy sailor recounts his troubled past of child abuse through therapy. (2:05) 'PG-13' STARZ Thu. 1:40 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. 4:35 a.m. Argo aaac Ben Affleck.  During the Iranian revolution, a CIA specialist must rescue six Americans.  (2:00) 'R' (HD) MAX Tue. 10:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m. The A-Team aaa Liam Neeson.  A group of soldiers tries to clear their names after being convicted of a crime. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Wed. 3:00 p.m., Thu. 10:00 a.m. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery aaa Mike Myers.  A swinging secret agent frozen in the '60s is thawed out to stop his nemesis. (1:35) 'PG-13' ENCORE Tue. 8:00 p.m. Avatar aaac Sam Worthington.  A former Marine is fitted with an alien body to colonize a distant moon. (3:30) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Tue. 8:00 p.m., Wed. 7:00 a.m. B Back to the Future aaaa Michael J. Fox.  A time-traveling 1980s teen accidentally stops his own parents from meeting. (2:00) 'PG' ENCORE Sat. 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. The Bad and the Beautiful aaac Lana Turner.  Three Hollywood icons are hoodwinked into signing a deal with a vile producer. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 4:15 a.m. Batman aaa Jack Nicholson.  A masked vigilante fights to protect his city from a cunning, psychotic villain. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) HUB Tue. 7:00 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 Sun. 3:10 p.m., Mon. 6:20 a.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) SHO Tue. 12:00 a.m. Big Trouble in Little China aaa Kurt Russell.  A truck driver helps a friend rescue his Chinese fiancé who has been kidnapped. (1:40) 'PG-13' ENCORE Wed. 6:20 p.m., Thu. 1:40 a.m. Billy Elliot aaac Julie Walters.  A coal miner's son discovers his love of ballet while taking boxing classes. (1:50) 'R' (HD) SHO Mon. 7:30 a.m. curse. (1:40) 'PG' STARZ Sun. 1:30 p.m., Mon. 8:30 a.m. Brazil aaac Jonathan Pryce.  A civil servant reluctantly opposes an oppressive bureaucracy. (3:00) 'R'  (HD) SUND Fri. 12:30 p.m. Brian's Song aaac James Caan.  Two football players join the Chicago Bears and form a lasting friendship. (1:30) 'G' BOUNCE Sun. 4:30 a.m. Bright Star aaa Ben Whishaw.  An unlikely romance between a poet and his neighbor in 1818 London is tested. (2:30) 'PG' OVAT Tue. 3:30 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 Sun. 6:30 p.m., Mon. 11:30 a.m. The Buddy Holly Story aaa Gary Busey.  The musical career of Buddy Holly is chronicled from the charts. (2:30) 'PG' (HD) OVAT Fri. 11:00 p.m. Burn After Reading aaa George Clooney.  Two obnoxious gym employees try to blackmail a CIA agent for his secret disk. (2:00) 'R' (HD) TBS Tue. 2:00 a.m. C Carlito's Way aaa Al Pacino.  A drug dealer pledges to go straight, but his friends pull him back into crime. (2:30) 'R' FLIX Wed. 5:30 p.m. SHO Sat. 5:30 p.m. Casino aaac Robert De Niro.  A casino boss struggles to survive in mob-controlled 1970s Las Vegas. (3:00) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 1:30 p.m., Tue. 3:00 p.m. Cast Away aaa Tom Hanks.  A plane crash strands a workaholic FedEx troubleshooter on a remote island. (2:45) 'PG-13' (HD) FXM Sat. 8:00 p.m., 11:00 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 Sat. 4:30 p.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 Tue. 6:00 p.m. Bolt aaa John Travolta.  Pampered, performing dog tries to make cross-country journey to find his owner. (1:45) 'PG' (HD) DISN Fri. 12:30 p.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 Fri. 11:30 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) TMC Sun. 9:40 p.m. The Cheap Detective aaa Peter Falk.  A penny-pinching private eye takes on crime in a parody of "The Maltese Falcon.". (1:45) 'PG' TCM Mon. 11:30 p.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. 11:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m., Wed. 10:30 a.m. A Christmas Visitor aaa William Devane.  A family is given a miracle to help with their Christmas grief. (2:00) 'NR' (HD) HALL Fri. 6:00 a.m., Sat. 4:00 a.m. Boyz n the Hood aaac Laurence Fishburne.  Three young black males come of age in the mean streets of Los Angeles. (2:30) 'R' FUSE Fri. 7:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m., Sat. 4:30 p.m. Brave aaa Kelly Macdonald.  A Scottish princess named Merida must fight off an unintended Christmas with Holly aaa Catherine Bérubé.  Coffee shop owner Mark continues to run into Maggie, who just came to town. (2:00) (HD) HALL Sat. 10:00 p.m., Sun. 2:00 p.m. Chronicle aaa Daisy Tormé.  Three friends gain superpowers and embrace the darker side of their abilities. (1:25) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Mon. 1:00 a.m. On his 11th birthday, young Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) learns that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own – a special identity that gets him invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. Cinderella aaa Ilene Woods.  A humble woman experiences a fateful encounter with a dreamy prince. (1:45) 'G' (HD) FAM Sat. 8:00 p.m., Sun. 6:00 p.m. Clear History aaa Larry David.  A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss. (1:45) (HD) HBO Sun. 3:00 p.m. HBO2 Wed. 12:45 p.m., 10:15 p.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 Sun. 5:30 p.m. Cloud Atlas aaac Tom Hanks.  A killer becomes a hero, and an act of kindness incites a revolution. (3:00)  'R' (HD) MAX Thu. 7:00 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' MOVPLX Wed. 7:30 a.m., 2:35 p.m., 9:40 p.m. The Constant Nymph aaac Joan Fontaine.  A teenage girl is hopelessly in love with a family friend, a handsome composer. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sun. 2:00 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 Fri. 11:30 p.m. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button aaac Cate Blanchett.  A man ages backwards, starting as an elderly man and growing younger. (3:30) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Thu. 8:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. D 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 Sat. 12:30 a.m., Mon. 4:05 p.m. David and Lisa aaa Keir Dullea.  Troubled teens make contact with each other in a home for disturbed youngsters. (2:00) 'NR' (HD) OWN Fri. 1:00 p.m. Day of Reckoning aaa Richard Dix.  A man is imprisoned and discovers he was put there with false pretenses. (1:15) 'NR' TCM Thu. 3:30 p.m. Death at a Funeral aaa Matthew Macfadyen.  Two brothers host their father's funeral while dealing with a slew of problems. (2:00) 'R' CW Sat. 6:00 p.m. The Debt aaa Helen Mirren.  In 1997 two retired agents receive shocking news about a former partner. (1:55) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Wed. 10:55 a.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. 5:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m. Die Hard: With a Vengeance aaa Bruce Willis.  A cop and a reluctant civilian race against time to stop a bomber's attack. (2:30) 'R' (HD) ESQ Tue. 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. The Dirty Dozen aaac Lee Marvin.  Convicts are offered a suicide mission to redeem themselves during WWII. (2:45) 'NR' TCM Sat. 12:00 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels aaa Steve Martin.  Smooth-talking con artists compete to see who is the best. (1:55) 'PG' (HD) HBO2 Sat. 6:05 a.m. Dogma aaa Linda Fiorentino.  A woman is chosen to prevent two fallen angels from destroying the universe. (2:10) 'R' ENCORE Thu. 4:10 p.m. Donnie Brasco aaac Al Pacino.  An FBI agent's loyalties are divided when he goes undercover as a mobster. (2:10) 'R' ENCORE Wed. 12:20 p.m., Thu. 3:20 a.m. Donnie Darko aaac Jake Gyllenhaal.  A troubled teen is led to create havoc and commit crimes by a huge rabbit. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Sat. 8:00 p.m. Do the Right Thing aaac Danny Aiello.  Racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood erupts into violence. (2:00) 'R' FLIX Mon. 10:00 p.m. Due Date aaa Robert Downey Jr.  An expectant father and an aspiring actor embark upon a road trip. (2:00) 'R' (HD) TBS Sun. 2:00 p.m. E East of Eden aaac James Dean.  Two rival brothers compete for respect and affection from their father. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 5:15 a.m. 8mm aaa Nicolas Cage.  A private eye is hired to uncover the truth about an alleged "snuff" film. (2:05) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sun. 3:40 a.m. Elizabeth aaac Cate Blanchett.  A princess sacrifices love, security and happiness when she becomes the queen. (2:05) 'R' FLIX Fri. 10:05 p.m. Empire of the Sun aaa Christian Bale.  A British youth is interred at a Japanese POW camp during WWII. (2:35) 'PG' MAX Mon. 6:20 a.m. Enchanted aaa Susan Sarandon.  A fairy-tale princess engaged to a handsome prince is transported to New York. (1:55) 'PG' DISN Fri. 8:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m.

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