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January 03, 2014

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: Friday, January 3, 2014___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier THIS WEEK'S BEST MOVIES A B The Abyss aaa Ed Harris.  When a submarine vanishes, the authorities dispatch divers to rescue its crew. (4:00) 'PG-13' SYFY Sat. 2:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 a.m. Backdraft aaa Kurt Russell.  Two conflicting brothers become firefighters and must find a serial arsonist. (2:20) 'R' (HD) MAX Wed. 6:15 a.m. The Bad and the Beautiful aaac Lana Turner.  Three Hollywood icons are hoodwinked into signing a deal with a vile producer. (2:15) 'NR' TCM Sat. 8:00 p.m. The Band Wagon aaac Fred Astaire.  A Broadway show is spoiled when a pretentious director joins the production. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 5:00 a.m. The Bank Job aaa Jason Statham.  Thieves tunnel into a vault, but soon they discover scandalous secrets. (2:20) 'R' (HD) TNT Sat. 2:30 a.m. Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq aaac James Gandolfini.  Ten young soldiers who narrowly escaped death share their emotional stories. (1:00) 'NR' (HD) HBO Mon. 5:00 a.m. Amadeus aaac F. Murray Abraham.  A court composer develops a bitter rivalry with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (4:00) 'PG' (HD) SUND Thu. 8:00 a.m. The Amazing Spider-Man aaa Andrew Garfield.  Peter Parker attains superhuman abilities in the fight for good. (2:20) 'PG-13' STARZ Fri. 11:10 p.m., Sat. 7:20 a.m., 5:00 p.m. Amélie aaaa Audrey Tautou.  A shy waitress decides to bring delight and awe into the lives of other people. (2:05) 'R' SHO Mon. 3:55 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) MOMAX Sun. 3:15 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. 2:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. Another Harvest Moon aaa Ernest Borgnine.  Four elderly persons in a nursing home struggle with the ills of their age. (1:35)  'PG-13' MOVPLX Tue. 1:20 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 6:30 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. 7:35 a.m. The Apostle aaa Robert Duvall.  A fiery preacher with a dark past resurrects a small Louisiana church. (2:15) 'PG-13' (HD) TMC Wed. 12:30 p.m. Argo aaac Ben Affleck.  During the Iranian revolution, a CIA specialist must rescue six Americans.  (2:05) 'R' (HD) MAX Sat. 5:55 p.m., Wed. 8:35 a.m., 10:00 p.m. MOMAX Fri. 9:00 p.m., Mon. 7:00 p.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. (1:30) 'PG-13' STARZ Wed. 11:50 a.m., 9:00 p.m. Awakenings aaa Robert De Niro.  A doctor's experiments grant lucidity to his catatonic patients. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) SUND Sat. 10:45 a.m. Batman aaa Jack Nicholson.  A masked vigilante fights to protect his city from a cunning, psychotic villain. (3:00) 'PG-13' AMC Fri. 8:00 p.m., Sat. 11:00 a.m. Batman Begins aaac Christian Bale.  A billionaire develops a dual personality to fight crime in Gotham City. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) AMC Sat. 5:00 p.m., Sun. 1:30 p.m. Batman Returns aaa Michael Keaton.  The Caped Crusader battles a corrupt businessman, the Penguin and Catwoman. (3:00) 'PG-13' AMC Fri. 11:00 p.m., Sat. 2:00 p.m. Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome aaac Luke Pasqualino.  At the height of the Cylon War, a rookie pilot takes on a secret mission. (2:00) 'NR' SYFY Wed. 2:00 p.m., Thu. 2:00 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) HBO2 Fri. 7:45 a.m. decides to follow her dreams of glory. (2:00) 'PG-13' MyTV Sat. 6:00 p.m. Billy Elliot aaac Julie Walters.  A coal miner's son discovers his love of ballet while taking boxing classes. (1:50) 'R' FLIX Sun. 7:30 a.m. The Bourne Identity aaa Matt Damon.  An amnesiac wanted by the U.S. government searches for clues to his past. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) AMC Sun. 8:00 p.m., Mon. 5:30 p.m. The Bourne Legacy aaa Jeremy Renner.  A new agent escapes termination and seeks to expose CIA crimes. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Wed. 1:30 a.m. Bram Stoker's Dracula aaa Gary Oldman.  The vampire Dracula seduces his beloved while being pursued by a vampire hunter. (2:30) 'R' OVAT Tue. 3:30 p.m., Wed. 1:00 p.m. Brave aaa Kelly Macdonald.  A Scottish princess named Merida must fight off an unintended curse. (1:40) 'PG' ENCORE Wed. 12:50 p.m., 8:00 p.m., Thu. 5:45 a.m. Braveheart aaac Mel Gibson.  A farmer organizes a resistance against the tyranny of English rule. (4:01) 'R' (HD) AMC Tue. 8:00 p.m., Wed. 4:00 p.m. Breaking the Waves aaac Emily Watson.  Religious Scottish woman tries adultery to help her paralyzed husband recover. (2:40) 'R' (HD) FLIX Wed. 11:30 p.m. Brothers aaac Jake Gyllenhaal.  Troop is lost in war, and brother cares for family, leading to shocking events. (2:15) 'R' (HD) SUND Wed. 11:30 p.m., Thu. 12:00 p.m. The Bucket List aaa Jack Nicholson.  Two terminal cancer patients sneak out of the hospital to meet unfinished goals. (2:00) 'PG-13' ION Fri. 11:00 a.m. C Cadillac Records aaa Adrien Brody.  In 1950s Chicago, record label artists overcome sex, violence, race and music. (2:30) 'R' BET Tue. 10:30 a.m. Caged aaa Eleanor Parker.  Life in a women's prison transforms a naive woman into a hardened criminal. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Sat. 6:30 a.m. A Beautiful Mind aaac Russell Crowe.  Mentally ill mathematician searches for formula to impress the academic world. (2:30) 'PG-13' TCM Fri. 10:15 p.m. Cape Fear aaa Robert De Niro.  Psychopathic prison parolee bent on revenge tracks down his former lawyer. (2:15) 'R' STARZ Wed. 1:45 a.m. Before and After aaa Meryl Streep.  When a teenager's girlfriend dies, the townspeople assume he killed her. (1:55) 'PG-13'  (HD) TMC Sun. 8:35 a.m. Capote aaac Philip Seymour Hoffman.  An author bonds with one of the killers depicted in his infamous book. (2:30) 'R' OVAT Tue. 1:00 p.m., Wed. 1:30 a.m., Thu. 3:30 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' FLIX Sun. 8:00 p.m. Casino aaac Robert De Niro.  A casino boss struggles to survive in mob-controlled 1970s Las Vegas. (3:00) 'R' (HD) HBO Sun. 1:20 a.m. Chaplin aaa Robert Downey Jr.  Chaplin's life from early childhood Being John Malkovich aaac Pamela Hayden.  A hapless puppeteer finds a secret portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich. (2:00) 'R'  (HD) SHO Tue. 4:15 p.m. Being Mary Jane aaa Gabrielle Union.  A television news anchor attempts to maintain balance in her life. (2:00) 'NR' BET Tue. 8:00 p.m. Bend It Like Beckham aaa Parminder K. Nagra.  A young woman with a passion for soccer Family man Dave (Jason Bateman) may be saddled with some rather mundane responsibilities, but when a mystical occurrence causes him to instead have the carefree lifestyle of his bachelor friend that he had envied, he discovers that the grass isn't always greener in an open range in "The Change-Up," airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on TBS. to international stardom and scandal. (2:30) 'PG-13' MOVPLX Fri. 12:15 p.m., 8:00 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) MAX Tue. 1:30 a.m. Chimpanzee aaaA chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is adopted by a fully grown male. (1:20) 'G' ENCORE Mon. 8:15 a.m. Chronicle aaa Daisy Tormé.  Three friends gain superpowers and embrace the darker side of their abilities. (1:25) 'PG-13' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 5:50 p.m., Wed. 9:00 p.m. Clear and Present Danger aaa Harrison Ford.  A CIA agent finds his colleagues are cutting deals with drug lords in Colombia. (3:00) 'PG-13' MILIT Fri. 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. The Client aaa Susan Sarandon.  A boy hires a lawyer after witnessing a criminal's confession and suicide. (2:30) 'PG-13' ION Wed. 11:30 a.m. Crash aaac Sandra Bullock.  Prejudice affects people's judgment and actions in post-9/11 L.A. (2:00) 'R' (HD) TMC Sun. 8:00 p.m. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon aaac Yun-Fat Chow.  Martialarts masters encounter an old enemy while searching for a stolen sword. (2:30) 'PG-13' BOUNCE Sat. 4:00 p.m. D Dangerous Liaisons aaac Glenn Close.  In 18th century France, bored aristocrats indulge in games, wagers and betrayal. (2:05) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Tue. 6:10 a.m. A Dangerous Method aaa Keira Knightley.  Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung's work becomes the start of psychoanalysis. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Sat. 3:45 a.m. The Dark Knight aaaa Christian Bale.  A new enemy attacks Gotham City and develops a personal enmity for Batman. (3:30)  'PG-13' (HD) AMC Sat. 8:00 p.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) MAX Sun. 11:15 a.m., 10:00 p.m., Thu. 3:15 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 Sun. 3:00 a.m. Dead Poets Society aaac Robin Williams.  A charismatic teacher at an urbane preparatory school inspires his students. (2:15) 'PG' SHO Fri. 7:45 a.m., Mon. 1:45 p.m. The Debt aaa Helen Mirren.  In 1997 two retired agents receive shocking news about a former partner. (1:55) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Mon. 11:25 a.m. De-Lovely aaa Kevin Kline.  A famed composer examines his life, rise to fame and personal relationships. (2:10) 'PG-13' MOVPLX Sat. 12:30 p.m., 11:10 p.m., Fri. 12:50 a.m. The Departed aaaa Leonardo DiCaprio.  An undercover cop discovers that a mobster is working as a police officer. (3:30) 'R' (HD) AMC Sun. 4:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Derailed aaa Clive Owen.  Two married people having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal.  (2:00) 'R' (HD) LIFE Sun. 3:00 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels aaa Steve Martin.  Smooth-talking con artists compete to see who is the best. (1:50) 'PG' (HD) MAX Thu. 8:10 a.m. Donnie Darko aaac Jake Gyllenhaal.  A troubled teen is led to create havoc and commit crimes by a huge rabbit. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 1:15 p.m. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story aaa Jason Scott Lee.  The famed martial artist rises from a life of poverty to become a famous actor. (2:10) 'PG-13' MOVPLX Fri. 6:50 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Duel aaac Dick Whittington.  A businessman traveling a deserted road is terrorized by a truck driver. (1:35) 'PG' MOVPLX Tue. 1:35 p.m., 11:50 p.m. Dumb & Dumber aaa Jim Carrey.  Two bumbling buffoons drive cross-country to return ill-gotten money. (2:31) 'PG-13' (HD) COM Sat. 11:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. E Eden Lake aaa Kelly Reilly.  A couple's romantic weekend is interrupted by an evil gang of teenage hoodlums. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Thu. 11:45 p.m. An Education aaa Peter Sarsgaard.  In 1961, a British schoolgirl is wooed by an older businessman with money. (2:15) 'PG-13' (HD) SUND Tue. 5:45 p.m., Wed. 9:30 a.m. The Education of Charlie Banks aaa Jesse Eisenberg.  A college freshman must face the consequences of a past decision. (2:00) 'R' FUSE Tue. 11:00 p.m. Edward Scissorhands aaac Johnny Depp.  A young man with scissors for hands tries to adjust to life in the suburbs. (1:50) 'PG-13'  (HD) MAX Tue. 6:30 a.m.

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