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August 15, 2014

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5: Friday, August 15, 2014 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier A Abducted: The Carlina White Story aaa Keke Palmer. A young woman searches for her birth mother after being abducted as a baby. (2:00) (HD) LMN Fri. 10:00 p.m., Sat. 2:00 a.m. The Abyss aaa Ed Harris. When a submarine vanishes, the author- ities dispatch divers to rescue its crew. (2:25) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Wed. 8:10 a.m. Afternoon Delight aaa Kathryn Hahn. A stay-at-home mom visits a strip club and adopts a young stripper as her nanny. (1:45) 'R' (HD) STARZ Tue. 11:10 p.m., Wed. 12:15 p.m. Aliens aaac Sigourney Weaver. A warrant officer and a group of Marines search for a missing space colony. (3:00) 'R' OVAT Mon. 11:00 p.m., Tue. 7:00 p.m. American Hustle aaa Christian Bale. A con man and his associate are forced to work for a reckless FBI agent. (2:25) 'R' (HD) STARZ Wed. 9:50 a.m., 6:35 p.m., Thu. 1:20 a.m. Angels & Demons aaa Tom Hanks. Experts in symbolism seek the link between a murder, ter- rorism and the Vatican. (3:00) 'PG- 13' (HD) TNT Sat. 5:00 p.m. Annie Hall aaac Woody Allen. A self-conscious comic reflects on his relationship with a ditsy singer. (2:00) 'PG' (HD) SUND Sat. 11:00 p.m., Sun. 3:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Wed. 10:00 p.m., Thu. 12:00 a.m., 4:15 p.m. Argo aaac Ben Affleck. During the Iranian revolution, a CIA specialist must rescue six Amer- icans. (2:00) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sat. 2:00 p.m., Tue. 5:00 p.m. At Middleton aaa Andy Garcia. Two parents break from chil- dren's college tour, sparking a romance. (1:50) 'R' (HD) STARZ Fri. 9:00 p.m., Sat. 1:55 a.m., 11:45 a.m., Sun. 12:05 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 4:25 p.m., Thu. 10:55 p.m. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman aaac Cicely Tyson. An elderly woman tells the story of her life from slavery to the 1960s. (2:30) 'NR' BOUNCE Mon. 9:00 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 Sun. 6:30 p.m., Mon. 11:30 a.m. B Batman aaa Jack Nicholson. A masked vigilante fights to protect his city from a cunning, psychotic villain. (3:00) 'PG-13' ION Wed. 11:00 a.m. Batman Begins aaac Christian Bale. A billionaire develops a dual personality to fight crime in Go- tham City. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Sun. 1:30 p.m., Mon. 12:45 a.m., Thu. 7:35 p.m. Battleground aaa Van Johnson. A band of soldiers from the U.S. Army awaits reinforcements during World War II. (2:15) 'NR' TCM Sun. 11:45 a.m. The Beast aaa George Dzundza. A Russian commander flees from a group of vengeful rebels in the Afghan desert. (2:00) 'R' LIVE5+ Wed. 12:30 a.m. Before Sunset aaac Ethan Hawke. An American writer re- unites with a past love 9 years later while in Paris. (1:25) 'R' (HD) HBO Thu. 4:55 a.m. Being Mary Jane aaa Gabrielle Union. A television news anchor attempts to maintain balance in her life. (2:00) 'NR' (HD) BET Thu. 10:00 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' ENCORE Sat. 2:05 p.m. Big Jake aaa John Wayne. A man is called home by his estranged wife to rescue his kid- napped grandson. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) AMC Sat. 12:30 p.m. Big Night aaa Tony Shalhoub. Italian brothers plan a special feast to help save their failing restaurant. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Fri. 1:30 p.m., Sat. 7:45 a.m. Birdman of Alcatraz aaa Burt Lancaster. A convicted double murderer becomes a famous and respected ornithologist. (2:30) 'NR' TCM Thu. 3:30 a.m. The Black Stallion aaac Kelly Reno. A boy and a wild horse tri- umph over adversity while strand- ed on a remote island. (2:00) 'G' LIVE5+ Sat. 2:00 a.m. Black Swan aaac Natalie Port- man. An innocent ballet dancer learns about her sensual side from her former rival. (2:15) 'R' (HD) SUND Wed. 5:45 p.m. Blue Jasmine aaa Alec Baldwin. A busy housewife experiences a life crisis while living with her offbeat sister. (1:45) 'PG-13' (HD) STARZ Mon. 2:40 a.m. Blue Velvet aaac Kyle MacLach- lan. A man is thrown into a seedy world of sex and violence after discovering an ear. (2:45) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 3:00 a.m. Bombshell aaac Jean Harlow. A popular starlet tries to marry her way out of fame. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Thu. 8:00 p.m. Born on the Fourth of July aaa Tom Cruise. A veteran paralyzed during the Vietnam War becomes an anti-war activist. (3:00) 'R' OVAT Sun. 10:00 p.m. The Bourne Legacy aaa Jeremy Renner. A new agent escapes ter- mination and seeks to expose CIA crimes. (2:15) 'PG-13' (HD) MOMAX Sun. 9:00 a.m., Tue. 10:40 p.m. The Bourne Ultimatum aaac Matt Damon. An amnesiac assas- sin tries to uncover the secrets of his past. (2:30) 'PG-13' BRAVO Fri. 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. The Breakfast Club aaac Emilio Estevez. Five very different students learn about each other during a weekend detention. (2:16) 'R' (HD) AMC Thu. 8:00 p.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) TMC Sun. 6:30 a.m. Buffalo '66 aaa Vincent Gallo. An inmate newly released from prison kidnaps a teen to pose as his wife. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 10:15 a.m. Bullitt aaa Steve McQueen. A San Francisco police detective is assigned to guard a criminal witness. (2:30) 'PG' (HD) ESQ Sun. 9:00 a.m., Thu. 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid aaac Paul Newman. Two legendary outlaws head for Bolivia in the waning days of the Old West. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 10:00 p.m. The Butler aaa Forest Whitaker. Modest butler works for the White House during eight presidential terms. (2:15) 'PG-13' (HD) SHO Mon. 10:45 a.m., 6:45 p.m. C Caddyshack aaa Chevy Chase. A group of young, troublesome caddies creates chaos at an upper-class golf club. (2:00) 'R' (HD) AMC Mon. 11:15 a.m., Tue. 3:45 a.m. Cadillac Records aaa Adrien Brody. In 1950s Chicago, record la- bel artists overcome sex, violence, race and music. (2:30) 'R' BET Sat. 10:00 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m. The Call aaa Halle Berry. A 911 operator takes a call from a teenage girl who has been kidnapped. (1:40) 'R' STARZ Wed. 2:00 p.m., Thu. 3:45 a.m. Call Her Savage aaa Clara Bow. A Texas woman lusting for love goes about her life boozing and brawling. (1:30) 'NR' FXM Thu. 6:00 a.m. Casino aaac Robert De Niro. A casino boss struggles to survive in mob-controlled 1970s Las Vegas. (3:00) 'R' (HD) MAX Mon. 9:00 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) HBO2 Fri. 3:00 p.m., Wed. 6:00 p.m. Chinatown aaac Jack Nicholson. A private eye uncovers sordid family and city secrets in 1930s Los Angeles. (2:15) 'R' TCM Sat. 12:00 a.m. Choke aaa Sam Rockwell. A medical-school dropout scams unsuspecting patrons at upscale restaurants. (1:35) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Tue. 12:30 a.m. Clear History aaa Larry David. A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss. (1:45) (HD) HBO2 Sun. 11:00 a.m. Clerks aaac Brian O'Halloran. Two slackers deal with irate and bizarre customers. (1:35) 'R' (HD) SHO Wed. 3:55 a.m. The Client aaa Susan Sarandon. A boy hires a lawyer after witness- ing a criminal's confession and suicide. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) OVAT Thu. 10:30 p.m. A Clockwork Orange aaaa Mal- colm McDowell. A sadistic criminal becomes a test subject for a behav- ior modification program. (2:20) 'X' MAX Fri. 1:50 a.m. Closer aaa Natalie Portman. A random act of kindness begets emotional revenge between four people. (1:45) 'R' ENCORE Tue. 11:20 a.m. Coal Miner's Daughter aaa Sissy Spacek. With her husband's help, a poor girl forges a brilliant career in country music. (3:00) 'PG' (HD) OVAT Sat. 9:00 p.m., Sun. 4:00 p.m. Cold Mountain aaa Jude Law. A Confederate soldier flees the Civil War to reunite with his true love. (3:00) 'R' (HD) WGN Mon. 2:00 a.m. Cold Sassy Tree aaac Faye Dunaway. Northern woman causes stir in Southern town by marrying recently widowed man. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Fri. 9:30 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' OVAT Sun. 12:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Wed. 3:30 p.m. Coming to America aaa Eddie Murphy. An African prince flees an arranged marriage to find his own American queen. (2:30) 'R' (HD) VH1 Thu. 6:30 p.m. The Confession aaa Aran Bell. A young boy is unable to think of any sins to admit for his first confes- sion. (1:55) 'NR' (HD) TMC Tue. 9:00 a.m., Wed. 5:10 a.m. The Conjuring aaac Vera Farmiga. Paranormal investigators help family being terrorized by a dark presence. (1:55) 'R' (HD) MAX Fri. 2:15 p.m., Mon. 6:05 p.m., Thu. 9:00 a.m. Constantine aaa Keanu Reeves. A psychic detective saves the world from being conquered by the son of Satan. (2:05) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Mon. 8:40 a.m., 9:00 p.m. Contagion aaa Marion Cotillard. A team of doctors struggles to find a cure for a deadly virus as panic spreads. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) TNT Mon. 1:04 a.m. Cool Hand Luke aaac Paul New- man. A man sentenced to serve a term on a prison farm clashes with the authorities. (3:00) 'PG' ESQ Sun. 6:00 a.m. TCM Tue. 5:45 p.m. The Crazies aaa Timothy Olyphant. Citizens of a small town are being turned into murderous maniacs by a virus. (2:00) 'R' SYFY Sun. 3:00 p.m. D Daddy Long Legs aaa Fred Astaire. A wealthy philanthropist meets and falls in love with his secret young ward. (2:15) 'NR' TCM Wed. 12:00 p.m. The Dark Corner aaa Lucille Ball. An embittered detective does 2 years in prison, because his partner framed him. (1:40) 'NR' FXM Mon. 9:05 a.m., Tue. 8:45 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) HBO Fri. 5:15 p.m., Tue. 10:00 a.m. The Da Vinci Code aaa Tom Hanks. A plot to find descendants of the union of Jesus and Mary Magdalene unfolds. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) TNT Sat. 2:00 p.m., Sun. 1:31 a.m. The Day of the Jackal aaa Edward Fox. An English hit man is hired to carefully plan the assassi- nation of de Gaulle. (2:30) 'PG' (HD) MOMAX Tue. 6:30 a.m. Dead Poets Society aaac Robin Williams. A charismatic teacher at an urbane preparatory school inspires his students. (2:15) 'PG' FLIX Sat. 12:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m., Thu. 8:00 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. 4:30 a.m. THIS WEEK'S BEST MOVIES Saturday at 10 p.m. on Cinemax, Arnold Schwarze- negger delivers one of the most powerful performances of his career as Emil Rott- mayer, an enigmatic convict who helps an undercover prison security expert, who has become trapped in a master penitentiary he designed himself, and now he is really in need of an "Escape Plan."

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