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August 22, 2014

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7: Friday, August 22, 2014 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier L Ladder 49 aaa Joaquin Phoenix. A trapped firefighter reflects on his career as his mentor organizes a rescue. (2:00) 'PG-13' STARZ Fri. 1:15 p.m. The Last Big Thing aaa Dan Zukovic. A young man tries to punch holes in pop culture and its denizens. (1:40) 'R' FLIX Mon. 12:30 p.m. The Lavender Hill Mob aaac Alec Guinness. A meek bank agent enlists a souvenir maker to help him steal and smuggle gold. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Fri. 8:00 a.m. Lawless aaa Shia LaBeouf. During the Depression, three brothers in Virginia run a bootleg- ging business. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SHO Sun. 2:30 a.m. Lawless aaac Suranne Jones. A diligent judge's chaotic work life includes veteran judges and bad workers. (2:00) 'NR' (HD) SHO Wed. 11:15 p.m. Lethal Weapon aaac Mel Gibson. A mismatched pair of L.A. cops investigate a group of heroin smugglers. (1:50) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 11:00 a.m., Thu. 4:10 p.m. Lethal Weapon 2 aaa Mel Gib- son. Riggs and Murtaugh go after a drug-smuggling South African diplomat. (2:00) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Fri. 5:15 p.m. Let Me In aaa Kodi Smit-McPhee. A boy who is continually bullied at school befriends a young female vampire. (2:30) 'R' SYFY Sat. 12:00 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. Life of Pi aaac Suraj Sharma. A zookeeper's son is surrounded by loose animals after a ship- wreck. (2:15) 'PG' (HD) MAX Sat. 6:45 a.m. Lincoln aaac Daniel Day-Lewis. President joins the Union to help put an end to the Civil War and slavery. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) TMC Sun. 12:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Little Murders aaa Alan Arkin. A woman helps a man find that his life of feeling nothing is coun- terproductive. (1:50) 'R' FXM Thu. 1:10 p.m. The Little Princess aaa Shirley Temple. A Victorian girl is made a servant after her military father disappears. (1:45) 'G' FXM Mon. 9:00 a.m. Little Women aaa Susan Saran- don. Four New England sisters make the journey from adoles- cence to adulthood. (2:00) 'PG' MOVPLX Sat. 3:55 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 8:00 p.m., Thu. 6:15 a.m., 6:00 p.m. The Lone Ranger aaa Johnny Depp. A former law enforcement official and a Native American warrior team up. (2:30) 'PG-13' EN- CORE Sun. 8:00 p.m., Tue. 11:35 a.m., 8:00 p.m., Wed. 3:45 a.m. Lonesome Jim aaa Casey Affleck. A young man in a dysfunctional family finds love with a nurse and her son. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 5:30 p.m., Wed. 2:15 p.m. The Long Kiss Goodnight aaa Geena Davis. An amnesiac house- wife learns she was once a govern- ment assassin. (2:05) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sun. 2:20 a.m., Tue. 7:15 a.m. The Long Walk Home aaa Sissy Spacek. Two women of different races and circumstances find that they have strength. (1:40) 'PG' FLIX Sun. 6:20 p.m. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King aaaa Ian McKellen. One Ring's influence on hobbit increases as he nears end of his journey. (3:30) 'PG-13' CW Sun. 6:00 p.m. A Lot Like Love aaa Ashton Kutcher. Two young adults try to find love amid their inability to cope with reality. (1:50) 'PG-13' STARZ Sat. 6:20 a.m., Thu. 9:35 a.m. Love Actually aaa Hugh Grant. People deal with their love lives during the frantic weeks before Christmas. (2:15) 'R' (HD) SHO Wed. 12:30 a.m. Love in the Afternoon aaac Gary Cooper. A private eye's daughter investigates a philander- ing American millionaire. (2:30) 'NR' TCM Fri. 11:30 a.m. The Lovely Bones aaa Mark Wahlberg. The teenage victim of a serial killer watches her grieving family from Heaven. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Sat. 5:30 p.m. The Lucky Ones aaa Tim Robbins. Three soldiers form an unlikely bond after returning to the United States. (2:00) 'R' FAM Mon. 6:30 p.m. M The Machinist aaa Christian Bale. An emaciated factory worker battles against life-threatening insomnia. (1:50) 'R' (HD) SHO Wed. 2:45 a.m. Madame X aaa Gladys George. A married woman sinks into a life of crime after her husband tosses her out. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Sun. 10:00 p.m. Mad Hot Ballroom aaac Heather Berman. Children learn various forms of ballroom dancing to participate in com- petition. (1:45) 'PG' (HD) SHO Fri. 8:45 a.m., Tue. 11:00 a.m. The Maltese Falcon aaac Humphrey Bogart. A detective becomes involved in a desperate search for a priceless statue. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sun. 8:00 p.m. The Man in the Moon aaa Sam Waterston. A girl's love for her older sister is tested when both want the same boy. (1:45) 'PG-13' MOVPLX Mon. 5:55 a.m., 6:15 p.m. A Map of the World aaa Sigour- ney Weaver. A woman watches as her town turns against her with allegations of child abuse. (2:10) 'R' FLIX Fri. 12:30 p.m., Mon. 4:00 p.m., Thu. 5:45 p.m. Marty aaac Ernest Borgnine. A butcher gains the courage to break out of his dull life to find true love. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 8:00 p.m. The Mission aaa Robert De Niro. A Jesuit mission in the jungles of Brazil is threatened by mercenary invaders. (2:45) 'PG' (HD) SUND Wed. 11:30 a.m., Thu. 6:30 a.m. Mission: Impossible aaa Tom Cruise. An agent embarks on a scheme to clear his name after being branded a traitor. (1:55) 'PG-13' (HD) MOMAX Sat. 3:25 p.m., Tue. 5:05 p.m. Mission: Impossible Ghost Proto- col aaa Tom Cruise. Ethan Hunt's team is disavowed after a bombing is linked to the IMF. (3:00) 'PG-13' FX Wed. 7:00 p.m., Thu. 2:30 p.m. Monster aaa Charlize Theron. A prostitute's lifestyle leads to murder and her arrest as a serial killer. (1:50) 'R' SHO Mon. 3:00 a.m. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones aaa Lily Collins. A teen becomes involved in an ancient battle between angels and demons. (2:15) 'PG-13' STARZ Sat. 11:55 a.m., Thu. 11:30 a.m. Murder, My Sweet aaa Dick Pow- ell. Ace detective Philip Marlowe is accused of murdering one of his own clients. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Mon. 9:15 p.m. My Cousin Vinny aaa Joe Pesci. An inept New York lawyer defends a cousin charged with murder in the Deep South. (2:00) 'R' ENCORE Mon. 8:00 p.m., Tue. 9:35 a.m. My Fair Lady aaac Audrey Hep- burn. A professor transforms an ill-mannered Cockney flower girl into a lady on a bet. (3:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 1:00 a.m. N Napoleon Dynamite aaa Jon Heder. An alienated teen helps his new friend campaign to become the class president. (2:00) 'PG' (HD) E! Wed. 10:00 a.m., Thu. 12:30 a.m. Natural Born Killers aaa Woody Harrelson. The media makes celebrities of young lovers on a cross-country killing spree. (2:00) 'R' (HD) HBO Fri. 3:45 a.m. Now You See Me aaa Jesse Eisenberg. FBI agents search for illusionists who take on bank heists while performing. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Fri. 7:00 p.m., Mon. 8:45 a.m. The Nun's Story aaa Audrey Hepburn. A nun working in the Belgian Congo is torn by her order's stance on WWII. (2:45) 'NR' TCM Fri. 10:15 p.m. O Oblivion aaa Tom Cruise. One of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth has one last job. (2:10) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Tue. 10:15 a.m. O Brother, Where Art Thou? aaac George Clooney. Three bumbling chain-gang fugitives embark on a cross-country odyssey. (1:55) 'PG-13' STARZ Tue. 7:05 p.m., Wed. 2:25 a.m. Open Your Eyes aaac Eduardo Noriega. A handsome ladies' man is sad after he loses his good looks in a car crash. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Wed. 2:30 a.m. Ordinary People aaac Donald Sutherland. A boy's brother drowns in an accident, leaving him feeling intense guilt. (2:45) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 7:30 a.m. Out of Africa aaa Meryl Streep. In the early 1900s, an unhappily married woman romances a hunter in Nairobi. (3:30) 'PG' (HD) SUND Thu. 9:15 a.m. P Pandorum aaa Dennis Quaid. Spacecraft's crew discovers mission and the craft's terrifying secrets. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SYFY Fri. 3:00 p.m. Payback aaa Mel Gibson. A thief is double-crossed by his wife and his friend after completing a heist. (1:50) 'R' (HD) HBO Mon. 4:25 a.m. A Perfect Getaway aaa Steve Zahn. A couple hiking in the lush Hawaiian forests must run from possible killers. (2:14) 'R' (HD) AMC Sun. 9:01 a.m. The Perfect Storm aaa George Clooney. A swordfish boat crew heads out for one last haul and faces a killer storm. (2:58) 'PG-13' (HD) AMC Thu. 1:02 a.m., 12:00 p.m. Pickup on South Street aaac Richard Widmark. A pickpocket accidentally steals a message intended for a spy ring. (1:25) 'NR' FXM Thu. 11:45 a.m. Pigskin Parade aaa Stuart Erwin. A country bumpkin finds glory on the football field of a rural col- lege. (1:45) 'NR' FXM Sat. 7:30 a.m. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End aaa Johnny Depp. Pirate alliance battles a nefarious shipping magnate and a cursed crew. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) TBS Sat. 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. Pitch Perfect aaa Anna Kend- rick. An all-girls a capella singing group attempts to defeat their male rivals. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Mon. 7:00 p.m., Thu. 8:15 a.m. Pitfall aaa Dick Powell. An insurance executive encounters a model when investigating a rob- bery. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Mon. 4:15 p.m. The Place Beyond the Pines aaac Ryan Gosling. Trying to take care of his family, a man gets dragged into a life of stealing. (2:25) 'R' (HD) MAX Thu. 6:05 a.m. The Player aaac Tim Robbins. A Hollywood executive kills a writer, then tries to cover up the crime. (2:45) 'R' (HD) SUND Mon. 10:15 a.m. Pleasure or Pain aaa Malena Morgan. A humble woman from a poor background is enveloped in a world of luxury. (1:40) 'NRAO' MAX Sat. 3:25 a.m., Thu. 12:00 a.m. Precious aaa Gabourey Sidibe. An illiterate and pregnant teen suffers abuse from destructive parents. (2:30) 'R' (HD) OWN Sat. 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Predator aaa Arnold Schwarzenegger. A commando unit in the Central American jungle is hunted by an invisible alien. (1:50) 'R' STARZ Fri. 2:45 a.m. Pride & Prejudice aaac Keira Knightley. An 18th-century English family arranges marriages for their five daughters. (2:15) 'PG' (HD) HBO Wed. 11:30 a.m. The Producers: The Movie Musi- cal aaa Nathan Lane. Broadway producers devise a scheme to stage a flop for the insurance money. (2:15) 'PG-13' (HD) TMC Sat. 12:05 p.m., Sun. 4:30 a.m. Promised Land aaa Matt Damon. Natural gas company representa- tives try to buy out a small rural town. (1:55) 'R' FLIX Thu. 6:05 a.m., 4:00 p.m. Q Quantum of Solace aaa Daniel Craig. A businessman plots to corner the market on a precious natural resource. (1:59) 'PG-13' (HD) USA Mon. 2:01 a.m., 6:00 a.m. Quartet aaa Maggie Smith. Past rivalries are rehashed for former friends of a retired opera quartet. (1:40) 'PG-13' (HD) SHO Wed. 6:35 a.m. Quiz Show aaa John Turturro. Rumors of a setup prompt an investigation of a 1950s television quiz show. (2:15) 'PG-13' FLIX Wed. 4:00 p.m. Quo Vadis aaa Robert Taylor. Romance develops between a Christian woman and an agnostic Roman general. (3:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 10:45 a.m. R The Rainmaker aaa Matt Damon. A lawyer battles an insurance company that denied a leukemia victim benefits. (2:20) 'PG-13' (HD) STARZ Sun. 12:05 a.m., Tue. 11:05 p.m., Wed. 9:05 a.m. Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Disney, Vanessa Hudgens is among the youthful ensemble cast of the franchise- launching comedy movie "High School Musical," and she reprises her popular role opposite Zac Efron in the first sequel, "High School Musical 2," airing Thursday at 9 p.m.

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