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6: Friday, August 29, 2014 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Post and Courier Dead Poets Society aaac Robin Williams. A charismatic teacher at an urbane preparatory school inspires his students. (2:15) 'PG' FLIX Sun. 4:00 p.m. Dear Heart aaa Glenn Ford. Gallant delegate falls for quirky postmistress while attending a convention. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Wed. 2:00 p.m. Death Rides a Horse aaa Lee Van Cleef. A young man teams up with an experienced gunslinger in a quest for vengeance. (2:00) 'M' TCM Mon. 5:15 p.m. The Debt aaa Helen Mirren. In 1997 two retired agents receive shocking news about a former partner. (2:00) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sun. 11:15 p.m. The Descendants aaa George Clooney. An attorney in Honolulu will have to be a more involved parent to his daughters. (2:16) 'R' FXM Sun. 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. The Devil's Advocate aaa Keanu Reeves. A diabolical attorney tempts a hotshot lawyer with end- less success. (2:25) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Wed. 2:10 a.m. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story aaa Vince Vaughn. A group of misfits enters a dodgeball tournament in order to save their gym. (1:35) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Wed. 12:35 a.m. Drugstore Cowboy aaa Matt Dillon. Leader of group of drug addicts, who rob pharmacies, tries to go straight. (2:15) 'R' SUND Fri. 11:00 a.m. Duel in the Sun aaa Jennifer Jones. A young half-Indian woman creates friction between two brothers in the Old West. (2:30) 'NR' TCM Fri. 9:45 p.m. E Ed Wood aaac Johnny Depp. A passion for filmmaking drives infamous director Ed Wood to create movies. (2:15) 'R' (HD) SHO Wed. 4:45 a.m. Election aaa Reese Witherspoon. An ambitious student running for president is pitted against a football player. (1:55) 'R' (HD) TMC Sun. 4:35 p.m. Elf aaa Will Ferrell. A man who is raised by elves travels to New York to find his real father. (3:00) 'PG' (HD) CMT Wed. 8:00 p.m., Thu. 11:00 a.m. MTV Fri. 2:21 p.m., Sat. 10:00 p.m., Sun. 6:00 p.m. Elysium aaa Matt Damon. A courageous man's efforts to save a ruined Earth threaten the wealthy. (1:55) 'R' STARZ Sun. 6:05 p.m., Wed. 3:55 a.m., 3:35 p.m. Enemy of the State aaa Gene Hackman. An innocent lawyer is framed for a political murder and forced to go on the run. (2:15) 'R' (HD) HBO Tue. 1:05 a.m. Epic aaa Colin Farrell. An army of bugs recruits mythical warriors to help fight against an evil queen. (1:45) 'PG' (HD) MAX Thu. 9:00 a.m. HBO2 Sun. 7:15 a.m. Escape from New York aaa Kurt Russell. A disgraced war hero is sent to rescue the President of the United States. (2:00) 'R' (HD) SUND Sun. 6:00 p.m., Wed. 8:00 p.m., Thu. 3:00 a.m. Escape Plan aaa Sylvester Stallone. Structural security expert wrongly imprisoned in advanced facility seeks escape. (2:00) 'R' (HD) MAX Mon. 1:20 a.m., Wed. 11:15 a.m. MOMAX Fri. 10:15 a.m., 9:00 p.m., Tue. 10:45 p.m. Ethel aaac Ethel Kennedy. With interviews, home videos and photos, the life of Ethel Kennedy is profiled. (1:45) 'NR' (HD) HBO Mon. 4:15 p.m. Everybody's Fine aaa Robert De Niro. Mourning father must make amends for nonexistent bond with his adult children. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Tue. 8:00 a.m. Evil Dead aaa Jane Levy. Five friends find a Book of the Dead in the woods and are possessed by demons. (1:35) 'R' ENCORE Wed. 1:30 a.m. Executive Suite aaa William Holden. Power struggles erupt at a huge furniture company when the owner dies suddenly. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Tue. 1:00 p.m. F Face/Off aaa John Travolta. A federal agent has his face altered to match a dangerous criminal's. (3:00) 'R' (HD) A&E Sun. 2:00 p.m. Fanny and Alexander aaac Pernilla Allwin. A widow remarries, and her children face a tyrannical new stepfather. (3:15) 'R' TCM Fri. 12:45 a.m. Fargo aaac Frances McDormand. A pregnant police chief trails two bumbling kidnappers wanted for murder. (2:00) 'R' LIVE5+ Thu. 8:00 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 aaac Vin Diesel. Agent Hobbs enlists the help of Dominic and his team to take down a gang. (2:10) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Sun. 10:00 p.m., Tue. 10:50 p.m. MOMAX Sat. 12:15 p.m., Thu. 12:20 a.m. The Fighter aaac Mark Wahl- berg. A boxer's journey to the wel- terweight title hinges on troubled half-brother. (2:30) 'R' (HD) TNT Sun. 12:00 p.m. First Blood aaa Sylvester Stallone. A Vietnam vet's arrest is the beginning of a one-man war against his tormen- tors. (2:00) 'R' (HD) AMC Mon. 12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Flags of Our Fathers aaa Ryan Phillippe. Soldiers who survived Iwo Jima struggle to cope with the guilt of being heroes. (2:15) 'R' (HD) HBO Mon. 3:45 a.m. Follow the Fleet aaa Fred As- taire. A sailor tries to get his buddy to fall in love with his girlfriend's sister. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 9:30 a.m. Forbidden Games aaac Georges Poujouly. A orphaned girl and a peasant boy struggle to under- stand death during WWII. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Fri. 4:00 a.m. For a Few Dollars More aaac Clint Eastwood. Rival bounty hunters unite to catch region's most elusive, deadly outlaw. (3:00) LIVE5+ Wed. 10:00 p.m. 42 aaac Chadwick Boseman. A talented player and a heroic man- ager exude bravery and courage against racism. (2:10) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Wed. 6:50 p.m. HBO2 Sat. 7:20 a.m. The French Lieutenant's Woman aaac Meryl Streep. Modern actors in a Victorian script have an affair like the one in their story. (2:10) 'R' (HD) ENCORE Tue. 3:00 a.m. Frequency aaa Dennis Quaid. A ham radio link to the past allows a man to communicate with his dead father. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) FX Wed. 11:00 a.m., Thu. 7:30 a.m. Friday aaa Ice Cube. Young men try to survive on the gang-rid- den mean streets of Los Ange- les. (2:00) 'R' USA Sat. 3:00 p.m. Frozen aaac Kristen Bell. Trio put an end to icy spell that has trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. (1:50) 'PG' (HD) STARZ Mon. 8:05 a.m., 3:45 p.m. G The Game aaa Michael Douglas. An unusual birthday gift turns a tense businessman's life into a living hell. (2:15) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Mon. 5:45 p.m. Gangster Squad aaa Sean Penn. Undercover cops work together to take down an intimidating mob king. (1:55) 'R' (HD) MOMAX Wed. 1:25 p.m. Gaslight aaac Charles Boyer. An innocent newlywed begins to doubt her sanity when she starts seeing things. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Fri. 3:00 p.m. The Gatekeepers aaa Ami Ayalon. A look at different per- spectives of the conflict between Palestine and Israel. (1:50) 'PG-13' STARZ Fri. 6:05 a.m. The Gay Divorcee aaa Fred Astaire. A woman refuses a man's romantic advances due to mis- taken identity. (2:00) 'NR' TCM Sat. 6:00 a.m. Get Low aaa Robert Duvall. An eccentric Tennessee hermit leaves his solitude and requests a living funeral. (1:45) 'PG-13' ENCORE Fri. 9:45 a.m. MOVPLX Wed. 12:40 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 8:00 p.m. Get on the Bus aaa Ossie Davis. African American men are bound for Washington and the 1995 Mil- lion Man March. (2:30) 'R' BOUNCE Tue. 2:30 p.m. Ghosts of Mississippi aaa Alec Baldwin. An assistant district attorney retries a suspect in the murder of an activist. (3:00) 'PG-13' BOUNCE Wed. 9:00 p.m. Gladiator aaaa Russell Crowe. In ancient Rome, a deposed gen- eral seeks to avenge his family's murders. (3:00) 'R' (HD) A&E Sun. 5:00 p.m. The Glass Key aaa Brian Donlevy. A crooked politician finds that he is under suspicion for killing a wom- an. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Sun. 12:45 p.m. Glory aaac Matthew Broderick. An inexperienced Union officer commands an all-black unit during the Civil War. (2:30) 'R' (HD) SUND Sat. 10:00 a.m. Good Morning, Vietnam aaa Robin Williams. A spirited DJ does his best to raise the morale of troops stationed in Vietnam. (2:30) 'R' (HD) AMC Wed. 9:00 a.m. Good Will Hunting aaa Robin Williams. A psychologist helps a deeply troubled genius face his past and plan his future. (2:10) 'R' ENCORE Wed. 10:00 a.m., 5:50 p.m. A Good Year aaa Russell Crowe. London banker spends time in France after inheriting a chateau from his uncle. (2:30) 'PG-13' (HD) SUND Tue. 10:00 p.m. Gosford Park aaa Maggie Smith. A weekend shooting party at a country manor becomes a deadly event. (2:30) 'R' (HD) TMC Wed. 12:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Gravity aaac Sandra Bullock. As- tronauts work together to survive after a crash leaves them stranded in space. (1:35) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO2 Sat. 12:05 a.m. H The Hangover Part III aaa Brad- ley Cooper. Three friends take their mentally unstable comrade to get treated. (1:45) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Mon. 9:00 p.m., Thu. 1:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m. Hard Eight aaa John C. Reilly. A secretive, professional gambler takes a goofy gambler under his wing. (2:15) 'R' (HD) SUND Sat. 3:30 a.m. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle aaa John Cho. Two ston- ers journey through New Jersey looking for White Castle burgers. (2:00) 'R' MTV Mon. 7:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. Heat aaac Al Pacino. A homicide detective makes it his mission in life to track down a master thief. (3:30) 'R' WGN Sun. 6:30 p.m. Heathers aaa Winona Ryder. A girl and her new boyfriend become involved in a series of murders at school. (1:45) 'R' (HD) SHO Wed. 1:45 p.m. Hester Street aaac Carol Kane. A Jewish immigrant joins her spouse in NY, and finds he has forsaken tradition. (1:45) 'PG' TCM Tue. 11:45 p.m. Hidden Agenda aaa Brad Dourif. Lawyer uncovers group trying to undermine the peace process in Northern Ireland. (2:00) 'R' LIVE5+ Thu. 6:00 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug aaac Ian McKellen. Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves face dangers on journey to the Lonely Mountain. (2:45) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Sat. 8:00 p.m., Sun. 12:45 a.m., 9:00 p.m., Thu. 10:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey aaac Martin Freeman. Bilbo Baggins joins a quest to reclaim a dwarf kingdom from a powerful dragon. (2:55) 'PG-13' (HD) HBO Sun. 6:00 p.m. Hollywoodland aaa Adrien Bro- dy. A detective is hired to look into the mysterious death of George Reeves. (2:45) 'R' (HD) SUND Tue. 4:30 p.m. Hook aaa Robin Williams. A workaholic attorney must save his children from a long-forgotten ad- versary. (3:00) 'PG' (HD) BBCA Wed. 8:00 p.m., Thu. 12:00 a.m. Hotel aaa Rod Taylor. Rich guests interact and cope with difficulties while they stay in a posh hotel. (2:15) 'PG' TCM Thu. 2:00 a.m. Hotel Transylvania aaa Adam Sandler. Dracula, Frankenstein and a number of other monsters gather at a hotel resort. (1:40) 'PG' STARZ Sun. 7:40 a.m. How to Fall in Love aaa Eric Mabius. A man hires a popular girl he knew in high school to be his dating coach. (2:00) (HD) HALL Sat. 6:00 p.m., Sun. 1:00 p.m. The Hustler aaac Paul Newman. A small-time pool hustler decides to take on a notorious billiards player. (2:20) 'NR' (HD) MAX Tue. 4:30 a.m. I I Love You, Man aaa Paul Rudd. A fiancé goes on a few "man dates" to secure a best man for his wedding. (2:00) 'R' (HD) TBS Thu. 2:00 a.m. I Wake Up Screaming aaa Betty Grable. The police suspect a promoter of murdering his star cli- ent. (1:30) 'NR' TCM Sat. 11:45 p.m. The Illusionist aaa Edward Nor- ton. A magician during the early 1900s in Vienna falls in love with a wealthy woman. (1:50) 'PG-13' (HD) TMC Mon. 3:00 p.m. The Illusionist aaac Jean-Claude Donda. A man in a dying profes- sion is forced to take odd jobs to get by in life. (1:25) 'PG' STARZ Tue. 5:30 a.m. The Impossible aaac Naomi Watts. A family's Thailand vacation ends in tragedy when a tsunami rips through. (2:00) 'PG-13' (HD) SHO Sun. 6:45 a.m., 3:30 p.m., Thu. 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Incredible Kung Fu Mission aaa Yu-ching Chang. A group of martial arts experts trained to save their comrade from a warlord. (2:00) 'NR' BOUNCE Sat. 1:00 a.m. Independence Day aaa Will Smith. An alien mothership launches a fleet of spacecraft which destroy entire cities. (2:25) 'PG-13' ENCORE Fri. 5:50 a.m. The Inheritors aaa Simon Schwarz. Peasants inherit land and anger the upper classes by working together. (1:45) 'R' FLIX Mon. 4:15 a.m. In Time aaa Amanda Seyfried. A corrupt police force chases a man convicted of stealing a fortune. (2:10) 'PG-13' FXM Sun. 5:30 p.m., Mon. 1:00 a.m. Iron Man 3 aaac Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark must protect the loved ones who are most import- ant to him. (2:15) 'PG-13' STARZ Wed. 5:50 a.m., 1:20 p.m., Thu. 1:15 a.m. It's Complicated aaa Meryl Streep. A divorced couple has a secret love affair in spite of one partner's remarriage. (2:30) 'R' TBS Sat. 12:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. J Jacob's Ladder aaac Tim Rob- bins. A Vietnam vet is tortured by nightmarish visions that separate him from reality. (1:55) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Mon. 4:05 a.m. Jarhead aaa Jake Gyllenhaal. A new Marine is chosen for a sniper squad that sees action during the Gulf War. (2:15) 'R' (HD) TMC Tue. 2:45 a.m. The Jazz Singer aaa Al Jolson. A singer tries to reconnect with his father, who disapproves of his career. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Tue. 8:00 p.m. Jerry Maguire aaa Tom Cruise. An agent for sports celebrities begins his own company after an epiphany. (3:00) 'R' WE Sat. 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. La Jetée aaac Hélène Chatelain. People research time travel in the hopes of sending someone back to the past. (0:45) 'NR' TCM Mon. 7:15 p.m. Joan of Paris aaa Michèle Morgan. A woman sacrifices her life to help people escape from occupied France. (1:45) 'NR' TCM Sun. 7:15 a.m. Journey into Fear aaa Orson Welles. An American weapons expert must escape the enemy in Istanbul during WWII. (1:15) 'NR' TCM Fri. 6:45 p.m. The Journey of August King aaa Jason Patric. A farmer encounters an escaped slave and considers helping her. (1:35) 'PG-13' FLIX Tue. 8:00 a.m. Julie & Julia aaa Meryl Streep. A struggling writer follows the advice of renowned chef Julia Child. (3:00) 'PG-13' OXYG Fri. 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Jurassic Park aaac Sam Neill. A billionaire invites scientists to tour a park featuring living dino- saurs. (3:00) 'PG-13' (HD) AMC Fri. 5:00 p.m. K Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain aaa Kevin Hart. Kevin Hart discusses his awkward childhood memories and dysfunctional family. (1:01) 'R' (HD) COM Sun. 12:06 a.m., 10:06 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 aaa Aaron Tay- lor-Johnson. Red Mist returns to seek revenge on everyone around Kick-Ass. (1:45) 'R' (HD) HBO2 Sun. 12:30 a.m., Wed. 3:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m. King Kong aaac Naomi Watts. Filmmaker goes on expedition to seek legendary giant gorilla named Kong. (3:15) 'PG-13' (HD) MAX Fri. 8:15 a.m. HBO Wed. 9:15 a.m.

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