This December, The Movie Network Encore Gifts Movies Rated For Fun

— November 28, 2013

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** Media Note ** – Download photos at bellmediaPR.ca/The-Movie-Network. Screeners available by request.   Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network Encore “Rated Fun” movie premieres during December. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times).   Friday, Dec. 20 2:50 p.m. – THE KARATE KID (1984) A handyman/martial arts master (Pat Morita, Mulan) agrees to teach a boy (Ralph Macchio, The Outsiders) karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. 5 p.m. – THE KARATE KID, PART II (1986) Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Miyagi (Pat Morita) travel to Okinawa on a mission to visit Miyagi's dying father. While there, Miyagi confronts an old rival, while Daniel is challenged by the rival's angry nephew. 7 p.m. – THE KARATE KID PART III (1989) When Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) refuses to train him for an upcoming tournament, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) turns to a new trainer who turns out to be in league with his nemesis Kreese (Martin Kove, Rambo).   Saturday, Dec. 21 7 p.m. – PETER PAN (2003) The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter, FIRDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), who takes them to Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) is taking place.   Sunday, Dec. 22 6:30 p.m. – HOOK (1991) When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman, Meet the Fockers) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting) must return to Never Land and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.   Monday, Dec. 23 3 p.m. – STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) Kirk (William Shatner, BOSTON LEGAL) resumes command of the Enterprise for the first time in years and intercepts a massive alien phenomenon that is destroying everything in its path towards Earth. 5 p.m. – STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) An old nemesis returns from exile, challenging a bloody revenge on the Captain (William Shatner, BOSTON LEGAL) and crew of the Enterprise. 7 p.m. – STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984) Admiral Kirk (William Shatner, BOSTON LEGAL) and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's (Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek Into Darkness) body.   Tuesday, Dec. 24 7:30 p.m. – CURIOUS GEORGE (2006) Based on the beloved children's books, this is the story of how the man (Will Ferrell,  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) in the big yellow hat travels to Africa and meets George, a lovable monkey that always seems to land him in trouble.   Wednesday, Dec. 25 7 p.m. – AKEELAH AND THE BEE (2006) A young girl (Keke Palmer, 90210) tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee, but to do so she'll need a coach’s (Lawrence Fishbourne, The Matrix) help, and the approval of her mother (Angela Bassett, Malcolm X).   Thursday, Dec. 26 6:30 p.m. – AUNTIE MAME (1958) An orphan (Roger Smith, MISTER ROBERTS) goes to live with his free-spirited aunt (Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday). Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.   Friday, Dec. 27 7:20 p.m. – CHARLOTTE’S WEB (2006) A young girl (Dakota Fanning, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) growing up on a farm persuades her father (Kevin Anderson, SKIN) to let a runt piglet live. With a limited life span, the pig (Dominic Scott Kay, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) turns to a gentle and ingenious spider (Julia Roberts) to keep him alive.   Saturday, Dec. 28 6:40 p.m. – SPEED RACER (2008) A young driver (Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild) aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.   Sunday, Dec. 29 7 p.m. – CORRINA CORRINA (1994) When Manny Singer's (Ray Liotta, Suddenly) wife dies, his young daughter Molly (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite) becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington (Whoopi Goldberg).   Monday, Dec. 30 7:20 p.m. – EVAN ALMIGHTY (2007) God (Morgan Freeman) contacts Congressman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell, THE OFFICE) and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.   Tuesday, Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. – THE IRON GIANT (1999) A boy (Eli Marienthal, American Pie) makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot (Vin Diesel, Fast & Furious 6) that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.  

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