Film Now Playing
HARVEST—Independent drama starring Robert Logia as the head of a family unraveling in the face of his impending death. Co-starring Jack Carpenter, Victoria Clark, Arye Gross, and Barbara Barrie. Directed by Marc Meyers. Reviewed this issue. HD Café, The Screening Room
HOP—Blend of live action and animation starring James Marsden as a slacker who befriends the son of the Easter Bunny, on the run from taking over his father’s job. With the voices of Russell Brand, Hank Azaria, and Hugh Laurie. Directed by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks). Reviewed this issue. Aurora, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
INSIDIOUS—Horror movie. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins. Directed by James Wan (Death Sentence). Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden
THE KING’S SPEECH—Re-edited version of the Oscar-winning film that removes some profanity in order to get the rating changed from R to PG-13. If you resisted seeing this in the first place because of the R rating, I’d like to thank you for your contribution to the juvenilization of the American movie industry. Amherst, Eastern Hills
SOURCE CODE—Sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier used in an experimental program to identify the terrorist who blew up a passenger train. Co-starring Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden
A FAMILY, ANIMATED—Emily Hubley presents a program of short films created by her parents, animators John and Faith Hubley, including Tender Game, Windy Day, Eggs, Yes We Can and My Universe Inside and Out. Fri 8pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (854-1694 / www.hallwalls.org)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (1983)—Nagisa Ôshima (In the Realm of the Senses) directed this study of Japanese militarism set in a World War II prison camp run by a commander who looks at his charges as cowards because they surrendered instead of killing themselves. Starring Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto, David Bowie, and Takeshi Kitano. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tue 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
SPELLBOUND (1945)—Salvador Dali designed the dream sequence for this Alfred Hitchcock drama starring Ingrid Bergman as a psychiatrist who falls in love with the amnesiac (Gregory Peck) she is treating. With Leo G. Carroll and Rhonda Fleming. Fri, Sat, Sun, Tue 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net)
THE TOE TACTIC (2009)—Animator Emily Hubley will be present to introduce her first feature length film, in which a young woman’s struggles with grief are helped by an unusual set of guardian angels. Starring Lily Rabe, Kevin Corrigan, Jane Lynch, Mary Kay Place, John Sayles, Eli Wallach, and the voices of David Cross, Andrea Martin, and Marian Seldes. Part of the International Women’s Film Festival. Thu March 31, 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
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