Film Now Playing
DYLAN DOG—Comic book adaptation about a supernatural private eye who battles monsters in the Louisiana bayou. Gee, where have I heard that before? Starring Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, and Sam Huntington. Directed by Kevin Munroe (the Teenage Mutant Turtles reboot) (yes, there was, in 2007). Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
FAST FIVE—Latest sequel to The Fast and the Furious. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
HENRY’S CRIME—Set (wholly) and filmed (partly) in Buffalo, starring Keanu Reeves as a lost soul who joins a theater troupe in order to rob a bank. Co-starring James Caan, Vera Farmiga, Peter Stormare, Bill Duke, and Fisher Stevens. Directed by Malcolm Venville (44 Inch Chest). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills
HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL—Sequel to the animated movie that transplants fairy tale characters to an urban setting. With the voices of Glenn Close, Hayden Panettiere, Cheech Marin, and Patrick Warburton. Directed by Mike Disa. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
I AM—Hollywood hitmaker Tom Shadyac’s documentary about his search for deeper meaning to human existence after a near-death experience. Reviewed this issue. North Park
PROM—Comedy-drama about high schoolers preparing for their annual ritual dance. From Disney, so you know it’s going to hit new heights of ethnographic verisimilitude. Directed by Joe Nussbaum (Sydney White). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria
CULTURE IN CINEMA: AIDA—Verdi’s 1871 opera in a live broadcast from the Teatro Maggio Musicale in Fiorentino, Italy. Starring Luciana D’Intino, Hui He, and Marco Berti. Conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Tue 2:30pm. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
THE KUALA LUMPUR EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL—Co-director Siew-Wai Kok presents selections from a new festival highlighting the work of Asian artists, with an emphasis on Southeast Asia. Sat 7pm. Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St (884-7172 / www.squeaky.org).
EL MONSTRO DEL MAR—This Australian feature initially looks like a sneak preview of Quentin Tarantino’s remake of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill but winds up as an homage to the 1950s monster movies of Roger Corman. Along the way it’s filled with tattooed goth chicks (one in a Bettie Page-ish leopard skin bikini) and lots of psychobilly and 1960s soul music. The titular monster (no, I don’t know why the title is in Spanish) is gloriously non-CGI, but the saturated photography of the Ozzie shore gives it an interesting otherworldly atmosphere. Sat, Wed 8pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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