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BRIDESMAIDS—Kristen Wiig wrote and stars in this comedy as a woman whose personal and business failures are exacerbated by her best friend’s wedding. Directed by Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

EVERYTHING MUST GO—Will Ferrell in a dramatic role as an alcoholic businessman exiled to his front lawn after he loses his job and his wife kicks him out. Directed by Dan Rush. Reviewed this issue. North Park

IN A BETTER WORLD—Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Suzanne Bier (Brothers). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

POTICHE—Comedy based on a 1970s play about the wife of a factory owner who takes over when her husband is unable to deal with labor problems. Starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Directed by Francois Ozon (8 Women). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

WINTER IN WARTIME—Dutch drama about the experiences of a small-town boy in a German-occupied town during World War II. Directed by Martin Koolhoven. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)—Like Night of the Living Dead, this is a classic of low-budget regional filmmaking from an industrial filmmaker who (unlike George Romero) never made another movie. A woman survives a car wreck, but is trapped in a small town where she is haunted by apparitions. Part of a Friday the 13th double feature with Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson in The Terror (1963), credited to Roger Corman but co-directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill and Nicholson. Fri 7:30 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 /

THE FINAL NIGHT AND DAY—Locally-filmed horror adventure that pits a stranded group of lawmen and the killers they are guarding against the living dead. Fri-Sat 7 pm. Angola Screening Room, Center & North Main. Village of Angola

REBECCA (1940)—Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s celebrated novel won the Oscar as Best Picture winner of 1940. Joan Fontaine stars as a timid young ladies companion who, while on vacation, meets a handsome and wealthy widower (Laurence Olivier) whose wife Rebecca had recently died in a boating accident. Sat 7:30 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 /