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CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS—Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary about caves in France containing the oldest known examples of human painting. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills, McKinley
THE HANGOVER 2—Sequel. Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Todd Phillips (Due Date). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
INCENDIES—In this Canadian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, a brother and sister are compelled by their late mother’s will to search for their roots on the middle East. Starring Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, and Rémy Girard. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Maelstrom). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
KUNG FU PANDA 2—Another sequel. Voices of Jack Black, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, and Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Jennifer Yuh. Angola, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD—Documentarian Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) examines the practice of product placement by getting corporations to fund 100 percent of this film. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
CULTURE IN CINEMA: COPPELIA—Live from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, George Balanchine’s ballet in which a beautiful mechanical doll threatens the happiness of two lovers. Original choreography by Marius Petipa recreated by Sergei Vikharev. Sun 11am. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)—Previously a top scriptwriter, John Huston moved into the director’s chair for one of the most assured directorial debuts in Hollywood history. Dashiell Hammett’s tale of Sam Spade and his search for the killer of his partner makes a movie that, if not perfect, could hardly be improved upon. With Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, and Elisha Cook Jr. Fri, Sat, Tue 8pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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