Film Now Playing
THE ART OF GETTING BY—Freddie Highmore stars in this coming of age story as a Manhattan prep school student whose existential doubts cause him to stop doing his homework. With Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano. Directed by Gavin Wiesen. Reviewed this issue. Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria
BRIDE FLIGHT-Big-budget historical drama about three Dutch women who emigrate to New Zealand in the 1950s to enter into arranged marriages. Starring Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver, Elise Schaap and Rutger Hauer. Directed by Ben Sombogaart. Reviewd this issue. Amherst
FIRST GRADER-Drama based on the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager who fights for the right to an education. Starring Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge and Oliver Litondo. Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
GREEN LANTERN-Comic book adaptation. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. Directed by Martin Campbell (Edge of Darkness). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS-Jim Carrey as a businessman who turns his apartment into a home for six penguins he inherits. With Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, and Ophelia Lovibond. Directed by Mark Waters (The Spiderwick Chronicles). Angola, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
QUICKSAND (Irving Pichel, 1950)-Peter Lorre easily steals the show from star Mickey Rooney in this B noir about an auto mechanic who commits petty theft to impress a trashy woman (Jeanne Cagney). Directed by Irving Pichel. Tues 8 pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S COMPANY-Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, and Martha Plimpton star in this revival of the 1970 show about a single man contemplating the marriages of his friends. Sun 2 pm, Tues 7:30 pm. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
TAXI DRIVER (1975)-Martin Scorsese’s fifth feature and the one that made him a marquee name. Named Best Film at Cannes, this harrowing account of urban madness as experienced by a Manhattan cabbie (Robert DeNiro) still divides audiences, though love it or hate it you’ll never forget it. Written by Paul Schrader. Co-starring Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, and Albert Brooks. Fri 8pm, Sat 9pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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