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BERNIE—Jack Black as a much-loved funeral director in a small East Texas town who becomes close to widow Shirley MacLaine in this offbeat comedy. Co-starring Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

MADAGASCAR 3—Animated sequel. With the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, and Conrad Vernon. Aurora, Delevan Drive In, Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

PROMETHEUS—Ridley Scott’s sort-of Alien prequel. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Logan Marshall-Green. A review will be posted at on Friday. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In


THE BRIGHT STREAM—Live from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Russia. Ballet to music by Dmitry Shostakovich, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. Featured dancers include Svetlana Lunkina, Mikhail Lobukhin and Maria Alexandrova. Sun 11am Eastern Hills

DETOUR (1945)—The archetypal film noir, a gritty Poverty Row masterpiece directed by Edgar G. Ulmer with minimal resources. Tom Neal plays a hitchhiking pianist who becomes implicated in two murders when he makes the mistake of accepting a ride from Ann Savage as the screen’s most memorable harridan. With existential dialogue, striking camera angles, and dashes of Chopin, it was a major influence on the French nouvelle vague directors. Fri 9pm Screening Room

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH—Double feature of 1980s comedies. Tue 9:15pm. Transit Drive-In

NIAGARA (1953)—Marilyn Monroe’s last film before becoming a major star in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was this thriller in which she plays a wife scheming to murder her husband (Joseph Cotton) while vacationing just a few miles north of Buffalo. With Jean Peters and Richard Allen. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Fri 7pm, Tues Thu 7:30pm. Screening Room