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THE APPARITION—Spooky stuff. Starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton. Directed by Todd Lincoln. McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
HIT AND RUN—Dax Shepard wrote, co-directed (with David Palmer) and stars in this action comedy as a guy leaving the witness protection program in order to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles for a job interview. Co-starring Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth and Beau Bridges. Reviewed this issue. Delevan Drive In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
ONE DAY ON EARTH—Documentary compiled from 3000 hours of footage shot by filmmakers around the world on the same day. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
PREMIUM RUSH—Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a Manhattan bike messenger carrying a dangerous package that a dirty cop (Michael Shannon) wants. Co-starring Dania Ramirez, and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by David Koepp (Stir of Echoes). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES—Documentary about time share mogul David Siegel and his wife Jackie, who were building the largest private residence in America until the financial collapse forced them to cut back. Directed by Lauren Greenfield. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
TAKE THIS WALTZ—Actress Sarah Polley wrote and directed this drama starring Michelle Williams as a happily married Toronto wife who is tempted by the artist who lives across the street. Co-starring Seth Rogen, and Luke Kirby. Reviewed this issue. Amherst
OCEANS 11 (2001)—George Clooney leads the gang of not-very-hardened criminals with an intricate plan to rob a trio of casinos owned by the guy who’s boinking his ex-wife in this in-name-only remake of the Rat Pack movie. With Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac and Carl Reiner. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Thu Aug 30 7. Riviera
QUICKSAND (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. Fri 9. Screening Room
THE RED HOUSE (1947)—Mystery with a typically fine performance by Edward G. Robinson as a farmer who buries a secret from his past in a shed on his property. With Judith Anderson, Lon McCallister, Rory Calhoun and Julie London. Directed by Delmer Daves (3:10 to Yuma). Fri 7. Screening Room
WINGS (1927)—Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture, this epic of the First World War follows the adventures of two young men, best friends in love with the same women, who enlist as fighter pilots. Starring Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Richard Arlen, El Brendel, and a young Gary Cooper. Directed by William A. Wellman (Roxie Hart). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade.
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