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The Poseidon Adventure


THE IMPOSSIBLE—Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor as a couple caught up in the 2004 tsunami while on vacation in Thailand. Co-starring Tom Holland and Geraldine Chaplin. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage). Regal Quaker, Regal Transit

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON—Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, juggling lovers while entertaining the King and Queen of England at a weekend retreat in 1939. With Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman and Eleanor Bron. Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

NOT FADE AWAY—In the early 1960s, young friends in New Jersey try to start a rock band. Starring John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill and Dominique McElligott. Directed by David Chase (The Sopranos). Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

PROMISED LAND—Fracking, as seen by director Gus Van Sant and scripters Matt Damon (who also stars) and John Krasinski (who doesn’t). I’m going to guess that they’re against it. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

TEXAS CHAINSAW—I lost track: how many times has this series been “rebooted” by now? And what happened to the Massacre? Directed by John Luessenhop (Lockdown). Regal Transit, Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden Galleria


THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972)—The original 1970s disaster movie. In one of his more ridiculous roles, Gene Hackman hams it up as a post-God is Dead priest egging a band of survivors out of an overturned luxury liner. With Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Pamela Sue Martin, and Leslie Nielsen. Directed by Ronald Neame. Screening Room

STARRY STARRY NIGHT—The closing night film from the recent Buffalo International Film Festival was this family drama from Taiwan that received numerous awards for its special effects. When a young girl’s world is changed forever by her parents’ divorce, she seeks comfort in a marvelous fantasy world inspired by her Grandparents. Screening Room

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