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G.I. JOE: RETALIATION—Sequel. This is apparently what Hollywood considers appropriate Easter entertainment. Starring Dwayne Johnson, D.J. Cotrona and Channing Tatum. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden

THE HOST—The author of Twilight branches into sci-fi for a story about kids battling aliens who inhabit humans and erase their memories. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel. Directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE—From Abbas Kiarostami, a drama about a Tokyo prostitute who develops a platonic relationship with a retired academic. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR—This year’s Tyler Perry movie. Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood and Kim Kardashian. Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden


BALLET’S GREATEST HITS: YAGP GALA—Presented by the largest international ballet competition, a special Gala performance featuring some of the world’s greatest and most exciting ballet stars in roles from Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle, Flames of Paris and La Bayadere. Amherst, Eastern Hills

LEONIE—Emily Mortimer as the American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour and her struggles raising a mixed-race son in Japan in the early 1900s. Co-starring Shidô Nakamura and Christina Hendricks. Directed by Hisako Matsui. Screening Room

PUNCH DRUNK LOVE (2002)—After the success of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson surprised everyone with this unexpected comedy starring Adam Sandler as a psychologically troubled businessman falling in love with a English woman (Emily Watson). With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Market Arcade.

SPITE MARRIAGE (1929)—In Buster Keaton’s last silent film (as well as the last over which he exercised creative control), he plays a dry cleaner who gets married to a famous actress, not realizing she is using him to make her real lover jealous. The film will be accompanied on the Wurlitzer theater organ by Clark Wilson. Riviera

SOUTH PACIFIC (1958)—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical set on a South Pacific island during World War II. Starring Rossano Brazzi. Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston and France Nuyen. Directed by Joshua Logan (Camelot). Screening Room

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