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AT ANY PRICE—Dennis Quaid as an Iowa farmer whose side business selling GMO seeds leads him to increasingly unscrupulous behavior. With Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham and Clancy Brown, Directed by Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

EPIC—Animated kidstuff pitting a teenager and a group of forest characters against the forces of evil. Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age). Aurora, Delevan Drive In, Flix, Hamburg Palace, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

FAST AND FURIOUS 6—Sequel. Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Luke Evans. Directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In, Sunset Drive-In

THE HANGOVER PART III—Sequel, Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy. Directed by Todd Phillips (Due Date). Reviewed this issue. Delevan Drive In, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In, Flix, Market Arcade, Sunset Drive-In

IN THE HOUSE—A failed novelist working as a teacher finds his interest in fiction revived by the writings of a student, whose essays about infiltrating the house of a rich friend may or may not be true. Starring Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner. Directed by François Ozon (Swimming Pool). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST—Adaptation of the best selling novel about a young Pakistani immigrant whose career on Wall Street is altered by the events of September 11 2001. Starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri and Martin Donovan. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


ALFIE (1966)—Michael Caine became an international star as a charming but heartless womanizer sharing his philosophy with the camera in this relic of swinging London. Aside from Burt Bacharach’s memorable title song, the score is by Sonny Rollins. Co-starring Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Eleanor Bron and Denholm Elliott. Directed by Lewis Gilbert (Shirley Valentine). Hallwalls

GISELLE—From the Royal Opera House in London, one of the most influential and popular of all Romantic ballets. Conducted by Koen Kessels. Choreographed by Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather. Amherst, Eastern Hills

LIFEBOAT (1944)—The first and most successful of Alfred Hitchcock’s usually self-defeating experiments in restricting his cinematic canvas. A lifeboat in the Atlantic Ocean holds nine people: eight survivors of a ship torpedoed by a German submarine, and one of the sub’s crewmen. The war propaganda aspect dates it (even Spielberg might consider the Nazi caricature a bit excessive), but it remains interesting as an exercise in style, and a rare chance to see Tallulah Bankhead actually acting. With William Bendix, Walter Slezak and Hume Cronyn. Screening Room

MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (Hong Kong, 1976)—Cult classic in which a blind man armed with the titular device is only the first of a parade of bizarre antagonists. Directed by Yu Wang (The One-Armed Swordsman). Screening Room

PARIS BLUES (1961)—Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier as jazz musicians in Paris (miming to performances by Murray McEarchern and Paul Gonsalves) whose dedication to their art is tested by relationships with American tourists Joanne Woodward and Diahann Carroll. With Louis Armstrong. Directed by Martin Ritt (Hud). Hallwalls