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BYZANTIUM—Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton as centuries-old vampires who move to a faded English seaside resort in a new film by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). Co-starring Sam Riley, Daniel Mays and Jonny Lee Miller. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

I’M SO EXCITED—Pedro Almodovar returns to his comic roots with this farce set on an airplane on the verge of crashing. Starring Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Carlos Areces and Hugo Silva. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

2 GUNS—Action comedy with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as players in a drug deal who discover the hard way that each is an undercover agent. Co-starring Paula Patton, Bill Paxton and Fred Ward. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (101 Reykjavík). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In


THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)—Sci-fi classic starring Michael Rennie as Klaatu, emissary from a distant civilization sent to warn Earth about its increasing development of atomic weapons. Co-starring Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe and Sam Jaffe. Directed by Robert Wise (The Sound of Music). Screening Room

GATTACA (1997)—Sci-fi set in a future where genetic engineering results in two classes of humanity. The answer to the trivia question, what is the only film to co-star Gore Vidal and Ernest Borgnine? With Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time). Screening Room

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER—Independent drama about a middle-aged man trying to restart his life after divorce costs him his family and his job. Starring Directed by Chad Hartigan. Reviewed this issue. Screening Room

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)—Oscar winning musical adapting Romeo and Juliet to a slum neighborhood of New York City. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. Riviera

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) and PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985)—It’s the night of the child-men at this week’s retro double feature. Transit Drive-In

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