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THE SPECTACULAR NOW—A hard-partying high school senior (Miles Teller) gets an attitude adjustment from a more serious girl (Shailene Woodley). With Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bob Odenkirk. Directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

THE WORLD’S END—New comedy from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). With Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, and Pierce Brosnan. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

YOU’RE NEXT—Home invasion horror movie. Starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, and Wendy Glenn. Directed by Adam Wingard. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In


ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (2004) and THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)—Popular comedies wind up the season’s Retro Tuesday series. Transit Drive-In

THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)—Generally considered the first talking film, this vehicle for Al Jolson is more memorable for its location shooting of Manhattan’s Jewish ghetto and Broadway. And if you don’t mind schmaltz, there’s plenty of it in the story of a cantor’s son who chooses the popular stage over following in his father’s footsteps. Directed by Alan Crosland. Opening this season of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Market Arcade

MORRISSEY 25: LIVE—Concert film from the current tour of the former Smiths singer. Amherst

NIAGARA (1953)—Marilyn Monroe’s last film before becoming a major star in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was this not-too-suspenseful thriller in which she plays a wife scheming to murder her husband (Joseph Cotton) while vacationing just a few miles north of Buffalo. With Jean Peters and Richard Allen. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Screening Room

OLIVER! (1968)—Dickens’ Oliver Twist seemed like an unlikely choice as the basis for a musical, but it became one of the biggest hits of the genre onstage as well as in this Oscar-winning film. Starring Mark Lester. Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Jack Wild and Leonard Rossiter. Director Carol Reed (The Third Man) doesn’t lighten the material up unduly, with Oliver Reed as a memorably brutal Bill Sykes. Starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Harry Secombe, Jack Wild, and Leonard Rossiter. Riviera