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CLOSED CIRCUIT—Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall as British lawyers tasked with defending a terrorist suspect in a trial they suspect is rigged before it starts. Co-starring Jim Broadbent, Ciarán Hinds, Kenneth Cranham, Riz Ahmed, and Julia Stiles. Directed by John Crowley (Intermission). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills, Regal Quaker
GETAWAY—Ethan Hawke as a retired race car driver forced to steal a race car by an unseen villain who has kidnapped his wife. With Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. Directed by Courtney Solomon (An American Haunting). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
THE GRANDMASTER—Fourteen years in the making, a martial arts epic from Wong Kar Wai (Chungking Express, 2046). Starring Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Song Hye-kyo, Cung Le, and Elvis Tsui. Reviewed this issue. Regal Transit
THE GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT—Documentary of a quest to find the perfect Buffalo wing. Directed by Matt Reynolds. Reviewed this issue. Market Arcade
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US—Concert film. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)—Winner of every major Oscar, Frank Capra’s film is for many the epitome of screwball comedy, with Claudette Colbert as a runaway heiress unaware that her newfound traveling companion (Clark Gable) is really a reporter out to get her story. Part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Market Arcade.
THE MUSIC MAN (1962)—Concluding the Riviera’s summer series of great musicals with Robert Preston as “Professor” Harold Hill, con man who promises a small Midwestern town 76 trombones and much more. With Shirley Hill, Buddy Hackett and Hermione Gingold. Trivia note: the barbershop quartet that pops up throughout the film is the Buffalo Bills, named for their home town. (They had the name before the football team.) Riviera
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
STOOGEFEST XII—An evening of eye-poking, cranium-bashing, and ribcage-kicking from Curly, Larry, and Moe. What’s not to love? Riviera
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