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Ender's Game


ENDER’S GAME—Sci-fi for the Hunger Games crowd. Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

FIRE IN THE BLOOD—Documentary about the complicity of Big Pharma in the deaths of ten million Africans who couldn’t afford AIDS drugs. Directed by Dylan Mohan Gray. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

FREE BIRDS—Animated turkeys go back in time to stop Thanksgiving from becoming a holiday. Directed by Jimmy Hayward (Jonah Hex). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

LAST VEGAS—Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as old farts in Vegas for a bachelor party. Directed by Jon Turteltaub (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria


A MAN CALLED ADAM (1966)—Hallwalls’ Jazz Noir 2 series concludes with Starring Sammy Davis, Jr. as a cornetist (dubbed by Nat Adderly) struggling with alcoholism and the pressures of the Civil Rights movement. Co-starring Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis, Cicely Tyson, Lola Falana, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.; look fast for a very young Morgan Freeman in a party scene. With musical performances by Benny Carter, Mel Tormé and Kai Winding. Directed by Leo Penn. Hallwalls

CONTRACORRIENTE (UNDERTOW, 2010)—In this ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town’s rigid traditions. Directed by Javier Fuentes León. Thurs 10/31/13 5pm Canisius College, Student Center/Regis North

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)—Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, and Lee Strasberg in that rarity, a sequel better than the original. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Screening Room

THE LADY VANISHES—Heiress Margaret Lockwood and musician Michael Redgrave team up to investigate how Dame May Whitty disappeared from a moving train in this comic mystery that was one of Alfred Hitchcock’s last British films before moving to Hollywood. With Paul Lukas and Cecil Parker. Screening Room

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934)—An ordinary English couple accidentally learn of a plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat by agents who kidnap their daughter in order to keep them quiet. Alfred Hitchcock’s efficient early thriller is more effective than his overwrought 1956 remake. Starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre and Pierre Fresnay. Screening Room

NABUCCO—Verdi’s opera set during Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of ancient Jerusalem: From the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan. Starring Leo Nucci, Aleksandrs Antonenko and Vitalij Kowaljow. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Amherst

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)—The shocking no-budget verisimilitude of George Romero’s original zombie film is just as effective as it was when it first leaked into drive-ins a quarter century ago, as long as you can see it with an audience not intent on making a joke of it. Screening Room

THE ROLLING STONES: SWEET SUMMER SUN—Concert film of the band’s 50th anniversary shows in Hyde Park, featuring guitarist Mick Taylor. Screening Room

TALK TO HER (Spain, 2002)—Pedro Almodovar’s film about two men who share an unusual problem: the women they love are both in vegetative comas. A strange, gently funny meditation on love and its power to sustain hope. Presented by the Buffalo Film Seminars. Market Arcade

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