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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES—Adaptation of the first in a series of young adult books about a girl in a small southern town awaiting her initiation into her family’s tradition of witchcraft. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, and Emma Thompson. Directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH—Animated comedy with Brendan Fraser as the voice of an alien superhero. Directed by Cal Brunker. Maple Ridge, Flix, Market Arcade, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD—John McClane goes to Moscow to rescue his son and gets caught up in the usual shenanigans. With Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch. Directed by John Moore (Max Payne). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
SAFE HAVEN—This year’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation. Starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, and Cobie Smulders. Directed by Lasse Hallström (The Shipping News). Amherst, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
LA BAYADERE—From the Paris Opera Ballet, featuring Aurélie Dupont, Josua Hoffalt, and Ludmila Pagliero. Directed by Alexandre Tarta. Amherst, Eastern Hills
THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (Italy, 1970)—Dario Argento’s directorial debut set the pattern for his distinctive oeuvre: An innocent man becomes involved in the hunt for a seemingly psychotic, brutal murderer, whose attacks form the set pieces around which the film is built. The music (by Ennio Morricone) and widescreen photography (by Vittorio Storaro) are both first-rate. Starring Tony Musante and Suzy Kendall. Screening Room
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE—Award-winning feature comprising footage of leaders of the Black Power Movement being interviewed by Swedish journalists in the early 1970s, presenting them in a different light than that offered in the American press. Hallwalls
HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)—If Howard Hawks’ adaptation of the newspaper comedy The Front Page isn’t the funniest movie ever made, I don’t know what is. Hawks’ stroke of genius was to rewrite the part of reporter Hildy Johnson for a woman (casting Rosalind Russell was pretty smart too), adding a layer of sexual tension to her dealings with editor Cary Grant. Despite the heavy competition, Ralph Bellamy nearly steals the show as the boob who gets between them. Tue 7pm. Screening Room
JOE SATRIANI: SATCHURATED—The guitarist and his band live in Montreal in December 2010 in support of his album Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards. Amherst
REVENGE OF A KABUKI ACTOR (Japan, 1963)—Released in the US as An Actor’s Revenge, Kon Ichikawa’s heavily stylized film stars the veteran performer Kazuo Hasegawa (whose 300th film this was) as a kabuki star who seeks revenge on the men who caused the death of his parents. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Market Arcade.
WERTHER—Jules Massenet’s romantic and lyrical opera recorded live in Karlsruhe, Germany. Screening Room
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