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Clash of the Titans, part of this week's retro double feature at Transit Drive-In


22 JUMP STREET—Sequel. Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare and Ice Cube. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Not reviewed because, really, what’s the point? Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

FED UP—Documentary that examines the degree to which the processed food industry is responsible for an epidemic of food-based illness, especially childhood obesity. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2—Sequel. With the voices Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson. Not reviewed because the studio didn’t do an advance screening here, which is a shame because the original was one of the best-reviewed animated films in recent memory. Aurora, Delevan Drive-In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

WORDS AND PICTURES—Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as an English teacher and art instructor who carry their professional rivalry into their classrooms. Directed by Fred Schepisi (Roxanne). Reviewed this issue. Amherst


CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) and FLASH GORDON (1980)—This week’s retro double feature presents the original version of the tale of Roman gods and monsters, with special effects by stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen, and the campy update of the 1930s serials with music by Queen. Tues sunset. Transit Drive-in

HAIRSPRAY (2007)—Movie version of the Broadway musical adapted from John Waters’ 1988 movie. Got that? Starring Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, and John Travolta in drag. Tues 1, 7 pm. Lockport Palace

HENRY IV: PART I— The Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of the history play, presented in partnership with the Shakespeare in Delaware Park Theatre Company. The broadcast will be preceeded with a live excerpt from the troupe’s upcoming production of Henry V. Sun 11 am. Amherst

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)—The first and still best version of the story about a small town where aliens are taking over the bodies of its residents, one by one. Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and Larry Gates. Directed by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry). Fri-Sat 9:15 pm. Screening Room

SORCERER (1977)—Newly restored release of the nail-biting remake of The Wages of Fear, about a group of men who undertake the suicidal mission of transporting a load of volatile nitroglycerin through the South American jungle. Starring Roy Scheider and Francisco Rabal. Directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist). Fri-Sat 9:15 pm, Tues 7:30 pm. Screening Room

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS—The Little Red Booking film series continues with this experimental tryptych that will be preceded by a performance from Buffalo drone band VWLS. Weds 7 pm. Previewed in this issue. Squeaky Wheel

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