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FOR NO GOOD REASON—Johnny Depp hosts this documentary look at the career of Ralph Steadman, best known as an illustrator for the writings of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

JERSEY BOYS—Clint Eastwood directed this adaptation of the Broadway hit about the early days of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Starring John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Vincent Piazza and Mike Doyle. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In

LOCKE—Tom Hardy in a one-man performance as a construction supervisor having a meltdown while driving in his SUV. Directed by Steven Knight (Redemption). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

THE ROVER—Dystopian action thriller starring Guy Pearce as a man trying to get his car back from thieves who stole it in a ruined Australia. With Edward Pattinson and Scoot McNairy. Directed by David Michod (Animal Kingdom). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON—Documentary about the industry insider who guided the careers of Alice Cooper and many others. Directed by Mike Meyers. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

THINK LIKE A MAN TOO—Sequel. Starring Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Regina Hall, and Kevin Hart. Directed by Tim Story. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL—A middle-class French teenager moonlights as a prostitute in a new film directed by Francois Ozon (In the House). Starring Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas and Frédéric Pierrot. Reviewed this issue. North Park


AIRPLANE! (1980)—The spoof of airplane disaster movies that made parody a popular movie genre again. Starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, and a bunch of familiar TV faces who started new careers making fun of themselves. Directed by Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker. Fri-Sun, Tue, Thu 7:30 pm. Screening Room

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)—Long before the overwrought Broadway musical there was this, Roger Corman’s cheaply made (in two days) horror comedy about a nebbish raising a man-eating plant in a Skid Row flower shop. Starring Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Dick Miller Mel Welles and a new young guy named Jack Nicholson. Fri 9:15 pm. Screening Room

THE NANCE—Tony Award-winning hit starring Nathan Lane as an actor who makes a living playing a gay stereotype in burlesque. Directed by Jack O’Brien. Mon 7 pm, Thurs noon. Amherst

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (1983) and PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)—On the road for this week’s retro drive-in double feature. Tues 9 pm. Transit Drive-in

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). Sat 9:15 pm. Screening Room

LA TRAVIATA—Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love in a new production by Richard Eyre. From London’s Royal Opera House. Sun 11 am