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LIFE ITSELF—Documentary about film critic Roger Ebert, made with his cooperation during the final weeks of his life. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams). Reviewed this issue. Amherst
PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE—Sequel to one of Pixar’s worst movies. You had to expect this kind of thing when Disney took over. Directed by Roberts Gannaway (House of Mouse). Delevan Drive-In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
THE PURGE: ANARCHY—Sort-of sequel using all new characters trying to survive the annual night when all crimes are permitted. Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, and Zach Gilford. Directed by James DeMonaco (The Purge). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
SEX TAPE—A couple panics when the sex tape they made on a whim disappears. Wasn’t that an old episode of Mad About You? Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal and Rob Corddry. Directed by Jake Kasdan (Orange County). Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO—Documentary about the hiking pilgrimage through Spain that was featured in the 2011 Martin Sheen film The Way. Producer Annie O’Neil will be present for Q&A at the Monday and Tuesday shows at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30. Directed by Lydia Smith. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
DEATH ON THE NILE (1978)—Peter Ustinov makes a fine Hercule Poirot in this Agatha Christie adaptation, but the real draw is the supporting cast, including Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, David Niven and Maggie Smith. Fri 7:30 pm. Screening Room.
42ND STREET (1933)—A Depression era musical that is actually about the Great Depression. Director Lloyd Bacon, a Warner Brothers mainstay, was considerably more hardnosed than the guys making musicals at MGM. But what everyone remembers are the astonishing Busby Berkeley production numbers, especially “Shuffle Off to Buffalo.” Thurs July 17 7:30 pm. Riviera
GREMLINS (1984) and JURASSIC PARK (1993)—Spielberg’s dinosaur epic made all the money, but Joe Dante’s sly satire of Frank Capra’s small town nirvanas is the real gem here. Good thing they’re showing it first on this week’s retro double feature. Tues dusk. Transit Drive-In
HENRY IV: PART II—From Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of Shakespeare’s historical play, starring Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Martin Bassindale, and Jasper Britton. Directed by Gregory Doran. Sun 11 am. Amherst
ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL—In conjunction with this year’s Hertel Avenue Italian Festival. See Movielist for title and dates. North Park
K: MISSING KINGS—Feature adaptation of the popular anime series K, from the creators of Mardock Scramble, Coppelion, and Seitokai Yakuindomo. Fri, Sun, Tues 5:30. Screening Room
SWEENEY TODD (2007)—Tim Burton directs Stephen Sondheim’s adaptation of the hoary old horror story about—whoops, out of room. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen. Thurs July 24 7:30 pm. Riviera
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