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AND SO IT GOES—Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in a post-midlife romantic comedy. Directed by Rob Reiner (The Bucket List). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

HERCULES—Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the half-human hero of Olympus. Co-starring Ian McShane, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell. Directed by Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand). Delevan Drive-In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

LUCY—Scarlett Johansson as a woman accidentally turned into a superhero in a Luc Besson production. With Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

A MOST WANTED MAN—Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last starring role as a German spy chief in a John le Carre story. Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, and Grigoriy Dobrygin. Directed by Anton Corbijn (The American). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills, North Park

VENUS IN FUR—Roman Polanski’s adaptation of David Ives’ two-character play about a playwright (Mathieu Amalric) and an actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) auditioning for his version of the infamous Leopold von Sacher-Masoch tale. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

WISH I WAS HERE—In his Kickstarter-funded movie, Zach Braff (who also directed) stars as a would-be actor struggling with family pressures. Co-starring Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


ENDLESS SUMMER (1966)—You can’t surf on Lake Erie, so the next best thing is this restored edition of Bruce Brown’s classic surfing documentary. Weds 8 pm. Screening Room

LES MISERABLES—Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) adapted the Broadway musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel about a man’s lifelong flight from injustice. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. Thurs Aug 7 7:30 pm. Riviera

MANON LESCAUT—Puccini’s opera in a new production at London’s Royal Opera House. Starring Antonio Pappano, Kristine Opolais, and Christopher Maltman. Directed by Jonathan Kent. Sun 11am. Amherst

MOULIN ROUGE! (2001) and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1976)—I cannot tell you how much I love living in a city where you can see this double bill at a drive-in. Tues dusk. Transit Drive-In

1, 2, 3 WHITEOUT (2007)—Experimental film set in the near future where an inventor (Lou Castel) works on a device to repress artificial light. The screening will be followed by a performance by local musicians UVB76. Directed by James June Schneider. Sat, 7 pm. Squeaky Wheel

PITFALL (1948) and HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948)—Film noir double feature. Pitfall stars Dick Powell as a family man who makes the mistake of falling for femme fatale Lizabeth Scott. LA cops track a killer in He Walked By Night, a pseudo documentary that inspired co-star Jack Webb to create “Dragnet”. Directed by Alfred Werker and an uncredited Anthony Mann. Directed by André De Toth (House of Wax). Sat 7:30 pm. Screening Room

SWEENEY TODD (2007)—Tim Burton directs Stephen Sondheim’s adaptation of the hoary old horror story. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen. Thurs July 24 7:30 pm. Riviera

TNT JACKSON (1974) and RATTLERS (1976)— Jeannie Bell has the title role (“She’ll put you in traction!”) in a blaxploitation/kung fu mash-up. Snakes put off their best behavior by nerve gas terrorize the desert in the second feature. Classic seventies exploitation trailers round out this grindhouse double feature Fri, Tues 7:30 pm. Screening Room

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