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GET ON UP—Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in a biopic of the musician’s early days. With Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY—Disney gets into the Marvel adaptation business with this outer space adventure. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Lee Pace. Directed by James Gunn (Slither). Reviewed this issue. Delevan Drive-In, Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
I ORIGINS—Metaphysics versus science in a new film by Mike Cahill (Another Earth). Starring Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and of course Brit Marling. Reviewed this issue. Amherst
ALIEN (1979)—The original, often imitated but never equalled. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. Directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator). 7:30 pm Fri Sat Sun Tue 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
THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) and The Princess Bride (1987)—Updated fairy tales are the theme for this week’s drive-in retro double feature. Tues dusk. Transit Drive-In
WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES—This short film by UB student Xiaoan Zhang, his thesis presentation, will be screened for the public. Free admission. Fri 5:30 pm. Squeaky Wheel.
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