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THE EXPENDABLES 3—Sequel. Starring Sylvester Stallone and a dozen other action stars who haven’t otherwise been getting much work lately. Directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
THE GIVER—Teen dystopia from a popular series of books a la The Hunger Games and Divergent. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes. Directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt). Aurora, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Transit Drive-In
LET’S BE COPS—A pair of bozos who dress as cops for a costume party get carried away. Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr. and Rob Riggle. Directed by Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door). Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT—Colin Firth as a professional debunker sent to the French Riviera to investigate a clairvoyant (Emma Stone) in this summer’s Woody Allen movie. With Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins and Simon McBurney. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker
FUNNY GIRL (1968)—Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning performance as Ziegfield comedienne Fanny Brice. Co-starring Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, and Mae Questel Directed by William Wyler (Ben Hur). Thurs Aug 14 7:30 pm. Riviera
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Japan, 1988)—The first of master animator Hayao Miyazaki’s films to gain international attention is, like all of his work, a masterpiece of hand-drawn animation guaranteed to enchant children and adults as well. North Park
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)—Rob Reiner’s fractured fairy tale, adapted by William Goldman from his own novel, with a cast of comedians poking fun at children’s fantasy stories. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, and Carol Kane. Fri, Sat, Tues 7:30 pm. Screening Room
SILENT/SOUND—Rain date: In what has become an annual tradition, Squeaky Wheel presents an evening of silent film with a new score by Buffalo musicians. Legendary pre-punk band The Vores will performing to the surrealist films Mechanical Principles (1930), Ballet Mécanique (1923) and L’Etoile de Mer (1928). Fri 8:30 pm. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
STAND BY ME (1986) and THE LOST BOYS (1987)—More Coreys than you can shake a stick at in this week’s retro double feature. Tues dusk. Transit Drive-In
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)—What, you want me to tell you what it’s about? I’ll need to see your passport from Mars first. Thurs Aug 21 7:30 pm. Riviera
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