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THE BABADOOK—Psychological horror film from Australia about a recently widowed single mother’s battles with her son’s fears of monster’s following the discovery of a sinister presence lurking throughout her life. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Daniel Henshall. Directed by Jennifer Kent. The Screening Room

THE BOY NEXT DOOR—Erotic thriller about a divorced high school teacher whose one night stand with a younger neighbor leads him to developing a dangerous obsession. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristen Chenoweth, and John Corbett. Directed by Rob Cohen. Flix Regal Elmwood Regal Niagara Falls Regal Quaker Crossing, Regal Transit Regal Walden Galleria

CAKE—Drama focusing on a depressed woman’s struggles to confront her personal demons following the suicide of another woman in her chronic pain support group and the details she uncovers afterwards. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and Sam Worthington. Directed by Daniel Barnz. Reviewed in this issue. Dipson Amherst Regal Transit

MORTDECAI—Action-comedy adapted from the book anthology of the same name about debonair art dealer and rogue Charlie Mortdecai and his race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to Nazi gold. Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan McGregor. Directed by David Koepp. Flix Maple Ridge Regal Elmwood Regal Niagara Falls Regal Quaker Crossing Regal Transit Regal Walden Galleria

STRANGE MAGIC—Animated musical fantasy conceived by George Lucas and inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream involving goblins, elves, fairies, imps, and their comedic misadventures sparked by their battle over a powerful potion. Starring Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, and Alfred Molina. Directed by Gary Rydstrom. Flix Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood Regal Niagara Falls Regal Quaker Crossing Regal Transit Regal Walden Galleria


BOLSHOI BALLET: SWAN LAKE—Presentation of Tchaikovsky’s famed, lyrical ballet. Directed by Yuri Griorovich. Dipson Amherst Sun. 11 am

THE GOLD RUSH (1925)—Beloved silent comedy starring Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp as he journeys to the Klondike in search of gold and finds love and wisdom in the process. Directed by Charlie Chaplin. Presented as part of the Buffalo film seminars. Dipson Amherst

PLANET OF THE APES (1968)—Science fiction classic with strong political overtones about an astronaut who lands on a mysterious planet in the distant future dominated by intelligent apes and humans are oppressed and enslaved. Starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. North Park Sat. and Sun. 11am

ROBERT FROST: A LOVER’S QUARREL WITH THE WORLD (1963)- Restored ocumentary detailing renowned poet Robert Frost. Directed by Shirley Clarke. Hallwalls Thurs. Jan. 29 730 pm