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MISS YOU ALREADY—Female-centric drama from director Catherine Hardewick (Thirteen, Twilight) about a woman (Toni Collete) who undergoes treatment to battle breast cancer while her best friend (Drew Barrymore) tries to get pregnant. Eastern Hills, Regal Quaker

THE PEANUTS MOVIE—Animated family film starring cartoonist Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip characters making their big screen debut. Directed by Steve Martino. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

SPECTRE—The 24th entry in the James Bond series finds Agent 007 (Daniel Craig, reprising the role for the fourth time) working to stop a shadowy, all-powerful criminal organization headed by his arch-nemesis (Christoph Waltz). Directed by Sam Mendes. Reviewed in this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

VICTORIA—German crime drama filmed entirely in one extended shot about thrill-seeking Spanish woman (Laia Costa) who is recruited by four low-level criminals to be the getaway driver for a bank robbery. Directed by Sebastian Schipper. Eastern Hills


AIRPLANE! (1980)—The best of writer/director’s Jim Abraham and The Zucker Brothers comedic spoofs takes dead aim at 70s disaster movies, while giving the world a slew of classic dialogue lines (“I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley) along with one of Leslie Neilson’s most memorable performances. Riviera Theater Thu 7:30

ALICE IN THE CITIES (1974)—The first entry in German auteur Wim Wender’s “Road Movie Trilogy” centers on a journalist who embarks on a search for the grandparents of a girl whose been left in his care. Presented by the Cultivate Cinema Circle. North Park Thu 9:30

FANTASIA (1940)—75th anniversary presentation of Walt Disney’s magnum opus which brought to life his vision of blending animated imagery with classical music, resulting in not only his boldest, most ambitious experiment, but arguably his greatest feature as well. Directed by Eastern Hills Sun 2 7

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)—Alfred Hitchcock’s classic and visually iconic suspense thriller about a New York ad exec (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spies who have mistaken him for a government agent set the standard for countless espionage films to follow, though few would be able to match the excitement provided by the Master of Suspense. The Screening Room Mon 7

PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)—Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki’s animated fantasy pits civilization vs. nature in telling the story of a young warrior who becomes involved in the struggle of a forest princess whose people’s homeland is being encroached upon by the forces of mechanization. Presented as part of the Buffalo film seminars. Dipson Amherst Tue 7

PSYCHO (1960)—Alfred Hitchcock’s groundbreaking masterpiece more or less invented the modern horror film, giving us an all-too-real portrait of evil in Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) more terrifying than any movie monster to come before. The Screening Room Fri, Sat, Sun & Tue. 7:30

UNCLE BUCK (1989)—John Hughes uneven-but-charming family comedy centers on an irresponsible bachelor (John Candy) who makes the trip from the city to his brother’s suburban home to babysit his nieces and nephew while their parents are out of town. North Park Sat & Sun 11:30am