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AWAY WE GO—Comedy-drama starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as an unmoored couple looking for a place to raise their first child. Co-starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Catherine O’Hara, Jeff Daniels, and Jim Gaffigan. Directed by Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills, Market Arcade

MY SISTER’S KEEPER—Adaptation of a Jodi Picoult novel about parents who conceive a child for the purpose of serving as a marrow donor for their other daughter, who suffers from leukemia. Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, Jason Patric, Alec Baldwin, and Emily Deschanel. Directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—Sequel. With Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Ramon Rodriguez, and John Turturro. Directed by Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor). Reviewed this issue. Aurora, Delevan Drive In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In


DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973)—Not quite a cult classic, this no-budget Texas horror film is still effectively creepy. At a hospital for the criminally insane, the patients are allowed to act out their delusions. But just who is in charge? Starring no one you’ve ever heard of and directed by S. F. Brownrigg. Tues. June 30 9 pm The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in the Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)

EVERY LITTLE STEP—Documentary about dancers auditioning for the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, interspersed with material about the development of the original show in the early 1970s. Directed by Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern (The Year of the Yao). Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891)

HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND (1960)—Sleazy West German horror movie (originally marketed as a sexploitation feature) about showgirls who crash on an island and are menaced by a werespider. Starring Alex D’arcy and Barbara Valentin. Directed by Fritz Bottger. Tues. June 30 9 pm The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in the Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)

KUNG FU PANDA—Jack Black provides the voice of a tubby panda who years to become a martial arts warrior in this animated feature. Other voices by Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen and Lucy Liu. Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson. Free admission. Mon. 10 am. Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)—Dig out your fishnet stockings and bustiers and get ready to do the Time Warp again with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf and Magenta. Sat. midnight. Palace Theater, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg (649–2295)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)—I’m still waiting for someone to explain to me why there wasn’t a big re-release of this eight years ago. The apes, the monolith, HAL the singing computer, and a light show better than anything Pink Floyd ever produced are all here in Stanley Kubrick’s most puzzlesome film. Fri. midnight. Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

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