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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS—Animated adaptation of the children’s book about an inventor who can make food rain from the sky. Voices by Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Flix, Maple Ridge, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

THE INFORMANT!-Steven Soderbergh directed this oddball comedy based on the true story of an agribusiness executive who turned whistleblower-who proved to be not what the FBI thought he was. Starring Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Bakula, Ann Cusack and Clancy Brown. See the feature article this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Hollywood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

JENNIFER’S BODY-Megan Fox as a killer cheerleader. With Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Directed by Karyn Kasuma. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Hollywood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

LORNA’S SILENCE-In this new film by the much-feted Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Son, Rosetta), an Albanian woman tries to get out from under the thumbs of the Russian mobsters who help her emigrate to France. Starring Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier and Fabrizio Rongione. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

SERAPHINE-Drama based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis, who spent her youth cleaning houses and her later years in an insane asylum. Starring Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur and Anne Bennent. Directed by Martin Provost. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


THE PROPOSAL-Sandra Bullock as a strong-willed executive and Canadian citizen who forces her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so that she can remain in the US. With Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson and Betty White. Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses). Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891)

PULP FICTION-Reservoir Dogs was a better movie, but this is the one that made Quentin Tarantino a household name. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Harvey Keitel, and Ving Rhames. Sat midnight. Amherst Theater, 3500 Main St (834-7655)

RIFIFI (France, 1955)-After he was blacklisted in Hollywood, Bronx-born filmmaker Jules Dassin moved to France and directed this existential heist film that earned him the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come. It was condemned by the Legion of Decency (and banned in some countries) for its sudden violence, casual humor, and unsavory sexual situations, as well as its generally amoral outlook-including the depiction of a drug addict and the realistic depiction of criminal methodology. Starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel and Dassin. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).

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