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THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX—Oscar-nominated drama from Germany about the home-grown terrorist movement that struck West Germany in the 1970s. Starring Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu and Bruno Ganz. Directed by Uli Edel (Christiane F.). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

FAME—Apparently it’s true: every movie form the 1980s is going to get a remake. Starring Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth—gee, are Norm and Cliff gonna be here too? Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Britney Spears Live from Miami). Amherst, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL—Well, they might, because in heaven there is no beer. (That’s why we drink it here.) Comedy based on the book by self-described asshole Tucker Max. Starring Matt Czuchry, Geoff Stults, and Jesse Bradford. Directed by Bob Gosse (Niagara, Niagara). Regal Walden Galleria

IT MIGHT GET LOUD—The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White hang around and talk about guitars. Directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth). Amherst

MY ONE AND ONLY—Nostalgic comedy set in the 1950s starring Renée Zellweger as a glamorous divorcee who hits the road with her two young sons in search of a rich husband. With Logan Lerman, Kevin Bacon, Troy Garity, David Koechner and Eric McCormack. Directed by Richard Loncraine (Brimstone & Treacle). Reviewed this issue. North Park

PANDORUM—Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster as amnesiac astronauts on a space ship filled with bloodthirsty mutants. Co-starring Cam Gigandet and Cung Le. Directed by Christian Alvart. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE—Documentary following the production of Vogue’s gigantic fall issue. Directed by R. J. Cutler (A Perfect Candidate). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

SURROGATES—In a future world where people stay at home and send robots out to live their lives, a cop (Bruce Willis) is forced to go out and investigate a murder. It’s from the director (Jonathan Mostow) and writers of the much-despised Terminator 3, and the studio isn’t previewing it: you do the math. With Radha Mitchell, James Cromwell and Ving Rhames. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In


CRUEL AND UNUSUAL—Documentary about transgendered people caught up in the prison system, where they are often denied medical and psychological treatment. A benefit screening for the Buffalo Queer and Trans Prison Solidarity Project, Fri., 8pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (854-1694)

THE LETTER (1940)—Film noir precursor starring Bette Davis as a woman on a South Seas plantation who may get away with murder but for the existence of an incriminating letter. With Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson and Gale Sondergaard. Directed by William Wyler. Free and open to the public. Mon 7:30pm. Wick Center, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst

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). Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891)

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. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

STREET OF SHAME (Japan, 1956)—The last film of the master Japanese Kenji Mizoguchi was his most fervent on the subject of the exploitation of women in his society, focusing on the daily workings of a brothel. This film led to the outlawing of prostitution in Japan, just before Mizoguchi’s death. Starring Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu and Ayako Wakao. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).

TOMMY BOY (1995)—Comedy starring Chris Farley and David Spade as ... what, you’re still reading? With Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek, Dan Aykroyd, Julie Warner, and Rob Lowe. Directed by Peter Segal (Nutty Professor II: The Klumps). Sat. midnight. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655)