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BRIGHT STAR—Jane Campion (The Piano) wrote and directed this biopic about the romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, Starring Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, and Kerry Fox. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY—New documentary from Michael Moore about the current state of our economic system. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

THE INVENTION OF LYING—Ricky Gervais co-directed (with writer Matthew Robinson) and stars in this comedy set in a world where people only ever tell the truth, no matter how painful it may be. With Jennifer Garner, Robe Lowe, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Martin Starr, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest, and Edward Norton. See the interview with Ricky Gervais this issue. Flix, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

WHIP IT—Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with this story starring Ellen Page as a Texas debutante who decides to join the Roller Derby. Co-starring Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden, Daniel Stern, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, and Alia Shawkat. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit, Regal Niagara Falls

ZOMBIELAND—Comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson as survivors of a plague that has turned humanity into flesh-eating zombies. With Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Amber Heard. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Transit Drive-In


AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (1997)— Mike Myers’ juvenile but occasionally witty spoof of the James Bond genre. With Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, and Charles Napier. Directed by Jay Roach (Mystery Alaska). Sat. midnight. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655)

ELMER GANTRY (1960)—Oscar winning drama (Best Actor, Actress, Screenplay) set in the 1920s starring Burt Lancaster as a hard-drinking salesman who teams up with a hellfire-spouting preacher (Jean Simmons). With Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones, and Patti Page. Directed by Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).

FOOD INC.—Documentary inspired by the books The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation about the nature of factory food processing in modern America. Directed by Robert Kenner. Thurs Oct. 8 7pm. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

HOUSE OF HORRORS—Premiere of a locally-made horror film. Starring Russell Jaffe, Sandra Grover, Jennifer DiNorcia, Michael Sweeney, Antoinette Canna and Codie Kremblas. Directed by Dan Monroe. Mon 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).

JULIE & JULIA—Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as a modern woman trying to soothe her soul by spending a year working her way through Child’s cookbook. With Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Jane Lynch. Directed by Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, Bewitched). Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891)

LEWIS BLACK: STARK RAVING BLACK—Digital premiere of a performance movie by the perpetually infuriated comedian from “The Daily Show.” 7 pm Thurs Oct. 8. McKinley, McKinley Mall, Blasdell (824–3479)

NOTORIOUS (1946)—Roger Ebert calls this Alfred Hitchcock thriller ”The most elegant expression of the master’s visual style.” Ingrid Bergman stars as a woman whose troubled past makes her an easy target for American agents who want her to spy on escaped Nazis living in Rio de Janiero. With Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Written by Ben Hecht. Fri-Sat 8pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)

WAKE UP SID (India, 2009)—Romantic comedy starring Hindi star Ranbir Kapoor as a rich young slacker at a loss what to do with his life after he graduates from college. Directed by Ayan Mukherjee. Fri 9:30pm. Movieland Theaters, Thruway Plaza, Harlem and Walden (895–3409)

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