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THE BLIND SIDE—Sandra Bullock as an upper-middle class Memphis housewife who takes in a homeless black teenager and gets him into college. With Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, and Kathy Bates. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Alamo). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
AN EDUCATION—Novelist Nick Hornby adapted this script from the memoir about a teeanged girl’s life-changing affair with an older man in 1960s London. Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, and Emma Thompson Directed by Lone Scherfig (Italian for Beginners). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
PARIS—Numerous interlocking characters carry on troubled lives in the City of Light in a new film by Cédric Klapisch (The Spanish Apartment). Starring Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, and François Cluzet. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
PLANET 51—Animated feature set on a distant planet where the inhabitants freak out at the arrival of a visitor from Earth. With the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman, Seann William Scott and John Cleese. Directed by Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, and Marcos Martinez. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
PRECIOUS—Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present this drama about an obese teenager, pregnant with a second child by her own father, who tries to break out of her wretched life. Starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey. Directed by Lee Daniels (Shadowboxer). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON—Sequel. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Dakota Fanning. Directed by Chris Weitz (American Pie). Amherst, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
CLOSE-UP (Iran, 1990)—The great Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami directed this fascinating movie in which he recreates the trial of a man arrested for pretending to be another noted director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
STOOGEFEST—Eyeballs will be poked, cranium will be smacked, and nyuk-nyuks will be nyuked by Curly, Larry and Moe, and possibily Shemp too. You gotta problem with that? Weds 8pm. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295) www.hamburgpalace.com
WAYNE’S WORLD (1992)—Saturday Night Live may be worse than ever, but at least they stopped making movies based on the show’s recurring characters. Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. Directed by Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization). Sat. midnight. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655) www.dipsontheatres.com.
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