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Opening This Week:

GROWN UPS—Five childhood friends and their families have a renunion weekend at a New England lake house. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek and Maria Bello. Directed by Dennis Dugan (The Benchwarmers). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK—Documentary about the comdienne’s career and drive to keep working as she approaches the age of 80. Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

KNIGHT AND DAY— Big-budget action comedy pairing ordinary woman Cameron Diaz with international agent Tom Cruise. Co-starring Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà, Viola Davis, and Paul Dano. Directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

ONDINE—Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) wrote and directed this drama starring Colin Farrell as an Irish fisherman whose net pulls an unconscious woman from the sea. With Alicja Bachleda, Alison Barry, Stephen Rea, and Dervla Kirwan. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

SOLITARY MAN—Michael Douglas as a car dealer whose spectacular midlife crisis begins when his business fails. Co-starring Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, and Imogen Poots. Directed by Brian Koppelman (Knockaround Guys). Reviewed this issue. North Park


THE GRADUATE (1967)­—The further we get from the sixties, the more it seems that much of what audiences of the time loved about this epochal comedy had more to do with what they read into it than what director Mike Nichols intended. At the very least, each new viewing serves as a barometer of your own current state of life. In his first major film role, Dustin Hoffman provided a role model for thousands of confused, sexually frustrated young men who ran out to buy Simon and Garfunkel albums. With Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson, Katherine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton; look fast for Richard Dryfuss. The film will be preceded by a performance on the theater’s Wurlitzer organ. Thurs July 1, 7pm. Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413)

TWILIGHT MARATHON—The first two films in the series will be screened, on Tuesday night leading up to the midnight premiere of Eclipse. Twilight plays at 7:15 pm, New Moon at 9:45 pm. Advance tickets are available online and at the box office. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 /