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MICMACS—Convoluted crime comedy about a groupe of Paris misfits plotting to bring down an international arms dealer. Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau, and Dominique Pinon. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

THE LAST AIRBENDER—M. Night Shyamalan’s 3D fantasy film based on the Nickleodeon series about a young warrior in an alternate world where four civilizations represent earth, air, fire and water. Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, and Aasif Mandvi. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In


FRENZY (1972)—Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film is one of his darkest, though there are traces of grim humor in this story of a psychopathic rapist-murderer stalking London. Starring Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey and Alec McCowen. Fri, Sat, Weds 8pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 /

THE GRADUATE (1967)—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)

JAWS (1975)—The original summer blockbuster, which is to say the beginning of the end for Hollywood movies for grown-ups any time of year other than awards season. Stephen Spielberg, Richard Dreyfus, Roy Scheider, big ass shark—you know how it goes. Fri-Thurs 5, 8:30 (no shows 7/4). HD Video Café, , 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 /

McLINTOCK (1963)—John Wayne as an ornery cattle baron. Co-starring Maureen O’Hara and Patrick Wayne. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Fri 7, Sat 4 7. Angola Screening Room, Center & North Main. Village of Angola

WAG THE DOG (1997)—All-star political satire starring Robert DeNiro as a Washington fixer who enlists Hollywood producer Dustin Hoffman in an elaborate plan to spin attention away from his candidate’s gaffe. Directed by Barry Levinson (The Natural). The film will be preceded by a performance on the theater’s Wurlitzer organ. Thurs July 8, 7pm. Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413)

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