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EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES—Drama based on a true story of a man who started a drug research company in order to find a cure for his two terminally ill children. Starring Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell. Directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit
LEGION—This week’s end-of-the-world movie. Starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, and Charles S. Dutton. Directed by Scott Stewart. Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit
TOOTH FAIRY—One more reason for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to fire his agent. With Ashley Judd and Stephen Merchant. Directed by Michael Lembeck (Connie and Carla). Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1946)—Adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story about a handsome young aristocrat whose increasing moral degradation is reflected in a portrait he keeps hidden. Co-starring George Sanders, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury, and Peter Lawford. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues 7 pm, Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022).
THE PARADINE CASE (1947)—Lesser-known Alfred Hitchcock drama starring Gregory Peck as a London barrister who becomes enraptured by his client (Alida Valli), a woman accused of murdering her husband. With Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, and Louis Jourdan. Fri-Sun, Tues 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376).
A SERIOUS MAN—Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) used memories of their childhood as Midwestern Jews for this typically dark comedy about a physics professor (Michael Stuhlbarg) whose well-ordered life starts to fall apart. Co-starring Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Fyvush Finkel, Adam Arkin, and Michael Lerner. Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891) www.fredopera.org
THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD—The return of the pranksters who call attention to corporate malfeasance by impersonating their representatives in public. Reviewed this issue. Sat 2:30, 8 pm. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. (854-1694) www.hallwalls.org
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