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BURIED—Ryan Reynolds as a contractor in Iraq who wakes up in a coffin with about 90 minutes of oxygen. Co-starring José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis—geez, must be a big coffin. Directed by Rodrigo Cortés. Market Arcade

ENDHIRAN (THE ROBOT)—Bollywood movie about a scientist who creates a super-powered robot in his image, but is forbidden from releasing it until it can develop emotions. Starring Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai, and Danny Denzongpa. Directed by S. Shankar. Regal Elmwood

HEARTBREAKER (L’ARNACOEUR)—From France, a romantic comedy about a brother and sister who run a service for parents who want to break up what they see as their children’s bad relationships. Starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis and Julie Ferrier. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Eastern Hills

JACKASS 3—For all the fans who can’t get enough yet somehow won’t submit to self-confinement. Starring and directed by all the usual idiots. Maple Ridge, Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Transit Drive-In

N-SECURE— Urban drama filmed in Memphis about a professional whose insecurities lead him into troubled romantic relationships and business downfall. Starring Cordell Moore, Essence Atkins, Denise Boutte, Tempestt Bledsoe. Directed by David M. Matthews. Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

RED—Bruce Willis leads a squad of former Black Ops out of retirement to find out who’s trying to kill them. Co-starring Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine. Directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveller’s Wife). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden, Transit Drive-In

SPEED-DATING—Urban comedy about three guys who open up a speed-dating program at their failing nightclub to help them score duty-free booty. Starring Wesley Jonathan, Mekita Faiye, Chico Benymon and Leonard Robinson. Directed by Joseph A. Elmore Jr. (Maid to Kill).

THE TILLMAN STORY—Documentary about the former football player whose death in Iraq from friendly fire was covered up by Pentagon. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint That). Eastern Hills

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN—From Davis Guggenheim, the director of An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary about the American educational system. Amherst

A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP—The plot of the Coen Brother’s 1985 neo-noir classic Blood Simple is played out in ancient China in this movie by Zhang Yimou (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower). Reviewed this issue. North Park


BURIED LAND—Described as “a fictional film set in a real community,” this pseudo-documentary follows a Bosnian émigré who returns to his homeland to make a film about pyramids that have been discovered there, gaining the ire of the locals along the way. Free and open to the public. 7 pm Thurs Oct. 14. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (878-6011)

THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (Germany, 1919)—With its grotesque photography and distorted sets, this tale of a carnival showman who hypnotizes his servant into committing murder is considered to be the first true example of Expressionism in the movies. Ninety years later, it still packs a punch. 6:15 8:15 pm nightly except Sunday, HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 /

CHARADE (1964)—As slick and sophisticated as you’d expect from a movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. Hepburn’s recently deceased husband swindled a lot of money out of some men who want it back; Grant offers to help keep them off her tail, but is he after the loot too? A supporting cast including Walter Matthau, James Coburn and Ned Glass only makes it even more watchable. 8 pm Fri-Sat. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 /

EGGSPLOITATION—Documentary examining health and safety issues associated with young women who have donated their eggs for infertility treatments. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Lahl. 7 pm Thurs Oct. 21. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295 /

THE GODFATHER (1972)—If you’ve never understood the appeal of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic, you’ve probably only seen it on TV or video. Here’s your chance to remedy that by seeing it on a real screen, the only way that Coppola and cinematographer Gordon Willis’ work can properly be appreciated. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. 7 pm Tues. Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022)

NOSFERATU (GERMANY, 1922)—F. W. Murnau’s uncredited adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the great early examples of German expressionism in film, as well as being a properly creepy little tale. Max Schreck made his way into film history entirely on the basis of this role as the misshapen bloodsucker. 6, 8 pm Fri, Sat, Mon. HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 /