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The cast of "For Colored Girls," opening this week.

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DUE DATE—Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as a mismatched pair sharing a car on a cross-country trip. With Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx and Juliette Lewis. Directed by Todd Philips (The Hangover). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

FOR COLORED GIRLS—Adaptation of the Ntozake Shange play about the social difficulties facing women of color. Starring Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine and Thandie Newton. Directed by Tyler Perry (I Can Do Bad All by Myself). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

HOWL—James Franco stars as Allen Ginsberg in this drama focusing on the obscenity trial stemming from the publication of his epochal poem “Howl.” Co-starring Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels, David Strathairn, and Treat Williams. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Paragraph 175). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

INSIDE JOB—Documentary about the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown that cost the loss of millions of jobs around the world. Directed by Charles Ferguson (No End in Sight). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

MEGAMIND—Animated comedy about a supervilain who sees the error of his ways. Why does that sound familiar? Voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and David Cross as Minion. (Sounds more familiar all the time .. ) Directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar). Angola, Aurora, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

STONE—Psychological drama starring Robert De Niro as a prison parole investigator and Edward Norton as a convict hoping for an early release. With Milla Jovovich and Frances Conroy. Directed by John Curran (We Don’t Live Here Anymore). Reviewed this issue. North Park


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? Co-starring Walter Matthau, James Coburn and Ned Glass. Directed by Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain). 6, 8 pm nightly except Sunday. HD Video Café, 5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville (688-4933 /

LOUIS SULLIVAN: THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE—New documentary about the career and tragic life of the American architect whose work includes Buffalo’s Guaranty Building. 7:15 pm Fri, Tues, Weds, Thurs. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 /

WINGS OF DESIRE (Germany, 1987)—In Wim Wenders’ much-imitated fantasy, the sky over war-scarred Berlin is full of gentle, trenchcoated angels who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One, Damiel (Bruno Ganz), yearns to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Peter Falk, as himself, assists in the transformation by explaining the simple joys of a human experience. Simultaneously sentimental and cerebral. Starring Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Nick Cave. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. 7pm Tue Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022)

SWING TIME (1936)—One of the best Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers films (some people prefer Top Hat), with a Jerome Kern score including “The Way You Look Tonight” and “A Fine Romance.” Co-starring Helen Broderick and Eric Blore (but alas, no Edward Everett Horton). Directed by George Stevens. 7:30 pm Fri. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)