MOVIES: Films showing 5/30-6/6


ACROSS 110TH STREET (1972): Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto star in this gritty crime drama about two NYC cops hoping to catch the crooks who made off with $300,000 of mob money before the Mafia finds them. Dryden (Thu, May 31, 8 p.m.)

BATTLEFIELD AMERICA (PG-13): This dramatically titled “You Got Served” for the pre-teen set is about an instructor who turns a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.

BERNIE (R): Richard Linklater’s latest is a true-crime comedy about a kindly Texas mortician (Jack Black) who befriends a wealthy old battle-axe (Shirley Maclaine) then puts a few bullets in her back. Matthew McConaughey co-stars as the relentless prosecutor. Pittsford

BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958): A pre-”Breathless” Jean Seberg stars for director Otto Preminger as a carefree daddy’s girl whose decadent life on the French Riviera is interrupted when her father’s old flame shows up. Co-starring David Niven and Deborah Kerr. Dryden (Fri, Jun 1, 8 p.m., and Sun, Jun 3, 2 p.m.)

DARLING COMPANION (PG-13): Lawrence Kasdan’s first film since 2003’s “Dreamcatcher” stars Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline as a middle-aged couple at odds over their missing dog. With Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, and Mark Duplass. Pittsford

DUCK SOUP (1933): The Marx brothers run amok in this comedy classic about an insolvent nation dragged into war by their new leader, Groucho’s Rufus T. Firefly, and a couple of inept spies (Chico and Harpo, natch). Dryden (Tue, Jun 5, 8 p.m.)

LUNACY (2005): Both Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade get story credits on Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer’s patented blend of live action and stop-motion in service to a macabre comedy about a young man who crosses paths with a deranged nobleman. Dryden (Wed, May 30, 8 p.m.)

PIRANHA 3DD (R): Subtle!

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13): This alternate version of the fairy tale finds our heroine (Kristen Stewart) trained in warrior ways by the man who was sent to kill her at the behest of the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron). Featuring a British Thespian Who’s Who of dwarves: Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Nick Frost, and Ray Winstone.  Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford, Vintage


21 JUMP STREET (R): Jonah Hill co-wrote the script for this tacky-looking 80’s redo, in which he and Channing Tatum go undercover at a high school to bust a drug ring. Johnny Depp cameos, and Ice Cube yells. Movies 10, Vintage

THE AVENGERS (PG-13): Writer-director Joss Whedon marshals Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the rest of Nick Fury’s Avenger Initiative to save the planet from Loki and his minions. With Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and everyone else. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford, Vintage, Webster

BATTLESHIP (PG-13): Director Peter Berg had better find a way for someone to say “You sunk my battleship,” otherwise this Hasbro action flick, in which a naval fleet takes on, you know, aliens, will officially be deemed a miss. With Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, and Rihanna. Canandaigua, Geneseo, Vintage, Webster

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13): Dame Judi Dench leads a stacked cast in this ensemble piece about a gaggle of British seniors who travel to India in search of exotic sights, discount medical care, and inexpensive retirements. Co-starring Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Dame Maggie Smith. Pittsford, Webster

CHERNOBYL DIARIES (R): From the pen of “Paranormal Activity” mastermind Oren Peli comes this horror flick about six tourists who visit the abandoned city of Pripyat, former home to the nuclear reactor workers, and soon discover they’re not alone. Canandaigua, Webster

DARK SHADOWS (PG-13): Tim Burton directs the comedic revamp of the cult TV show, with Johnny Depp hamming it up as Barnabas Collins, an 18th-century vampire who emerges from his tomb in the very different 1970s and must save his wacky descendants. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eva Green. Canandaigua, Geneseo, Vintage, Webster

THE DICTATOR (R): Sacha Baron Cohen resumes his sly, scenery-chewing ways in this fish-out-of-water comedy as the ruthless leader of an oil-rich African nation who travels to New York City to take on the UN. With Anna Faris and Sir Ben Kingsley. Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford, Vintage, Webster

 THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13): Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in this adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular YA novel set in a dystopian future where teens must fight to the death on live TV. Co-starring Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Canandaigua, Webster

 THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13): Zac Efron stars in the latest from director Scott Hicks (1996’s “Shine”), an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel about a Marine who returns from duty in Iraq looking for the mystery woman he believed to be his good-luck charm. With Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner. Canandaigua

MEN IN BLACK III (PG-13): Barry Sonnenfeld reteams with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones for this three-quel, which finds Smith’s Agent J traveling back to the 1960’s to stop an alien from assassinating Agent K (Josh Brolin). With Emma Thompson. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford, Vintage, Webster

 MIRROR MIRROR (PG): Tarsem Singh follows up “Immortals” with his retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about an Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) whose ranking as the fairest of them all is threatened by a feisty orphan called Snow White (Lily Collins). Movies 10

 THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (PG): Aardman Animation, the folks behind “Wallace and Gromit,” returns with this tale about The Pirate Captain and his efforts to win Pirate of the Year over rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz. Featuring the voices of Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven, and Salma Hayek. Cinema

 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (PG-13): Spoiler alert! One should hopefully expect a baby, along with a star-studded romantic comedy featuring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, and Dennis Quaid Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford, Webster


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