MOVIES: FILMS SHOWING 6/15-6/21

Film Previews

Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com.

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ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945): Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gene Kelly’s birth as he frolics in Hollywood with Frank Sinatra (and, in that famous dance interlude, Jerry Mouse) while the two Navy men are on a four-day shore leave. With Kathryn Grayson and a 9-year-old Dean Stockwell. Dryden (Thu, Jun 14, 8 p.m.)

GOD BLESS AMERICA (2011): From writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait comes this satire about a middle-aged man with a terminal diagnosis who goes on a vigilante mission to rid society of the not-very-nice. Dryden (Sat, Jun 16, 8 p.m., and Sun, Jun 17, 5 p.m.)

HYSTERIA (R): Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Rupert Everett lead the cast of this truth-based period comedy about Mortimer Granville, a physician in Victorian-era London who made it easier for doctors to treat female hysteria via pelvic massage with — OK; enough euphemism. This dude invented the vibrator. Little, Pittsford

LITTLE OTIK (2001): Jan Švankmajer’s adaptation of a 19th-century Czech folk tale blends live-action with stop-motion in the story of a childless couple whose baby-shaped tree-stump comes to ravenous life. Dryden (Wed, June 13, 8 p.m.)

PAPER MOON (1973): Peter Bogdanovich directed the young Tatum O’Neal to an Academy Award in this Depression-era comedy about an orphan who forges a bond with the con man (Ryan O’Neal) who may or may not be her father. With Madeline Kahn. Dryden (Fri, Jun 15, 8 p.m.)

ROCK OF AGES (PG-13): Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Tom Cruise star in this big-screen adaptation of the smash Broadway musical about a small-town girl and a city boy who pursue each other as well as their dreams in 1987 Los Angeles. Brockport, Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta Pittsford, Vintage, Webster

THAT’S MY BOY (R): Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg play a heavily backstoried father and son in this raunchy comedy about a 40something playboy who tries to reestablish a relationship with his adult kid. With Leighton Meester, James Caan, and the usual parade of cameos. Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Vintage, Webster

WHITE (1994): Julie Delpy stars in the second installment of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Trois Couleurs” trilogy, a dark comedy about a French woman who divorces her Polish husband, causing the humiliated man to plot his revenge. Dryden (Tue, Jun 19, 8 p.m.)

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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

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. Canandaigua, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, 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

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. Little, 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, Cinema, Vintage

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. Eastview, Vintage

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, Henrietta

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. Movies 10

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. Canandaigua, Eastview, 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

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. Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Pittsford, Vintage, Webster

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

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