MOVIES: FILMS SHOWING 6/29-7/5

Film Previews

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG-13): Andrew Garfield shoulders the Peter Parker mantle for this reboot from “(500) Days of Summer” director Marc Webb, in which our hero sets out to learn the truth about his missing parents and takes on The Lizard. With Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, and Sally Field as Aunt May. Starts Tuesday, July 3. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford

THE DEEP BLUE SEA (2011): Filmmaker Terence Davies’ adaptation of a Terence Ratigan play stars Rachel Weisz as the wife of a British judge who is caught up in a self-destructive affair with a Royal Air Force pilot (Tom Hiddleston, “Thor”). Dryden (Fri, Jun 29, 8 p.m., and Sun, Jul 1, 5 p.m.)

I WISH (2011): From acclaimed Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda comes this sweet drama about a thoughtful 12-year-old who hopes to reunite his family by wishing on two bullet trains passing each other at top speed. Dryden (Sat, Jun 30, 8 p.m., and Sun, Jul 1, 2 p.m.)

IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (1951): Stanley Donen and star Gene Kelly co-direct this bittersweet musical about ex-GIs who reunite after the war and find that they no longer have much in common. Dryden (Thu, Jun 28, 8 p.m.)

LOLA VERSUS (R): Current cinema darling (and potential heir to the Meg Ryan throne) Greta Gerwig stars in this romantic comedy about a jilted bride-to-be who tries to come to grips with her singledom as she closes in on 30. With Bill Pullman and Debra Winger as Lola’s hippie parents. Little

MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13): Welcome to the debut of my boilerplate blurb for Madea movies! Tyler Perry’s insanely profitable creation shames C-list stars — this time it’s Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, and Tom Arnold — into being better humans. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster

MAGIC MIKE (R): The prolific Steven Soderbergh returns with a rather un-Soderberghy comedy that features Channing Tatum as the title character, an experienced stripper who shows a new guy the ropes while he contemplates his own non-gyrating future. Co-starring Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster

MAN IN THE DARK (1953): The first major studio release in 3D, this noir thriller stars Edmond O’Brien as a lobotomized ex-con who can’t remember where he stashed the $130,000 that his former gang is looking for. Dryden (Tue, Jul 3, 8 p.m.)

THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951): Director Alexander Mackendrick’s satire on big business stars Alec Guinness as a humble chemist who develops a stain- and wear-resistant fabric that greatly displeases the garment industry. Dryden (Wed, June 27, 8 p.m.)

PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13): Chris Pine (a/k/a the new Jack Ryan) stars in this sudsy drama as a fast-talking salesman who must deliver $150,000 of his dead father’s fortune to the 30-year-old half-sister (Elizabeth Banks) he has never met. Co-starring Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster

TED (R): This profane comedy from “Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane envisions what happens when one of those moviemaking clichés — the talking stuffed animal — grows up along with the boy who wished him into existence. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and McFarlane himself as the voice of Ted. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

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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

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER (R): Timur Bekmambetov follows up 2008’s “Wanted” with this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel about the Great Emancipator (Benjamin Walker) and his efforts to protect the United States from bloodsucking slave owners. Co-starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dominic Cooper. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

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. Culver Ridge, Greece Ridge, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown, 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. Movies 10

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. Canandaigua, Little, Pittsford

BRAVE (PG): Finally, a Pixar heroine: Kelly Macdonald (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) voices Merida, a willful Scottish princess who must rely on her archery skills to undo a curse brought about by her reckless defiance. With Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, and, of course, John Ratzenberger. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R): Joss Whedon co-wrote the script for the directing debut of “Cloverfield” writer Drew Goddard, a genre-tweaking horror flick in which a group of 20somethings on vacation learn that there is much more to their remote spot than mere evil. With Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford. Movies 10

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. Movies 10

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. Movies 10

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (PG): Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Danny DeVito provide a few of the voices for this 3D take on the classic environmental parable about the residents of Thneed-ville and their dealings with the grumpy but charming guardian of the land. Movies 10

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. Cinema

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

THE INTOUCHABLES (R): Toothy Dustin Hoffman lookalike François Cluzet (2008’s “Tell No One”) stars in this feel-good French import as a wealthy paraplegic who hires a charismatic Senegalese hustler from the projects as his caretaker. Little

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG): The gang finds itself in Monte Carlo on its way back to NYC, where the animals join up with a traveling circus making the rounds of Europe’s capital cities. Featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Chris Rock. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

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. Culver Ridge, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Tinseltown, 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

MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13): Wes Anderson’s first live-action film since 2007’s “The Darjeeling Limited” is also his first period piece, romantic 60’s-era whimsy in which two young teens run off together, prompting a town-wide search party. With Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, and Edward Norton. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown

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. Movies 10

PROMETHEUS (R): Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi territory with this loose prequel to 1979’s “Alien” in which a crew of scientists seek the origins of humanity but instead discover a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race. With Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Michael Fassbender. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage

THE RAVEN (R): John Cusack stars as Edgar Allan Poe in this thriller by director James McTeigue (“V For Vendetta”) that finds the author teaming up with a young detective (Luke Evans) to investigate eerily familiar killings in 1840’s Baltimore. With Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson. Movies 10

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, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (R): The directing debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) stars the odd-couple pairing of Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in a road-trip tale about a man who goes looking for an old flame with his neighbor in tow and an asteroid threatening their planet. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster

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, Culver Ridge, Greece Ridge, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown, 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, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

THINK LIKE A MAN (PG-13): This ensemble comedy from director Tim Story (“Fantastic Four”) follows four buddies who turn the tables on their women when they learn that the ladies are devotees of a popular self-help book. With Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Union. Movies 10

THE THREE STOOGES (PG): The latest from the Farrelly brothers resurrects the sadistically dunderheaded trio for a story that finds Larry, Curly, and Moe stumbling into a murder plot… and a reality TV show. Starring Sean Hayes, Jane Lynch, and Larry David. Movies 10

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