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DELIVERANCE (1972): This year marks the 40th anniversary of John Boorman’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of James Dickey’s thriller about four friends who embark on a back-to-nature weekend. With Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, and Ned Beatty. Dryden (Wed, Jul 11, 8 p.m.)

DR. STRANGELOVE (1964): Peter Sellers plays three different roles in Stanley Kubrick’s classic Cold War satire in which a crazy general tries to drag the United States into a nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union. Dryden (Thu, Jul 12, 8 p.m.)

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (PG): The latest installment of this popular animated franchise follows mammoth Manny, saber-toothed Diego, and sloth Sid on another adventure that probably never happened. Featuring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

LET THE BULLETS FLY (2010): The highest-grossing film in Chinese history is this screwball action comedy about a bandit (director and co-writer Jiang Wen) who poses as the mayor of a remote provincial town under the thumb of Chow Yun-Fat’s ruthless, elegant crime boss. Dryden (Fri, Jul 13, 8 p.m.)

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (1955): Ingmar Bergman wrote and directed this bawdy comedy — his breakthrough, and later adapted by both Stephen Sondheim and Woody Allen — about a turn-of-the-century roundelay among four men and four women in the Swedish countryside. Dryden (Tue, Jul 10, 8 p.m.)

WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (PG-13): The second film from Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki mixes farce with drama as a group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

YOUR SISTER’S SISTER (R): Writer-director Lynn Shelton reteams with “Humpday” star Mark Duplass for this bittersweet comedy about a grieving Seattle slacker trying to navigate complicated entanglements with his closest friend (Emily Blunt) and her half-sister (Rosemarie Dewitt). Little


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. Henrietta, Vintage

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. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, 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. Henrietta

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, 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, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, 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. 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. Cinema

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

KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG): If you’ve ever gotten a gander at bodacious singer-songwriter Katy Perry, then you understand why this behind-the-scenes documentary is in 3D. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster

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. Canandaigua, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster

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, Greece, 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. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, 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. Cinema, Vintage

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

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, Henrietta

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, Tinseltown

TO ROME WITH LOVE (R): Writer-director Woody Allen continues his globetrotting ways, this time touching down in The Eternal City for another comedy about the intertwined romantic adventures of various Caucasians. With Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, and Allen himself. Little, Pittsford, Webster

SAVAGES (R): Oliver Stone is back in violent action territory with this adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel about two California marijuana growers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) who take on the Mexican drug cartel that snatched their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively). With Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, 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, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster


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