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Movie openings, screenings (Jan. 18-25)

Openings

"12 Strong." Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner and Elsa Pataky. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Under the leadership of a new captain, a Special Forces team works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban after 9/11. (Rated R for war violence and language throughout.) Opens Jan. 18 at AMC Maple Ridge, Dipson Flix, Regal Elmwood, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

"Call Me By Your Name." Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. In Northern Italy in 1983, a teen forges a growing relationship with his father’s research assistant. 132 minutes. (Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language.) Opens Jan. 19  at Dipson Amherst and Regal Quaker Crossing.

Gerard Butler stars in the thriller "Den of Thieves."

"Den of Thieves." Starring Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber and Evan Jones. Directed by Christian Gudegast. Gritty crime saga follows an elite unit of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department trying to stop the state’s most successful bank robbery crew. 140 minutes (Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.) Opens Jan. 18 at AMC Maple Ridge, Dipson Flix, Regal Elmwood, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

"Forever My Girl." Starring Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe and John Benjamin Hickey. Directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind. 104 minutes. (Rated PG for thematic elements including drinking, and for language.) Opens Jan. 19 at Regal Quaker Crossing.

"Phantom Thread." Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in 1950s London, a renowned dressmaker’s fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman. 130 minutes. (Rated R for language.) Opens Jan. 18 at Dipson Amherst and Eastern Hills.

Special screenings

"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage." Newly restored version of Dario Argento horror thriller. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe.
"Escape from New York. "John Carpenter’s sci-fi action film opens the new season of “Thursday Night Terrors.” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Dipson Amherst Theatre.
"Lifeboat." Alfred Hitchcock thriller set entirely on a lifeboat. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 9 p.m. Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Screening Room Cinema Café.
"This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy." Buffalo premiere of New Zealand film about a trio of guys at a sci-fi convention who get sucked into a B-movie. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 at the Screening Room Cinema Café.
"Masters of the Universe" (1987). He-Man and his friends battle the evil Skeletor in this 1987 sci-fi fantasy. 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 and 21 at the North Park.
"Solver." Mystery-thriller filmed in upstate New York. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the North Park Theatre. Followed by a Q&A with writer and producer Jack Kelley, a Rochester-area native.

The mystery "Solver" was filmed throughout upstate New York.

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