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It starts with the directions to Gregory Lamberson’s house on the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border: Two stories. Got it. Red roof. Nice touch. Political sign on the lawn. Fine. Johnny Gruesome decal on the car. Oookaaay…? When you realize what Lamberson does for living, the sticker makes sense. He’s a horror writer and filmmaker, and “Johnny Gr…

There's never been any doubt that Buffalo is in love with "The Natural" and here's another example: Tickets for the Turner Classic Movies special presentation of the locally made film were gone within 15 minutes. Free tickets were being made available to the public starting at 9 a.m. today for the event, being held at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the North Park Theatre (1428 Herte…

Another large open casting call is taking place for "The True Adventures of Wolfboy," a feature film being made in the Buffalo area this month. The filmmakers are again seeking hundreds of extras for "Carnival Day," a scene which will be shot with lead cast members from the film. The shoot dates are Sept. 18, 19, 20 and 21 but attendance is not required for all four day…

Lancaster Opera House has teamed up with the University at Buffalo Department of Sociology to present a free community film series. The films will focus on hot-button topics including health and healthcare, gender equality and racial justice. The films are meant to engage community members with key sociological questions about how to build fairer and more supportive…

Stephen King appeared onscreen before the film at the screening of "It," which was adapted from his huge, bestselling 1986 novel. "One of my favorite and most personal works" he told us. He also said he liked what writer/director Andy Muschietti did with it. You can see why he calls it "personal." It's the horror film version of "Stand by Me," a nostalgic tale of seven …

Reese Witherspoon was on a nice roll for a while. "Big Little Lies" -- in which she not only starred but produced and, indeed, got off the ground -- was one of TV's best last year. "Wild" was a nice-sized movie hit. It wasn't much of a movie to some of us (among other things, Witherspoon was about half the size of Cheryl Strayed, whose book was adapted) but then we were…

Buffalo's community of classic movie fans just hit a home run. Turner Classic Movies, the cable channel that screens cinema favorites, announced Wednesday that Barry Levinson, director of Buffalo-filmed classic "The Natural," will appear with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to host a screening of the film at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the North Park Theatre. The high-profile screenin…

William Fichtner ambles over. He wants to chat. Or, at least, he feels like he should chat. It’s difficult to truthfully tell whether Fichtner, who plays roles for a living, wants to talk about the movie he is making. Maybe he does. Or maybe he’s just playing the role of good host. “I’m not going to have many moments to talk,” Fichtner said. He’s stan…

When actor Bob Balaban first saw “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” he remembered being blown away. “This is a movie where no one talked about it. So we didn’t think about it. It wasn’t until we sat down in the Ziegfield theater in New York to watch the movie. All of us were blown away. We had no idea of the power of the movie,” Balaban, who played a mapm…

Love classic movies and television? Then the Western New York Movie Expo is worth checking out. The second annual Expo – taking place Sept. 1-4 in the Hilton Garden Inn Airport – will have two screening rooms showing shorts and feature-length films from pre-code comedies to animation, early talkies and silent movies with live musical accompaniment. In a large dealer…

Menashe is the kind of person who might be called in Yiddish a schlemiel or schlimazel. Try as he may, he can't get his act together at work, in the kitchen and sometimes, as a father. Menashe (Menashe Lustig), an ultra-Orthodox Jew, lives in Brooklyn's Borough Park in a Hasidic neighborhood where the movie is set. He's also a widower, and the local rabbi (Meyer Schwart…

In 2010, director Michael Winterbottom turned a British TV series starring comic actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon into the feature film, “The Trip.” Coogan was hired by the UK newspaper The Observer to tour the most beautiful hotels and restaurants and write a piece on them. When his girlfriend cancels, he invites Brydon to join him and the two venture out – annoyi…

If you’ve never seen 2013’s “In a World,” the first film as writer-director from luminescent actress Lake Bell, drop everything and rent it. Yes, the comedy about a struggling voice-over actor living in the shadow of her famous father is that good. If you have seen “In a World,” I’d advise that you watch it again rather than race to Bell’s long-awaited f…

We have all seen the Hollywood movies about the against-all-odds dreamer who has crazy talent, and if she just believes enough, she gets her lucky break and catches that rainbow to stardom. But what about rest of us? The people who have talent, just not enough to make the big leagues? The regular people who believed in something just as much as Jennifer Beals in “Flas…

Poetry is not limited to words. Images – still or moving – can be poetic, too. That's true of "Sunrise," the 1927 silent masterwork by German filmmaker F.W. Murnau. It's a simple tale we've seen thousands of times – temptation, infidelity, perhaps murder – yet it remains a hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking film 90 years later. The black and white phot…