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Movies opening in Buffalo for May 1

Avengers: Age of Ultron. Opened April 30 at the Aurora, the Joylan, the Hamburg Palace, Elmwood Center, Walden Galleria, Flix Stadium, Niagara Falls Stadium, Quaker Crossing, Transit Center and the Transit Drive-In.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Directed by Joss Whedon. When Tony Stark tries to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. 142 minutes. Jeff Simon said the film is lacking in story and gave it 2 1/2 stars out 4. of (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments.)

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Clouds of Sils Maria. Opening May 1 at the Amherst and Eastern Hills.

Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloƫ Grace Moretz. With the help of her devoted assistant, a veteran actress agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. 124 minutes. Christopher Schobert called it "breathtakingly human" and gave it 4 stars out of 4. (Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity.)

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The Salt of the Earth. Opening May 1 at Eastern Hills.

Documentary examines career of acclaimed social documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. 110 minutes. Mark Sommer gave the movie about social documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado 3 stars out of 4. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing images of violence and human suffering, and for nudity. In English and French with subtitles.)

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