Tyler Perry’s BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN. Starring Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely and Yousef Erakat. Directed by Tyler Perry. Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. 103 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for drug use and references, suggestive content, language, some horror images and thematic material). Opens Oct. 20 at Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.
DENIAL. Starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall. Directed by Mick Jackson. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. 110 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language). Opens Oct. 21 at Dipson Amherst and Eastern Hills. Read review here.
I’M NOT ASHAMED. Starring Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry. Directed by Brian Baugh. Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott – the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999. 112 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material, teen drinking and smoking, disturbing violent content and some suggestive situations). Opens Oct. 21 at Regal Transit Center.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper. Directed by Edward Zwick. Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. 118 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements). Opens Oct. 20 at Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center. Read review here.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot. Directed by Greg Mottola. A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. 105 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for sexual content, action/violence and brief strong language). Opens Oct. 20 at Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing, Transit.
A MAN CALLED OVE. Starring Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg and Ida Engvoll. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. 116 minutes. In Swedish, with English subtitles. (Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language.) Opens Oct. 21 at the Dipson Eastern Hills. Read review here.
OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso. Directed by Mike Flanagan. In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. 99 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, terror and thematic elements). Opens Oct. 20 at Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS and REPERTORY
"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 and 23 at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave.
Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope," 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the North Park Theatre.
"All In Time," 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the North Park Theatre.
"Army of Darkness" and "Evil Dead 2" doublefeature. 7 and 9: 30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23 at the North Park Theatre.
Artspace Community Movie Night. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Artspace Gallery, 1219 Main St. 803-6205. Free.
Buffalo Film Seminars: "Drums of Winter." 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson introduce the film and then hold a discussion afterward. Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., Amherst. 834-7655. $7.25-$9.50.
"Death Makes Life Possible." 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Followed by facilitated discussion. Screening Room Cinema & Cafe, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $15-$20.
"Horror of Dracula" (1958), 2 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 23 and 24, 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the North Park Theatre.
Thursday Night Thrillers: "A Nightmare On Elm Street." 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $3.
John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978). 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe; $6.
Mario Bava’s “Hatchet for the Honeymoon,” 9:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Screening Room Cinema Café; $6.
"Princess Monoke," 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the North Park Theatre.
To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine. 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Center for Inquiry–Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Also a discussion of the current political environment. Contact John Barrett at email@example.com. Free.
"Race Matters." 4 p.m. daily. A collaboration with Squeaky Wheel and Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology. Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant, 716 Swan St.
"Room 237." Documentary on "The Shining." 2, 4:30, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the North Park Theatre.
"The Shining," 9:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the North Park Theatre.
“Young Frankenstein,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Screening Room Cinema Cafe; $6
"The Vampire Lovers" (1970), 2, 4:30 and 9:45 p.m. Oct. 27 at the North Park Theatre.