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New movies, screenings: 'Beast,' 'The Rider,' Retro Tuesdays at Transit Drive-In

"Action Point." Starring Johnny Knoxville, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Susan Yeagley, Johnny Pemberton. Directed by Tim Kirkby. A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends. 85 minutes. (Rated R for crude sexual content, language, drug use, teen drinking and brief graphic nudity.) Showing at AMC Maple Ridge, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

"Adrift." Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Grace Palmer. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Based on a true story of survival, a young couple faces one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in history. (Rated PG-13 for injury images, peril, language, brief drug use, partial nudity and thematic elements.) Showing at AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

"Beast." Starring Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James. Directed by Michael Pearce. A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. 107 minutes. Showing at Dipson Amherst.

"Fest F(r)iends Volume Two." Starring Greg Sestero, Tommy Wiseau, Kristen StephensonPino. Directed by Justin MacGregor. When a drifter befriends a quirky mortician, an unlikely business partnership is formed. Paranoia soon develops, however, and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty. 99 minutes. Showing at Regal Elmwood and Transit Center.

"The Rider." Starring Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau. Directed by Chloé Zhao. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. 104 minutes. (Rated R for language and drug use.) Showing at Dipson Eastern Hills.

"Upgrade." Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Anastasios, Rosco Campbell. Directed by Leigh Whannell. Set in the near future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. 95 minutes. (Rated R for strong violence, grisly images and language.) Showing at Regal Elmwood.

Special Screenings

"Alien." Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic is set in space where no one can hear you scream. 7:30 p.m. June 1, Screening Room Cinema Cafe (Boulevard Mall).

"The Big Combo." Film Noir Night features 1955 noir crime film starring Cornel Wilde as a police detective obsessed with a sadistic mobster (Richard Conte) and his girlfriend (Jean Wallace). 7:30 p.m. June 5. Screening Room Cinema Cafe.

"The Producers." The 50th anniversary screenings of the Mel Brooks comedy starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder plays as part of the Turner Classic Movies Big Screen Classics series. 2 and 7 p.m. June 3 and June 6. Elmwood Regal and Regal Transit.

Retro Tuesday. Annual summer film series opens with “The Breakfast Club” (9 p.m.) and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (11 p.m.) on Tuesday at Transit Drive-In. Proceeds from this screening benefit the Niagara SPCA.

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