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New movies, screenings: 'Whitney,' 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' 'Ferdinand'

"Ant-Man and the Wasp." Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins. Directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. 118 minutes. (Rated PG–13 for some sci–fi action violence.) Showing at Flix, AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center, New Angola Theater and Transit Drive-In.

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"Boundaries." Starring Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall. Directed by Shana Feste. A woman and her son are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father across country after he’s kicked out of a nursing home. 104 minutes. (Rated R for drug material, language, some sexual references and nude sketches.) Opens Thursday at Dipson Eastern Hills. See review on Page 8.

"The First Purge." Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Steve Harris. Directed by Gerard McMurray. Buffalo-made film is a prequel about the events that led to the very first Purge event. 97 minutes. (Rated R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use.) Showing at Flix, North Park, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center, and Palace Hamburg, Aurora. Transit Drive-In.

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"Whitney."Documentary on the tragic life of pop star Whitney Houston. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. 120 minutes. (Rated R for language and drug content.) Showing at Dipson Amherst. Read review by Jeff Simon here.

Special Screenings

"Black Panther." Record-setting Marvel film will be shown outdoors as part of the free University at Buffalo film series. 9 p.m. July 9 and July 13 outside the Student Union, UB North Campus, Amherst. Also, 9 p.m. July 11 on Hayes Hall Lawn, UB South Campus.

"Despicable Me 3." The minions return in the third film in the popular animated series. Showing at dusk on July 6 at Bassett Park (359 Klein Road, Williamsville). Free.

"Ferdinand." Animated family film. 6 p.m. July 10, opening the Tuesday at Canalside Film Series and at dusk on July 11 at Green Acres Ice Cream (4357 Broadway, Depew). Free.

"Love Simon." Acclaimed coming-of-age teen comedy. 9 p.m. July 6 outside the Student Union, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst. Free.

"The Prisoner." See the first two episodes of the British TV series in 50th anniversary event. 11:30 a.m. July 7 and 8 at North Park Theatre.

"Retro Tuesdays." Hockey doubleheader of “Slap Shot” (9:15 p.m.) and “Youngblood” (11:30 p.m.) on July 10  at Transit Drive In, Lockport.

"Yellow Submarine." A 50th anniversary re-release of the ground-breaking animated adaptation of the classic album by The Beatles. 7 p.m. July 7 and July 10 at Dipson Amherst.

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