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Spectrum Cable has rolled out a new two-part streaming service that will allow customers to cut the cable cord, getting rid of their set-top cable boxes and giving them more control over their viewing choices. But if you think this is a chance to save significant money on your Spectrum bill, you may want to think again. The availability of the streaming option comes …

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Actor John Cusack will be discussing one of the most popular characters in his storied career when he visits for a screening of the romantic comedy "Say Anything" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre. The event includes a screening of the 1989 film followed by a conversation with Cusack about his career and the making …

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If you’ve held off on seeing recent blockbusters like “Black Panther” and “Deadpool 2,” or just want to experience cinema in a unique natural setting, the University at Buffalo Student Association Summer Film Series has you covered. The long-running series, which runs from June 18 to Aug. 24, also features smaller films, like “Love Simon,” and awards-bait like “The Post…

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In the pantheon of Pixar films, 2004’s “The Incredibles” ranks highly for both kids and adults. So the audience for the sequel to the family superhero smash, “Incredibles 2,” should include just about everyone. Happily, all are in for a treat. “Incredibles 2” may lack the originality of the original, but amps up the action and proves to be tremendously entertaining. Pi…

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What does a television critic do on weekends for entertainment? If it is raining or unseasonably cold, I head to the movies. Now more than ever, thanks to MoviePass. It took me a while to sign up for the app because it just seemed too good to be true. The idea you could spend $9.95 a month per person – which is less than you'd spend at lunch most places and equ…

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His story is not unlike that of countless other music-obsessives of a certain age. In the early 1970s, as a wee brat, Greg Sterlace heard the Beatles, and his world changed, his imagination expanded, and in many ways, his future course was set. Several decades after that first brush with the Beatles, Sterlace is the author of two books about the band – "The Beatles: Hav…

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East Aurora Music Fest 2 p.m. at 20 venues in and around the Village of East Aurora. See eamusicfest.com for the lineup and how to get a wristband that allows you entry to all venues ($10-$15). The East Aurora Music Festival returns for a day of music by 80 bands in 20 venues in the village. Best of all: it helps worthy causes. A free shuttle will take fans to the vari…

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"First Reformed." Starring Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer. Directed by Paul Schrader. A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past. 113 minutes. (Rated R for some disturbing violent images.) Showing at Dipson Amherst and Regal Transit Center. "Heredi…

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If you desire atmospheric horror with thoughtful pacing and picturesque scenery, then travel to the frightening French mountains of “The Chalet.” Dwelling on the fatal combination of passion, infidelity and contempt, “The Chalet” creates a complex and remarkable tale. Title: "The Chalet" Year it began: 2018 Where it can be seen: Netflix Who’s in it: Chloé Lambe…

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The Riviera Theatre will host a special screening of Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed crime drama “Goodfellas” at 6 p.m. July 14. Actor Chris Serrone, who portrayed young Henry Hill in the film, will be on hand for an audience question-and-answer session plus a post-film meet and greet. The Oscar-winning film, based on book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi, tells the story of m…

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Retro Tuesday Nights 9 and 11 p.m. showings at the Transit Drive-In (6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport). Cost is $9 for attendees 12 years and older, $4 for children 5 through 11 years old, and children 4 years and under get in free. Return to high school with a 1980s John Hughes double feature opening Retro Tuesday Nights on Tuesday at the Transit Drive-In. “The Breakfas…

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Summer evenings at the Transit Drive-In (6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport) are a local tradition — and in recent years, so are Retro Movie Tuesdays. This season's selection of weekly double-bills feature beloved favorites from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, as well as the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” Proceeds from each screening will go to a different chari…

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"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 F…

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Big Ditch Brewing's third anniversary 5 p.m. at 55 E. Huron St. Free to attend. After three years, the downtown brewery-restaurant's best-selling styles are available widely in markets and bars. But for its birthday party, it's breaking out the rare stuff, limited-edition beers you're unlikely to see again in one place. Rarities available will include Passion Fruit …

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It will be an unforgettable night at the prom - "Thursday Night Terrors" style. A “Terrors Prom” is part of the closing night festivities of season four of the “Thursday Night Terrors” film series on May 31 in the Dipson Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.). Guests are asked to wear their favorite gown or tux to walk the red carpet before a screening of the ultimate prom …