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"Beirut." Starring Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Norris. Directed by Brad Anderson. Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. 109 minutes. (Rated R for language, some violence and a brief nude image.) Dipson Eastern Hills, Regal Quaker Crossing and Transit Ce…

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You want dark, grim and gritty adventure? Better, you want smart and realistic action tales? Binge-watch Marvel’s “The Punisher.” A compelling protagonist, tightly written plots, what more could you want? It fits perfectly into the Marvel Netflix Universe. And the best part? Season 2 has already been approved. Title: “The Punisher” Year it began: 2017 Where it can…

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Let go of the past – and your childhood nostalgia. The Netflix reboot of the TV classic “Lost in Space” is not a remake. Nor does it pick up the story where the original third season ended back in 1968. In fact, you don’t need to have seen an episode of the original to settle in with this reboot. The good news: that's all OK. Equal parts nifty sci-fi thriller and emo…

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That's right, the Transit Drive In - which makes even the coldest day feel like summer - is gearing up for its opening weekend on April 13. The drive-in will initially show movies on Fridays and Saturdays. On May 18, it plans to expand to its full seven-day-a-week schedule with movies on all five screens. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Here’s what you can see this weekend…

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The "Lost in Space" reboot from Netflix is set in the year 2048 so there are all sorts of fun new gadgets, technology - and problems like the one that forces humans to start a new colony in space. Here's a quick look to get you prepared for the series debut on April 13 when all 10 episodes start streaming on Netflix.       &nbs…

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If you seek a gripping Western, then travel back to 1880s New Mexico territory to see the stunning miniseries, “Godless.” With sublime landscapes and unhurried storytelling, “Godless” offers a compelling tale of outlaws, lawmen and fiercely independent women. Title: "Godless" Year it began: 2017 Where it can be seen: Netflix Who’s in it: Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Co…

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New movies "Baaghi 2." Starring Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, Randeep Hooda. Directed by Ahmed Khan. Ronny, is hired by ex-lover Neha, to find her kidnapped daughter. 137 minutes. Regal Elmwood. "Blockers." Starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ramona Young, Kathryn Newton. Directed by Kay Cannon. Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night. 102 mi…

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Three nationally known actors will appear at an April 14 gala to benefit the Global Concepts Charter School in Lackawanna. The school, dedicated to arts, music and entertainment, will honor actors Stephen McKinley Henderson and Keith David at the event, which will also feature musical and theatrical entertainment provided by students. Lackawanna-born actor Ruben Santiag…

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I'd have been perfectly fine with Steven Spielberg's career if he'd never made another film after "Schindler's List." It's a devastating masterwork but that's not only why it would have made a great final film. The ending of "Schindler's List"--in which the director broke the fourth wall and filmed himself and his family making a pilgrimage to Oskar Schindler's grave --…

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“The force is not a superpower,” writer-director Rian Johnson says during the bonus features of the new home video release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” That’s it. Boom. That’s the straightforward philosophy that guided Johnson as he reset the eighth film in the “Star Wars” series (10th if you count the two standalone movies). He references that general philosophy thro…

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If you seek action-packed drama about ancient conquest and colonization, then travel back in time and space to “Britannia.” Imagining the Roman conquest of Britain, “Britannia” vividly portrays a Roman invading army and the bitterly divided Celts whom they overran. Title: "Britannia" Year it began: 2018 Where it can be seen: Amazon Prime Who’s in it: David Morr…

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The convergence of Easter and April Fools' Day proved a double-edged sword. While holiday obligations may have made the gullible even easier to dupe, those same obligations - and the fact April Fools fell on a weekend day - worked against creativity and originality. Still, a handful of Buffalo-area businesses dipped their toes in the pool of pranks, and a few pulled off…

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I was eight years old on March 5, 1953. That's the date officially listed as the date when Joseph Stalin died, after being stricken with a stroke four days before. Mine was not a news-consuming family. I had two uncles--attorneys both--who avidly kept up with the news but my immediate family seemed more news averse than anything else (on the general grounds that all new…

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The best known bounty hunter in the galaxy is coming to Buffalo. Actor Jeremy Bulloch, who plays the popular bad guy Boba Fett in multiple "Star Wars" movies, is the newest addition to Nickel City Con, being held May 18 to 20 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Bulloch will be on hand all three days to meet fans, sign autographs and have photos taken. He is joi…

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"Death of Stalin." Starring Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Jeffrey Tambor. The Soviet dictator lives out his final days, and chaos erupts after his death. Directed by Armando Iannucci. 107 minutes. (Rated R for language throughout, violence and some sexual references.) Opens Friday at Dipson Amherst and Eastern Hills. "Flower." Starring Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn…