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Trust Josh Bell: Three picks to watch this week

The roaring ‘20s: Steve Buscemi (left) in Boardwalk Empire

Maximum ’80s Month Maximum Comics’ monthly free movie night expands to every Saturday in September for a special tribute to the 1980s and the movies of quintessential ’80s filmmaker John Hughes. Join fellow geeks for screenings of The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Maximum crowd can get rowdy, so be prepared to defend your love of Ducky over Blane, if necessary. September 7, 14, 21, 28, midnight, free, AMC Town Square,

Reel Recovery Film Festival This film festival focused on addiction and recovery has a more impressive slate than many niche festivals, including mainstream movies (the Denzel Washington-starring Flight, Oscar-winning drama Leaving Las Vegas) along with documentaries. Guests will accompany all the films, including the director of documentary Bill W., about the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the subject of Bob and the Monster, ex-rocker, addiction counselor and Celebrity Rehab co-star Bob Forrest. September 7-8, various times, $5 per day, Philip J. Cohen Theatre at UNLV, 257-8199 ext. 902,

Boardwalk Empire Season 4 HBO’s dark drama about mobsters in Atlantic City during Prohibition returns for its fourth season, with new cast members this year including Jeffrey Wright, Ron Livingston and Patricia Arquette. Can they live up to Bobby Cannavale’s impressive Season 3 turn as unhinged villain Gyp Rosetti? Tune in starting this week to find out. Sundays, 9 p.m., HBO; premieres September 8.


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