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'End of the World:' Emma Watson tries comedy

Actress Emma Watson attends

Actress Emma Watson attends "Struck By Lightning" Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in Manhattan. (April 21, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

WHO Emma Watson

THE MOVE "End of the World"

THE DEAL The "Harry Potter" star will appear as herself in this comedy that marks the directing debuts of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad"), Variety reports. Based on a short film in which Rogen and Jay Baruchel played themselves reacting to an imminent apocalypse, the expanded feature is said to include cameos from Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson (NBC's "The Office") and James Franco. The story is set in Los Angeles and takes place in Franco's apartment.

WHO David Strathairn

THE MOVIE "No God, No Master"

THE DEAL This historical drama, based partially on the Sacco and Vanzetti saga, will have its world premiere when it opens the 17th annual Stony Brook Film Festival on July 19, organizers announced this week. The film stars Strathairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck") as William J. Flynn, the real-life director of the U.S. Bureau of Investigation who was the government's top expert on the anarchist movement. The festival runs through July 28 at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University; the full lineup of films will be announced at the end of this month. Go to stonybrookfilmfestival.com for updates.

THE MOVIE "12 Monkeys"

THE DEAL Terry Gilliam's complicated sci-fi thriller, starring Bruce Willis as a convict sent from 2035 to correct the past, may become a little clearer after an introduction by Helio Takai, a nuclear physicist from Brookhaven National Laboratory who also performs research at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He'll discuss head-scratchers such as dark energy, the structure of matter and the always-popular fourth dimension.

INFO Tonight at 7:30 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $13. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org.

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