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Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Xanadu’ is far from perfect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throughout history, mankind has been searching for that magical place of perfection: Nirvana, Shangri-la, Xanadu. Ah, yes — Xanadu, the palace of the emperor Kubla Khan. Also the name of a castle built by Citizen Kane; a giant shopping mall in Spain; and a series of “Homes of the Future” constructed out of Styrofoam during the 1980s and now lying …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) Mood Indigo (NR) My Man Godfrey (NR) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com As Above, So Below (R) Chef (R) Classic Series: Dr. Strangelove (PG-13) Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug kingpin to find …

Captain America bike from ‘Easy Rider’ up for auction

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that …

Movie Review: A-list cast can’t save sappy ‘Leave You’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn’t? This scenario could be …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “The Maze Runner,” “This is Where I Leave You,” and “Tusk.” The Amherst Cinema opens “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” and “Mood Indigo” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “The Trip to Italy.” The …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Calvary (R) No No: A Dockumentary (NR) The One I Love (R) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’; Arts Night Out in Northampton

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MOVIE GOLD I endured a couple of spectacular movie duds this summer, but I also enjoyed at least three movies I’d happily see again. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a surprising treat with a compelling story line about an aspiring chef and his passion for creative cuisine. It features …

‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ lead drumbeat of fall

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.” Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren’t making. “So I scanned through these generals …

New on DVD

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars: Teenagers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous …

Movie review: ‘The Drop’ is sharp, character-rooted

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The kind of solid, honest-feeling, mean-streets movie you might think they only make in Boston these days, Michael R. Roskam’s “The Drop” was, in fact, set there before filmmakers decided to shake things up by moving it to …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Dolphin Tale 2,” “The Drop” and “No Good Deed.” The Amherst Cinema opens “No No: A Dockumentary” and continues showing “Boyhood,” “Calvary,” “The One I Love” and “The Trip to Italy.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features …