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Charlie Day, from left,  Jason Sudeikis, and Jason Bateman appear in a scene from "Horrible Bosses 2." AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie listings

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Touch of Evil (NR) The Theory of Everything (PG-13) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Big Hero 6 (PG) Big Hero 6 3D (PG) Dumb and Dumber …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BIG HERO 6: A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (the voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (the voice of Ryan Potter), when they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Also stars the voices of Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr. Rated …

New on DVD

Wednesday, November 26, 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. The Congress: An aging, out-of-work actress (Robin Wright) accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect …

Movie review: Revolution gathering in ‘Mockingjay’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Horrible Bosses 2” and “Penguins of Madagascar. The Amherst Cinema continues showing “Birdman,” “Citizenfour,” “Dear White People,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” and “Penguins …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Touch of Evil’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Including drugs, racism, sexual ambiguity, frame-ups, police corruption and other themes controversial at the time, Orson Welles’ “Touch of Evil” (1958) was one of the last — and, some say, one of the greatest — of the classic …

Give me shelter Filmmaker with Hadley roots screens PBS series on adopting shelter animals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When it comes to the subjects of his movies, documentary filmmaker Steven Latham has one basic aim. “My goal is to inspire people,” says Latham, a 1987 graduate of Hopkins Academy in Hadley who now lives in Los …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Kiss Me Deadly (NR) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BIG HERO 6: A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (the voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (the voice of Ryan Potter), when they team up with a group of friends to form a …

Felicity Jones an essential addition to ‘Theory’

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Twice in two years, Felicity Jones has stood out playing women who refuse to be relegated to mere supporting roles in the biopics of great men. In last year’s “The Invisible Woman,” Jones portrayed the illicit, long-term love …

New on DVD

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Merry Friggin Christmas: Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son’s gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad …

Movie review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lives up to its title

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Comedy is all about timing. The dimwitted Lloyd (Jim Carrey) reminds the audience of that simple fact minutes into “Dumb and Dumber To” and the sentiment echoes throughout the disappointing return. Twenty years have passed since audiences first …

Film Awards honor Oscar hopefuls; ratings dismal

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — About halfway through the first televised Hollywood Film Awards, Chris Rock took the stage to accept a trophy for his film “Top Five.” “Wow, do you feel the excitement in the room?” he asked facetiously. …