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Jose Pablo Cantillo gives a fist bump to the police droid Chappie in the futuristic "Chappie."

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, he finds that he can’t leave the war behind. Also stars Kyle Gallner. Rated R. BIRDMAN: In this year’s Academy Award winner …

Larry Parnass Best Bets: Joan Osborne; Music at noon

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BRINGING IT Singer Joan Osborne hit it big on the charts 20 years ago with “One of Us,” then used her love of blues and soul music to rock steady as celebrity dimmed. Her latest, “Bring It On Home,” named for her Sonny Boy Williamson cover, earned her a 2013 Grammy blues nomination. She comes to Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall Saturday armed …

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tops MTV Movie Awards nominations

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES — And you thought Hollywood’s award season was over. A teenage tearjerker, a foul-mouthed coed comedy and a raucous space adventure featuring a talking tree lead the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Neighbors” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” all have seven shots at winning a golden popcorn trophy at the …

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Friday, February 27, 2015

BELIEVE ME: Desperate and broke on the eve of their graduation, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition — and partying. With Miles Fisher, Zachary Knighton, Alex Russell and Sinqua Walls. Rated PG-13. …

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15; Sat. also 11:10 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45, 9:15 Maps To The Stars (R) Daily 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:25 …

Movie Capsules

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

Friday, February 27, 2015

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories - for only the second time since 1998 - triggered a backlash …

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

‘Birdman,’ Moore, Redmayne take top Oscar honors

Monday, February 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by …

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stays on top

Sunday, February 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t relinquish control of the box office. Universal’s erotic drama earned $22.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

Movie Times

Thursday, February 19, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 4:35; Sun. also 11:35 a.m. 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A (NR) Daily 5:20, Sat.-Sun. also 1:20 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program B (NR) …

Stratford Festival plans to film all Shakespeare’s plays

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Playing the mad title role in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” was never supposed to be easy. That’s just what Colm Feore wanted. The classical actor chose to make his Lear “absolutely hateful” and “corrosive” for the Stratford Festival in …