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Emma Stone in a scene from "Birdman" AP Photo/Fox Searchlight

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and he begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him. But his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette), …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hercules: Having endured his legendary 12 labors, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), is tested again when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane. Rated PG-13. Maleficent: A vindictive fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 30, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) The Blue Room (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Gilda (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) Before …

Video on demand is ramping up marketing

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Video on demand, once the poor stepchild of film distribution, is beginning to gain respect. Besides giving smaller budget movies the chance to reach a wider audience, VOD is surfing atop the wave of younger viewers who prefer …

In ‘Nightcrawler,’ Gyllenhaal is on the prowl

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dan Gilroy, writer-director of the Los Angeles noir “Nightcrawler,” knew his star, Jake Gyllenhaal, had entered an adventurous new phase as an actor. But he still didn’t foresee the sudden emergence of a hair tie. “One day he …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: On Netlix — ‘Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter’; ‘The Judge’

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Demand This week I hit pay dirt on Netflix: the Swedish television series “Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter.” The story is so compelling, I quickly forgot I was reading subtitles. It’s about a tabloid newspaper crime reporter who tries as hard to solve the crimes she’s covering as …

Movie Review: Michael Keaton soars in bracing ‘Birdman’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When we first see Michael Keaton in “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu’s bracingly inventive and accomplished new film about fame, relevance, self-worth and lots of other intense stuff, he’s sitting in his white undies, in the middle of a …

Movie Listings

Friday, October 24, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Dear White People (R) Double Indemnity (NR) My Old Lady (PG-13) The Notebook …

Action — and make it fast! — Northampton Community Television sponsors seven-day film competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The costumes consisted of hand-lettered shirts, one saying “Sport” and the other “Champ.” The props were a mixed bag: a medicine ball, a catcher’s mask, two hurleys (hurling sticks), a tennis racket and a hockey helmet, minus its …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 23, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Dear White People (R) Double Indemnity (NR) My Old Lady (PG-13) The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) (R) Pride (R) CINEMARK …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and …

‘Fury’ aims for an unvarnished look at war

Thursday, October 23, 2014

At one point during “Fury,” the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt, a tank commander’s head is blown off while he’s hunched outside his vehicle during a fiery battle with a combatant. “Fury” writer-director David Ayer insists …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Begin Again: A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive (Mark Ruffalo) and a young singer-songwriter who is new to Manhattan (Keira Knightley) turns into a promising collaboration between the two. Also stars Adam Levine. Rated R. Behaving …