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In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Christina Applegate, standing from left, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Skyler Gisondo, kneeling left, and Steele Stebbins appear in a scene from "Vacation." In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies. The latest attempt is “Vacation,” a new try at the 1983 classic National Lampoon film starring Chase. He makes a cameo in the latest “Vacation,” returning as Clark Griswold, but has ceded the driver’s seat to his son, Rusty Griswold, played by Helms. (Hopper Stone/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few things are harder to rekindle than the elusive elements — Bill Murray’s timing, John Belushi’s eyebrows— that make up a great comedy. The distance between original …

Movie times

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (NR) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (NR) Daily 4:40; Sat.-Sun., Tues.-Thurs. also 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10; Fri. opening …

TV Q&A: ‘Prison Break’ star is Cold

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You have questions. I have some answers. Q: What ever happened to the guy who played the lead role on the “Prison Break” TV series? A: Wentworth Miller was “Prison Break’s” Michael Scofield, the man initially trying to get his brother (played by Dominic Purcell) out of prison, which led to various adventures. More recently Miller has been recurring on The CW’s “The …

Movie times

Thursday, July 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (NR) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost …

Movie capsules

Thursday, July 23, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a tiny super hero. Armed with suit that provides the ability …

Movie review: A pugilist parable of transformation in ‘Southpaw’

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened to Job if had a strong left hook, “Southpaw” may be the film for you. The rapid descent of light heavyweight champ Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing …

Bo Derek is in the path of a ‘Sharknado’

Monday, July 20, 2015

By Susan King Los Angeles Times (TNS) Bo Derek says she’s never been that ambitious when it comes to her acting career. “I wish I had made other movies,” she said recently. “I turned down a lot more money than I ever made. But at the same time, …

Movie Times

Thursday, July 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:15; Sun. also 11 a.m. I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 4:55, 7:15; Wed. no 7:15; Thurs. no 4:55 Infinitely Polar Bear …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a …

Movie review: Schumer, Hader shine in bawdy ‘Trainwreck’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Women can be jerks, too. Everyone knows that. And yet in the movies, the female schmuck is generally relegated to side characters. She’s a friend. She’s a villain. She’s never the heroine. In the outdated rulebook of who …

Weekend Planner — Film: DEFA Film Library’s ‘Sex, Gender & Videotape’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Outside of Germany itself, the DEFA Film Library at UMass-Amherst is the only archive and research center devoted to the extensive filmmaking activities of the former communist East German Republic. Beginning with an introductory session on Sunday, DEFA …

First footage of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Deadpool’ shown at Comic-Con

Sunday, July 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Screams and cheers are cheap at Comic-Con, but the energy stepped up a notch Saturday evening after fans got their first look at “Deadpool.” Not only did the trailer for the irreverent film starring Ryan …

Forbes Library will screen documentary ‘Harvest of Grief’ examining suicides of Indian farmers

Friday, July 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Rasil Basu, 90, read that thousands of Indian farmers in the state of Punjab were committing suicide due to crippling debt, she decided “on the spot” to travel there to investigate about five years ago. Basu is a retired human rights lawyer who worked for …