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Movie Review: Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper. We can argue about whether these were worthy reasons to … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Most Wanted Man,” “And So it Goes,” “Hercules” and “Lucy.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Venus in Furs” and “Wish I Was Here” and continues showing “Begin Again,” “Life Itself,” “Obvious Child” and “Snowpiercer.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “And So It Goes,” “Chef” and “Jersey Boys.” Today’s movie review, on … 0

Film, television legend James Garner dies at 86

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could be understood, and … 0

Friday, July 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) For No Good Reason (R) Life Itself (R) Obvious Child … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley offers sneak peaks of “Hercules” and “Lucy.” The Amherst Cinema opens “For No Good Reason” and “Life Itself” and continues showing “Begin Again,” “Obvious Child” “Snowpiercer” and “Words and Pictures.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley opens “Chef.” Today’s … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) For No Good Reason (R) Life Itself (R) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

Movie Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc ‘Life Itself’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire. Steve James’ new documentary on the late critic has plenty on Ebert’s Chicago rise to … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Looking for the Fouke Monster in ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Calvin Theatre on Sunday and he’ll probably sing about the Edmund Fitzgerald whose “legend lives on from the Chippewa on down.” By contrast, there’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” which will probably live … 0

Bullock’s encounter with stalker described

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Sandra Bullock’s recent encounter with a stalker in her home reads like a scene from a scary movie in newly released documents, painting a portrait of an obsessed fan who described himself as her “husband.” … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Citizen Kane (PG) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Terry Notary is Hollywood’s human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature. An expert in motion-capture performance, he specializes in bringing non-human characters to life on screen. He’s … 0