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Gabi, voiced by Kristin Chenoweth, in a scene from the animated film "Rio 2."

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Movie Listings

Friday, April 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown Known (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Captain America: Winter Soldier (PG-13) Captain America: Winter … 0

Frederick Law Olmsted, American Pioneer Florence documentary producers offer new film on famous landscape architect

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Parks might seem the most basic sort of amenity for a city — a place where people can escape the pressure and noise of urban life and enjoy a taste of the natural world that asphalt and concrete have long since displaced. But in 19th-century America, many cities had become squalid, crowded affairs … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Kill and Kill Again’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A couple of disclaimers up front. First, “Kill and Kill Again” is a kung fu movie, but it’s not your typical ’70s export out of Japan. If it were, a synopsis would consist of “You killed my brother/sister/father/mother/son/daughter ...” Kick. Punch. Chop. Repeat. No, this movie comes from the karate capital of the … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown Known (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Captain America: Winter … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BAD WORDS: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, who also directed), a man who sets out to exact revenge for a childhood spelling-bee loss, finds a loophole in the rules, and decides to enter, and win, as an adult. Also … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Better Living Through Chemistry: A strait-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder. Stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Draft Day,” “Oculus,” “The Raid 2” and “Rio 2.” The Amherst Cinema opens “The Lunchbox” and “The Unknown Known” and continues showing “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Le Week-End.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Noah” and … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 4, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BAD WORDS: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, who also directed), a man who sets out to exact revenge for a childhood spelling-bee loss, finds a loophole in the rules, and decides to enter, and win, as an adult. Also … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) Omar (NR) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell … 0

‘Captain America’ superhero role ‘epic’ for Mackie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For Anthony Mackie, landing the role of the Falcon in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” meant more than inking his dream deal with Marvel. “When I heard I got the role I broke down in tears,” said Mackie … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 3, 2014

August: Osage County: The strong-willed women of the Weston family have gone their separate ways until a family crisis brings them back together in the Oklahoma family home. Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan … 0

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘La Dolce Vita’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

When Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” opened in 1960, New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther cited its “brilliantly graphic estimation of a whole swath of society in sad decay,” calling it “an awesome picture, licentious in content … 0