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Actress Allison Janey, who introduces "Shelter Me: New Beginnings," with Hadley native Steven Latham, the producer and director of the documentary. Both Janey and Latham have adopted dogs from animal shelters.

Give me shelter Filmmaker with Hadley roots screens PBS series on adopting shelter animals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When it comes to the subjects of his movies, documentary filmmaker Steven Latham has one basic aim. “My goal is to inspire people,” says Latham, a 1987 graduate of Hopkins Academy in Hadley who now lives in Los Angeles. “I want to make movies about subjects that really get people thinking, that get them excited and make them want to …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Kiss Me Deadly (NR) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Big Hero 6 (PG) Big Hero 6 3D (PG) Dumb …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BIG HERO 6: A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (the voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (the voice of Ryan Potter), when they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Also stars the voices of Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr. Rated …

Felicity Jones an essential addition to ‘Theory’

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Twice in two years, Felicity Jones has stood out playing women who refuse to be relegated to mere supporting roles in the biopics of great men. In last year’s “The Invisible Woman,” Jones portrayed the illicit, long-term love …

New on DVD

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Merry Friggin Christmas: Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son’s gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad …

Movie review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lives up to its title

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Comedy is all about timing. The dimwitted Lloyd (Jim Carrey) reminds the audience of that simple fact minutes into “Dumb and Dumber To” and the sentiment echoes throughout the disappointing return. Twenty years have passed since audiences first …

Film Awards honor Oscar hopefuls; ratings dismal

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — About halfway through the first televised Hollywood Film Awards, Chris Rock took the stage to accept a trophy for his film “Top Five.” “Wow, do you feel the excitement in the room?” he asked facetiously. …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow’ — almost as rotton as stale candy corn

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halloween has come and gone, all that’s left is stale candy corn. “The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow,” made in 1959, is almost as bad. Welcome to a meeting of the Zenith Hot Rod Club, where the number-one rule …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 13, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Sunset Boulevard (NR) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BEYOND THE LIGHTS: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw ) on the edge, until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a young cop who helps her find the courage to develop her own voice and …

New on DVD

Thursday, November 13, 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. …

With ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart makes a movie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A bleary-eyed Jon Stewart is sitting outside his offices reflecting on his directorial debut, “Rosewater,” a drama about the unjust imprisonment of journalist Maziar Bahari in Iran. It’s the morning after “The Daily Show” broadcast live for the …

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’ a sublime cosmic knockout

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Since his breakthrough with the backward-running “Memento,” Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In “Interstellar,” he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It’s an absurd endeavor. And it’s one of …