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Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 a.m.; Sat., Mon. no 9:10; Sun. no …

Spike Lee: The Oscars just ‘don’t matter’

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spike Lee’s relationship with the Oscars was defined nearly 25 years ago when the Motion Picture Academy gave its best picture award to “Driving Miss Daisy,” a musty, modest movie about the relationship between a cranky Georgia widow and her black chauffeur while largely ignoring Lee’s beautiful, uncompromising look at American race relations, “Do the Right Thing.” In the ensuing quarter century, Lee …

Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 …

Ice Cube’s son becomes him in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

O’Shea Jackson Jr. was determined to play his father, Ice Cube, in “Straight Outta Compton.” Not only does the 24-year-old look uncannily like his dad, but he’s also got the rapper-turned-movie star’s mannerisms and expressions down — something …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

AMERICAN ULTRA: A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) — who is in fact a government agent — is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. Also stars Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of …

New on DVD

Thursday, August 27, 2015

7 Minutes: Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery which quickly goes horribly wrong. Stars Leven Rambin, Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell. Not rated. Boulevard: A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced …

Disney using the force of unboxing videos to hype Star Wars merchandise

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Shan Li Los Angeles Times (TNS) Long ago in a galaxy not so far away, selling toys was a lot simpler. Put a commercial on TV. Lure shoppers to Toys R Us. Today, it’s not so easy to attract the attention of digital-savvy kids and their parents, …

Indy film: Local filmmakers recreate ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ — scene by scene

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

(STORY UPDATE): On Friday, organizers at Northampton Community Television postponed the screening, originally scheduled for Monday at Forbes Library in Northampton, of “The Crowdsourced Cinema Project.” The program involves some 40 teams of filmmakers who recreated scenes from …

Movie review: A stoner who can smoke ‘em down in ‘American Ultra’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in “American Ultra,” a violent stoner action-comedy that’s half “Pineapple Express,” half “The Bourne Identity,” and not as good as either. Stewart and Eisenberg, who starred …

Movie star Jackie Chan caught between East, West

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

By Julie Makinen Los Angeles Times (TNS) BEIJING — On a sultry afternoon, in his basement office lair tucked beneath a sportscar dealership and private jet showroom, Jackie Chan is flipping gleefully through photos on his MacBook. The martial arts master and multimillionaire is eager to show off …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ALOFT: A struggling mother (Jennifer Connelly) encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier. Also stars Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent. Rated R. AMERICAN ULTRA: A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) — who is in fact a government agent — is …

Movie times

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Aloft (R) Daily 9:10 Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:30, 7:10, 9:0; Sat.-Sun. also 1:50 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40; Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Sat. no 2:10 The Graduate (PG) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 …

Colombia revisits violent past with Escobar biopic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia — When it comes to drug lords, there’s no matching Pablo Escobar. More than two decades after he was gunned down, his vast wealth, megalomania and ruthless violence still mesmerize, as evidenced by the attention surrounding …