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Friday, February 27, 2015

BELIEVE ME: Desperate and broke on the eve of their graduation, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition — and partying. With Miles Fisher, Zachary Knighton, Alex Russell and Sinqua Walls. Rated PG-13. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Director/writer Justin Simien looks at race issues on an Ivy League college campus during the Obama era. Despite its satirical humor, the movie offers a reminder that in many ways racism has become more abhorent because it’s done in such a subversive manner. With Tyler James Williams, Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner. Rated R. THE BETTER ANGELS: The story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhhood …

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15; Sat. also 11:10 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45, 9:15 Maps To The Stars (R) Daily 1:50, 4:25, 7, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:25 a.m. Mr. Turner (R) Daily 1:20, 4:45, 8; Sun. also 10:35 a.m., no 1:20 Song …

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Friday, February 27, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, he finds that he can’t leave the war behind. Also stars Kyle Gallner. Rated R. …

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Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

Friday, February 27, 2015

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories - for only the second time since 1998 - triggered a backlash …

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

‘Birdman,’ Moore, Redmayne take top Oscar honors

Monday, February 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by …

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stays on top

Sunday, February 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t relinquish control of the box office. Universal’s erotic drama earned $22.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

Movie Times

Thursday, February 19, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 4:35; Sun. also 11:35 a.m. 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A (NR) Daily 5:20, Sat.-Sun. also 1:20 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program B (NR) …

Stratford Festival plans to film all Shakespeare’s plays

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Playing the mad title role in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” was never supposed to be easy. That’s just what Colm Feore wanted. The classical actor chose to make his Lear “absolutely hateful” and “corrosive” for the Stratford Festival in …

Live from Tribeca: ‘SNL’ documentary to open festival

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a documentary on another New York institution: “Saturday Night Live.” The festival announced Thursday that “Live From New York!” will be its opening-night film. Directed by Bao Nguyen, the documentary focuses on the show’s early years and was …

New on DVD

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beyond the Lights: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) on edge, until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a young cop who helps her find the courage to develop her own voice. Also stars Minnie …

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips up $81.7 million

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend. The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from …