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left, Melissa McClung, of Hadley filming,  Ari Hayes, of Amherst,Josh Wren, of Northampton,  Finneas Scott,17, of Amherst  and Liam Brogidan of Amherst doing sound, during the filming of Sports; an Inspirational story.

Action — and make it fast! — Northampton Community Television sponsors seven-day film competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The costumes consisted of hand-lettered shirts, one saying “Sport” and the other “Champ.” The props were a mixed bag: a medicine ball, a catcher’s mask, two hurleys (hurling sticks), a tennis racket and a hockey helmet, minus its chin strap. The cinematographer, Melissa McClung, with her Canon digital camera mounted on a shoulder rig, called out “OK, let’s do this” …

Movie review: Murray delights as curmudgeonly ‘Vincent’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it — and “St. Vincent” is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon — we’d focus on the one major flaw in the film, and not on its pleasures. But since those pleasures are so, well, pleasurable, we’ll do what Vincent — he’s the curmudgeon, …

‘Fury’ rolls over ‘Gone Girl’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend. “Gone Girl” was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in “Fury” blasted the film to second place. Sony’s “Fury” captured $23.5 million in …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Dreadful ‘Dolemite’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Love them or hate them, blaxploitation films made a big splash in the ’70s. There were some classics of the genre, including ‘Shaft,” with Richard Roundtree, and “Foxy Brown,” with Pam Greer. “Dolemite” is not among these. An …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 9, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Jimi: All is By My Side (R) Last Days in Vietnam (NR) Love Is Strange (R) The Maltese Falcon (NR) …

‘Over the Garden Wall’ gets lost in creator’s imagination

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trying to describe “Over the Garden Wall,” Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries, is at once easy and difficult. Easy, because the story is quite simple: Two brothers (voiced by Elijah Wood and Collin Dean) get lost in a …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Stars the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert. Rated PG. Persecuted: …

Movie Review: ‘Alexander’ a snappy, benign comedy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Given its premise, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” could have been a lot more horrible and no good than it is. In fact, at a quick 82 minutes, this straight-arrow family comedy about …

Steve Martin to receive Life Achievement Award

Friday, October 3, 2014

The American Film Institute announced Friday that comedian-actor-musician-writer-banjo player Steve Martin is the recipient of the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award. Previous winners of the prestigious honor include Jane Fonda, Mel Brooks, James Cagney, John Ford, Sidney Poitier, …

‘Holding Hands with Ilsa’: Hampshire College film professor explores his roots in post-WWII Poland

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It’s just a tendril of the past: a faded, somewhat blotchy black-and-white photo of a teenage girl, standing in a meadow with her hands on the shoulders of a small boy. Both face the camera, but between the …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Light and Sound’ at Eastworks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Organized by visual artist Trevor Powers, “Light and Sound” is simultaneously a music show accompanied by film projections and a film screening featuring live soundtracks, the intention being to create a unique audio and visual experience by allowing …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ANNABELLE: A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. Stars Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard. Rated R. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: Private investigator …