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This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Jennifer Lopez as Claire Peterson in a scene from the film, "The Boy Next Door." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Suzanne Hanover)

‘American Sniper’ holds top spot at the box office

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES — “American Sniper” hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday. “American Sniper” is up for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for …

A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan of Taylor and his company since she was introduced to his work as a child, so it was especially gratifying, she says, when, years later, Taylor agreed to …

Movie review: Sweet, clever and cuddly, ‘Paddington’ is just right

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paddington Bear. How well we know him. He’s cuddly, he’s loyal, he’s sensitive. He’s well-traveled — but loves to stay home, too. And he can whip up a mean homemade marmalade. As Mom would say, what’s not to love? And one can say precisely the same of the engaging new “Paddington,” written and …

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BAFTA noms: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads with 11; ‘Selma’ snubbed

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wes Anderson’s multi-generational caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the nominations Friday for the British Academy Film Awards with 11, including best film, director and original screenplay for Anderson and best actor for Ralph Fiennes. Alejandro G. Inarritu’s black comedy “Birdman” and James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic “The …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: A dreadful double feature: ‘Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine’ and ‘Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs’

Thursday, January 8, 2015

How the mighty have diminished themselves. For reasons unknown to man, Vincent Price — the iconic star of such horror classics as “House of Wax” — decided to appear in “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” (1965) and …

Movie times

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Daily 9:15 Citizenfour (R) Daily 4:30 Force Majeure (R) Daily 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 1:55 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 1:15, 2:15, 4:05, 4:55, 6:40, 7:25, 9:50; Sat.-Sun. also …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ANNIE: A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis) sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Also stars Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale. Rated …

The AP’s top 10 movies of the year

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck: Boyhood: This movie just pulsates with the feeling that it’s something utterly unique — something rare and exciting. It’s not just that director Richard Linklater …

New on DVD

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Walk Among the Tombstones: Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Also stars Dan Stevens, David Harbour. Rated R. Gone Girl: After a …

Movie review: ‘Unbroken’ is beautiful, but impersonal

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

“Unbroken” is a story about Louis Zamperini that seems to have little interest in Louis Zamperini. The film painstakingly details his harrowing wartime experience and every brutal assault against his person. But don’t expect to walk away with …

See-Hear-Feel-Film: Amherst Cinema program promotes kids’ literacy, creativity

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A line of nearly 30 8- and 9-year-olds steps off a yellow school bus and through the rear door of the Amherst Cinema, then files into the front rows of the 180-seat Theater 1. The theater is marked …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ANNIE: A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis) sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Also stars Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale. Rated …

Movie listings

Wednesday, December 31, 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) Force Majeure (R) The Imitation Game (PG-13) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) The Theory of Everything (PG-13) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. …