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A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Under hackers’ threats, Sony cancels film release

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview.” The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken …

Movie review: Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press ’Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had “The Theory of Everything,” starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. And now we have Benedict Cumberbatch in “The …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘The Great Rupert’ — a 1950s gem starring Jimmy Durante and a squirrel

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I noticed that in my vast morass of movies there are very few Christmas flicks. So on a recent shopping trip I purchased a “Christmas Collectors Set” of six movies, and then had to decide which was awful enough for me to write about. “A Very Mary Christmas,” in which (reads the plot …

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Movie listings

Thursday, December 4, 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) Fiddler on the Roof (G) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) The Theory of Everything …

‘Boyhood’ wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle

Thursday, December 4, 2014

‘Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. “Boyhood” also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia …

Fans go wild over 88-second ‘Star Wars’ teaser

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at “Star Wars: The Force …

New on DVD

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Calvary: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Rated R. Dolphin Tale 2: The team of people who saved Winter’s …

Movie listings

Wednesday, November 26, 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: Touch of Evil (NR) The Theory of Everything (PG-13) Whiplash …

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 …

New on DVD

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

As Above, So Below: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. The Congress: An aging, …

Movie review: Revolution gathering in ‘Mockingjay’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Horrible Bosses 2” and “Penguins of Madagascar. The Amherst Cinema continues showing “Birdman,” “Citizenfour,” “Dear White People,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” and “Penguins …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Touch of Evil’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Including drugs, racism, sexual ambiguity, frame-ups, police corruption and other themes controversial at the time, Orson Welles’ “Touch of Evil” (1958) was one of the last — and, some say, one of the greatest — of the classic …