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Movie review: Irreverent ‘Deadpool’ suffers from juvenile humor

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Deadpool” hates its audience, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with “I’m so naughty” abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself, Reynolds, director Tim Miller, love and human decency — and that’s just in the opening credits. On the page, it sounds …

How ‘Deadpool’ rose from Hollywood purgatory to make some R-rated fun

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Every superhero’s story has its pivotal, then-everything-changed moment: a radioactive spider bite, a laboratory experiment gone awry, exposure to cosmic rays. This one involves an Internet leak. In late July 2014, nearly two minutes of old test footage from an offbeat and very R-rated movie called “Deadpool” mysteriously appeared on the Web. The story of a …

Inarritu wins top prize at Directors Guild awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. Even the guilds are divided in …

Sundance fest films take on race, sexuality, violence

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The culmination of the Sundance Institute’s year-round work developing fresh perspectives in drama and documentary films has taken over Park City, Utah with a 11-day festival that ends Sunday. Among themes filmmakers explored this year: Sexuality, identity, race …

Movie review: Waves and nostalgia wash over ‘The Finest Hours’

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy “The Finest Hours,” a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas. The disaster drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Million Dollar Arm”), …

Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms

Sunday, January 24, 2016

NEW YORK — The widespread outrage over two straight years of largely white Oscar nominees coalesced behind three damning, viral words: “OscarsSoWhite.” The hashtag, which activist April Reign is credited with creating, lent social-media unity to a tide of frustration that on Friday led to diversity reforms announced …

Movie times

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Anomalisa (R) Daily 1:40, 4:440, 7:20, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:50, 7:05; Sat.-Sun. also 10:55 a.m. Carol (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Sun. also 11:05 a.m., no 1:30; Thurs. no 6:50 The Danish Girl (R) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, January 7, 2016

THE 5TH WAVE: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. Also stars Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez. Rated …

Movie review: Forgettable horror ‘The Forest’ wastes star Dormer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The January movie has long had a reputation for being among the worst that Hollywood has to offer, as though everyone collectively acknowledges that they need a month to catch up on the glut of prestige offerings and awards hopefuls that hit at the end of December. There …

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Monday, January 18, 2016

NEW YORK — Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend …

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Belle and Sebastian’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

If you have kids, perhaps the first thing that will pop into your mind when you see the title “Belle and Sebastian” might be that Disney has blended two of its movies, “Beauty and the Beast,” which features …

Movie times

Thursday, January 14, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4, 7:15, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. Carol (R) Daily 1:40, 4, 7:15, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. The Danish Girl (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 7; …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, January 7, 2016

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, and a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Stars John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, …