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Emily BLunt stars in "Sicario"

Movie times

Thursday, October 1, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org A Borrowed Identity (NR) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7:20, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Tues. no 7:20; Mon., Wed. no 9:30 Breathe (NR) Daily 4:55, 7:25; Sat.-Sun. also 2:25 Grandma (R) Daily 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 11:55 a.m.; Mon., Wed. no 7:10 Jimmy’s Hall (PG-13) Daily 6:50, 9:20; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BLACK MASS: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. Also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon Peter Sarsgaard. Rated …

Movie review: Damon charms as stranded astronaut in ‘The Martian’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed. Alone on screen for most of his scenes as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, the Oscar-nominated actor is the winning heart of Ridley Scott’s epic space adventure, “The Martian.” With Damon’s charm center stage, Scott has crafted …

Emmy awards gain more cachet as TV industry changes

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) In the 1990s, when NBC was the home of “Must See TV” hits such as “Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “ER,” the network was winning a slew of Emmys too. TV producer Warren Littlefield, who ran NBC’s entertainment division during most of that …

Bulger movie gets private Mass. screening

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BROOKLINE — A movie about gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s violent reign as leader of Boston’s criminal underworld got its first screening in the state Tuesday. Johnny Depp, who plays Bulger in “Black Mass,” and other cast members including …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Flying saucer shenanigans

Thursday, September 10, 2015

While most of you readers were traveling or having cookouts, I spent part of Labor Day weekend in Exeter, New Hampshire, at a UFO celebration: It seems that on Sept. 3, 1965, there were well-documented sightings of UFOs …

Movie times

Thursday, September 10, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Learning to Drive (R) Daily 2:20, 4:45, 7:20, 9:05; Sat.-Sun. also 12:05 Meru (R) Daily 2, 4:15, 6:55, 9:20; Sun. no 2, also 12:10; Wed. no 9:20 Mistress America (R) …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

AMERICAN ULTRA: A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) — who is in fact a government agent — is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. Also stars Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of …

Robert Redford takes a walk through his classic buddy roles

Thursday, September 10, 2015

When Robert Redford acquired the film rights to Bill Bryson’s memoir “A Walk in the Woods,” he knew exactly who he wanted to play his Appalachian Trail hiking comrade: Paul Newman. Not only were the two men responsible …

Movie review: ‘Transporter’ a cinematic bumpy ride

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. Every passenger who sets foot in the tricked-out, gleaming German automobile driven by the titular character is immediately …

New on DVD

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cinderella: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her obnoxious stepsisters (Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger). Rated PG. Furious 7: Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “No Escape,” “The Perfect Guy” and “The Visit. The Amherst Cinema opens “Learning to Drive” and “Meru” and continues showing “Mistress America” and “Phoenix.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “No Escape” and “The Transporter Refueled.” Today’s …

Boston awaits release of new movie ‘Black Mass’ about James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Monday, September 7, 2015

BOSTON — On the streets of South Boston, where the name Whitey Bulger once evoked fear, the locals have become accustomed to books and movies that try to capture the life of the notorious gangster. With the release …