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Actress Allison Janey, who introduces "Shelter Me: New Beginnings," with Hadley native Steven Latham, the producer and director of the documentary. Both Janey and Latham have adopted dogs from animal shelters.

Give me shelter Filmmaker with Hadley roots screens PBS series on adopting shelter animals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When it comes to the subjects of his movies, documentary filmmaker Steven Latham has one basic aim. “My goal is to inspire people,” says Latham, a 1987 graduate of Hopkins Academy in Hadley who now lives in Los Angeles. “I want to make movies about subjects that really get people thinking, that get them excited and make them want to …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 20, 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: Kiss Me Deadly (NR) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Big Hero 6 (PG) Big Hero 6 3D (PG) Dumb …

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 band of high-tech heroes. Also stars the voices of Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr. Rated …

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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 …

New on DVD

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Drive Hard: A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob. Stars John Cusack, …

Q&A: ‘Interstellar’ filmmaker Nolan on his robots

Thursday, November 6, 2014

In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza “Interstellar,” filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn’t just taking audiences to outer space. He’s also sending a couple of robots along for the ride — and they’re just not on board to sweep the floors. …

Movie chronicles ex-mafioso now serving God, not the mob

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After countless menial tasks to prove loyalty, Michael Franzese pledged his life to the Colombo crime family on Halloween in 1975. Six men took the oath that night inside a Brooklyn catering hall. Of those, …

Movie listing

Friday, October 31, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) The Blue Room (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Gilda (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: On Netlix — ‘Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter’; ‘The Judge’

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Demand This week I hit pay dirt on Netflix: the Swedish television series “Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter.” The story is so compelling, I quickly forgot I was reading subtitles. It’s about a tabloid newspaper crime reporter who tries as hard to solve the crimes she’s covering as …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 30, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) The Blue Room (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Gilda (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, …

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 …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hercules: Having endured his legendary 12 labors, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), is tested again when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane. Rated PG-13. Maleficent: …

Video on demand is ramping up marketing

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Video on demand, once the poor stepchild of film distribution, is beginning to gain respect. Besides giving smaller budget movies the chance to reach a wider audience, VOD is surfing atop the wave of younger viewers who prefer …