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Emma Stone in a scene from "Birdman" AP Photo/Fox Searchlight

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 he begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him. But his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette), …

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: A vindictive fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize …

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, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) Before …

Movie review: Murray delights as curmudgeonly ‘Vincent’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it — and “St. Vincent” is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon — we’d focus on the one major flaw in the film, and not on its pleasures. But …

‘Fury’ rolls over ‘Gone Girl’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend. “Gone Girl” was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank …

Movie Listings

Friday, October 17, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Art and Craft (NR) Love Is Strange (R) My Old Lady (PG-13) One …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘A Long Row in Fertile Ground’ at Academy of Music in Northampton

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Springing from the fertile soil of the Connecticut River Valley — itself a bequest of receding glaciers from the last Ice Age — western New England’s agricultural legacy has unfolded over three centuries, through waves of migration, technological …

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 …

Answering the ‘Birdman’ signal, Keaton soars again

Thursday, October 16, 2014

When Michael Keaton met Barack Obama shortly before Obama would become president, the then-senator had a question for the actor. “Why don’t you make more movies?” It’s a quandary that has long bedeviled moviegoers just as it has, …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 16, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Art and Craft (NR) Love Is Strange (R) My Old Lady (PG-13) One Chance (PG-13) Pride (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Earth to Echo: After a construction project begins in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck (Brian “Astro” Bradley), Alex (Teo Halm) and Munch (Reese C. Hartwig) begin receiving strange, encoded messages on their cellphones. They decide to crack the …

Movie review: Downey and Duvall battle in ‘The Judge’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove. David Dobkin’s film doesn’t leave a melodramatic stone unturned, …

New documentary provides look behind Snowden NSA leak

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NEW YORK — With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room. Laura Poitras’ highly anticipated documentary “Citizenfour” premiered Friday …