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‘San Andreas’ holds sway over box office

Monday, June 1, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - “San Andreas” proved to be no disaster at the box office over the weekend, according to estimates for the U.S. and Canada, debuting with a higher-than-expected $53.2 million. Fellow newcomer “Aloha” didn’t fare as well. Director Cameron Crowe’s romantic comedy fell in line with modest tracking expectations, debuting at No.6 with an estimated $10 million. Going into the weekend, “San …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 28, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:10 a.m. Iris (PG-13) Daily 4:50, 7:15; Sat.-Sun. also 2:30 Lambert & Stamp (R) Daily 1:30, 9:45; Mon. no 9:45 Salt of the Earth (PG-13) Daily 4:05, 6:55, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also 11:05 …

Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 found

Friday, May 29, 2015

By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) MONTIGNY-LE-BRETONNEUX, France - Here is the story of how a 1916 silent film made in Chicago starring William Gillette, the most renowned Sherlock Holmes interpreter of his day, came to be lost for nearly a century. And then, miraculously, found. The archives of the Cinematheque Francaise are housed in a sprawling 19th century military compound crouching against …

New on DVD

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blackhat: A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cyber crime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang. Rated R. Extraterrestrial: Friends on …

Movie review: ‘Adaline’ is both ludicrous and deeply moving

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Is it possible for a movie to be at once ludicrously silly and genuinely moving? That’s the strange question you might find yourself asking while watching “The Age of Adaline,” a romantic fantasy with surprising heft that will …

Trio’s song finds way into blockbuster movie, ‘Unfriended’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It isn’t every day that a song recorded by a couple of local college students makes its way into a major motion picture. That’s precisely what has happened to members of The Bandshes, a trio that includes University …

Area brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Northampton POLISH MOVIE: The Polish Heritage Committee invites friends of Polonia to a showing of the film “With Fire and Sword,” based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Valentine Parish Hall, 127 King St. The film is a story of love, adventure …

‘Avengers’ sequel, at $187.7M, has 2nd biggest US opening ever

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according …

Movie Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: 2 documentaries: ‘The Hand That Feeds’ at Academy of Music; ‘James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket’ at HCC

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I’M STICKING TO THE UNION We all hear about the decline of unions, whether for state employees in Wisconsin or in private business. “The Hand That Feeds,” a 2014 documentary, tells the story of undocumented sandwich shop workers in New York who band together to fight their employer’s …

Movie times

Thursday, April 30, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth …

Movie review: ‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

Thursday, April 30, 2015

It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing”: a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched …