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Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Xanadu’ is far from perfect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throughout history, mankind has been searching for that magical place of perfection: Nirvana, Shangri-la, Xanadu. Ah, yes — Xanadu, the palace of the emperor Kubla Khan. Also the name of a castle built by Citizen Kane; a giant shopping mall in Spain; and a series of “Homes of the Future” constructed out of Styrofoam during the 1980s and now lying …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) Mood Indigo (NR) My Man Godfrey (NR) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com As Above, So Below (R) Chef (R) Classic Series: Dr. Strangelove (PG-13) Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug kingpin to find …

Movie Listings

Friday, August 22, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, using the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18. Also stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Rated …

Movie Listings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in the Rain (PG) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Dawn of the Planet of the …

Movie Review: ‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An agreeable young adult riff on Orwell — via “Logan’s Run” — topped with the kind of magic-transformative baloney that passes for an ending in too many otherwise-fine Hollywood adventures, Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “If I Stay,” “Sin City” and “When the Game Stands Tall.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Land Ho!” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “Calvary.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “The Giver” and “If I Stay.” Today’s movie …

‘Turtles’ tops, ‘Expendables 3’ fizzles

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers shelled out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables 3” was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. Paramount Pictures’ rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in the film’s …

Movie Listings

Friday, August 15, 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 Boyhood (R) Blues Brothers (R) Cavalry (R) Chinatown (R) Dog Day Afternoon (R) …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “The Expendables 3,” “The Giver,” “Let’s Be Cops” and “Magic in the Moonlight.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Cavalry,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “The Dog” and continues showing “Boyhood.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “The Giver” and …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A MOST WANTED MAN: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Stars Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi. Rated R. BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie …

‘The Giver’ arrives, after journey of two decades

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NEW YORK — It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair — one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his …