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Movie review: Irreverent ‘Deadpool’ suffers from juvenile humor

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Deadpool” hates its audience, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with “I’m so naughty” abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself, Reynolds, director Tim Miller, love and human decency — and that’s just in the opening credits. On the page, it sounds …

How ‘Deadpool’ rose from Hollywood purgatory to make some R-rated fun

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Every superhero’s story has its pivotal, then-everything-changed moment: a radioactive spider bite, a laboratory experiment gone awry, exposure to cosmic rays. This one involves an Internet leak. In late July 2014, nearly two minutes of old test footage from an offbeat and very R-rated movie called “Deadpool” mysteriously appeared on the Web. The story of a …

Inarritu wins top prize at Directors Guild awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. Even the guilds are divided in …

Alan Rickman, star of stage and ‘Harry Potter’ dies at 69

Thursday, January 14, 2016

LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the “Harry Potter” films, has died. He was 69. Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer. …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: It’s a literal blast when The Ramones show up at ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The holidays are over and the kids are back in school, though it’s my guess that no one ever attended a school quite like Vince Lombardi High, aka “Rock ’n’ Roll High School,” the brainchild of B-movie master …

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Kids Flix 1 — Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

In the animated Russian short “Pik Pik Pik,” a brightly colored woodpecker peck-peck-pecks away at columns of ants marching through tree branches in a symphony of syncopated rhythms, until the chop-chop-chopping of a woodcutter threatens both parties. In …

Movie times

Thursday, January 7, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:20, 4:25, 6:45, 9:50; Sun. also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Carol (R) Daily 1:40, 4, 7:15, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. The Danish Girl (R) Daily …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, January 7, 2016

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP: Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin (the voice of Justin Long), Simon (the voice of Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (the voice of Jesse McCartney) come to believe that Dave (Jason …

New on DVD

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Diary of a Teenage Girl: A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Stars Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig. Rated R. Everest: A climbing expedition on Mount Everest …

Miracle Mops to movie stars: The real Joy dishes on ‘Joy’

Thursday, January 7, 2016

So then there was that time that Joy Mangano, “Miracle Mop” inventor and home shopping entrepreneur, was sitting at a meeting wedged between Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. And De Niro leaned over and said: “Joy, I …

Ready, set, roll: Boston Marathon subject of race’s 1st documentary

Sunday, January 3, 2016

BOSTON — America’s marquee marathon is ready for its close-up. “Boston,” the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon, is in the works. Its creators say the movie will go well beyond the 2013 bombings to retrace …

‘Star Wars’ box office tops ‘Titanic,’ ‘Jurassic World’

Sunday, January 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year’s weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates …

Critics name ‘Spotlight’ best picture

Sunday, January 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Society of Film Critics has voted “Spotlight” the best picture of 2015. Society members who gathered Sunday at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York also awarded the film the prize for best screenplay. The movie chronicles The Boston Globe’s …