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Movie Review: Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper. We can argue about whether these were worthy reasons to … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Most Wanted Man,” “And So it Goes,” “Hercules” and “Lucy.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Venus in Furs” and “Wish I Was Here” and continues showing “Begin Again,” “Life Itself,” “Obvious Child” and “Snowpiercer.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “And So It Goes,” “Chef” and “Jersey Boys.” Today’s movie review, on … 0

Film, television legend James Garner dies at 86

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could be understood, and … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, June 26, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Obvious Child (R) We Are The Best (NR) Words & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE … 0

‘They Came Together’ a parody party that winks at itself too much

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

David Wain’s “They Came Together” identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul … 0

Return to Vietnam Documentary film to explore role of ‘Donut Dollies’ in Vietnam War

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the clash between U.S. and North Vietnamese naval forces that prompted President Lyndon Johnson to call for a dramatic buildup of U.S. troops in Vietnam. Four … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, June 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Supermensch (R) Word & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, May 15, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, June 19, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Supermensch (R) Word & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., … 0

CBS tops in viewers, but NBC rules in coveted group

Monday, June 16, 2014

With the 2013-14 TV season now one for the record books, it’s time to look back at Nielsen’s data and see where the TV universe stands. Among broadcast networks, CBS was again No. 1 in total viewers with NBC second, ABC third and Fox in fourth place. Univision … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, June 13, 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 Belle (PG) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Ida (PG-13) The Immigrant (R) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, May 15, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, June 12, 2014

13 Sins: A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot (Mark Webber), a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last. Also stars … 0