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Connor Corum, left, and Greg Kinnear in a scene from "Heaven Is For Real." 

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Movie Listings

Friday, April 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Contact theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Finding Vivian Maier (NR) Le Week-End (R) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) The Lunchbox (PG) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Captain America: … 0

Director Bob Peterson, Ed Asner to speak at Northampton showing of “Up”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative collaboration? Bob Peterson says he’s all for it. And the writer and co-director of the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” knows something about sharing ideas to create memorable art. Peterson, a longtime contributing artist at Pixar Animation Studios, will join veteran actor Ed Asner at Northampton’s Academy of Music Saturday for a special screening … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Haunted House 2,” “Bears,” “Dom Hemingway,” “Heaven Is for Real,” “Transcendence” and “Under the Skin.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Finding Vivian Maier” and continues showing “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Lunch Box” and “Le Week-End.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Rio 2” and “Transcendence.” For capsule summaries of current movies, … 0

Rights to Jonathan Winters mockumentary for sale on EBay

Monday, March 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES — When a documentary-turned-mockumentary about the late comic great Jonathan Winters debuted in 2011, it didn’t go far commercially. So what could “Certifiably Jonathan” producers Richard Marshall and Matt Fortnow do with hundreds of hours of … 0

‘Noah’ tops box office with $44 million debut

Sunday, March 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES — After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. Paramount’s biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, March 28, 2014

Contact theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Veronica Mars (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 27, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Also stars Lena Headey. Rated … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Also stars Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Veronica Mars (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com 12 Years a Slave (R) … 0

Emma Watson ‘more spiritual’ than religious

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Emma Watson was no believer. She just couldn’t see “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky telling the biblical story of Noah. “Darren does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films,” the “Harry Potter” actress explained. “And … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Bad Words,” “Noah”and “Sabotage.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” and “Veronica Mars” and continues showing “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Divergent” and “Noah.” Today’s movie review, on page C4, … 0

Movie Review: ‘Divergent’ doesn’t diverge quite enough

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If you have a kid of a certain age — especially a girl, preteen or thereabouts — then you know the young-adult entertainment message of choice these days: You’re you, and nobody else. Don’t let them define you. … 0

How Dwayne Johnson kept ‘Hercules’ look a secret

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LAS VEGAS — It was extremely hard for Dwayne Johnson to keep his “Hercules” look under wraps while filming the Brett Ratner-directed movie in Hungary last year. But he did it for the greater good of the big … 0