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Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Eminent Domain,’ ‘Lichtstark’ at Historic Northampton

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In “Eminent Domain,” a documentary short by Brian Comfort, we are introduced to Jim Bishop, a man who has been building a castle in the mountains of Colorado for more than 40 years and whose seemingly limitless capacity for manual labor is matched by fiercely opinionated diatribes that regale, offend, entertain and frighten the thousands who come to his see his work each year. In “Lichtstark,” a short narrative by David Bendiksen whose title (literally, “lightstrong”) refers to a camera lens’ ability to illuminate and create an image, a young photographer recovering from personal loss turns to his craft for consolation. Both works will be …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR) Daily 4:50, 7:30; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 The Hunting Ground (PG-13) Daily 4:05; Wed. also 2, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 7; Mon., Tues., Thurs. also 2 While We’re Young (R) Daily 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Woman in Gold (PG-13) Daily 1:45; 4:20, 6:45, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CHILD 44: A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace. Rated R. CINDERELLA: When her father (Ben Chaplin) unexpectedly passes away, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate …

Stiller, Baumbach unite again in ‘While We’re Young’

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg,” there’s a scene where Ben Stiller, playing a prickly, neurotic 40-year-old, gazes fearfully at teenage kids around him at a Los Angeles party. “You’re so sincere and interested in things,” he sneers. “I hope …

‘Insurgent’ tops box office

Sunday, March 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.” The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according Rentrak estimates Sunday. …

Movie times

Thursday, March 19, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org ’71 (R) Daily 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 11 a.m.; Thurs. no 9:40 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (NR) Daily 9:45 Godard Spring Series: Alphaville (NR) Sun. …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

’71: A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. Stars Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. Rated R. A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE …

New on DVD

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies: Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants while they struggle to keep the terrifying Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) from acquiring …

Sean Penn says he is not the next Liam Neeson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sean Penn surfs, shoots, sprints, punches and fights for his life in the geopolitical thriller “The Gunman.” At age 54, it’s easy to assume that Penn, as a rogue ex-special forces officer, is drifting into territory that Liam …

Movie review: Sean Penn flexes action-hero muscles in ‘Gunman’

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

At one point in “The Gunman,” the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It’s supposed to show he has a reckless side, since he’s surfing in unsafe territory, but it seems to have a larger, …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: The pointless 1984 remake of ‘Where the Boys Are’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We’ve all had enough of snow and ice this winter, so let’s head down to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break. Remember “Where the Boys Are”? Rest easy, I’m not going to trash that old chestnut, which I can …

Media turns detective with murder cases

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for life for killing an ex-girlfriend. Media scrutiny changed their fortunes, pushing …

Movie Times

Thursday, March 12, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (NR) Daily 7:25, 9:45; Sun. also 2:25 Godard Spring Series: Contempt (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) …