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Jose Pablo Cantillo gives a fist bump to the police droid Chappie in the futuristic "Chappie."

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, he finds that he can’t leave the war behind. Also stars Kyle Gallner. Rated R. BIRDMAN: In this year’s Academy Award winner …

Larry Parnass Best Bets: Joan Osborne; Music at noon

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BRINGING IT Singer Joan Osborne hit it big on the charts 20 years ago with “One of Us,” then used her love of blues and soul music to rock steady as celebrity dimmed. Her latest, “Bring It On Home,” named for her Sonny Boy Williamson cover, earned her a 2013 Grammy blues nomination. She comes to Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall Saturday armed …

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tops MTV Movie Awards nominations

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES — And you thought Hollywood’s award season was over. A teenage tearjerker, a foul-mouthed coed comedy and a raucous space adventure featuring a talking tree lead the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Neighbors” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” all have seven shots at winning a golden popcorn trophy at the …

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Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

‘Jupiter Ascending’ filmmakers unfazed by negativity

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It seems as though nothing can come between the Wachowskis. When the filmmaker siblings are asked what incites the biggest spats between the duo best known for writing and directing “The Matrix” trilogy, Andy and Lana Wachowski provide …

New on DVD

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Jupiter Ascending,” “Seventh Son” and “The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Two Days, One Night” and continues showing “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts,” “Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts” and “Whiplash.” The Tower …

Movie review: SpongeBob’s back, on a zany venture up to our world

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Would that all of our brains resembled that of SpongeBob SquarePants — and we’re talking about his actual brain, like, the cerebral matter located somewhere inside that porous yellow body. When, in the thoroughly enjoyable (though somewhat exhausting) …

A voice and vision for Africa Mount Holyoke College professor’s documentary on seminal African filmmaker debuts at Sundance

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It’s a story that almost defies belief. Ousmane Sembène, born in the French colony of Senegal in 1923, had been kicked out of school in the fifth grade for fighting, and by his teens was a laborer in …

A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan of Taylor and his company since she was introduced to his work as …

Movie times

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 1:50, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 11:45 a.m. 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Daily 4:10, 9:25 Birdman (R) Daily 1:40, 6:45; Sun. also 11:15 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

Spring Film: A season of sameness

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It’s a new year and a new spirit pervades the land. Nowhere is that sense of innovation and imagination, of bold ideas and daring leaps into the further reaches of artistic realms, more in evidence than in Hollywood. …