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In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Christina Applegate, standing from left, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Skyler Gisondo, kneeling left, and Steele Stebbins appear in a scene from "Vacation." In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies. The latest attempt is “Vacation,” a new try at the 1983 classic National Lampoon film starring Chase. He makes a cameo in the latest “Vacation,” returning as Clark Griswold, but has ceded the driver’s seat to his son, Rusty Griswold, played by Helms. (Hopper Stone/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few things are harder to rekindle than the elusive elements — Bill Murray’s timing, John Belushi’s eyebrows— that make up a great comedy. The distance between original …

Movie times

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (NR) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (NR) Daily 4:40; Sat.-Sun., Tues.-Thurs. also 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10; Fri. opening …

TV Q&A: ‘Prison Break’ star is Cold

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You have questions. I have some answers. Q: What ever happened to the guy who played the lead role on the “Prison Break” TV series? A: Wentworth Miller was “Prison Break’s” Michael Scofield, the man initially trying to get his brother (played by Dominic Purcell) out of prison, which led to various adventures. More recently Miller has been recurring on The CW’s “The …

Movie times

Thursday, June 25, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 2, 6:50; Sat. no 2; Mon. no 6:50 I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 2:10, 4:20, 7:25, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A LITTLE CHAOS: Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Stars Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci. Rated R. DOPE: Life changes for Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a …

Movie review: Overstuffed plot spoils irreverent, silly ‘Ted 2’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

“Ted 2” asks a question that we never needed, or particularly wanted, to know the answer to: Is Ted, the magical, foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear, a person in the eyes of the law? While it’s unfair to judge …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: “Spy”; Sunset kayak

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LOL Melissa McCarthy has made her mark as a comedian to take seriously. In “Spy,” now playing at Cinemark in Hadley and at South Hadley’s Tower Theaters, she is endlessly entertaining and sidesplittingly funny. On the talk show circuit leading up to the movie’s opening, much fuss was …

Movie times

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:45, 7; Sat. no 1:45; Mon. no 7 I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to the planet’s mightiest heroes to stop the villainous …

Barry Roberts and his horses play roles in production of Emily Dickinson biopic ‘A Quiet Passion’ during Amherst filming

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — Barry Roberts’ horses have provided wagon rides for children at the Merry Maple celebration and the Taste of Amherst, pulled wedding carriages for newlyweds and participated in real-life funeral processions. But until Monday morning the two …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Film School in 60 Minutes’

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Set in Hollywood in 1927, the classic 1952 MGM musical “Singin’ in the Rain” charmingly satirizes the panic that swept through the motion picture industry as it made the troubling transition from silents to talkies. While the film’s …

Movie review: In Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ the cacophony of childhood

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW “Inside Out,” the latest Pixar punch to the heart, navigates the labyrinth of a young girl’s mind in an antic, candy-colored romp through childhood memory to arrive, finally, gloriously, at epiphany. By now it’s a familiar …

‘Jurassic World’ passes ‘Avengers’ for biggest movie opening ever

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The dinosaurs are definitively back on top after “Jurassic World” had a Tyrannosaurus-rex-sized opening that proved even bigger than expected. The film brought in $208.8 million in its first weekend in theaters, Universal Pictures said …