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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

There’s something for everyone at the 9th annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For the past 12 months, organizers have been scouring the international film-festival circuit, in search of entries for the 9th annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival. Starting this week, the fruits of those labors — 20 independent films … 0

Movie review: You won’t want to check out of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW I’m not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but “The Grand Budapest Hotel” strikes me as something very close. Wes Anderson, who wrote and directed those modern classics “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Moonrise … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 20, 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

Weekend Planner: Movies

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Divergent” and “Muppets Most Wanted.” The Amherst Cinema opens “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and continues showing “Tim’s Vermeer” and “The Wind rises.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Divergent” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Today’s movie review, … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chinese Zodiac: A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts — 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. Stars Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Xingtong Yao. Rated PG-13. Delivery Man: An affable underachiever … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, March 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Contact theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13) The Wind Rises (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, … 0

Veronica Roth: A YA novelist actually under 30

Thursday, March 20, 2014

‘Divergent,” the latest young adult novel poised to become a blockbuster movie, meets all the criteria for the YA genre: The movie is adapted from a best-seller; the story is rooted in sci-fi; and the cast consists of … 0

PVJFF films screening in Hampshire County

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Here are the films being shown in Hampshire County. For a full festival listing, visit www.PVJFF.org. ∎ March 23, 7 p.m., double feature “Ramleh,” documentary, Israel, 2001, 58 minutes, Hebrew with English subtitles Director: Michal Aviad Introduced by … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day — ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring is near and St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner. It’s time for an Irish-themed bad movie, but what? I would never allow classics like “The Quiet Man” to share the same shelf space with my DVD … 0

Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation expands mission as it turns 20

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg isn’t planning on making any more Holocaust movies. The Oscar-winning director is leaving that to the Shoah Foundation. After “Schindler’s List,” Spielberg turned his lens on real survivors of the World War II … 0