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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 …

Weekend Planner — Film: Ken Burns’ ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’ at Academy of Music in Northampton

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Producing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” is “about as close to the bone as filmmaking gets for me,” says Ken Burns, whose mother died from the disease when he was 11. Based on the book by Dr. …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 6, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Out of the Past (NR) The Overnighters (PG-13) Tracks (PG-13) CINEMARK 267 …

New on DVD

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Annie: A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis) sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Also stars Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale. Rated …

Modernizing ‘Cinderella’ with humanity and the right stars

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella. The story of the beautiful girl who is forced into servitude by a wicked stepfamily, transformed for a night by magic, and saved by a nameless prince has been around for centuries. …

Movie Review: New ‘Cinderella’ excels with old-fashioned charm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what …

‘A season of cultural opportunity’ Jewish Film Festival opens for two-week run in Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Films, fun and festivities for everyone: Dyan Wiley, director of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival (PVJFF) says the festival that runs for two weeks in locations across the Valley, is for anyone, Jewish or not, who loves …

Actor Jeong says ‘Hangover’ role inspired by wife’s cancer battle

Monday, March 9, 2015

NEW YORK — Actor Ken Jeong says that much of the inspiration for his memorably angry Mr. Chow character in “The Hangover” movie was a reaction to his wife’s fight against breast cancer at the time. His small role in the 2009 comedy, which included leaping naked out …

Movie Capsules

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, …

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 …

‘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 …