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Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Xanadu’ is far from perfect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throughout history, mankind has been searching for that magical place of perfection: Nirvana, Shangri-la, Xanadu. Ah, yes — Xanadu, the palace of the emperor Kubla Khan. Also the name of a castle built by Citizen Kane; a giant shopping mall in Spain; and a series of “Homes of the Future” constructed out of Styrofoam during the 1980s and now lying …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Calvary (R) No No: A Dockumentary (NR) The One I Love (R) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com As Above, So Below (R) Chef (R) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, …

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Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “I Origins,” “Into the Storm” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Step Up All In.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Alive Inside” and continues showing “Begin Again” and “Boyhood.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Chef,” …

Movie listings

Thursday, July 31, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Alive Inside (NR) Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) Casablanca (PG) Il Sorpasso (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. …

Movie review: ‘Boyhood’ — simple story, stunningly told

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Early in “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy’s life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game. And, with the cameras rolling, …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALIVE INSIDE: Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken health care system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from …

New on DVD

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bears: A documentary, narrated by John C. Reilly, that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Rated G. Breathe In: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate …

Movie Listings

Friday, August 1, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) The French Connection (R) Obvious Child (R) The …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A MOST WANTED MAN: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Stars Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi. Rated R. AND SO IT GOES: A self-centered Realtor …

Movie listings

Thursday, July 31, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) The French Connection (R) Obvious Child (R) The Sound of Music (G) Wish I Was Here (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Get On Up” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Begin Again,” “Boyhood” and “Wish I Was Here” and continues showing “Obvious Child.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “And So It Goes,” “Chef” and …

Movie review: ‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor. The Marvel universe, of course, isn’t entirely …