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

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, 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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New on DVD

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Best of Me: Former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey. Rated PG-13. Dear White People: Four black students attend an Ivy …

Movie review: A deglamorized Aniston in the drab ‘Cake’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ah, to de-glam. It’s one of the surest shortcuts to newfound artistic appreciation: a bedraggled deviation into dowdy drama by a beautiful star. Acclaim by way of sweatpants. “Cake,” in which Jennifer Aniston plays a bitterly grieving, caustically …

Weekend planner — Film: ‘Badpuss: A Popumentary’ at Smith College

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

“A total romp” as well as “artful, smart, clever and sometimes shocking,” says Indieflix CEO Scilla Andreen of “Badpuss: A Popumentary,” a feature-length, “This Is Spinal Tap”-type satire centering on the rise and fall of an all-girl rock …

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

Monday, January 26, 2015

MIAMI — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant in Miami. Vega, a …

SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ hopes soaring

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner “Boyhood.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s elegantly crafted backstage …

‘American Sniper’ holds top spot at the box office

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES — “American Sniper” hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in …

Movie review: Sweet, clever and cuddly, ‘Paddington’ is just right

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paddington Bear. How well we know him. He’s cuddly, he’s loyal, he’s sensitive. He’s well-traveled — but loves to stay home, too. And he can whip up a mean homemade marmalade. As Mom would say, what’s not to …

Movie Times

Friday, January 23, 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, …

New on DVD

Friday, January 23, 2015

Before I Go to Sleep: A woman (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day remembering nothing, the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. …