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Martin Freeman appears in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie listings

Thursday, December 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Force Majeure (R) It’s a Wonderful Life (NR) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) The Theory of Everything (PG-13) The Way He Looks (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Annie (PG) Big Hero …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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 PG. BIG HERO 6: A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (the voice …

New on DVD

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Good Lie: Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where an encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. Stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany. Rated PG-13. Pride: U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of …

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Film Awards honor Oscar hopefuls; ratings dismal

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — About halfway through the first televised Hollywood Film Awards, Chris Rock took the stage to accept a trophy for his film “Top Five.” “Wow, do you feel the excitement in the room?” he asked facetiously. …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow’ — almost as rotton as stale candy corn

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halloween has come and gone, all that’s left is stale candy corn. “The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow,” made in 1959, is almost as bad. Welcome to a meeting of the Zenith Hot Rod Club, where the number-one rule …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 13, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Sunset Boulevard (NR) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BEYOND THE LIGHTS: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw ) on the edge, until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a young cop who helps her find the courage to develop her own voice and …

New on DVD

Thursday, November 13, 2014

22 Jump Street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. …

With ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart makes a movie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A bleary-eyed Jon Stewart is sitting outside his offices reflecting on his directorial debut, “Rosewater,” a drama about the unjust imprisonment of journalist Maziar Bahari in Iran. It’s the morning after “The Daily Show” broadcast live for the …

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’ a sublime cosmic knockout

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Since his breakthrough with the backward-running “Memento,” Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In “Interstellar,” he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It’s an absurd endeavor. And it’s one of …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and …

New on DVD

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Drive Hard: A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob. Stars John Cusack, …

Q&A: ‘Interstellar’ filmmaker Nolan on his robots

Thursday, November 6, 2014

In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza “Interstellar,” filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn’t just taking audiences to outer space. He’s also sending a couple of robots along for the ride — and they’re just not on board to sweep the floors. …