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Movie review: Irreverent ‘Deadpool’ suffers from juvenile humor

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Deadpool” hates its audience, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with “I’m so naughty” abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself, Reynolds, director Tim Miller, love and human decency — and that’s just in the opening credits. On the page, it sounds …

How ‘Deadpool’ rose from Hollywood purgatory to make some R-rated fun

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Every superhero’s story has its pivotal, then-everything-changed moment: a radioactive spider bite, a laboratory experiment gone awry, exposure to cosmic rays. This one involves an Internet leak. In late July 2014, nearly two minutes of old test footage from an offbeat and very R-rated movie called “Deadpool” mysteriously appeared on the Web. The story of a …

Inarritu wins top prize at Directors Guild awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. Even the guilds are divided in …

When unknowns become somebodies

Thursday, December 31, 2015

By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (TNS) That was him once - on your soda cup, at your newsstand, stuck on the side of your bus. At 19, Hayden Christensen was still baby faced when he was handpicked by George Lucas to lead the new “Star Wars” prequels. …

Movie Capsules

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP: Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin (the voice of Justin Long), Simon (the voice of Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (the voice of Jesse McCartney) come to believe that Dave (Jason …

Movie times

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:20, 4, 6:45, 9:55; Fri.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. Carol (R) Daily 1:40, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30; Fri.-Sun. also 11 a.m. The Danish Girl (R) Daily 1:30, 4:25, 7, 9:40; Fri.-Sun. also 10:50 a.m. Room (R) Daily 4:35, 7:30; …

Oscar-winning cameraman Haskell Wexler dies at 93

Sunday, December 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Haskell Wexler, one of Hollywood’s most famous and honored cinematographers and one whose innovative approach helped him win Oscars for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the Woody Guthrie biopic “Bound for Glory,” died Sunday. …

Movie Times

Friday, December 25, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:20, 4, 6:45, 9:30; Sun. also 10:35 a.m.; Thurs. no 1:20, 9:30 Carol (R) Daily 1:40, 4:10, 7:20, 9:55; Sat.-Sun. also 11 a.m.; Thurs. no 9:55 The …

Will Smith enlightened by playing ‘Concussion’ doctor

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NEW YORK — While the new Will Smith film “Concussion” may lead some to question their support of the NFL, the forensic pathologist who first drew attention to the dangers of repeated head trauma said he wanted his …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, December 10, 2015

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP: Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin (the voice of Justin Long), Simon (the voice of Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (the voice of Jesse McCartney) come to believe that Dave (Jason …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘The Polar Express’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As the first feature film crafted entirely via performance-capture computer animation, “The Polar Express” (2004) had some drawbacks. Specifically, its characters — including Tom Hanks in six roles — seemed to push viewers into the “uncanny valley” — …

Movie times

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:20, 4, 6:45, 9:30; Fri., Sun. also 10:35 a.m.; Thurs. no 1:20, 9:30 Carol (R) Daily 1:40, 4:10, 7:20, 9:55; Fri.-Sun. also 11 a.m.; Thurs. no 9:55 The Danish Girl (R) Daily 1:30, 4:25, 7, 9:40; Fri.-Sun. …

Movie review: Family ties of Fey, Poehler tested by ‘Sisters’

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

In “Sisters,” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler attempt to bring the most teenage of comedy genres —— the house-party movie, that of keg stands and drunken hook-ups —— into middle age. They’re a long way from your usual …