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Jamie Blackley, left, and Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "If I Stay" AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, using the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18. Also stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Rated R. CAVALRY: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in the Rain (PG) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Doctor Who Season Premier (PG-13) Earth to Echo (PG) The Expendables 3 (PG-13) … 0

Movie Review: ‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An agreeable young adult riff on Orwell — via “Logan’s Run” — topped with the kind of magic-transformative baloney that passes for an ending in too many otherwise-fine Hollywood adventures, Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia with an eternal question: “If you can’t feel, what’s the point?” Lois Lowry’s 1993 Newbery … 0

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Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley offers sneak peaks of “Hercules” and “Lucy.” The Amherst Cinema opens “For No Good Reason” and “Life Itself” and continues showing “Begin Again,” “Obvious Child” “Snowpiercer” and “Words and Pictures.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley opens “Chef.” Today’s … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) For No Good Reason (R) Life Itself (R) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 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. … 0

Movie Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc ‘Life Itself’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire. Steve James’ new documentary on the late critic has plenty on Ebert’s Chicago rise to … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Looking for the Fouke Monster in ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Calvin Theatre on Sunday and he’ll probably sing about the Edmund Fitzgerald whose “legend lives on from the Chippewa on down.” By contrast, there’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” which will probably live … 0

Bullock’s encounter with stalker described

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Sandra Bullock’s recent encounter with a stalker in her home reads like a scene from a scary movie in newly released documents, painting a portrait of an obsessed fan who described himself as her “husband.” … 0

Movie listings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Citizen Kane (PG) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 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. … 0

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Terry Notary is Hollywood’s human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature. An expert in motion-capture performance, he specializes in bringing non-human characters to life on screen. He’s … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Face of Love: A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. Stars Amy Brenneman, Robin Williams, Ed Harris. Rated PG-13. Open Grave: A man wakes up in the wilderness, in … 0