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Jeremy Renner stars as Hawkeye/Clint Barton in the film "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." /Disney/Marvel/AP

Movie Times

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also 11:15 a.m. Pierrot Le Fou (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 While We’re Young (R) Daily 2, 4:30, 7, 9:50; Sun. also 11:30 a.m., no 2; Mon.-Wed. no 7; Wed. no 9:50 Wild Tales (R) Daily 4:45, 7:30; Sat.-Sun. also 2:05 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth losing her immortality for. Also stars Harrison Ford. Rated PG-13. CHILD 44: A disgraced member …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Accidental Love: A small-town waitress gets a a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where she meets a clueless young senator. Stars Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal Raymond L. Brown Jr., Jenny Gulley. Rated PG-13. The Boy Next Door: Shortly after her divorce, a woman …

New on DVD

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies: Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants while they struggle to keep the terrifying Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) from acquiring …

Sean Penn says he is not the next Liam Neeson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sean Penn surfs, shoots, sprints, punches and fights for his life in the geopolitical thriller “The Gunman.” At age 54, it’s easy to assume that Penn, as a rogue ex-special forces officer, is drifting into territory that Liam …

Movie review: Sean Penn flexes action-hero muscles in ‘Gunman’

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

At one point in “The Gunman,” the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It’s supposed to show he has a reckless side, since he’s surfing in unsafe territory, but it seems to have a larger, …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: The pointless 1984 remake of ‘Where the Boys Are’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We’ve all had enough of snow and ice this winter, so let’s head down to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break. Remember “Where the Boys Are”? Rest easy, I’m not going to trash that old chestnut, which I can …

Media turns detective with murder cases

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for life for killing an ex-girlfriend. Media scrutiny changed their fortunes, pushing …

Movie Times

Thursday, March 12, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (NR) Daily 7:25, 9:45; Sun. also 2:25 Godard Spring Series: Contempt (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) …

Weekend Planner — Film: Ken Burns’ ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’ at Academy of Music in Northampton

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Producing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” is “about as close to the bone as filmmaking gets for me,” says Ken Burns, whose mother died from the disease when he was 11. Based on the book by Dr. …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 6, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Out of the Past (NR) The Overnighters (PG-13) Tracks (PG-13) CINEMARK 267 …

New on DVD

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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 …

Modernizing ‘Cinderella’ with humanity and the right stars

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella. The story of the beautiful girl who is forced into servitude by a wicked stepfamily, transformed for a night by magic, and saved by a nameless prince has been around for centuries. …