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Gary Bernice, the SciTech Band's inspirational director, works through a passage with Andre Fraser, on trombone, during the filming of "SciTech Band: Pride of Springfield," the new documentary by Florence filmmaker Larry Hott.

Music as life lesson: Northampton filmmaker profiles the SciTech Band of Springfield

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

They’ve been dubbed “The Pride of Springfield” for the hope they embody, both in a struggling school and the hardscrabble city they live in. And for the students in the band at Springfield High School of Science and Technology (HSST) — as well as the band’s inspirational director, Gary Bernice — music is just one part of a life lesson …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 4:05; 9:25; Wed. no 9:25 Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Mon. also 11:10 a.m. Lambert & Stamp (R) Daily 1:30, 6:50, 9:45; Sun.-Mon. also 11:20 a.m.; Wed. no 6:50 The Salt of the …

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. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: When …

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Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold,’ a remarkable story lifelessly told

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann’s fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” first stolen by the Nazis and then …

‘Most dangerous movie ever made’ charges into theaters

Thursday, April 16, 2015

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES — “No animals were harmed during the making of ‘Roar.’ But 70 members of the cast and crew were.” So claims a trailer for the theatrical re-release of a little-seen …

Comic book heroes not hiding in the shadows any more

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) It’s Lex Luthor’s worst nightmare. Television is recruiting more comic-book superheroes than the Justice League of America, from the steely-eyed members of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” featuring cameos from the blockbuster “Avengers” films, to “The Flash,” the highest-rated series in CW’s history. …

Woodley, ‘Fault In Our Stars,’ win big at MTV Movie Awards

Monday, April 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Vin Diesel sang, Channing Tatum danced and Zac Efron showed off his toned abs yet again as the best shirtless winner for the second year in a row at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. “This is …

‘Furious 7’ laps competition, tops box office with $60.6M

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NEW YORK — The high-octane thriller “Furious 7” maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. …

To tell the truth: Emily Dickinson Museum to honor filmmaker Ken Burns

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says he’s a big fan of Emily Dickinson — always has been. Burns read Dickinson’s poetry frequently when he was a Hampshire College student in the early 1970s, and even lived for a time …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: The not-half-bad ‘Dinosaurus!’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I’m sure the Easter Bunny is exhausted from hiding all those eggs last weekend. When I was a lad, Peter Cottontail left me a copy of “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals” by Darlene Geis. This 1959 book rose …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Band of Outsiders (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 Seymour: An Introduction (PG) Daily 4:30; Fri., Mon.-Thurs., also 2; Fri.-Sun. also 7; Sat.-Sun. also 2:30; Sun. also 11:35 a.m.; Mon.-Thurs. also …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BIRDMAN: In this year’s Academy Award winner for best film, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero and now must try to win back his family, his career and his own integrity as …

With a wink to ‘Twilight,’ Kristen Stewart speeds forward

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In “The Clouds of Sils Maria,” Kristen Stewart’s celebrity has been inverted. The paparazzi rush right past her. She plays the efficient, constantly emailing assistant to Juliette Binoche’s famed European actress. Reading tabloid stories about a Hollywood starlet …