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Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’ drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape. Never mind that the film repeatedly presents the impossible — a muscle car attacks an airborne helicopter — fans of the franchise know to suspend disbelief at the door. With nonstop action from start to finish, it’s easy — if a …

Movie times

Thursday, March 26, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org ’71 (R) Fri.-Sun, Thurs. 6:50; Fri. also 1:55; Sun. also 11:15 a.m.; Mon.-Thurs. 1:55 Breathless (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (NR) Daily 9:50 It Follows (R) Daily 2:10, 4:45, 7:25, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Red Army (PG) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

’71: A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. Stars Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. Rated R. AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a …

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Stratford Festival plans to film all Shakespeare’s plays

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Playing the mad title role in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” was never supposed to be easy. That’s just what Colm Feore wanted. The classical actor chose to make his Lear “absolutely hateful” and “corrosive” for the Stratford Festival in …

Live from Tribeca: ‘SNL’ documentary to open festival

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a documentary on another New York institution: “Saturday Night Live.” The festival announced Thursday that “Live From New York!” will be its opening-night film. Directed by Bao Nguyen, the documentary focuses on the show’s early years and was …

New on DVD

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beyond the Lights: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) on edge, until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a young cop who helps her find the courage to develop her own voice. Also stars Minnie …

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips up $81.7 million

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend. The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from …

Movie Times

Thursday, February 12, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 4:30, 9:30; Sun. also 11:15 a.m. 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Fri.-Sun. 2, 6:40; Mon., Tues., Thurs. 6:40 The Imitation Game (PG-13) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

‘Fifty Shades’ author says she ‘fought hard’ for her fans

Thursday, February 12, 2015

‘Fifty Shades of Grey” devotees, know this: Whether you end up loving or hating the new movie, author EL James had your back. “I was thinking about the readers,” James says about the sometimes fraught process of adapting …

New on DVD

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Birdman: A washed-up actor (Michael Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Also stars Zach Galifianakis, Edward …

Movie review: Fifty Shades of dissatisfaction

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Curious? The posters for “Fifty Shades of Grey” coyly ask. Whether or not you’re one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, E L James’ kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this “Twilight” fan fiction turned …

‘Birdman’ bests ‘Boyhood’ again

Sunday, February 8, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The long takes of Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman” won out over the long production of Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday. Both formally ambitious in very different ways, “Boyhood” and “Birdman” have been …