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Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 found

Friday, May 29, 2015

By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) MONTIGNY-LE-BRETONNEUX, France - Here is the story of how a 1916 silent film made in Chicago starring William Gillette, the most renowned Sherlock Holmes interpreter of his day, came to be lost for nearly a century. And then, miraculously, found. The archives of the Cinematheque Francaise are housed in a sprawling 19th century military compound crouching against a hillside, situated among trees, chirping birds …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 28, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:10 a.m. Iris (PG-13) Daily 4:50, 7:15; Sat.-Sun. also 2:30 Lambert & Stamp (R) Daily 1:30, 9:45; Mon. no 9:45 Salt of the Earth (PG-13) Daily 4:05, 6:55, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also 11:05 …

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. ALOHA: A celebrated military contractor …

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 …

Movie review: ‘The Longest Ride’ tells two love stories, old and new

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ever since “The Notebook” made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks’ name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance. The author’s latest novel adapted for the big screen, “The Longest Ride,” is no exception, offering two love stories at …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Antarctica: A Year on Ice: A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the …

‘Furious 7’ makes fast $143.6M at box office

Sunday, April 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The …