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Movies

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: On Netlix — ‘Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter’; ‘The Judge’

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Demand This week I hit pay dirt on Netflix: the Swedish television series “Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter.” The story is so compelling, I quickly forgot I was reading subtitles. It’s about a tabloid newspaper crime reporter who tries as hard to solve the crimes she’s covering as the detectives she needles for information. She’s got two young children and a husband who is tired of her workaholic ways. If …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 30, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) The Blue Room (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Gilda (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) Before …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY: The day for young Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) begins with gum stuck in his hair, and is followed by more calamities. He gets little sympathy from his family and he begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him. But his mom (Jennifer …

Movie review: Solid Washington in mediocre ‘Equalizer’

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic role, the full complexity of a human being: strengths and weaknesses, …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Xanadu’ is far from perfect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throughout history, mankind has been searching for that magical place of perfection: Nirvana, Shangri-la, Xanadu. Ah, yes — Xanadu, the palace of the emperor Kubla Khan. Also the name of a castle built by Citizen Kane; a giant …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) Mood Indigo (NR) My Man Godfrey (NR) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com As …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. A WALK AMONG THE …

Captain America bike from ‘Easy Rider’ up for auction

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that …

Movie Review: A-list cast can’t save sappy ‘Leave You’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn’t? This scenario could be …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “The Maze Runner,” “This is Where I Leave You,” and “Tusk.” The Amherst Cinema opens “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” and “Mood Indigo” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “The Trip to Italy.” The …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Calvary (R) No No: A Dockumentary (NR) The One I Love (R) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’; Arts Night Out in Northampton

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MOVIE GOLD I endured a couple of spectacular movie duds this summer, but I also enjoyed at least three movies I’d happily see again. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a surprising treat with a compelling story line about an aspiring chef and his passion for creative cuisine. It features …