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Movie review: Redford and Nolte take comic stroll along Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks”) and Robert Redford, twice. Two years after “All Is Lost,” Redford has swapped the sea for the woods, and wordless isolation for Nick Nolte. It’s not a bad trade. “A Walk in the Woods” is a broad and congenial comedy …

Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 …

Spike Lee: The Oscars just ‘don’t matter’

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spike Lee’s relationship with the Oscars was defined nearly 25 years ago when the Motion Picture Academy gave its best picture award to “Driving Miss Daisy,” a musty, modest movie about the relationship between a cranky Georgia widow and her black chauffeur while largely ignoring Lee’s beautiful, uncompromising look at American race relations, “Do the Right Thing.” In the ensuing quarter century, Lee …

Forbes Library will screen documentary ‘Harvest of Grief’ examining suicides of Indian farmers

Friday, July 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Rasil Basu, 90, read that thousands of Indian farmers in the state of Punjab were committing suicide due to crippling debt, she decided “on the spot” to travel there to investigate about five years ago. Basu is a retired human rights lawyer who worked for …

‘Minions’ to bring mayhem to box office

Thursday, July 9, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES —“Minions” is expected to bring their mayhem to the box office this weekend as family films continue to draw in large numbers of moviegoers. Universal Pictures’ animated film, an extension of the “Despicable Me” franchise, is tracking to make …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Ant Man” and “Minions.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Amy” and “Northwest” and continues showing “The Overnight,” “Wolfpack,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.” The Tower Theaters in …

Documentary ‘Amy’ tracks singer’s talent, tragic demise

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Before she won six Grammys (including a trio for her massive breakout hit “Rehab”), before she descended into a morass of addiction and public humiliation, before she died of alcohol poisoning at age 27, bravura British songwriter and vocalist Amy Winehouse was simply a young woman with an …

‘Terminator Genisys’ debuts at No. 3, ‘Magic Mike: XXL’ below at No. 4

Monday, July 6, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - Male strippers and the return of the Terminator were not enough to excite moviegoers, who instead flocked to leftovers such as “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” during the Fourth of July weekend. Warner Bros.’ “Magic Mike XXL” and …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and …

Friday, July 3, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (R) Daily 4:55, 7:35; Sat.-Sun. also 2:25 Grey Gardens (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 I’ll See You in My Dreams …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New this week in area theaters: The Amherst Cinema opens “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window” and “The Overnight” and continues showing “A Little Chaos,” “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” “When Marnie Was There” and “The Wolfpack.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Inside …

Movie review: Lotsa grinding, little plot in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

There’s an early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” that hints at what this much ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been. Mike Lane, played by the well nigh irresistible Channing Tatum, is alone in his furniture workshop. As he …

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press NEW YORK — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who’s become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American …