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Jamie Blackley, left, and Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "If I Stay" AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, using the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18. Also stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Rated R. CAVALRY: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in the Rain (PG) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Doctor Who Season Premier (PG-13) Earth to Echo (PG) The Expendables 3 (PG-13) … 0

Movie Review: ‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An agreeable young adult riff on Orwell — via “Logan’s Run” — topped with the kind of magic-transformative baloney that passes for an ending in too many otherwise-fine Hollywood adventures, Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia with an eternal question: “If you can’t feel, what’s the point?” Lois Lowry’s 1993 Newbery … 0

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Movie Review: ‘Evil’ mostly delivers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan’s minions, Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demonic … 0

With ‘Tammy,’ ‘Freak Show,’ Bates keeps roaring

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kathy Bates calls herself “an old lion.” The actress says she also plays one in the big-screen comedy “Tammy,” in theaters this weekend. Bates portrays Lenore, a successful entrepreneur who figuratively slaps sense into the film’s lovable loser … 0

Weekend Planner — Film: Summer series at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum is offering a free summer film series featuring works with a tie-in to its current exhibition, “A Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy.” Set for three … 0

‘Transformers’ is tops on weak July 4 weekend

Sunday, July 6, 2014

NEW YORK — The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the Melisa McCarthy comedy “Tammy” led the weakest summer holiday weekend in … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, July 4, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Cold in July (R) A Hard Day’s Night (R) Ida (R) Obvious Child … 0

Thursday, July 3, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Cold in July (R) A Hard Day’s Night (R) Ida (R) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Words & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 3, 2014

22 jump street: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum )when they go deep undercover at a local college. Also stars Ice Cube. … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Tammy,” “Earth To Echo,” and “Deliver Us From Evil.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Cold In July” and “Snowpiercer” and continues showing “Obvious Child,” “Words & Pictures,” and “Ida.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Jersey Boys,” “Transformers: … 0

Ebert’s documentary tribute captures ‘Life Itself’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

There’s a lovely sentiment that the late movie critic Roger Ebert expressed when describing what movies were to him and why this medium that he spent his life covering still mattered. “The movies are like a machine that … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, June 26, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Obvious Child (R) We Are The Best (NR) Words & Pictures (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE … 0