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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 Out” and “Jurassic World.” Today’s movie review, on page C5, is “Magic Mike.” For capsule summaries of current movies, see Hampshire Life …

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 saws, measures and sands, the beat of the music he’s listening to starts to transport …

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 Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American woman to reach that status in the …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘The Return of Swamp Thing’ sinks like quicksand

Thursday, May 7, 2015

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” took in $187 million in ticket sales last weekend. It’s a great time to be a comic-book movie fan. However, there was a time when this was not the case. Take “Swamp Thing,” …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:30, 7, 9:10; Sat. no 2; Wed. no 7; Thurs. no 7, 9:10; Sun. also 11:20 a.m.; Wed., Thurs. also 7:25 Dior and …

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 …

Shifting in a new direction, Jack Black rides ‘The D Train’

Thursday, May 7, 2015

At an East Village restaurant in New York City over dinner recently, after ordering mussels and selecting a white wine, Jack Black proffered a theatrical “Gratzi” to the waitress. He then leaned in expectantly, his gymnastic eyebrows raised, …

New on DVD

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blackhat: A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cyber crime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang. Rated R. Extraterrestrial: Friends on …

Movie review: ‘Adaline’ is both ludicrous and deeply moving

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Is it possible for a movie to be at once ludicrously silly and genuinely moving? That’s the strange question you might find yourself asking while watching “The Age of Adaline,” a romantic fantasy with surprising heft that will …

Trio’s song finds way into blockbuster movie, ‘Unfriended’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It isn’t every day that a song recorded by a couple of local college students makes its way into a major motion picture. That’s precisely what has happened to members of The Bandshes, a trio that includes University …

Area brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Northampton POLISH MOVIE: The Polish Heritage Committee invites friends of Polonia to a showing of the film “With Fire and Sword,” based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Valentine Parish Hall, 127 King St. The film is a story of love, adventure …

‘Avengers’ sequel, at $187.7M, has 2nd biggest US opening ever

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according …

Movie Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …