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This photo provided by Broad Green Pictures shows, Robert Redford, left, as Bill Bryson, and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz, in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." Redford co-stars with Nolte and Emma Thompson in the movie which releases in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2, 2015. (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

Movie times

Thursday, September 3, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The End of the Tour (R) Daily 9:15 Listen to Me Marlon (NR) Daily 4:55, 7:25, Sat.-Sun. also 2:30; Tues. no 4:55 Mistress America (R) Daily 2:20, 4:45, 7:20, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also noon Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 7:05; Sun. also 11:45 a.m.; Wed. no 7:05 Phoenix (PG-13) Daily 2:10, 4:35, …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

AMERICAN ULTRA: A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) — who is in fact a government agent — is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. Also stars Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a tiny super hero. Armed with suit that provides the ability to shrink in scale …

Fall Movie Preview: Highlights from September-December

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles. Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas that will surely contend for Oscars, some of the biggest franchises around are set to add a whiff of popcorn to awards season. …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a …

Movie review: Schumer, Hader shine in bawdy ‘Trainwreck’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Women can be jerks, too. Everyone knows that. And yet in the movies, the female schmuck is generally relegated to side characters. She’s a friend. She’s a villain. She’s never the heroine. In the outdated rulebook of who …

Weekend Planner — Film: DEFA Film Library’s ‘Sex, Gender & Videotape’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Outside of Germany itself, the DEFA Film Library at UMass-Amherst is the only archive and research center devoted to the extensive filmmaking activities of the former communist East German Republic. Beginning with an introductory session on Sunday, DEFA …

First footage of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Deadpool’ shown at Comic-Con

Sunday, July 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Screams and cheers are cheap at Comic-Con, but the energy stepped up a notch Saturday evening after fans got their first look at “Deadpool.” Not only did the trailer for the irreverent film starring Ryan …

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 …