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Actress Allison Janey, who introduces "Shelter Me: New Beginnings," with Hadley native Steven Latham, the producer and director of the documentary. Both Janey and Latham have adopted dogs from animal shelters.

Give me shelter Filmmaker with Hadley roots screens PBS series on adopting shelter animals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When it comes to the subjects of his movies, documentary filmmaker Steven Latham has one basic aim. “My goal is to inspire people,” says Latham, a 1987 graduate of Hopkins Academy in Hadley who now lives in Los Angeles. “I want to make movies about subjects that really get people thinking, that get them excited and make them want to …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Kiss Me Deadly (NR) Whiplash (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Big Hero 6 (PG) Big Hero 6 3D (PG) Dumb …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BIG HERO 6: A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (the voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (the voice of Ryan Potter), when they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Also stars the voices of Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr. Rated …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: Dreadful ‘Dolemite’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Love them or hate them, blaxploitation films made a big splash in the ’70s. There were some classics of the genre, including ‘Shaft,” with Richard Roundtree, and “Foxy Brown,” with Pam Greer. “Dolemite” is not among these. An …

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 …

Movie listings

Thursday, October 9, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Jimi: All is By My Side (R) Last Days in Vietnam (NR) Love Is Strange (R) The Maltese Falcon (NR) …

‘Over the Garden Wall’ gets lost in creator’s imagination

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trying to describe “Over the Garden Wall,” Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries, is at once easy and difficult. Easy, because the story is quite simple: Two brothers (voiced by Elijah Wood and Collin Dean) get lost in a …

New on DVD

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Stars the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert. Rated PG. Persecuted: …

Movie Review: ‘Alexander’ a snappy, benign comedy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Given its premise, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” could have been a lot more horrible and no good than it is. In fact, at a quick 82 minutes, this straight-arrow family comedy about …

Steve Martin to receive Life Achievement Award

Friday, October 3, 2014

The American Film Institute announced Friday that comedian-actor-musician-writer-banjo player Steve Martin is the recipient of the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award. Previous winners of the prestigious honor include Jane Fonda, Mel Brooks, James Cagney, John Ford, Sidney Poitier, …

‘Holding Hands with Ilsa’: Hampshire College film professor explores his roots in post-WWII Poland

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It’s just a tendril of the past: a faded, somewhat blotchy black-and-white photo of a teenage girl, standing in a meadow with her hands on the shoulders of a small boy. Both face the camera, but between the …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Light and Sound’ at Eastworks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Organized by visual artist Trevor Powers, “Light and Sound” is simultaneously a music show accompanied by film projections and a film screening featuring live soundtracks, the intention being to create a unique audio and visual experience by allowing …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ANNABELLE: A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. Stars Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard. Rated R. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: Private investigator …