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Movie review: ‘Poltergeist’ solid remake of haunted house classic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 1982, “Poltergeist” saw the brilliant pairing of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s” low-budget horror director Tobe Hooper with far more mainstream screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg for an effects-laden event movie that earned its place as a contemporary benchmark …

Weekend Planner — Film: Anti-Racism Film Festival

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Intended to “help all of us come together across racial and ethnic lines so that we can work together to build a community that is strong, healthy and respectful,” the annual Anti-Racism Film Festival at Greenfield’s All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church unfolds Saturday with screenings of three films, punctuated by a potluck supper: 2:45 …

Music as life lesson: Northampton filmmaker profiles the SciTech Band of Springfield

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

They’ve been dubbed “The Pride of Springfield” for the hope they embody, both in a struggling school and the hardscrabble city they live in. And for the students in the band at Springfield High School of Science and Technology (HSST) — as well as the band’s inspirational director, Gary Bernice — music is …

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Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BIRDMAN: In this year’s Academy Award winner for best film, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero and now must try to win back his family, his career and his own integrity as …

With a wink to ‘Twilight,’ Kristen Stewart speeds forward

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In “The Clouds of Sils Maria,” Kristen Stewart’s celebrity has been inverted. The paparazzi rush right past her. She plays the efficient, constantly emailing assistant to Juliette Binoche’s famed European actress. Reading tabloid stories about a Hollywood starlet …

Movie review: ‘The Longest Ride’ tells two love stories, old and new

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ever since “The Notebook” made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks’ name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance. The author’s latest novel adapted for the big screen, “The Longest Ride,” is no exception, offering two love stories at …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Antarctica: A Year on Ice: A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the …

‘Furious 7’ makes fast $143.6M at box office

Sunday, April 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 2, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org It Follows (R) Daily 2, 4:40, 7:30, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (NR) Daily 4:30, 7:05; Fri.-Mon., Wed. also 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 1:55 The Second Best …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BIRDMAN: In this year’s Academy Award winner for best film, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero and now must try to win back his family, his career and his own integrity as …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Most Violent Year: In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant (Oscar Isaac) fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Also stars Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo. Rated R. …

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’ drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape. Never mind that the film repeatedly presents the impossible — a muscle car attacks an airborne helicopter — fans …

Movie times

Thursday, March 26, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org ’71 (R) Fri.-Sun, Thurs. 6:50; Fri. also 1:55; Sun. also 11:15 a.m.; Mon.-Thurs. 1:55 Breathless (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (NR) Daily 9:50 …