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Movie review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ falls flat on humor

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At one point during “Let’s Be Cops,” actor Damon Wayans Jr. has a scene in which a huge naked man’s groin is inches from his face. That’s a good approximation of what filmgoers will experience during this witless high-concept comedy featuring him and his co-star on Fox sitcom “New Girl,” Jake Johnson, who must be newly appreciating the sophistication of … 0

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “As Above, So Below,” “Chef,” “Ghostbusters” and “The November Man.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Frank” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “Calvary.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “Boyhood” and “If I Stay.” Today’s movie review, on page C4, is “Let’s Be Cops.” For capsule summaries of current movies, see Hampshire Life in … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 22, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. 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 … 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

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Terry Notary is Hollywood’s human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature. An expert in motion-capture performance, he specializes in bringing non-human characters to life on screen. He’s … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Face of Love: A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. Stars Amy Brenneman, Robin Williams, Ed Harris. Rated PG-13. Open Grave: A man wakes up in the wilderness, in … 0

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