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This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows from left, Cobie Smulders as  Maria Hill, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine, Claudia Kim as  Dr. Cho,  Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, in a scene from the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuted with a Hulk-sized $27.6 million in Thursday night showings, well above the pace of the first “Avengers” film. Disney said Friday that the opening night haul of “Age of Ultron” easily surpassed the $18.7 million first night opening of “The Avengers” in 2012.  (Film Frame/Disney/Marvel via AP)

‘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 to Rentrak estimates Sunday. But “Avengers: Age of Ultron” failed to top the all-time record of the first film’s $207.4 million debut …

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 Roar (PG) Daily 4:45, 9:50; Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Sat., Wed. no 4:45 While We’re …

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 of Massachusetts Amherst student Athena Demaille Von Schmidt and Smith College student Zoe Chatfield, both …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: The pointless 1984 remake of ‘Where the Boys Are’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We’ve all had enough of snow and ice this winter, so let’s head down to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break. Remember “Where the Boys Are”? Rest easy, I’m not going to trash that old chestnut, which I can …

Media turns detective with murder cases

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for life for killing an ex-girlfriend. Media scrutiny changed their fortunes, pushing …

Movie Times

Thursday, March 12, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (NR) Daily 7:25, 9:45; Sun. also 2:25 Godard Spring Series: Contempt (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) …

Weekend Planner — Film: Ken Burns’ ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’ at Academy of Music in Northampton

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Producing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” is “about as close to the bone as filmmaking gets for me,” says Ken Burns, whose mother died from the disease when he was 11. Based on the book by Dr. …

Movie listings

Thursday, November 6, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Dear White People (R) Hard-Boiled Noir: Out of the Past (NR) The Overnighters (PG-13) Tracks (PG-13) CINEMARK 267 …

New on DVD

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Annie: A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis) sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Also stars Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale. Rated …

Modernizing ‘Cinderella’ with humanity and the right stars

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella. The story of the beautiful girl who is forced into servitude by a wicked stepfamily, transformed for a night by magic, and saved by a nameless prince has been around for centuries. …

Movie Review: New ‘Cinderella’ excels with old-fashioned charm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what …

‘A season of cultural opportunity’ Jewish Film Festival opens for two-week run in Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Films, fun and festivities for everyone: Dyan Wiley, director of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival (PVJFF) says the festival that runs for two weeks in locations across the Valley, is for anyone, Jewish or not, who loves …

Actor Jeong says ‘Hangover’ role inspired by wife’s cancer battle

Monday, March 9, 2015

NEW YORK — Actor Ken Jeong says that much of the inspiration for his memorably angry Mr. Chow character in “The Hangover” movie was a reaction to his wife’s fight against breast cancer at the time. His small role in the 2009 comedy, which included leaping naked out …