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SPAC concerts offer ‘pure energy,’ ‘electricity’

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC concerts offer ‘pure energy,’ ‘electricity’

Shows at SPAC tend to make headlines for various reasons — traffic, litter, drinking, drugs and arrests. Concertgoers remember more than that. Memories are built on great music and great lore, and SPAC has seen its share of the kind of shows that have people retelling the stories for years, or decades.

Annual Godzilla two-fer stomping over to Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Annual Godzilla two-fer stomping over to Proctors

Peter Hughes won’t budge. He’s not going to spill the guest list for “Godzilla Kaiju Battle 2016,” the annual movie homage to the rampaging reptile that happens Friday at Proctors in Schenectady. The film group It Came from Schenectady runs the party every year — two movies in which Godzilla and his enemies cry havoc and let slip the lizards, moths and birds of war.

The MTV Movie Award nominations are everything we wanted the Oscars to be

The MTV Movie Award nominations are everything we wanted the Oscars to be

"Straight Outta Compton." "Creed." "Deadpool." "Jurassic World." No, these aren't just the movies that cleaned up at the box office this past year. They are four of the six nominees for best picture ... at the MTV Movie Awards.

Niskayuna film buff wins Gazette Oscar Contest

Two key upsets — in the best supporting actor and best picture categories — threw most entrants in The Daily Gazette’s annual Oscar contest for a loop.

Adults will find much to like in animated flick 'Zootopia'

Adults will find much to like in animated flick 'Zootopia'

Somehow, Disney has managed to pull off a hard-boiled police procedural thriller about political corruption starring an adorable, large-eyed bunny.

Brutal, inane ‘London Has Fallen’ is even worse than original

Brutal, inane ‘London Has Fallen’ is even worse than original

So far, 2016 hasn’t been the best year for Gerard Butler.

Nordic disaster 'The Wave' seems very real

Nordic disaster 'The Wave' seems very real

“The Wave,” directed by Roar Uthaug, is Norway’s first ever disaster movie, and director Roar Uthaug has clearly taken some cues from American conventions of the genre.

Fey brings easy-going A-game to 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'

Fey brings easy-going A-game to 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'

Tina Fey's effective laid-back style lifts "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."

Actor George Kennedy dies; won Oscar for 'Cool Hand Luke'

Actor George Kennedy dies; won Oscar for 'Cool Hand Luke'

George Kennedy, who was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the "Airport" franchise and "Earthquake," died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

'Spotlight,' Larson, DiCaprio win Oscars

'Spotlight,' Larson, DiCaprio win Oscars

To the audible shock of many inside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, the cool, calm and collected journalism procedural “Spotlight” won the Academy Award for best film of 2015.

‘Gods of Egypt’ is a goofy mess

‘Gods of Egypt’ is a goofy mess

The film is so ridiculously outlandish that it couldn’t possibly be tied to anything in reality.

Dirty cop plus heist equals all-too-familiar tale

Dirty cop plus heist equals all-too-familiar tale

A murky paradox, “Triple 9” takes turns being difficult to track or settling for obvious explication of what the audience already knows.

Lovable ineptitude makes for charming sports biopicture

Lovable ineptitude makes for charming sports biopicture

A cheery tale of unlikely sporting triumph, “Eddie the Eagle,” directed by Dexter Fletcher, offers a retro feel-good yarn about the power of determination.

‘Deadpool’ holds onto top spot at box office

‘Deadpool’ holds onto top spot at box office

LOS ANGELES — Three new niche films generated moderate audience interest over the weekend, as “Deadpool” remained the mainstream movie of the moment.

‘Witch’ evokes period of history but doesn’t create fear in viewers

‘Witch’ evokes period of history but doesn’t create fear in viewers

Robert Eggers’ directorial debut “The Witch” opens with the subtitle “A New-England Folktale,” which is an apt promise.

Bible film ‘Risen’ combines personal faith with drama

Bible film ‘Risen’ combines personal faith with drama

“Risen” is more “The Last Temptation of Christ” than “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”

Capturing horror of death camps is stunning cinema

Capturing horror of death camps is stunning cinema

This first feature film from director Laszlo Nemes is a stunning achievement of cinematography, choreography and performance by lead actor Geza Rohrig.

'Race' conveys triumph of Jesse Owens despite some torpid moments

'Race' conveys triumph of Jesse Owens despite some torpid moments

“Race” examines the athletic accomplishments of Jesse Owens and the turbulent social and political times in which the events occurred.

'Deadpool's' massive opening redefines future of R-rated superhero film

'Deadpool's' massive opening redefines future of R-rated superhero film

It's a twist of nomenclature worthy of a comic book. If you were going to cast a costumed man to help redefine what an "R" can pull off in Hollywood, it might seem too far-fetched -- too perfectly neat or on the nose -- that his own initials be a triple-R.

Artist: Audiences love to see, discuss French films

Artist: Audiences love to see, discuss French films

For more than four years, Francofilms of Saratoga has been screening French language films once a month for small but enthusiatic audiences in the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs.

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