Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Sept. 7-12

The Words

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:30 8:50

Young writer Rory Jansen finally achieves long-sought-after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch — he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words. Directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking/96m.

The Cold Light of Day

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri. Starring Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Echegui, Bruce Willis. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language/93m/S/Lionsgate

The Intouchables

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 9:00

In French with English subtitles

The true story of a wealthy, physically disabled risk taker, the picture of established French nobility, who lost his wife in an accident and whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored, black Muslim ex-con as his caretaker. Their bond proves the power and omniscience that love and friendship can hold over all social and economic differences. Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny. Rated R for language and some drug use/112m.

2016: Obama's America

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 7:15

The audience is taken on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America's ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president, Barack Obama. What they didn't know is that Obama is a man with a past, and in powerful ways that past defines him — who he is, how he thinks, and where he intends to take America and the world. Love him or hate him, you don't know him. Directed by Gerald R. Molen, Dinesh D'Souza. Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking images/90m.

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:55 9:30

Celeste and Jesse met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now 30, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media-consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do — she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger.Starring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg. Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use/91m.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Daily showtimes: 4:30 9:10

Hushpuppy, an intrepid 6-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in "the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality/91m.

Hope Springs

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 6:45

Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her husband to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Directed by David Frankel. Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality/100m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Sept. 7-13


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:20 9:00

The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World," the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy. Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity/115m.

The Campaign

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:25 9:10

When Congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity/97m.

The Bourne Legacy

Times: Daily showtimes: 8:20

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences/135m.

Hit and Run

Times: Daily showtimes: 2:00 6:45

A young couple embark on a road trip that may lead them toward the opportunity of a lifetime. Rated R/100m.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:15 5:45 8:10

A magical story about a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family, but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, they learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language/104m.

ParaNorman in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:30 5:55 (2D)

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, there's only one person to turn to — misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Starring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann. Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements and language/93m.