Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Sept. 21-27

The Master

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30

Following World War II, a Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. As the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the veteran finds himself questioning both the belief system and his mentor. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language/138m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:35 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:05 9:20

A man with a fatal disease meets an angel in his dreams who challenges the very premise of mortality by offering to take over his diseased body in return for giving him the body of a puppy. Based on Scott Blum's bestselling book "Summer's Path" and shot on location in Ashland and Medford starring Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors.Written and Directed by Scott Blum. Starring Danforth Comins, Miriam Laube, Richard Elmore, Michael Elich, Jimmy Garcia, Renee Hewitt, Catherine Coulson, Douglas Rowe, Brad Whitmore, Lisa Ivary, Brandy Carson, Orion Bradshaw, Douglas Rowe, Kayla, Rocky, and Alex Puente. Unofficial PG-13 for mature subject matter — appropriate for most audiences/80m.

Robot & Frank

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 6:55 9:10

Set in the near future, an elderly ex-jewel thief who is initially opposed to his new caretaker robot eventually bonds with it in a unique fashion. Directed by Jake Schreier.Starring Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden. Rated PG-13 for some language/90m/F/IDP


Times: Daily showtimes: 4:10 8:50

In 1994, a 13-year-old boy disappears from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later he is found alive, in a village in southern Spain, with a story of kidnap and torture.His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But while the boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, he now has a strange accent. Why does he look so different, and why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn. Documentary meets film noir in a true story with the twists and turns of a thriller. Told in a cinematic language that combines documentary and stylized visualizations. Directed by Bart Layton. Rated R for language/99m.

The Words

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 6:35

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. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking/96m.

The Intouchables

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 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. Rated R for language and some drug use/112m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Sept. 21-27

End of Watch

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

Young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala patrol the city's meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. A riveting portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay. Directed by David Ayer. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, Frank Gillo, America Ferrera. Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use/109m.

Trouble with the Curve

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:05 8:45

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades. Despite his efforts to hide it, age is catching up with him. But he refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Directed by Robert Lorenz. Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard. Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking/111m.

Finding Nemo in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:15 (2D) 5:45 8:10

When Marlin, an overly cautious clownfish, helplessly watches his son get scooped up by a diver, he must put aside his fears of the ocean and leave the safety of his coral enclave to find Nemo. Rated G/100m+7m short "Partysaurus Rex"


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.