Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Won't Back Down
Times: Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:45 6:30 9:10
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Directed by Daniel Barnz. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Ving Rhames, Rosie Perez. Rated PG for thematic elements and language/121m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 2:00 5:10 8:40
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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Hotel Transylvania in 3D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 (3D) Daily showtimes: 3:15 (2D0 5:35 (3D) 8:00 (2D)
Dracula, Prince of Darkness, is overprotective of his teenage daughter, Mavis. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, a lavish 5-stake resort where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters can kick back in safety and peace. But their world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Starring the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, David Spade. Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images/91m/F/Sony
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:20 9:10
In the future, time travel exists but is illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send their target 30 years into the past, where a looper, a hired gun like Joe, waits to mop up. Life is good for Joe until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination. Directed by Rian Johnson. Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels. Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use/118m.
End of Watch
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:40 9:20
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.