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Now Playing: movie theaters

 Posted: 9:26 AM October 04, 2012

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Oct. 5-11

Sleepwalk With Me

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:35 6:55 9:15

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Directed by Mike Birbiglia; Starring Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Cristin Milioti, Aya Cash. This film is Not Rated/90m.

Pitch Perfect

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:15 8:50

Beca is a girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique. but is somehow muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: an acoustic singing group. Directed by Jason Moore. Starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references/112m.

Samsara

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:35

A visually exciting documentary akin to director Fricke's 1993 "Baraka," Samsara (a Tibetan word meaning "the ever turning wheel of life") is a study in the ways humanity works as a collective and individually. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in 25 countries, "Samsara"transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. Dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, "Samsara" subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern Directed by Ron Fricke. Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images/102m.

Won't Back Down

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 9:00

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. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter. Rated PG for thematic elements and language/121m.

The Master

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 5:25 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 Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language/138m.

Trouble with the Curve

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:05 8:40

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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Oct. 5-11

Taken 2

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:25

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter, Kim, from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one. Directed by Olivier Megaton. Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedgia, Luke Grimes. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality/91m.

Frankenweenie in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:40 (3D) 6:00 (2D) 8:20 (3D)

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog, Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action/88m.

Hotel Transylvania in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 (3D) Daily showtimes: 3:15 (2D) 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.

Looper

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

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.


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