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 Posted: 8:21 AM October 11, 2012

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Oct. 12-18

Argo

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

On Nov. 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist comes up with a plan to get them safely out of the country — a plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Rated R for language and some violent images/120m.

Seven Psychopaths

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:40 9:15

A struggling screenwriter becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. Directed by Martin McDonagh. Starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits. Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use/110m.

Sleepwalk With Me

Times: Daily showtime: 8:50

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 6:05 8:35

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: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:25

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.

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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Oct. 12-18

Here Comes the Boom

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:10 8:45

A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program. Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Joe Rogan. Rated PG for bouts of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) sports violence, some rude humor and language/105m.

Taken 2

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:00 9:10

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. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality/91m.

Frankenweenie in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:20 (3D) 5:40 (2D) 8:00 (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. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action/88m.

Looper

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:20 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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