Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 4:30 8:10
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry. Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use/172m.
Searching for Sugar Man
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:00 9:10
The incredible story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Starring Rodriguez. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references/86m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:30 8:45
Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher meets Zibby — a beautiful, precocious, classical-music-loving sophomore at college. Zibby awakens scary, exciting, long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection that Jesse thought he had buried forever. Starring Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, mature thematic material, and some teen drinking/94m.
Times (10/25 only): Daily showtimes: 3:50 8:45
Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why? Featuring an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators and musicians, "Hellbound" looks at why we are so bound to the idea of hell and how our beliefs about hell affect the world we are creating today. Directed by Kevin Miller. Not rated/85m.
Keep the Lights On
Times (10/25 only): Daily showtimes: 4:25 6:50 9:10
A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, "Keep the Lights On" takes an honest look at the nature of relationships in our times. Directed by Ira Sachs. Starring Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Syvane, Paprika Steen. Not rated/101m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00
A CIA "exfiltration" specialist comes up with a plan to get American hostages out of Iran during the 1979 crisis. Based on a true story. Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin,. Rated R for language and some violent images/120m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:40 9:20
A struggling screenwriter becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld. 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.
Times (10/25 only): Daily showtimes: 6:05
Beca is muscled into an an acoustic singing group at college. Starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references/112m.
Times (10/25 only): Daily showtimes: 5:25 8:30
A story about The Cause and its charismatic leader. As the faith begins to gain a fervent following, a World War II 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
Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:25 8:40
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Starring Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Chelsea Handler. Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive material, partying, and language/90m.
Silent Hill: Revelation in 3D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 (2D) 4:30 (3D) 6:50 (2D) 9:10 (3D)
Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. Starring Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, Carrie-Ann Moss, Malcolm McDowell. Rated R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity/94m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:25 8:55 (first three, 10/25 only) 6:35 9:00
Homicide detective/psychologist Alex Cross (from the best-selling novels by James Patterson) meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits. Directed by Rob Cohen. Starring Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Jean Reno. Rated PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references and nudity/102m.
Paranormal Activity 4
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:50 9:15 (first three 10/25 only) 4:45 7:00 9:20
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witnesses strange events in its neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in. Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman. Starring Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Brady Allen, Alisha Boe. Rated R for language and some violence/terror/95m.
Frankenweenie in 3D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 (2D) Daily showtimes: 4:20 (3D) 6:35 (2D: 10/25 only)
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. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Short. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action/88m.
Here Comes the Boom
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:05 8:35 (10/25 only)
A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money to save the school's music program. Starring Kevin James. Rated PG for bouts of MMA (mixed martial arts) sports violence, some rude humor and language/105m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 8:45 (10/25 only)
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, it sends its 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. Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use/118m.