Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
(note dates) Dec. 21-24
Times: Fri.Mon. early show: 12:10 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:10 9:30
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Kathy Najimy, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott. Rated PG-13 for language and some risque material/96m.
This is 40
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00 6:00 9:00
After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte and 13-year-old Sadie. As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives "… before they kill each other. Directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Albert Brooks. Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material/134m
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2D
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 4:40 8:20
See review, Page 10
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with goblins and orcs, deadly wargs and giant spiders, shapeshifters and sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the east and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood. Rated Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images/170m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:50 9:10
See review, Page 10
A love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie "Psycho." Directed by Sacha Gervasi. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette. Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material/98m.
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 6:15
Set in late 19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen. Rated R for some sexuality and violence/130m.
Times: Fri.Mon. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 5:10 8:30
A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language/149m.
(note dates) Dec. 21-24
Monsters Inc. in 3D
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:10 (3D) 3:30 (2D) 5:50 (3D) 8:10 (3D)
Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world of Monstropolis is the collected screams of human children. Believed to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Starring John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Rated G/92m.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 4:15 8:00
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Life of Pi
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 8:50
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger. Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irffan Khan, Gerard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril/127m.