Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Jan. 25-31

Hyde Park on Hudson

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:25 5:45 8:10

Golden Globe nominee: Best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York — the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. Britain is facing imminent war with Germany, and the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic life, as wife, mother, and mistresses conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy, Franklin's distant cousin, neighbor, and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy — and through her, for us all — a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship. Directed by Roger Michell. Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman. Rated R for brief sexuality/94m.

Rust and Bone

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:15 6:05 8:50

Ali finds himself with a 5-year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister, Anna, in Antibes, in the south of France. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious. Ali, a man of formidable size and strength, gets a job as a bouncer in a nightclub. He comes to the aid of Stephanie during a nightclub brawl. Aloof and beautiful, Stephanie seems unattainable, but in his frank manner Ali leaves her his phone number anyway. Stephanie trains orca whales at Marineland. "When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. Directed by Jacques Audiard. Starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenarts. Rated R for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language/120m.

Silver Linings Playbook

Golden Globe winner: best actress in comedy or musical; 8 Oscar nominations: Best picture, direction, best actor, best actress, and best supporting actor/actress

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:05 5:55 8:40

Pat Solatano has lost everything — his house, his job and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet — and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher. Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity/122m.

Broken City

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:35 9:10

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force and the mayor's worst nightmare. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence/109m.

Zero Dark Thirty

Five Oscar nominations: Best picture, best actress, original screenplay, film editing and sound editing

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: 5:05 8:25

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez. Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language/157m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Jan. 25-31


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:10 8:50

Parker is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don't steal from people who can't afford it, and don't hurt people who don't deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double-crosses him, steals his stash and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning its biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie, a savvy insider, who's short on cash but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean. Directed by Taylor Hackford. Starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte. Rated R for strong violence throughout/118m.

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 (3D) 4:10 (2D) 6:35 (3D) 9:00 (3D)

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches ... their past. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears, Thomas Mann. Rated R for strong fantasy horror and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language/93m.

The Impossible

One Oscar nomination: best actress

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 6:25

A powerful and unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time —the 2006 Indian Ocean tsunami. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast. Rated Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity/114m.

The Last Stand

Times: Daily showtimes: 3:50 9:10

Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, and language/107m/S/Lionsgate

Les Misérables

Golden Globe winner: Best motion picture comedy or musical, best actor, best supporting actress; 8 Oscar nomination: Best picture, best actor, best supporting actress, production design, costume design and song

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20 7:40

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway. Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, sexual material, thematic elements, violence/158m