Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
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. Directed by Roger Michell. Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman. Rated R for brief sexuality/94m.
Rust and Bone
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:35 9:00
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; eight 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. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro. Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity/122m.
Zero Dark Thirty
Five Oscar nominations: Best picture, best actress, original screenplay, film editing and sound editing
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 5:05 8:20
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. Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language/157m.
One Oscar nomination: best actress
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 6:20
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 PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity/114m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 5:15 8:30
Golden Globe winner: Best actor in a drama; 12 Oscar nominations, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actor/actress, adapted screenplay, cinematography.
A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language/149m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Bullet to the Head
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 3:45 5:55 8:15
Based on a graphic novel, "Bullet to the Head" tells the story of a New Orleans hitman and a D.C. cop who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang. Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use/92m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:45 9:10
A funny new twist on a classic love story, this poignant tale is about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human — setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco, Cory Hardrict. Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language/97m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:35 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.