Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
March 29-April 3
(Note: Showtimes listed start 3/29)
Ginger and Rosa
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 2:25 Daily showtimes: 4:40 6:55 9:10
London, 1962. Two teenage girls — Ginger and Rosa — are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to survive. Starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Jodhi May, Annette Bening, Alice Englert. Rated PG-13 for mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices — sexuality, drinking, smoking, and for language/90m.
Greedy Lying Bastards
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 2:35 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:05 9:20
Hurricane Sandy. Wildfires in the West. "Brown-Outs" in the East. Farmers losing crops to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues to be no political action to thwart the warming of our planet. "Greedy Lying Bastards" investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. Directed by Craig Scott Rosebraugh. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language/90m.
Oz The Great and Powerful
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:50
When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking — until he meets three witches who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King, Bruce Campbell. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language/131m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:10 8:40
Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school that is now overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted — but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having. Directed by Paul Weitz. Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, Lily Tomlin. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material/107m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 4:00 9:00
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore, they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Directed by Cate Shortland. Starring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Mika Seidel, André Frid, Eva-Maria Hagen. Not rated/109m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 6:35
Will a famous quartet of aging musicians be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert? Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor/98m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
March 28-April 4
Oz The Great and Powerful
Times: (Note: Listings for "Oz" are for 3/28 only) Daily showtimes: 12:05 3:00 5:55 8:50
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:45 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:30 (3D) 6:15 (2D) 9:00 (3D) (3/28 — 12:45 early show in 2D)
The GI Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Directed by Jon Chu. Starring Dwane Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language/110m.
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:45 (3/28 —12:10 early show)
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie risks everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Written by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight); Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Frances Fisher, Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence/125m.
Olympus Has Fallen
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:25 9:10 (3/28 — 12:55 early show)
The White House (Secret Service code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the president is kidnapped. Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, it is forced to rely on Bannings' inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the president and avert an even bigger international disaster. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout/120m/S.
The Croods 3D
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:20 (2D) Daily showtimes: 2:50 (3D) 5:20 (2D) 7:50 (3D) (3/28 — 12:20 early show in 2D)
A prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever. Starring Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman. Rated PG for some scary action/98m.