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 Posted: 8:30 AM April 11, 2013

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

April 12-18

(Note times for some shows on April 15)

42

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 2:55 5:50 8:50 (April 15: 2:55 5:50 (private rental — sold out) 8:50)

In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, No. 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.Directed by Brian Helgeland.Starring Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language/128m.

The Place Beyond the Pines

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30 (April 15: 5:20 8:30)

Luke (Academy Award-nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son, Jason, in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke's ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies — which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award-nominee Bradley Cooper). Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Starring Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen. Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference/140m.

Trance

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10 (April 15: 9:10 only)

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist, he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang's leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon's psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon's broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion and deceit begin to blur. Directed by Danny Boyle. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language/101m.

On the Road

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:10 9:00 (April 15: 3:20 6:10)

The provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner, and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Together, Sal and Dean travel cross-country in a quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them, in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of "it" — the pure essence of experience. Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of men and women — Bull (Viggo Mortensen), Camille (Kirsten Dunst), Carlo (Tom Sturridge), Jane (Amy Adams), Terry (Alice Braga), and Galatéa (Elisabeth Moss) — each adding meaning to their desire for a new way of life. Directed by Walter Salles. Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language/124m.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 2:25 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20 (April 15: 4:40 7:00 9:20)

Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the past centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Werner Herzog, "Happy People" follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity. Directed by Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov. This film is not rated/94m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

April 12-18

Scary Movie 5

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:15

Happily married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby, Aiden, home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late. Directed by Malcolm Lee. Starring Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Erica Ash, J.P. Manoux, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Heather Locklear, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Elliot, Kate Walsh, Jerry O'Connell, Mike Tyson. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence and gore/85m.

Jurassic Park 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:00 8:50

With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Director Steven Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film's original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror/127m.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 (2-D) Daily showtimes 3:50 (3-D) 6:25(2-D) 9:00 (3-D)

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.

The Croods

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:25 7:50

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.


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