Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
April 26-29, May 1-2 (Note special times for April 30)
The Big Wedding
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 2:25 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20
A romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full-blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long-divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultraconservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. Directed by Justin Zackham. Starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity/90m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:10 (3:25 — 4/30) (6:00 — 4/30) 6:05 9:00
An adventure about two boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his friend, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who find a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios — he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn't long until Mud's visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Also starring Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon. Rated Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking/130m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 4:10
In French with English subtitles
Patrick Huard stars as David Wozniak, a 42-year- old lovable but perpetual screw-up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code named Starbuck. Directed by Ken Scott. Starring Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand. Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material/109m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 2:55 5:50 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. 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: (3:10 — 4/30) 5:20 8:30 (8:40 — 4/30)
Motorcycle stunt rider 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, proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies — which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta. Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference/140m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 6:45
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.
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Times: Daily showtimes: 9:10
Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. 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
April 26-May 2
Pain & Gain
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 8:55
Bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. A murder-comedy based on a true story. Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Ken Jeong. Rated R for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use/129m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:15 9:10
Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack's mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity/125m.
Jurassic Park 3-D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:50 8:40
With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3-D 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, Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror/127m.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-D
Times: Daily showtimes 6:40 (3-D) 9:20(2-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. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language/110m.
The Croods 3-D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 4:15 (3-D)
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. The Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever. Starring Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Cloris Leachman. Rated PG for some scary action/98m.