Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
July 26-Aug. 1
The Way, Way Back
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:20 8:55
The funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan's (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world — all during a summer he will never forget. Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material/103m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:05 8:45
This high-octane action-comedy sequel sees retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunite his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their wits, old-school skills, and each other to rely on. Directed by Dean Parisot. Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material/116m.
Girl Most Likely
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:35 9:05
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Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage an elaborate fake suicide as an appeal for his sympathy. But her attempt backfires when she's put into the custody of Zelda, her estranged gambling addict mother (Annette Bening), and must return home with her to the Jersey shore. Desperate to get back to her Manhattan circle of so-called friends, Imogene must finally deal with her family, including her unique brother (Christopher Fitzgerald), Zelda's new boyfriend The Bousche (Matt Dillon), plus a cute young lodger (Darren Criss),who together help Imogene sort out her place in the world. Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald, Darren Criss. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language/103m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 4:25 6:50 9:15
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. Once the wisecracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. They uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, and must miraculously restore the cosmic balance. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong. Rated PG-13 for violence, sci-fi/fantasy action, some sensuality, and language including sex references/96m.
20 Feet From Stardom
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:35 5:55 8:15
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In this compelling new film, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Tata Vega, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, Chris Botti. Rated PG-13 for some strong language and sexual material/90m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
The Wolverine 2D/3D
Times: Daily showtimes: 12:25 (3D) 3:35 (2D) 5:50 (3D) 9:00 (2D)
This epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces unexpected and deadly foes in a life-or-death battle. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language/129m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 1:10 (2-D) 3:25 (2-D) 6:35 (2-D) 8:40 (3-D)
This is a high-velocity animated comedy about an underdog snail whose dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500. Directed by David Soren. Voice talents of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong. Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements/96m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 1:30 3:10 6:45 9:20
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Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world-renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Directed by James Wan. Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson. Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror/112m.
Pacific Rim 2-D/3-D
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:05 (2-D) 9:10 (3-D)
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes — a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi ) — who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger machine from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language/131m.
The Lone Ranger
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:25 8:40
Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material/149m.