Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Oct. 25-31

The Counselor

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:45 8:20

Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men") have joined forces in the motion-picture thriller "The Counselor." McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut, and Scott interweave the author's characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer's dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt. Rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language/111m.

The Summit

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:25 9:15

In August 2008, 18 mountain climbers reached the top of K2. 48 hours later, 11 people were dead. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about "the why." Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? "The Summit" is about the very nature of adventure in the modern world. Directed by Nick Ryan. Rated R for some language/100m.

The Fifth Estate

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

The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: What are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society — and what are the costs of exposing them? Rated R for language and some violence/128m.

Captain Phillips

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 5:25 8:30

Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass's multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and his Somali counterpart, Muse. Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. Starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini. Rated PG-13 for sustained, intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use/134m.

Enough Said

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:30 8:50

A divorced and single parent, Eva spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert, a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne, her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: She rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's ex. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some thematic material and brief language/93m

Blue Jasmine

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 6:50

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo/98m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Oct. 25-31

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

The signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way, Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Directed by Jeff Tremaine. Also starring Jackson Nicoll, Spike Jonze, Georgina Cates. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use/92m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Julianne Moore. Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content/100m.

Gravity 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 4:00 (2-D) 6:20 (3-D) 8:45 (3-D)

Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone — tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth ... and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language/91m.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 (2-D) 3:30 (2-D) 5:50 (2-D) 8:05 (3-D)

(No 8:05 showing on 10/31)

Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention — a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals — "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world — again! Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan. Rated PG for mild rude humor/95m.