Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Inequality for All
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 6:35 8:55
At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation's economic health? "We are endeavoring for "Inequality for All" to be a paradigm-shifting, eye-opening experience for the American public," director Jacob Kornbluth says. "We want to accurately show through a nonpartisan perspective why extreme income inequality is such an important topic for our citizens today and for the future of America." Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and smoking images/89m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:05 8:40
Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands, and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these four who are taking over Vegas. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara. Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:15 5:45 8:15
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. 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.
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.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:50 9:10
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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective Nov. 1-7
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00
A hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the International Military is training only the best young minds. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Col. Hyrum Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Commander Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford. Rated Rated PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material/114m.
Free Birds 3-D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 (2-D) 3:20 (3-D) 5:40 (2-D) 8:00 (3-D)
In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward ("Horton Hears a Who!"), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history — and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Keith David, Colm Meaney, George Takei, Dan Fogler. Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor/91m.
Jackass: Bad Grandpa
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:05 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: 12:20 (2-D) 2:30 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 4:40 (3-D) 6:55 (3-D) 9:10 (2-D)
No 6:55 showing Nov. 7
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.