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  • Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
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  • Varsity Theatre
    Schedule effective
    Jan. 3-9
    American Hustle
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30
    This is a fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, "American Hustle" tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and Mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence/138m.
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 4:10 8:00
    Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio on this adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir surrounding his indulgent ride as a crooked banker who made headlines in the 1990s. Directed by Martin Scorsese; Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill. Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence/180m.
    Saving Mr. Banks
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:50
    When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise — one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. Directed by John Lee Hancock. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images/125m.
    Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00
    James Thurber's classic story of a day dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Directed by Ben Stiller. Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn. Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence/114m.
    Grudge Match
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10
    De Niro and Stallone play Billy "The Kid" McDonnen and Henry "Razor" Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, a boxing promoter makes them an offer they can't refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again. Directed by Peter Segal. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin. Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language/113m.
    Ashland Street Cinemas
    Schedule effective
    Jan. 3-9
    Frozen
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtime: 5:50
    When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. Directed by Chris Buck. Starring Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor/105m.
    Walking with Dinosaurs 3-D
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 12:50 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 3:05 (2-D) 8:15 (3-D)
    For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. Starring Charlie Rowe. Rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor/87m.
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3-D
    Times: Daily showtimes: 2:30 (2-D) 5:40 (3-D) 8:05 (2-D)
    The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character, Bilbo Baggins, as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images/161m.
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:10 9:00
    With the '70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) — All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy while taking the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm. Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence/119m.
    47 Ronin 3-D
    Times: Fri-Sun. early show: 11:55 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 2:45 (2-D) 5:20 (3-D) 9:10 (2-D)
    After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai — a half-breed they once rejected — as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity. Directed by Carl Rinsch. Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements/127m.
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