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 Posted: 2:00 AM January 09, 2014

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Jan. 10-16

Inside Llewyn Davis

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show:12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:15 8:50

A week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstaclesn — some of them of his own making. Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund. Rated R for language including some sexual references/105m.

HER

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:05 9:00

Theodore Twombly is a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity/126m.

Nebraska

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk. Rated R for some language/115m.

American Hustle

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 2:25 Daily showtimes: 5:30 8:35

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: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 4:15 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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Jan. 10-16

Lone Survivor

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

Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings." Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. Marcus Luttrell was the only member of his team to survive. Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Jerry Ferrara, Alexander Ludwig. Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language/121m.

Frozen

Times: Daily showtime: 4:00

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.

Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 6:30

James Thurber's classic story of a daydreamer 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.

Saving Mr. Banks

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:50 8:40

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. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images/125m.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3-D

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:00 (2-D) 4:30 (3-D) 8:00 (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. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images/161m.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Times: Daily showtimes: 9:10

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.


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