Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
August: Osage County
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:50 8:40
A dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Directed by John Wells. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard. Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material/121m.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show:12:55 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 obstacles — 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.
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:15 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.
Times: Sat.-Mon. 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.
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:05 Daily showtimes: 5:15 8:25
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. 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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:15 8:50
Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, "Jack Ryan" is a global action-thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA, where he becomes an analyst under the guardianship of his handler, Harper. When Ryan believes he's uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the U.S. economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy, fighting to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that's more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée, Cathy. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer, Colm Feore. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language/106m.
The Nut Job 3D
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:15 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:30 (2-D) 5:45 (2-D) 8:00 (3-D)
Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter — Maury's Nut Store. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis. Starring Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon, Jeff Dunham. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor/85m.
Times: Sat.-Mon. 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. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch. Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language/121m.
Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 5:55
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 Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn. Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence/114m.
Saving Mr. Banks
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:00 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. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images/125m.