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 Posted: 2:00 AM April 17, 2014

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

April 18-24

Le Week-End

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:50 8:15

A long-married British couple revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness — and even deeper regret. A surprise invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become. Directed by Roger Michel. Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Judith Davis. Rated R for language and some sexual content/93m.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most-trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody. Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence/100m.

The Lunchbox

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

In Hindi with English subtitles

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nakul Vaid. Rated PG for thematic material and smoking/104m.

Draft Day

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:05 8:40

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the No. 1 pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, Kevin Dunn. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references/110m.

Bad Words

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:15 (No 6:15 showing April 24)

Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition.Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious eighth-graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya, who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life. Directed by Jason Bateman. Starring Bateman, Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity/89m.

The Raid 2

Times: Daily showtimes: 8:30

In Indonesian with English subtitles

Following immediately after the events of "The Raid," Rama is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, Bunawar, he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, Bangun. Finding a way in through Bangu's son, Uco, Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with police force corruption. All the while, he harbors a dangerous and personal vendetta for revenge and justice that threatens to consume him — and bring both this mission and the organized-crime syndicates crashing down. Directed by Gareth Evans. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusadewo. Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language/149m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

April 18-24

Transcendence

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:05 9:00

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. Directed by Wally Pfister. Starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality/119m.

Oculus

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:45 9:20

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents' deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Starring Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites. Rated R for terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language/104m.

Rio 2 in 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 2:50 (2-D) 6:15 (2-D) 8:30 (3-D)

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in "Rio 2," after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all — his father-in-law. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Starring Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez. Rated G/105m (includes "Almost Home" short).

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:45 (3-D) 3:10 (2-D) 5:25 (3-D) 8:50 (2-D)

Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout/136m.


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