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Now Playing: movie theaters

 Posted: 2:00 AM May 15, 2014

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

May 16-22

Million Dollar Arm

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:50

JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent. now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner, Aash, will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn't come up with something fast. One night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Suraj Sharma,. Rated PG/ 124m.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2-D/3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:05 (3-D) 7:55

Dorothy finds herself whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy to restore happiness to Emerald City. This animated musical adventure marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise. Directed by Dan St. Pierre and Will Finn. Voice talents of Lea Michele, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart. Rated PG for some scary images and mild peril/88m.

Finding Vivian Maier

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:30 5:40 8:00

Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. This feature is not rated/83m.

Fading Gigolo

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:25 Daily showtimes: 7:00 9:20

Fioravante (Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). With Murray acting as his "manager," the duo quickly finds its caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. Directed by John Turturro. Starring John Turturro, Woody Allen, Liev Schreiber, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Max Casella, Bob Balaban. Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief nudity/98m.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 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: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:10 8:40

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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

May 16-22

Godzilla in 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 (3-D) 1:00 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 2:50 (3-D) 3:40 (2-D) 5:45 (3-D) 6:25 (2-D) 8:40 (3-D) 9:00 (2-D)

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence/123m.

Neighbors

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:35 9:20 (No 6:35 showing on May 22)

This is a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. It can only go from bad to worse for everyone. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson. Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout/97m.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:45 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 3:00 (2-D) 6:05 (3-D) 9:10 (2-D)

It's great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence/143m.


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