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 Posted: 2:00 AM June 05, 2014

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

June 6-12

The Fault in Our Stars

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 8:55

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us — on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The movie is based upon the No. 1 bestselling novel by John Green, and it explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Directed by Josh Boone. Starring Sam Trammell, Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language/126m.

Only Lovers Left Alive

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:20 9:10

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt. Rated R for language and brief nudity/123m.

Chef

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:45 9:25

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), and he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.See review, Page 11

Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Favreau, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey, Jr. Rated R for language, including some suggestive references/115m.

Redwood Highway

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:10 8:30

Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years. Directed by Gary Lundgren. Starring Shirley Knight, James LeGros, Tom Skerritt, Zena Gray, Michelle Lombardo. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including a scene of menace/90m.

Belle

Tims: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:15 5:45 8:15

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as lord chief justice to end slavery in England. Directed by Amma Asante. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson. Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images/104m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

June 6-12

Edge of Tomorrow in 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 (3-D) Daily showtimes: Daily showtimes: 3:50 (2-D) 6:00 (3-D) 9:05 (2-D)

Maj. William Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop — forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again "¦ and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski. And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material/113m.

Neighbors

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 6:55

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. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne. Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout/97m.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:45 9:30

After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. Starring MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material/116m.

Maleficent

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:30 (3-D) 6:35 (2-D) 8:45 (3-D)

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant, Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Directed by Robert Stromberg. Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton. Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images/98m.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 5:55 8:55 (No 5:55 or 8:55 showing on June 12)

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future. Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language/131m.

Blended

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:10 9:20

After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: They never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week. Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language/117m.


Godzilla in 3-D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:15 (3-D) 6:20 (2-D) 9:15 (3-D) (No 6:20 or 9:15 showing on June 12)

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.


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