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At the Movies

Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
 Posted: 2:00 AM June 26, 2014

Varsity Theatre

Obvious Child

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:50 3:10 5:30 8:00

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn't facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Gabe Liedman, Richard Kind. Rated R for language and sexual content/84m.

Night Moves

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:40 6:20 9:00

Kelly Reichardt's suspense-thriller "Night Moves" follows three environmentalists whose homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unravels into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences. As organic farmer Josh, high society dropout Dena and ex-Marine Harmon plan, carry out and then witness the fallout of an attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. Rated R for some language and nudity/112m.

Jersey Boys

Times: Daily showtimes: 11:55 3:00 6:05 9:10

Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic '60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. Directed by Clint Eastwood; Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda, Christopher Walken. Rated R for language throughout/134m.

The Rover

Times: Daily showtimes: 8:50

David Michod's highly anticipated follow-up to "Animal Kingdom," is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton. Directed by David Michôd; Starring Scoot McNairy, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes, David Field. Rated R for language and some bloody violence/102m.

Words and Pictures

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:10

Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Starring Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche. Rated PG-13 for sexual material including nude sketches, language and some mature thematic material/111m.

Chef

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:20 4:00 6:40 9:20

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. Taking to the road in a food truck, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. Directed by Favreau. Starring Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey, Jr. Rated R for language, including some suggestive references/115m.

Ida

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:00 2:00 6:45

In Polish with English subtitles

Poland 1962. Anna is a beautiful 18-year-old woman, preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since orphaned as a child. She learns she has a living relative she must visit before taking her vows, her mother's sister, Wanda. Her aunt, she learns, is not only a former hard-line Communist state prosecutor notorious for sentencing priests and others to death, but also a Jew. Anna learns from her aunt that she too is Jewish — and that her real name is Ida. This revelation sets Anna, now Ida, on a journey to uncover her roots and confront the truth about her family. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking/80m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Transformers: Age of Extinction 3-D

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:20 (3-D) 1:30 (2-D) 4:00 (3-D) 5:10 (2-D) 7:40 (3-D) 8:45 (2-D)

The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history "¦ while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo/165m.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:30 3:00 5:30 8:00

The thrilling second chapter of the epic trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago. Directed by Dean DeBlois. Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill. Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor/102m.

22 Jump Street

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:40 4:20 6:55 9:30

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case — they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube. Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence/112m.

Edge of Tomorrow in 3-D

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:00 (3-D) 3:45 (2-D) 6:30 (3-D) 9:10 (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. 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.

Maleficent

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:00 2:25 4:55 7:30; no showing Tuesday, July 1

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. Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning. Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence/98m.


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