Varsity Theatre




There Will Be Blood




1:10 4:40 8:10




A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, "There Will Be Blood" is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century oil boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview, who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. Nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value &

love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son &

is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil. Directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson ("Magnolia", "Boogie Nights"); inspired by Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel "Oil!" Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciaran Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dillon Freasier




R for some violence/158m/S/Paramount Vantage




Atonement




12:30 3:30 6:15 9:05




In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony &

who has a crush on Robbie &

is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, Vanessa Redgrave




R for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality/123m/F/Focus




Juno




12:20 4:55 7:15 9:30




A whip-smart teen confronts an unplanned pregnancy by a classmate. With the help of her best friend, Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents - an affluent suburban couple longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs. Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Rainn Wilson, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner




PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and langu/96m/S/Fox




Kite Runner




12:50 3:40 6:30 9:15




In English and Dari with English subtitles. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right. An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign. Directed by Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland"); Screenplay by David Benioff, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini Wali Razaqi, Khalid Abdalla, Sa&

239;d Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Nasser Memarzia




PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language/128m/S/Paramount




Ashland Street Cinemas




Sweeney Todd




1:00 3:40 6:20 9:00




A big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." A man unjustly sent to prison vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Directed by Tim Burton; Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen




R for graphic bloody violence/117m/F/Paramount




Rambo




12:10 2:25 4:40 7:00 9:20




Twenty years after the last film in the series, John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. After a group of Christian aid workers recruit him to guide them up river to deliver medical supplies to the Karen tribe of neighbouring Burma, then fail to return, Rambo is persuaded to take a group of mercenaries back into the war-torn border region to find them. Directed and written by Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake LaBotz, Ken Howard




R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language/93m/S/Lionsgate




Untraceable




1:10 3:30 6:00 8:30




An internet predator is displaying his graphic murders on his own website &

and the fate of each captive is left in the hands of the public. The more hits his site gets, the faster his victims die. When this game of cat and mouse becomes personal, FBI cybercrime specialist Jennifer Marsh and her team must race against the clock to track down this technical mastermind who is virtually untraceable. Set in Portland. Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt




R for some prolonged sequences of strong gruesome violence and language/101m/S/Sony




Cloverfield




1:20 3:20 5:20 7:25 9:30




Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives. Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller




PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images/85m/F/Paramount




Bucket List




12:00 4:25 6:35




A corporate billionaire and a working class mechanic share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common - a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor. Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow




PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference/97m/F/Warner Bros.




Mad Money




2:10 8:50




A comedy about three ordinary women who form an unlikely friendship and decide to rob one of the most secure banks in the world. Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson




PG-13 for for sexual material and language, and brief drug references/101m/S/Overture




27 Dresses




1:30 4:00 6:30 9:10




Jane is an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman"&

166;a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane's boss &

with whom she is secretly in love &

Jane begins to re-examine her lifestyle. Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Ed Burns, Melora Hardin, Judy Greer




PG-13 for language, some innuendo and sexuality/111m/S/Fox