Varsity Theatre




There Will Be Blood




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




In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. Robbie, the housekeeper's educated son, 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 to accuse 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




Diving Bell and the Butterfly




The remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he is living his life to its fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. While the physical challenges of Bauby's fate leave him with little hope for the future, he begins to discover how his life's passions, his memories and his newfound imagination can help him achieve a life without boundaries. Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze




PG-13 for nudity, sexual content and some language/112m/F/Miramax




Juno




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 Searchlight




Persepolis




Marjane Satrapi's critically acclaimed memoir comes to life in this witty and heartfelt animated feature about a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power - forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden.




As she gets older, Marjane's boldness causes her parents to worry over her safety. And so, at age fourteen, they make the difficult decision to send her to school in Austria. Vulnerable and alone in a strange land, she endures the typical ordeals of a teenager, while fighting being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Featuring the voice talents of Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni




PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content/95m/F/Sony Pictures Classics




Orphanage




In Spanish with English subtitles Laura purchases her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. Once there, Laura discovers that the new environment awakens her son's imagination, but the ongoing fantasy games he plays with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona; Starring Bel&

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R for some disturbing content/110m/S/Picturehouse




Ashland Street Cinemas




Vantage Point




When the President of the U.S. is shot moments after his arrival in Spain, chaos ensues. It is only as we follow different people's perspectives of the same 15 minutes prior to and immediately after the shooting that the terrifying truth behind the assassination attempt is revealed. Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver




PG-13 for for sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language/90m/S/Sony




Fool's Gold




Finn is an affable, modern-day treasure hunter obsessed with finding a treasure lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess. Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by a billionaire, Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts. Finn convinces the tycoon and his celebutante daughter to join him in the pursuit of the treasure. Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland




PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language/112m/S/WB




Jumper




A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. This gift has existed for centuries and he finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years. Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Teresa Palmer




PG-13 for sequences of intense action, violence, some language and brief sexuality/88m/S/Fox




Spiderwick Chronicles




Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family moves into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle. Unable to explain strange disappearances and accidents, the family blames one of their sons. When he and his siblings investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it. Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short




PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements/96m/S/Paramount




Step Up 2 The Streets




A rebellious street dancer at the elite Maryland School of the Arts finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. She joins forces with the school's hottest dancer to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle, The Streets, finding a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds. Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura, Adam G. Sevani, Telisha Shaw




PG-13 for language, some suggestive material and brief violence/98m/F/Disney




Definitely, Maybe




A Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year-old daughter starts to question him about his life before marriage. He attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter and changes the names of the women he dated so she has to guess who the woman is that her father finally married. Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Kline




PG-13 for sexual content, including some frank dialogue, language and smoking/122m/S/Universal