Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Everlasting Moments

In Swedish and Finnish with English subtitles

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Directed by Jan Troell; Starring Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Heiskanen, Jesper Christensen, Callin Ohrvall, Ghita Norby, Amanda Ooms. NR/131m/F/IFC Films

Examined Life

Filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer's thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue's posh boutiques. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, the film reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it. Not Rated/88m/F/Zeitgeist

Is Anybody There?

Sir Michael Caine gives one of the finest performances as a retired magician who reluctantly enters an old age home. Set in a seaside English town circa 1987, "Is Anybody There?" charts the friendship that develops between a proud, acerbic old performer and the death-obsessed young son of the home's overwhelmed owners. A charming story about growing up and growing old, and the unpredictable adventures that happen along the way. Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Leslie Phillips. PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some disturbing images/94m/S/Big Beach

Angels and Demons

Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati— the most powerful underground organization in history — whose target is the Catholic Church. With the clock ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, Langdon embarks on a nonstop, action-packed hunt following a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival. Directed by Ron Howard ("Da Vinci Code," "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind"); Based on the book by Dan Brown ("The Da Vinci Code"). Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Ayelet Zurrer, Victor Alfieri, Cosimo Fusco PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material/139m/S/Sony

Ashland Street Cinemas

'Up'

From Disney and Pixar, an animated comedy adventure about a 78-year-old balloon salesman who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America.  Featuring the voice talents of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo, Jordan Nagai. PG for some peril and action/101m (includes short subject)/F/Disney

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson. PG for mild action and brief language/105m/S/Fox

Terminator Salvation

Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jane Alexander, Helena Bonham Carter. PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language/115m/S/Warner Bros.

Star Trek

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals: James T. Kirk, a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy, and the half-human Spock, raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading the young crew of the starship Enterprise through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before! Directed by J. J. Abrams; Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana. PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence and brief sexual content/127m/S/Paramount

Drag Me to Hell

Christine, an ambitious loan officer, gives an old woman a break but gets cursed in the process. PG-13 for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language/99m/S/Universal

Dance Flick

A young street dancer from the wrong side of the tracks and a beautiful young woman are brought together by their passion for dancing and are put to the test in the mother of all dance battles. From the Wayans (Scary Movie). Damon Wayans Jr., Craig Wayans, Shoshana Bush, Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett. PG13 for crude and sexual content throughout, and language/83m/F/Paramount