Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

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Directed by Werner Herzog. Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer. Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality/122m/F/FirstLook

Following schedule effective Jan 22 to Jan. 28

Nine

Sat-Mon. early shows: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:50 8:30

A vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of a world famous film director as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life. Directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking/sexual content/110m/S/The Weinstein Company

The Lovely Bones

Sat-Mon. early shows: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 3:00 6:00 9:00

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, a young girl who has been murdered watches over her family — and her killer— from heaven. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language/sexual content/135m/S/Paramount

It's Complicated

Daily showtimes: 3:30 8:45

Three Golden Globe nominations: Best Comedy, Supporting Actress, Screenplay

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Jane, a successful businesswoman and the mother of three grown kids, has — after a decade of divorce — an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake. But things get complicated after an innocent meal together turns into an affair. Directed by Nancy Meyers; Starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, Lake Bell. Rated R for some drug content and sexuality/120m/F/Universal The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Sat-Mon. early shows: 1:20

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

This fantastical morality tale is the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary traveling show, where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Directed by Terry Gilliam; Starring Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp. Rated PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking/122m/F/Sony Pictures Classics

Leap Year

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 6:15

After four years without a proposal, Anna adopts an Irish tradition whereby women can propose to men each Feb 29th. Following her boyfriend to Dublin. Fate leaves Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, where she enlists the help of handsome and surly Declan to get her across the country. Directed by Anand Tucker. Starring Amy Adams, John Lithgow. Rated PG for sensuality and language/100m/S/Universal

Up in the Air

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

A corporate downsizing expert's cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching 10 million frequent flyer miles and has met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Directed by Jason Reitman; Starring George Clooney, Jason Bateman, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Vera Farmiga. Rated R for language and some sexual content; 109m/F/Paramount

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Jan 22 to Jan. 28

Extraordinary Measures

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:35 9:10

Inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defies conventional wisdom and great odds, risking his family's future when his two youngest children are diagnosed with a fatal disease. Harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teams up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist. Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. Directed by Tom Vaughan. Starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Courtney B. Vance. Rated PG for thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment/106m/F/CBS Films

The Tooth Fairy

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:35 8:00

Derek, a hard-charging hockey player. discourages a youngster's hopes and is sentenced to one week's hard labor as a real tooth fairy, with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. Directed by Michael Lembeck. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Stephen Merchant, Ryan Sheckler. Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and sports action/101m/F/Fox

Spy Next Door

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:50

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:25 8:30/10:10

When his girlfriend leaves town, superspy Bob Ho volunteers to baby-sit her kids. But when one of them downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's Russian terrorist archenemy moves in for the attack, forcing Bob to juggle the roles of spy and prospective stepfather in his most challenging mission. Directed by Brian Levant; Starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus, Madeline Carroll. Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor/92m/F/Lionsgate

The Book of Eli

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

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Directed by Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes; Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals. Rated R for some brutal violence and language/118m/S/Warner Bros.

Sherlock Holmes

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:45 8:35

Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor

Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will — along with Watson, of course — battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country. Directed by Guy Ritchie; Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material/128m/F/Warner Bros.

Avatar

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:15

Daily showtimes: 4:45 8:10

In conventional 2-D

Four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Drama, Director, Score, Song

Jake Sully is a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. Bitter and disillusioned, he's still a warrior at heart. He finds something worth fighting for on a distant world. He's recruited to join an expedition to the moon Pandora, which corporate interests are strip-mining for a valuable mineral. They use a link system that projects a person's consciousness into a hybrid of humans and Pandora's indigenous humanoids. This human-Na'vi hybrid — resembling the Na'vi but possessing the individual human's thoughts, feelings and personality — is known as an "avatar." Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. Rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking/162m/S/Fox