Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Following schedule effective Feb. 5 to Feb. 11

A Single Man

Sat-Sun. early shows: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:00 8:30

Set in Los Angeles in 1962, a 52-year-old British college professor, George Falconer, struggles to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim. He is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. Directed by Tom Ford. Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Ryan Simpkins. Rated R for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content/101m/S/The Weinstein Company

Nine

Sat-Sun. early shows: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:50 8:40

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

Broken Embraces

Sat-Sun. early shows: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:10 9:00

In Spanish and English with English subtitles

See review, Page 9

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Penelope Cruz, Luis Homar, Blanca Portillo. Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material/128m/S/Sony Pictures Classics

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Daily showtimes: 4:15 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

Up in the Air

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:20

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

An Education

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:55

Daily showtimes: 7:00

Jenny's school friends are thrilled with her newfound sophistication, but her English teacher is concerned that her prize pupil seems determined to throw away her evident gifts and certain chance of higher education. Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Emma Thompson. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking/95m/S/Sony Pictures Classics

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Feb. 5 to Feb. 11

From Paris with Love

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:10 2:30

Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:10 9:30

A young employee in the office of the U.S. ambassador hooks up with an American spy to stop a terrorist attack in Paris. Directed by Pierre Morel. Starring John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smkutniak, Richard Durden. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality/95m/S/Lionsgate

Dear John

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:00

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

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks ("Notebook"), this is the story of John Tyree, a young soldier home on leave, and the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas. Starring Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence/108m/S/Sony

Edge of Darkness

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:10 8:50

See review, Page 9

Directed by Martin Campbell. Starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts, Bojana Novakovic, Frank Grillo, Gbenga Akinnagbe. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language/117m/S/Warner Brothers

The Book of Eli

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:10Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

In the not-too-distant future, across the wasteland of what was once America, a lone warrior must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption. Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman. Rated R for some brutal violence and language/118m/S/Warner Bros.

Sherlock Holmes

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:55 8:40

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.-Sun. early shows: 1:20Daily showtimes: 4:45 8:10

In conventional 2-D

Jake Sully is recruited to join an expedition to the moon Pandora, which corporate interests are strip-mining for a valuable mineral. 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