Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Following schedule effective Feb. 12-18

Crazy Heart

Sat-Mon. early shows: 12:40Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:00 8:40

THREE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST ACTOR, SUPPORTING ACTRESS, ORIGINAL SONG

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man's crazy heart. Directed by Scott Cooper; Starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Sarah Jane Morris. Rated R for language and brief sexuality/112m/S/Fox Searchlight

A Single Man

Sat-Mon. early shows: 1:30Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 10:50

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ACTOR

See review, Page 9.

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-Mon. early shows: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:15 8:50

FOUR ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, ART DIRECTION, COSTUME DESIGN, ORIGINAL SONG

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

Up in the Air

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:40

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

SIX ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, ACTOR SUPPORTING ACTRESSES, DIRECTION, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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.-Mon. early shows: 2:30

Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:20

THREE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, ACTRESS, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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. 12-18

Valentine's Day

Sat-Mon. early shows: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:00 8:50

Intertwining storylines of a group of Los Angelinos as they find their way through romance over the course of one Valentine's Day. Directed by Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman", "Runaway Bride"). Starring Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah. Rated PG-13 for some sexual material and brief partial nudity/125m/F/Warner Bros.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief

Sat-Mon. early shows: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:45 8:30

It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson's Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they're not happy: Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Logan Lerman, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener. Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language/120m/S/Fox

The Wolfman

Sat-Mon: early shows: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:40 9:10

Lawrence Talbot is a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother ... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing villagers, but as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, the simple man with a tortured past uncovers a primal side to himself. Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, Art Malik. Rated R for bloody horror, violence and gore/102m/F/Universal

From Paris with Love

Sat.-Mon. early shows:

12:30 2:40

Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:25

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.-Mon. early shows: 1:00

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

See review, page 9.

Starring Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence/108m/S/Sony

Avatar

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

In conventional 2-D

NINE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHY

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