Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Following schedule effective May 21-26
The Most Dangerous Man in America
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:10
Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:00 8:25
See review, Page 8
Not Rated/94m/F/First Run.
The Secret in Their Eyes
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:30
Daily showtimes: 3:15 6:10 9:00
In Spanish with English subtitles; Academy Award winner Best Foreign Language Film
Benjamin Esposito has spent his entire working life as a criminal court employee. Recently retired, he decides to write a novel. He can draw on his own past as a civil servant for a true, moving and tragic story in which he was once very directly involved. In 1974, at the scene of the crime, Esposito sees the result of a young woman's rape and murder firsthand. But it is not only the young Esposito of 1974 who is swept along by the storm of events of that horrific crime, for that storm also envelops the present-day Esposito, the old would-be writer. Directed by Juan Jose Campanella. Starring Ricardo Darin, Pablo Rago. R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language/127m/S/Sony Pictures Classics.
(Pranzo di ferragosto)
Sat.-Sun early shows: 1:30
Daily showtimes: 3:25 5:20 7:20 9:20
In Italian with English subtitles
An utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni (director and screenwriter Gianni Di Gregorio) is forced to entertain his 93-year-old mother and three other lively mamas in their ancient apartment during Italy's biggest summer holiday, Pranzo di Ferragosto. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. Starring Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis. Not Rated/75m/F/Zeitgeist Films.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:20
Daily showtimes: 8:35
In Swedish with English subtitles
A disgraced financial journalist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander are hired to investigate a 40-year-old murder. Starring Michael Nyqvis, Noomi Rapace. Not Rated, but graphic violence and misogynistic and sexually violent themes/152m/S/Music Box Films.
Letters to Juliet
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45
Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:10
See review, Page 9
Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Egan. PG for brief rude behavior, some language and incidental smoking/105m/S/Summit.
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:20
Daily showtime: 8:35
A look at the year in the life of four babies around the world. A documentary from Thomas Balmes. PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout/79m/F/Focus.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective May 21-27
Shrek Forever After
(in conventional 2D)
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 11:50 1:20 2:10
Daily showtimes: 3:45 4:35 5:15 6:10 7:00 8:35 9:20
Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted version of Far Far Away. Now it's up to him to save his friends, restore his world and reclaim his one True Love. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Featuring the voice talents of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Jon Hamm. PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language/93m/S/Paramount.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 2:40
Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:15 9:30
Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live's clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen. In the 10 years since his fiancee was killed, MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, MacGruber figures he knows he's the only one tough enough for the job. Directed by Jorma Taccone. Starring Will Forte, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig. R for strong crude and sexual content, violence, language and some nudity/90m/S/Universal
Sat.Sun. early show: 12:00
Daily showtimes: 3:00 6:00 9:05
In 13th-century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt. PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content/140m/S/Universal.
Iron Man 2
Sat. Sun. early show: 2:20
Daily showtimes: 4:15 5:15 8:10 9:10
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow. PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and some language/124m/S/Paramount.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00
Daily showtime: 7:00
A case of mistaken identity turns a bored, married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more dangerous and thrilling. Starring Steve Carrell, Tina Fey. Rated PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and drug reference/88m/S/Fox.