Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective July 9-15

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Daily showtimes: 2:20 4:40 7:00 9:20

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Directed by Nicole Holofcener. Featuring Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt. Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity/90m/S/Sony Pictures Classics.

Solitary Man

Daily showtimes: 1:50 4:10 6:30 8:45

Ben Kalmen, a former successful car dealer, lost his business through his own bad choices. Now he's on the verge of a comeback, but some of the same motivations that led to his demise are threatening to take him down again. He's divorced from Nancy, his college sweetheart and the one person who knows him better than anyone. Although he still finds the time to hang out with his daughter, Susan, and his adoring grandson, she breaks off contact when she discovers he's seeing one of her friends. His girlfriend, Jordan, is the daughter of a very influential businessman who's on the board of a major auto manufacturer. If Ben can just keep his hubris in check for a little while longer, he will be back as big as ever. Directed by Brian Koppelman. Starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny DeVito. Rated R for language and some sexual content/90m/F/Anchor Bay.

Knight and Day

Daily showtimes: 1:10 3:45 6:20 9:00

A chance encounter thrusts a woman and a charming but lethal operative into a series of adventures across the globe. As if dodging assassins and uncovering world-changing secrets weren't enough, she must now figure out if he is a good guy, a traitor, or just plain crazy. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language/110m/S/Fox.

City Island

Daily showtimes: 2:10 4:30 6:50 9:10

Set in a quaint fishing community on the outskirts of New York City, City Island is a hilarious and touching tale about a family whose comfortable co-existence is upended by surprising revelations of past secrets and present day lies. Starring Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, Julianna Marguilies. PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language/100m/F/Anchor Bay.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Daily showtimes: 1:30 4:50 8:10

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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective July 9-13

Despicable Me (in 2-D)

Daily showtimes: 12:00 2:20 4:40 6:55 9:10

In a neighborhood with white picket fences and flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless minions, we discover Gru, who delights in all things wicked. Armed with a unique arsenal and battle-ready vehicles, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until he encounters three little orphaned girls who look at him and see a potential dad. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Starring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig. PG for rude humor and mild action/95m/S/Universal.

Predators

Daily showtimes: 1:10 3:45 6:20 8:50

A mercenary reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet ... as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers — mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members — human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators. Directed by Nimrod Antal. Starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo. R for strong creature violence, gore and pervasive language/107m/S/Fox.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Daily showtimes: 12:25 3:20 6:10 9:00

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Directed by David Slade. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed. PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality/125m/S/Summit.

Grown Ups

Daily showtimes: 1:45 4:20 6:45 9:20

Five friends and former teammates reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at a lake house, discovering why growing older doesn't necessarily mean growing up. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi. Rated PG-13 for crude material including suggestive references, language and some male rear nudity/103m/F/Sony.

Last Airbender (in 2D)

Daily showtimes: 12:55 3:30 6:00 8:35

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Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Aasif Mandvi, Katharine Houghton. Rated PG for fantasy action violence/103m/S/Paramount.

Toy Story 3 (in 2-D)

Daily showtimes: 12:35 3:10 5:50 8:25

Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back, as Andy prepares to depart for college. His loyal toys find themselves in day care, along with several new toys. But the sticky-fingered little tots do not play nice, so it's all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get under way. Directed by Lee Unkrich. With the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles. G/108m (including Pixar short)/S/Disney.