Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective July 16-22

Inception

Daily showtimes: 1:10 4:30 8:00

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, stealing valuable secrets from the subconscious during the dream state. His rare ability has made him a coveted player in the treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back, but only if he can accomplish the impossible. Cobb and his team have to pull off the reverse: plant an idea. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard. PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout/148m/S/WB.

Cyrus

Daily showtimes:

1:40 4:00 6:20 8:40

A down-on-his-luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life — her son. Cyrus is a 21-year-old, new age musician and his mom's best friend, and he's not about to share her with anyone. Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh. R for language and some sexual material/91m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Please Give

Daily showtimes: 2:45 4:55 7:10 9:20

A couple with a teenage daughter purchase the apartment next door in order to expand their two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Their only problem is the cranky old lady living in it. They've got to wait for her to die. Simply waiting for the old lady to die becomes complicated when the two families' lives intersect, resulting in a dramatic comedy about love, death, and liberal guilt. 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: 2:00 4:20 6:40 9:00/10:40

See review, Page 9

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: 3:45 8:30

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.

Last Airbender (in 2D)

Daily showtimes: 1:20 6:10

(7/15 only at Ashland Street Cinemas: 12:55 3:30 6:00 8:40)

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang has the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with a Waterbender and her brother to restore balance to their war-torn world. 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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective July 16-22

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Daily showtimes: 12:25 3:10 5:50 8:30

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis. He can't do it alone, so he recruits a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Monica Belluci. PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language/109m/S/Disney.

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.

Inception

Daily showtimes: 2:10 5:30 8:50

See film capsule under Varsity Theatre listing.

Predators

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

See review, Page 9

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: 12:15 3:20 6:10 9:00

Bella continues to be plagued by having to decide between her vampire love Edward and her best friend and werewolf Jacob, while the struggle between their factions continues. 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.

Toy Story 3 (in 2-D)

Daily showtimes: 12:35 3:00 5:40 8:10

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.