Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective July 30-Aug. 5
Kids Are All Right
Daily showtimes: 1:30 4:00 6:35 9:10
Two teenaged children conceived by artificial insemination get the notion to seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko; Starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Mia Wasikowska. Rated R/106m/F/Focus.
Dinner for Schmucks
Daily showtimes: 12:50 3:35 6:15 9:00
Tim, an up-and-coming executive, has just received his first invitation to the "dinner for idiots," a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights (and maybe more) to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim's fianceé finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry, and realizes he's struck idiot gold. Directed by Jay Roach; Starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Stephanie Szostak, Ron Livingston, Zach Galifianakis. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, partial nudity and language/114m/F/Paramount.
Daily showtimes: 1:50 4:20 6:50 9:20
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Directed by Debra Granik. Starring Jannifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Garret Dillahunt, Lauren Sweetser. Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content/100m/F/Roadside Attractions.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Daily showtimes: 1:00 5:15 9:30
A documentary that takes the audience on a year long ride with legendary comedian Joan Rivers at age 76. Peeling away the mask of an iconic comedian and exposing the struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer, the film is a revealing portrait of one of the most hilarious women ever in the business. Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. Featuring Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Melissa Rivers, Don Rickles. Rated R for language and sexual humor/84m/S/IFC.
Daily showtimes: 1:20 4:40 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. 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: 3:05 7:20
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.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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective July 30-Aug. 5
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (in 2-D)
Daily showtimes: 1:45 4:05 6:20 8:35
Kitty Galore has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but to take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves — and their humans. Directed by Brad Peyton; Starring Christina Applegate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Marsden. Rated PG for animal action and humor/85m/F/Warner Bros.
Charlie St. Cloud
Daily showtimes: 1:25 3:55 6:25 8:55
Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother and little brother, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After a former classmate returns home, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. Directed by Burr Steers; Starring Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan, Donal Logue. Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality/99m/S/Universal.
Daily showtimes: 1:55 4:25 6:50 9:15
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Directed by Phillip Noyce. Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action/100m/S/Sony.
Ramona and Beezus
Daily showtimes: 1:50 4:15 6:40
Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family's home. The adventures of young Ramona Quimby and her big sister, Beezus come, to life in this big screen adaptation based on the best-selling books by Beverly Cleary. Directed by Elizabeth Allen. Starring Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan Josh Duhamel. Rated G/104m/S/Fox.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Daily showtime: 9:05
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. PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language/109m/S/Disney.
Despicable Me (in 2-D)
Daily showtimes: 1:35 3:45 6:00 8:15
In a neighborhood with white picket fences and flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Armed with a unique arsenal and battle-ready vehicles, Gru 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.
Daily showtimes: 2:10 5:30 8:45
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