Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective Sept. 10-16
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30
Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:15
Juliette, a fashion magazine editor in her 40s, travels to Cairo to meet her husband for a three-week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his trusted friend, Tareq, to keep her company. As he guides her through the sights, sounds and unique customs of the exotic city, unexpected feelings emerge leading to an awakening of emotion that takes Juliette by surprise. Directed by Ruba Nadda. Starring Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and smoking/90m/S/IFC.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55
Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:20 8:30
When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. But Bryce isn't so sure. Girl-phobic and easily embarrassed, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length ... for the next six years, which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. But if Juli finally looks away, will it be Bryce's turn to be dazzled? Based on the popular novel by Wendelin Van Draanen. Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Madeline Carroll, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Callan McAuliffe. PG for language and some thematic material/90m/F/WB.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35
Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00
See review, Page 9
Directed by Anton Corbijn. Starring George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli. Rated R for violence, sexual content and nudity/105m/S/Focus.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:40
Daily showtimes: 5:40 8:40
In Swedish, Italian and French
There's sex trafficking in Sweden, and there's an investigation into those in high office who abuse underage girls. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist. Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language/129m/Music Box.
Eat Pray Love
Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:10
Daily showtimes: 5:10
Liz Gilbert, newly divorced, steps out of her comfort zone, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. Starring Julia Roberts. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity/140m/F/Sony.
Daily showtimes: 8:10
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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective Sept. 10-16
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40
Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10
In a world ravaged by a virus infection turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but she gets some unexpected help from an old friend. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta. Rated R for sequences of strong violence and language/98m/S/Sony.
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30
Daily showtimes: 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 continue. At the same time, a series of vicious murders in her area continues to point to the presence of a vengeful vampire getting closer to finding Bella. 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.
Going the Distance
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05
Daily showtimes: 3:30 5:55 8:20
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Directed by Nanette Burstein. Starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Christina Applegate. Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity/103m/S/WB.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50
Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20
Machete is based on the "faux" trailer in Robert Rodriguez's 2007 Grindhouse, featuring Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey reprising their original roles. The feature version of the trailer finds Machete, a renegade former Mexican federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez. Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz to assassinate McLaughlin, a corrupt senator. Double-crossed and on the run, Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz, a saucy taco slinger, Padre his "holy" brother and April, a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis. Starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson, Steven Seagal. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity/105m/F/Fox.
Nanny McPhee Returns
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10
Daily showtimes: 3:35
Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. There, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Directed by Susanna White. Starring Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements/109m/S/Universal.
The Kids Are All Right
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20
3:50 6:20 8:50
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. Rated R/106m/F/Focus.
The Other Guys
Daily showtimes: 6:00 8:30
Set in New York City, Detective Allen Gamble is a forensic accountant who's more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets. This is a Will Ferrell comedy. Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material/108m/S/Sony.