Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective Nov. 4-9
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15
Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:15 8:50
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. Directed by Tony Goldwyn; Starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Clea DuVall, Juliette Lewis, Loren Dean. Rated R for language and some violent images/107m/F/Fox Searchlight.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40
Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10
In French, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin with English subtitles
Charming, funny and effortlessly cool, Alex is a professional heartbreaker who for a fee can turn any husband, fiance or boyfriend into an ex. Alex has one ironclad rule: He only breaks up couples where the woman is unhappy. His latest job will put that rule to the test. The target is Juliette, a beautiful heiress who is set to marry the man of her dreams. With 10 days until the wedding, Alex has been hired by her father to carry out his most daring seduction yet, but risks him being caught by ruthless creditors, angry exes and the beautiful and independent Juliette herself. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil; Starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, Francois Damiens, Helena Noguerra. Not Rated/105m/F/IFC.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 2:35
Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:05 9:20
Freakonomics is the film version of the phenomenally best-selling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. The film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years: Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Casino Jack and the United States of Money"), Academy Award-nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing ("Jesus Camp"), Academy Award-nominee Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"), Eugene Jarecki ("Why We Fight") and Seth Gordon ("The King of Kong"). Directed by Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney. Rated PG-13 for elements of violence, sexuality/nudity, drugs and brief strong language/93m/F/Magnolia Pictures.
Waiting for Superman
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40
Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:55 8:35
See review, Page 9
Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Rated PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking/111m/F/Paramount Vantage. Hereafter
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15
Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:05 9:00
Three people are touched by death in different ways. George is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie, a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might or must exist in the hereafter. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Matt Damon, Cecile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language/129m/S/Warner Bros.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective Nov. 4-9
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:55
Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:45 8:10
Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known ... and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt is a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world's biggest "mind" actually be the one to save the day? Directed by Tom McGrath; Starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill. Rated PG for for action and some language/96m/S/Paramount.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 2:20
Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:05 9:30
Peter is an expectant first-time father whose wife's due date is five days away. As he hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta, his best intentions go awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan forces Peter to hitch a ride with him — on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, friendships and Peter's last nerve. Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Juliet Lewis, Danny McBride, RZA. Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content/95m/S/Warner Bros.
Woody Allen's 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger'
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50
Daily showtimes: 6:45
See review, Page 9
Written and directed by Woody Allen. Starring Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts. Rated R for some sexuality and nudity/98m/F/Sony Pictures Classics.
Paranormal Activity 2
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 2:45 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:20
Sequel to the fright-tastic, low-budget original. Directed by Kip Williams. Starring Katie Featherston. Rated R for some language and brief violent material/91m/F/Paramount.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10
Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:35 9:10
Frank, J, Marvin and Victoria used to be the CIA's top agents — but the secrets they know just made them the agency's top targets. Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language/111m/S/Summit.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20
Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:55 8:40
Feel-good horse racing story about the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Directed by Randall Wallace. Starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh. Rated PG for brief mild language/123m/S/Disney.
The Social Network
Daily showtimes: 4:10 9:00
One night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. Six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language/121m/S/Sony.