Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Nov. 12-18

The Tillman Story

Sat.- Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:00 8:20

Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002 and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic, than the caricature created by the media. And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. Directed by Amir Bar Lev. Rated R for language/94m/F/Weinstein Company.

Morning Glory

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00

When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Tumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last—place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy. But Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts — let alone play nice with his new co—host, Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning news. Directed by Roger Michell. Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references/107m/S/Paramount.

Stone

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

As parole officer, Jack Mabry counts the days toward a quiet retirement. He is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson, in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man's decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both. Directed by John Curran. Starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich. Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and pervasive language/bloody images/105m/S/Overture.

Conviction

Sat.-Sun. early show: 3:30

Daily showtimes: 8:40

See review, Page 9

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.

Waiting for Superman

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 6:10

Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of "Waiting for 'Superman.'" As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have — in reshaping the culture — refused to leave their students behind. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Rated PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking/111m/F/Paramount Vantage.

Hereafter

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30

Daily showtimes: 5:30 8:30

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. 12-18

Skyline

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:10 8:50

Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Directed by Greg Strause. Colin Strause; Starring Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language, and brief sexual content/108m/S/Universal.

Unstoppable

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00

An unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas will wipe out a city if not stopped. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Chapman. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language/98m/S/Fox.

Megamind

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:00

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.

Due Date

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 2:25

Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:05 9:30

See review, Page 9

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.

Red

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 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.

Secretariat

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.