Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Dec. 3-9

Fair Game

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:05 5:40 8:20

A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Bruce McGill, Brooke Smith, Sam Shepard, Ty Burrell. Rated PG-13.

127 Hours

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10

Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:50 9:10

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images/95m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Love and Other Drugs

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:25 9:00

Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone — or anything — tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Directed by Ed Zwick. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material/113m/F/Fox.

Burlesque

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:05 8:50

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds herself at a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue. She lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess, the club's proprietor and headliner. Directed by Steve Antin. Starring Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material/119m/S/Sony.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 4:20 7:40

See review, Page 9

Directed by David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images/148m/S/Warner Bros.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Dec. 3-9

Morning Glory

Daily showtimes: 8:10

When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller lands a job at "Daybreak" (the last—place national morning news show), she decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy, who has to play nice with 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.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:55

Daily showtimes: 8:30

In Swedish with English subtitles

Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life in more ways than one. In intensive care and charged with three murders, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Concludes the Millenium trilogy based on the novels by Stieg Larsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire). Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material and brief violence/148m/F/Music Box Films.

Faster

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20

Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's murder with a deadly to-do list. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton. Rated R for strong violence, some drug use and language/98m/S/CBS.

Tangled

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:25 8:50

Notorious bandit Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair, set off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. Animated. Directed by Byron Howard, Nathan Greno. Starring the voice talents of Mandy Moore, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett. Rated PG for brief mild violence/100m/F/Disney.

The Next Three Days

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:50

See review, Page 9

Directed by Paul Haggis. Starring Liam Neeson, Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Jonathan Tucker, Brian Dennehy. Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements/122m/S/Lionsgate.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00

Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:40

See capsule under Varsity Theatre listings.

Unstoppable

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:35 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 show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:40

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.