Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective March 18-24

Paul

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

Two sci-fi geeks are on a pilgrimage that takes them to America's UFO heartland. There they accidentally meet an alien — a space-traveling smart-mouth, who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Seth Rogan as the voice of Paul. Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use/116m/S/Universal.

Cedar Rapids

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:45

Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:20

To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) "naive" is a gross understatement. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is soon distracted by three convention veterans (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and drug use/87m/F/Fox SL.

Rabbit Hole

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00

Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:40 9:00

Academy Award Nominee best actress

See review, Page 9

Screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Jon Tenney, Sandra Oh. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some drug use and language/92m/F/Lionsgate.

The Adjustment Bureau

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:15 8:45

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful Elise Sellas, a ballet dancer. Just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself — the men of the Adjustment Bureau — who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. Directed by George Nolfi. Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image/99m/F/Universal

The King's Speech

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:55 8:35

Twelve Academy Award nominations; Winner Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay

Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated R for some language/119m/F/Weinstein.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective March 18-24

Limitless

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:25

Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:35 8:10

Aspiring author Eddie Morra is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meet — as long as he keeps taking the untested drug. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language /106m/S/Relativity.

Battle: Los Angeles

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

See review, Page 9

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena. Rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language/116m/S/Sony.

Mars Needs Moms

(in 2D)

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 1:05

Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:30 7:40

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli ­— who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigatingan elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader. With the help of a tech-savvy, underground Earthman and a rebel Martian girl called Ki, Milo just might find his way back to his mom — in more ways than one. Based on the book by Berkeley Breathed. Directed by Simon Wells. Starring Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, Joan Cusack. Rated PG for sci-fi action and peril/88m/S/Disney.

Red Riding Hood

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:45 9:20

See review, Page 9

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie. Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality/109m/S/Warner Bros.

Rango

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:35

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:45 8:20

A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits, and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Starring Johnny Depp. Rated PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking/107m/S/Paramount

The Lincoln Lawyer

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:25 9:10

Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. But the case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller. Directed by Brad Furman. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, John Leguizamo, William H. Macy. Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language/119m/S/Lionsgate.