Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective April 1-6
Sat.-Sun., early show: 2:00
Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:40 9:00
A soldier wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's on a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. But when he becomes determined to save a woman he meets on the train, he jeopardizes the mission. Directed by Duncan Jones. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright. Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language/94m/F/Summit.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50
Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:00 8:40
An epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring Jena Malone, Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Abbie Cornish, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language/120m/S/Warner Bros.
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.
The Adjustment Bureau
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35
Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:25 8:50
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 (PG-13 version)
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40
Daily showtimes: 3:15 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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective April 1-7
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50
Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20
A family in a house that is seemingly haunted is told it is their young boy who is actually possessed. Directed by James Wan. Starring Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Angus Sampson. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language/103m/S/Film District.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:45
Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:30 7:50
E.B. (the teenage son of the Easter Bunny) takes off for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. Accidentally hit by a car, he feigns injury and becomes the driver's house guest, where both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Live action blended with animation. Directed by Tim Hill ("Alvin and the Chipmunks"). Starring Russell Brand as the voice of E.B., James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, and the voice talents of Hank Azaria, Hugh Laurie. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/95m/F/Universal.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10
Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:05 8:30
As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother and chief tormentor Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond. Directed by David Bowers. Starring Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron. Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mischief/100m/S/Fox.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55
Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:45 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
Daily showtimes: 8:50
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world —— Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. 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.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20
Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20
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.-Sun. early show: 12:40
Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00
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.