Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
10th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival
For showtime information, go to www.ashlandfilm.org.
Thursday showings begin at noon; Friday showings begin at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday showings begin at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday showings begin at 9:30 a.m.; Monday showings begin at 9:30 a.m.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 8:55
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.
Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:15
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.
Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:05
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
Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:00 8:20
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)
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 8-14
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05
Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:25 9:00
Irresponsible charmer Arthur always has relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he must choose between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the only woman he has ever loved. A re-imagining of the popular 1981 Dudley Moore film. Directed by Jason Winer. Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Luis Guzman. Rated PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references/110m/F/Warner Bros.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:15
Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:05 9:30
Tales are told of handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brave brother prevent the destruction of their land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages. Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Charles Dance. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use/102m/S/Universal.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40
Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10
Hanna is a teenage girl with the strength, stamina, and smarts of a soldier, taught by her ex-CIA father, in the wilds of Finland. Her upbringing and training have been geared to making her the perfect assassin. Sent by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys across Europe, eluding agents dispatched by a ruthless operative with secrets of her own. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Williams. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language/111m/S/Focus.
Sat-Sun. early show: 1:30
Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:15 8:35
See review, Page 9
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: 2:05
Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:55 9:20
See review, Page 9
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: 1:15
Daily showtimes: 3:35 5:55 8:10
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.