Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Water for Elephants
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15
Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:45 8:35
Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer married to a charismatic but dangerous husband in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook. Rated PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content/121m/S/Fox.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30
Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00
Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty, who volunteers as a high school wrestling coach, secretly takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in an attempt to keep his practice and his family afloat. A film with a lighter touch that explores the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Directed by Thomas McCarthy ("The Visitor"). Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Melanie Lynskey, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor. Rated R for language/106m/F/Fox Searchlight.
Queen of the Sun
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50
Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:10
An alternative look at the global bee crisis from the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, following the catastrophic disappearance of bees and an engaging look at the mysterious world of the beehive. The film weaves a dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world to reveal both the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Directed by Taggart Siegel. Featuring Gunther Hauk, Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva. Rated R for some sexuality/103m/F/Music Box.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00
Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:55 9:20
In French with English subtitles
See review, Page 9
Directed by Francois Ozon. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godreche. Rated R for some sexuality/103m/F/Music Box.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30
Daily showtimes: 3:15 6:00 8:45
See review, Page 9
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sophie Ward. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content/121m/F/Focus.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective April 22-28
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40
Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:55 8:25
The inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith. Directed by Sean McNamara. Starring Annasophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo, Carrie Underwood. Rated PG for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material/106m/S/Sony.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55
Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20
Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour, reconnecting with Sheriff Dewey and Gale. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting everyone in danger. Directed by Wes Craven. Written by Kevin Williamson. Starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking/112m/S/The Weinstein Co.
Rio (in 2D)
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50
Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:45 8:10
Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in a small town in Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he's the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu's female counterpart. Shortly after they meet, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Starring the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Wanda Sykes, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez. Rated G/99m/S/Fox.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15
Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:20 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: 1:35
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: 1:45
Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:10 8:35
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.