Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
April 29-May 5
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45
Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00
A period drama based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln. Robin Wright Penn plays Mary Surratt, the only woman among a group charged with conspiring to kill the president. James McAvoy plays Frederick Aiken, an idealistic young war hero who reluctantly defends Surratt and in the process comes to believe she is innocent. Directed by Robert Redford. Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline. Rated PG-13 for some violent content/122m/S/Roadside. Water for Elephants
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15
Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:45 8:35
See review, Page 9
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook. Rated PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content/121m/S/Fox.
Of Gods and Men
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30
Daily showtimes: 3:15 6:00 8:45
In French with English subtitles
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay come what may. Loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996. Directed by Xavier Beauvois. Starring Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale. Rated PG-13 for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language/120m/S/Sony Pictures Classics.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55
Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:45 9:10
See review, Page 9
Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Melanie Lynskey, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor. Rated R for language/106m/F/Fox Searchlight.
Daily showtimes: 4:10 9:20
In French with English subtitles
When her husband must step back from his business for health reasons, his trophy wife takes the reins of the company and surprises everyone by being a remarkably effective leader. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu. Rated R for some sexuality/103m/F/Music Box.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30
Daily showtimes: 6:35
Based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester in his isolated and imposing residence. Directed by Cary Fukunaga. 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 29-May 5
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10
Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 9:00
Since Brian and Mia broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro they must pull one last job to gain their freedom. Assembling their elite team of top racers, they know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language/130m/S/Univeral.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45
Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:10 8:20
Red, training with a mysterious covert group called the Sisters of the Hood, is forced to cut her training short when she gets an urgent call from Nicky Flippers, head of the super-secret Happily Ever After Agency. A wicked witch has abducted two innocent children, Hansel and Gretel, and Nicky needs Red for the search-and-rescue mission. An animated feature fracturing fairy tales and pop culture with good-natured glee. Directed by Mike Disa. Starring the voice talents of Glenn Close, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, David Ogden Stiers. Rated PG for some mild rude humor, language and action/85m/F/Weinstein. Prom
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20
Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 8:50
At 'Prom,' every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches, some relationships unravel and others ignite. Directed by Joe Nussbaum. Starring Danielle Campbell, Nicholas Braun, Kylie Bunbury, Yin Chang.
Rated PG for mild language and a brief fight/103m/F/Disney.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00
Daily showtimes: 3:30 5:55 8:30
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.
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. Starring the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez. Rated G/99m/S/Fox.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10
Daily showtimes: 6:50
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. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language/111m/S/Focus.
Sat-Sun. early show: 12:00
Daily showtimes: 4:35 9:20
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. Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language/94m/F/Summit.