Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Oct. 7-13

The Guard

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality reluctantly joins forces with a straitlaced FBI agent to take on an international drug-smuggling group operating in his small town. Directed by John Michael McDonagh. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Fionnuala Flanagan. Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, drug material and sexual content/96m.



The Ides of March

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00

In the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency. Directed by George Clooney. Starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood. Rated R for pervasive language/101m.



50/50

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:45 9:10

Based on real experiences from the life of writer and cancer survivor Will Reiser, "50/50" is a poignant, funny movie that deals with a serious subject. When Adam Lerner is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, his life radically changes: his girlfriend distances herself from him, his best friend encourages him to use cancer as a pity tool for sex, his mother freaks out and constantly checks in on him, and he becomes the third patient ever for a young therapist seeking her doctorate. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick. Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use/100m.



Moneyball

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:35 Daily showtimes: 5:40 8:45

Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane partners with an Ivy League grad and recruits bargain players that the scouts call flawed. But they all have the ability to win games. Challenging old school traditions, Beane is accused of tearing out the heart and soul of the game. Rated PG-13 for some strong language/133m.



The Help

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 6:20

Based on the best-selling book, three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Starring Allison Janney. Rated PG-13 for thematic material/146m.



Midnight in Paris

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:10 9:25

Owen Wilson plays Gil, a successful screenwriter but full of doubt novelist, who joins his forceful fiancee, Inez, and her parents in the City of Lights. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates. Rated PG-13/94m.

Schedule effective Oct. 7-13

Real Steel

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:10 9:00

In the near future, where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 200-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. He reluctantly teams up with his estranged son, Max, to build and train a championship contender and, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback. Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Hugh Jackman, Kevin Durand, Evangeline Lilly. Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language/127m.



Dream House

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 8:50

A family moves to a quaint New England town where members learn their new home was the site of the murder of a mother and her children. Directed by Jim Sheridan. Starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language /110m.



What's Your Number?

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 4:30 7:00 9:30

A young woman panics after reading an article that insists if you've slept with 20 people, you've missed Mr. Right. Her new neighbor helps her track down her exes, while she helps him escape his. Starring Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto. Rated R for sexual content and language/107m.



Abduction

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 6:40

Nathan Harper has always had the uneasy feeling that he's living someone else's life. Finding an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, his darkest fears come true: His parents are not his own, and his life is a lie. Starring Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver. Rated PG-13/106m.



Killer Elite

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:00 9:10

An ex-special ops agent is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor. Starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert DeNiro. Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity/116m.



Dolphin Tale (in 2D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:00 8:35

A young dolphin caught in a crab trap is rescued.The actual dolphin, Winter, plays herself in the film. Starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd. Rated PG for some mild thematic elements/113m.

Drive

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20

A Hollywood stuntman falls in love with a beautiful neighbor and agrees to help her ex-con husband in a heist that goes terribly wrong. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston. Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity/103m.