Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Oct. 14-20

The Big Year

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

Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event. Directed by David Frankel. Starring Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, Jack Black, Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston. Rated PG for language and sensuality /100m.



The Guard

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:40 9:15

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

See review, Page 11

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: 2:25Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:05 9:25

See review, Page 10

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: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 5:40 8:40

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.



Midnight in Paris

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

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. 14-20

The Thing

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:20

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to disaster. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen. Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language/103m.



Real Steel

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 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.



What's Your Number?

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 7:00

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.



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: Daily showtimes: 4:35 9:30

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.



The Help

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 4:55 8:00

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. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed. Starring Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney. Rated PG-13 for thematic material/146m.