Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Dec. 2-8

Moneyball

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtime: 5:50

(Return engagement) 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. Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill. Rated PG-13 for some strong language/133m.



The Ides of March

Times: Daily showtimes: 3:25 8:50

(Return engagement) 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. Rated R for pervasive language/101m.



The Muppets

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:40 8:10

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends, Gary and Mary, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise $10 million to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets. Directed by James Bobin. Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/103m.



Take Shelter

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:35 9:20

Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a 6-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain. Rated R for some language/120m.



J. Edgar

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, eight presidents and three wars, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas, Lea Thompson. Rated R for brief strong language/138m.



The Way

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:25 9:10

Tom, an American doctor, is in France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom embarks on the historical pilgrimage. Armed with his son's backpack and guidebook, Tom navigates the 800-kilometer pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest of Spain. While walking The Camino, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, all looking for greater meaning in their lives. Filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago. Directed by Emiio Estevez. Starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Yorick van Wageningen. Rated PG-13/115m.

Schedule effective Dec. 1-8

Arthur Christmas

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 2:50 5:20 7:50

A wild look at Santa's ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. Voice talents of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/100m (includes Santa Claus is Coming to Town short on some prints).



Hugo (in 3D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:50

See review, Page 10

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jude Law. Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking/126m.



Happy Feet Two (in 3D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:10 (3D) 5:45 (2D) 8:20 (3D)

Mumble and Gloria now have a son, Erik, who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working — and dancing — together to save them. Starring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Matt Damon. Rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril/99m+4m.



Breaking Dawn Part 1

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:20 9:10

A chain of events set off by Edward and Bella's marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning. Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements/118m.



Immortals

Times: Daily showtimes: 6:40 9:20

A mortal chosen by Zeus — Theseus — must lead the fight against Hyperion with the fate of mankind and the Gods at stake. Starring Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto. Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality/110m.

Jack and Jill

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:45 9:30

Jack Sadelstein, an executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads the annual Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister, Jill. Starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino. Rated PG for crude material including suggestive references, language and comic violence/91m.

Tower Heist

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:15 Daily showtimes: 7:00

When the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them. Starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller. Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content/105m.



Puss in Boots

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

Puss teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. Rated PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor/90m.