Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Dec. 30-Jan. 5
My Week with Marilyn
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:15
In the summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark worked as an assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was on honeymoon with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller. When Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagnh. Rated R for some language/99m.
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:35 7:00 9:25
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend who is now married with kids. Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt. Rated R for language and some sexual content/94m/F/Paramount.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 5:00 8:30
Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle 40 years later. Directed by Ashland High School graduate David Fincher. Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara. Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language/157.
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:15 9:00
With his wife Elizabeth on life support after an accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters to Kauai from Oahu to confrontthe man who was having an affair with her. Meanwhile, Matt wrestles with a decision whether or not to sell the family's land, handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Patricia Hastie. Rated R for language including some sexual references/115m.
Schedule effective Dec. 30-Jan. 5
The Adventures of Tintin (in 3D)
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: (3:25 2D) 6:00 8:35
The purchase of a model ship propels young journalist Tintin and his dog Snowy on an epic globe-hopping quest involving ancient secrets, mysteries and treasure. The film combines motion-capture and traditional animation. Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkeness and brief smoking/107m.
We Bought a Zoo
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:50 5:35 8:25
Based on a true story, a widowed father buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start. Facing enormous odds, he and his children, along with a small but loyal staff, work to get the zoo re-opened.Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church. Rated PG/124m.
The Darkest Hour
Times: Fri.-Mon. early shows: 12:20 2:35 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:05 9:20
The story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects. Directed by Chris Gorak. Starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language/89m.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: 2:45 5:50 8:55
See review, Page 11
Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Pegg. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence/133m.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:20 8:40
See review, Page 11
Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris. Rated G/90m.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Times: Fri.-Mon. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:10 9:10
Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large — Professor Moriarty — and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material/129m.