Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 9:00
Oskar Schell, an inventive 11 year-old New Yorker, discovers a key in his deceased father's belongings and sets off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. His father died in the World Trade Center the year before, and he is determined to keep his vital connection to him. Crossing the five New York boroughs in his quest — encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way — Oskar uncovers unseen links to his father, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous world around him. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman. Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language/129m.
The Iron Lady
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:15 8:50
An intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female prime minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd. Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity/105m.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Time: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 2:50 5:45 8:40
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Retired career spy George Smiley is brought back in to track down the identity of a suspected mole, or double agent, in MI6 during the Cold War. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Based on John le Carre's classic best-selling novel. Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Toby Jones. Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language/128m.
My Week with Marilyn
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20
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. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagnh. Rated R for some language/99m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10
Golden Globe Winner, Best Motion Picture Drama and Actor — George Clooney
With his wife Elizabeth on life support after an accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters to Kauai from Oahu to confront the 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.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective Jan. 20-26
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:05 9:00
1944. World War II. The black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars — one against enemies overseas and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices keep black pilots back at base, while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Finally,with a mission so dangerous that the RAF has refused it, the pilots join the fiery aerial fray. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence/125m.
Underworld Awakening (in 3D)
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 2:40 (2D) 4:55 7:10 9:30
Selene escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Charles Dance. Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language/88m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:30 8:50
A female covert ops specialist working in the deadly world of international ops strikes back after discovering she's been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas. Rated R for some violence/93m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:45 9:20
A security guard with financial problems considers a return to his smuggling ways when an associate offers a potentially lucrative opportunity. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Stephen Levinson. Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use/110m.
Beauty and the Beast (in 3D)
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 3:20 (2D) 5:40 8:00
With stunning new 3D imagery, the film captures the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman taken prisoner by a hideous beast in his castle. Starring the voice talents of Robby Benson, Paige O'Hara, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers. Rated G/84m + 6m short film "Tangled Ever After"
Hugo (in 3D)
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:50 8:40
With the help of an eccentric girl, an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart-shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen. Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking/126m.