Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

June 8-14

We Have a Pope

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:45 9:10

In Italian with English subtitles

A cardinal suddenly finds himself elected the next pope. Never before in the spotlight and completely caught off guard, he panics as he's presented to the faithful in St. Peter's Square. To prevent a worldwide crisis, the Vatican calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious, nor all that committed, to find out what is wrong with the new pope and come to a solution. The film gives insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God's representative on Earth, a serious topic with filmmaker Nanni Moretti's wonderful blend of humor and humanism. Directed by Nanni Moretti. Starring Nanni Moretti, Michel Piccolli. Not Rated/105m.



The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:15 6:05 9:00

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. Directed by John Madden. Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language/124m.



The Dictator

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 2:45 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:20

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Directed by Larry Charles. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, J.B. Smoove. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images/83m.

Marvel's The Avengers in 2D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 5:15 8:30

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. The Super Hero team of a lifetime includes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America and other Marvel characters. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference/143m.



Monsieur Lazhar

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:30 8:50

(No 6:30 or 8:50 showings Thursday June 14)

In French with English subtitles

Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film (Canada)

Bachir, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life. Using sensitivity and humor, director Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss to accompany children beyond the silence of death. Starring Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse, Emilien Neron. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language/94m.

Schedule effective

June 8-14

Madagascar 3 in 3D: Europe's Most Wanted

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:20 (2D) 5:45 8:10

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent — Madagascar style. Directed by Eric Darnell/TomMcGrath/Conrad Vernon. Starring the voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor/93m

Snow White and the Huntsman

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:20 9:15

See review, Page 10

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality/126m.



Men in Black 3 in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:15 8:50

Nothing, not even aliens, perplexes J as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content/106m.