Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:25 8:50
An apocalyptic comedy following two neighbors who set out for one last road trip after learning that an asteroid will wipe out all life on Earth in just three weeks. As society collapses around them, the connection the two form takes them on a wild adventure befitting the end of days. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightly, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, William Petersen, Patton Oswalt. Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence/94m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:30 9:20
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron. Rated R for sci-fi violence including intense images, and brief language/124m/S/Fox
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 2:55 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:00 9:30
A man with a fatal disease meets an angel in his dreams who challenges the very premise of mortality by offering to take over his diseased body in return for giving him the body of a puppy. Based on Scott Blum's bestselling book "Summer's Path" and shot on location in Ashland and Medford starring Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors. Written and Directed by Scott Blum. Starring Danforth Comins, Miriam Laube, Richard Elmore, Michael Elich, Jimmy Garcia, Renee Hewitt, Catherine Coulson, Brad Whitmore, Lisa Ivary, Brandy Carson, Orion Bradshaw, Douglas Rowe, Kayla, Rocky and Alex Puente. Unofficial PG-13 for mature subject matter — appropriate for most audiences/80m/Walk-In LLC.
Rock of Ages
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:15 9:10
Set in 1987 Los Angeles, smalltown girl Sherrie and city boy Drew meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and others. Directed by Adam Shankman. Starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language/125m.
In an age of invention, one man set out to find a medical cure for what ails women "… and accidentally electrified our love lives forever. A lighthearted, romantic comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness. Directed by Tanya Wexler. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett. Rated R for language and brief sexuality/100m.
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. Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language/124m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 3D/2D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 (3D) Daily showtimes: 3:25 (2D) 6:35 (3D) 9:10 (3D)
Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper. Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality/105m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtime: 5:40
Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney-Pixar's "Brave" follows the heroic journey of Merida, the skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly lords of the land, unleashing chaos in the kingdom when she is granted an ill-fated wish by a witch. Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman. Featuring the voice talents of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor/94m+7m short "La Luna.
That's My Boy
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:20 9:00
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While still in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills. Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg. Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use/116m.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted in 3D/2D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 (2D) Daily showtimes: 4:10 (3D) 6:00 (2D) 8:20 (2D)
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