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    Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
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  • Varsity Theatre
    Aug. 8-14
    Boyhood
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:50 4:25 8:00
    Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister, Samantha, "Boyhood" charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use/165m.
    The Hundred-Foot Journey
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:20 3:05 5:55 8:45
    Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant — the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory gets wind of it. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality/122m.
    A Most Wanted Man
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:35 3:20 6:05 8:50
    When a half-Chechen, half-Russian and brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity — oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, this is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl. Rated R for language/122m.
    And So It Goes
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:10 2:25 7:00
    There are a million reasons not to like Realtor Oren Little, and that's just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet — until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned 9-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor, Leah, and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart — to his family, to Leah, and to life itself — in this uplifting comedy from acclaimed director Rob Reiner. Starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd, Frances Sternhagen. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements/94m.
    Chef
    Times: Daily showtimes: 1:05 3:45 6:25 9:05
    Chef Carl Casper takes to the road in a food truck, going back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. Rated R for language, including some suggestive references/115m.
    Begin Again
    Times: Daily showtimes: 4:40 9:15
    A soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta and her long-time boyfriend, Dave, are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan, a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Directed by John Carney. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, Cee Lo Green. Rated R for language.
    Ashland Street Cinemas
    Aug. 8-12
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3-D
    Times: Daily showtimes: 1:20 (2-D) 3:30 (3-D) 6:40 (2-D) 8:50 (3-D)
    The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Starring Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville. Rated PG-13 for Sci-Fi action violence/101m.
    Into the Storm
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:15 2:30 4:50 7:10 9:30
    In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run toward the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Directed by Steven Quale. Starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references/89m.
    Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:40 (23-D) 3:50 (2-D) 6:00 (3-D) 9:10 (2-D)
    An action-packed, epic space adventure, that expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy's fate in the balance. Directed by James Gunn. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language/121m.
    Get on Up
    Times: Daily showtimes: 2:10 5:20 8:30
    Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Starring Dan Aykroyd. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language and violent situations/139m.
    Lucy
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:05 2:20 4:40 7:00 9:20
    Writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Starring Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton. Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality/90m.
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Times: Daily showtimes: 12:00 2:50 5:10 5:45 8:40
    A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Judy Greer. Rated PG-13/130m.
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