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Movie listings: Sept. 25-30

Varsity Theatre

Sept. 25-30

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes

Pawn Sacrifice

NEWSat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:40, 8:25

During the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. "Pawn Sacrifice" chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. Directed by Edward Zwick; also starring Peter Sarsgaard, Liev Schreiber. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking/114m

The Second Mother

NEW Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:50, 8:35

Val spends 13 years working as nanny to Fabinho in Sao Paulo. She is financially stable but has to live with the guilt of having left her daughter Jessica, in Pernambuco, in the north of Brazil, raised by relatives. As college entrance exams roll around, Jessica wants to come to Sao Paulo to take her college entrance exams too. When Jessica arrives, cohabitation is not easy. Everyone will be affected by the personality and candor of the girl and Val finds herself right in the middle of it. Directed by Anna Muylaert; starring Regina Casé, Camila Márdila. Rated R for some language and brief drug use/112m.

Black Mass

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. Directed by Scott Cooper; also starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, W. Earl Brown, David Harbou. Rated R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use/122m.

Grandma

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:30, 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:50, 7:00, 9:10

Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. Directed by Paul Weitz; Starring Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden, Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Lauren Tom, Elizabeth Peña, Colleen Camp, John Cho, Nat Wolff, Julia Garner, Laverne Cox. Rated R for language and some drug use/80m.

Meru

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:25, 6:40, 9:00

The gripping first-person account of three mountain climbers who set out to conquer the most challenging peak in the world. Featuring interviews with the climbers and their loved ones and commentary by author Jon Krakauer, the movie continuously returns to the astonishing footage filmed by the climbers themselves during their white-knuckle journey. Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Starring Jon Krakauer, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin. Rated R for language/87m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Sept. 25-30

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Everest

NEW Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 (3D) Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:00 (3D), 8:50 (3D)

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur; starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal. Rated PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images/121m.

Hotel Transylvania 2

NEW Sat.-Sun. early shows: 11:50, 2:05 Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:40, 8:50 (3D)

Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. When Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood — and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania — things are going to get batty! Starring Mel Brooks, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green. Rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor/90m.

The Intern

NEW Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:50, 8:40

Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a 70-year-old widower, has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Directed by Nancy Meyers. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language/121m.

The Visit

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55Daily showtimes: 4:30, 6:55, 9:20

The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language/94m.

A Walk in the Woods

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:30, 8:10

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Directed by Ken Kwapis. Starring Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, Nick Nolte, Kristen Schaal, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman. Rated R for language and some sexual references/104m

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:15, 9:10

In this next chapter of the "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. Directed by Wes Ball; also starring Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language/129m.