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Movie Listings: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Varsity Theatre

Nov. 27-Dec. 3

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes. 

Room 

NEW

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:10, 9:00

The film tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson).  Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical — they are trapped — confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named "Room." Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within "Room," and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and  fulfilling life. But as Jack's curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma's resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. Directed by Leonard Abrahamson. Also starring Joan Allen, William H. Macy. Rated R for language/118m

Trumbo                       

NEW

Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:05

Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:00, 8:55

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs." "Trumbo" (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Also, starring Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg. Rated R for language including some sexual references/124m.

Brooklyn

NEW

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Directed by John Crowley. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Julie Waters, Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Emily Bett Rickards. Rated PG-13 (for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language)/111m.           

Spotlight

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 11:50

Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:45, 8:45

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Directed by Tom McCarthy; Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Billy Crudup. Rated R for some language including sexual references/128m.

Secret in Their Eyes

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 4:05, 6:40, 9:15

A tight-knit team of rising investigators — Ray and Jess, along with their supervisor Claire — is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. Directed by Billy Ray. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references/111m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Nov. 27-Dec. 3

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes

The Good Dinosaur

NEW

Fri.-Sun. early show 12:40, 11:45 (3-D)

Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:00, 8:30 (3-D)

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of." Directed by Peter Sohn. Starring Raymond Ochoa, Jeffery Wright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements/100m (includes Sanjay's Super Team short).

Creed

NEW

Fri.-Sun. early show: 11:50

Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:55, 9:00

Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality/133m.

Victor Frankenstein

NEW

Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:20

Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.Directed by Paul McGuigan;. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox. Rated PG-13 for macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction/110m.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 11:50

Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:40, 8:45

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival, they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends Katniss goes off mission, using the unit from District 13 to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow increasingly obsessed with destroying her, the mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for some thematic material/136m.

The Night Before

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 1:55

Daily showtimes: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 (No 7 p.m. showing on Dec. 3)

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball, the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity/101m.

Spectre

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 2:10

Daily showtimes: 5:25, 8:40

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE. Starring Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language/148m.