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Movie listings: April 22-28

Varsity Theatre

April 22-28

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

Miles Ahead

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 5:55, 8:20

The story of a few lost days in the life of Miles Davis (Don Cheadle), the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music, and relives the years he had with his great love, Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Directed by Cheadle. Also starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Keith Stanfield. Rated R (for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence)/100m.

Eye in the Sky

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

Starring Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Directed by Gavin Hood. Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox. Rated R for some violent images and language/102m.

City of Gold

Daily showtimes: 3:15, 5:35

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery, whether it's Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of  immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before. Directed by Laura Gabbert; starring Jonathan Gold, David Chang, Roy Choi. Rated R for some language/90m.

Hello, My Name is Doris

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15

Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:05, 8:30

After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love. Directed by Michael Showalter; starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Peter Gallagher, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tyne Daly, Beth Behrs. Rated R for language/95m.

Criminal

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:40, 9:20

The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission. Directed by Ariel Vroman; starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Gal Gadot. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout/113m.

Embrace of the Serpent

Daily showtimes: 12:25, 8:00

The story of Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. Inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Directed by Ciro Guerra; starring  Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar. This film is Not Rated/125m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

April 22-28

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Huntsman: Winter's War

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:05, 9:00/

Evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Nick Frost. Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/114m.

The Jungle Book

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:00, 1:00Daily showtimes: 2:40 (3-D) 3:35, 5:15, 6:15, 7:50 (3-D), 8:50

An all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves, but finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba) promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. Directed by Jon Favreau; also with the voices of Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi. Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril/106m.

The Boss

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50

Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

Michelle (Melissa McCarthy) is a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. Directed by Ben Falcone; also starring Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates. Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use/99m.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 4:55, 8:10

Fearing the actions of a god-like superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder; starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality/151m.

Zootopia

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:45, 8:20

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot  where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove  herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush; starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer. Rated PG for some thematic elements, rude humor and action/108m.