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Movie listings: July 8-14

Varsity Theatre

July 8-14

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

Our Kind of Traitor


Daily showtimes: 1:10, 3:40, 6:20, 8:50

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of London and an alliance with the British government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent. Directed by Susanna White; Starring Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis. Rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use/107m.



Daily showtimes: 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner's catastrophic race for mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Adam S. Barta. Rated R for language and some sexual material/96m.

Free State of Jones

Daily showtimes: 1:40, 4:50, 8:00

During the American Civil War, defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight leads an armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi, to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Directed by Gary Ross; starring Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Mahershala Ali. Rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images/139m.


Daily showtimes: 1:20, 6:10

A drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. Scott Berg. Directed by Michael Grandage; starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive content/104m.

Love & Friendship

Daily showtimes: 1:55, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so, she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. Directed by Whit Stillman; Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel. Rated PG for some thematic elements/94m.

Swiss Army Man

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 8:40

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. Directed by Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert; also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Rated R for language and sexual material/95m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

July 8-14

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The Secret Life of Pets 2D


Daily showtimes: 1:45, 4:10, 6:30 (2-D); 11:55, 8:20 (3-D)

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own 9-to-5 routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks. The building’s top dog, Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), a quick-witted terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of his owner’s universe, finds his pampered life rocked when she brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills. When this reluctant canine duo find themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy-yet-cunning bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), who’s building an army of Ex-Pets abandoned by their owners and out to turn the tables on humanity … all before dinnertime. Directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney; Also starring Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks. Rated PG for action and some rude humor/90m.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates


Daily showtimes: 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo. Directed by Jake Szymanski; Also starring Stephen Root. Rated R for crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and some graphic nudity/98m.


Daily showtimes: 12:10, 3:00, 5:50, 8:40

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all. Directed by Steven Spielberg; also starring Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader. Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor/120m.       

The Legend of Tarzan

Daily showtimes:12:30, 5:40, 9:00 (2-D); 3:05 (3-D)

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie), at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash. Directed by David Yates. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue/110m.

The Purge: Election Year

Daily showtimes: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50*, 9:20

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn … or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. Directed by James DeMonaco; Also starring Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel, JJ Soria, Mykelti Williamson. Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language/105m.

* No 6:50 showing Thursday, July 14

Finding Dory

Daily showtimes: 12:05, 2:45, 5:25, 8:00

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish is reunited with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Sequel to 2003's "Finding Nemo." Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane; starring Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy. Rated PG for mild thematic elements/97m.

*Weiner                        NEW





Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner's catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became

embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse 

Steinberg and received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Elyse Steinberg , Josh Kriegman; Starring Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Adam S. Barta

Rated R for language and some sexual material/96m/F/IFC