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Movie listings: Aug. 5-11

Varsity Theatre

Aug. 5-11

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

Life, Animated


Daily showtimes: 1:30, 3:55, 6:15, 8:35

The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. Directed by Roger Ross Williams; Starring Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind. Rated PG for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference/89m.

Café Society

Daily showtimes: 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 9:00

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance "Café Society" follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age. Directed by Woody Allen; also starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott. Rated PG-13 for some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking/96m.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Daily showtimes: 4:45, 9:20

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more! Directed by Mandie Fletcher; Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks, Gwendoline Christie, Rebel Wilson, Jon Hamm. Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use/90m.

Captain Fantastic

Daily showtimes: 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. Directed by Matt Ross; also starring Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell , Ann Dowd, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn. Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity/119m.

Bad Moms

Daily showtimes: 1:50; 4:20, 6:45, 9:10

Young Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms. Also starring Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate. Rated R for sexual material, full frontal nudity, language throughout and drug use;101m.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 2:20, 7:00   

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. Also starring Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Stan Walker, Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Troy Kingi, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language/101m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Aug. 5-11

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Suicide Squad


Daily showtimes: (2-D) 12:10, 6:00; (3-D) 3:25, 9:15

It feels good to be bad ... Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.  U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.  However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? Directed by David Ayer; Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language/123.       

Nine Lives


Daily showtimes: 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:50, 9:00

Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle takes him away from his loving wife Lara and adorable daughter Rebecca. Needing a present for Rebecca's 11th birthday, Brand buys a seemingly harmless cat from a mysterious pet store. Suddenly, a bizarre turn of events traps poor Tom inside the animal's body. The owner of the business tells him that he has one week to reconnect with his family, or live out the rest of his days as a cute and furry feline named Mr. Fuzzypants. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld; Also starring Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell. Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor/87m.        

Jason Bourne

Daily showtimes: 12:30, 3:05, 6:20, 8:55

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in "Jason Bourne," which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Also starring Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language/123m.


Daily showtimes: 1:55, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20 (No 6:55 showing on Aug. 11)

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future. Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Shulman; Starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis, Samira Wiley, Kimiko Glenn. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving dangerous and risky behavior, sexual content, language, drug content, drinking — all involving teens/96m.

Star Trek Beyond

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 12:00, 5:40, 8:30; (3-D) 2:50

 In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. Starring Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, John Cho, Zachary Quinto, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba, Joe Taslim. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence/120m.

The Secret Life of Pets

Daily showtimes: 11:55, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:05

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 nine-to-five 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 finds 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.