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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Aug. 20-26

The Switch

Daily showtimes: 1:45 4:10 6:35 9:00

Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman, decides it's time to have a baby by herself with a little help from a sperm donor, despite the objections of her neurotic best friend, Wally. But Kassie's plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie's cute but slightly neurotic son. Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, Jeff Goldblum. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language/101m/S/Miramax.

I Am Love (Io sono l'more)

Daily showtimes: 1:05 3:40 6:15 8:50

In Italian, English and Russian with English subtitles

Eduardo Sr., the family patriarch of the wealthy Recchi family, has decided to name a successor to the reigns of his massive industrial company, and surprises everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi, and grandson, Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend, Antonio, a handsome and talented chef. Tancredi's wife, Emma, is a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring mother, her existence is shocked to the core when she falls quickly and deeply in love with Edo's friend and partner. Antonio. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Pippo Delbono, Edoardo Gabbriellini. Rated R for sexuality and nudity/120m/F/Magnolia.

Eat Pray Love

Daily showtimes: 2:00 5:10 8:20

See review, Page 9

Directed by Ryan Murphy. Starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity/140m/F/Sony.

The Kids Are All Right

Daily showtimes:

1:55 4:20 6:45 9:10

Two teenaged children conceived by artificial insemination get the notion to seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko; Starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening. Rated R/106m/F/Focus.


Daily showtimes: 1:20 4:40 8:00

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, stealing valuable secrets from the subconscious during the dream state. His rare ability has made him a coveted player in the treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back. Cobb and his team have to pull off the reverse: plant an idea. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard. PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout/148m/S/WB.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Aug. 20-26

Nanny McPhee Returns

Daily showtimes: 12:45 3:20 5:55 8:30

Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. There, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Directed by Susanna White. Starring Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith, Ewan McGregor, Rhys Ifans. Rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements/109m/S/Universal.

Vampires Suck

Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:05 5:10 7:20 9:30

A spoof of the Twilight movies. Becca, an anxious, nonvampire teen, is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic issues — all of which collide at the prom. Directed by Jason Friedberg. Aaron Seltzer; Starring Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Chris Riggi, Krystal Mayo, Ken Jeong. Rated PG-13 for crude sexual content, comic violence, language and teen partying/85m/F/Fox.

The Expendables

Daily showtimes: 1:20 3:50 6:25 9:00

A group of mercenaries are hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge — one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers. Directed by Sylvester Stallone. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Steve Austin. Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language/103m/S/Lionsgate

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for a garage band, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams. The only catch to winning her? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Directed by Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead"). Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans. Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references/108m/F/Universal

Dinner for Schmucks

Daily showtimes: 1:45 6:45

Tim, an up-and-coming executive, has just received his first invitation to the "dinner for idiots," a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights (and maybe more) to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim's fiancee finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry, an IRS employee, and realizes he's struck idiot gold. Directed by Jay Roach. Starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Stephanie Szostak, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Zach Galifianakis. Rated PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language/114m/F/Paramount.

The Other Guys

Daily showtimes: 1:30 4:00 6:35 9:10

Set in New York City, Detective Allen Gamble is a forensic accountant who's more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets. Detective Terry Hoitz has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city's top cops, Danson and Manzetti, but then an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up. Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material/108m/S/Sony.


Daily showtimes: 4:25 9:20

CIA officer Evelyn Salt's loyalty is tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. She goes on the run, using all her skills and experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action/100m/S/Sony