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Varsity Theatre

Following schedule effective April 16-22

The Runaways

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15

Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:30 9:10

A music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl rock band, The Runaways. In the '70s, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Directed by Floria Sigismondi; Starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon. Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content - all involving teens/109m/S/Apparition

A Prophet ("Un prophète")

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50

Daily showtimes: 5:10 8:30

In French, Arabic and Corsican with English subtitles


Malik is 19 when he's imprisoned for a six-year sentence for assaulting a police officer. The prison culture is brutally divided between Muslims and Corsicans. One man essentially runs the joint from the inside: a vicious older man who takes Malik under his wing. Malik soon figures out the politics of the prison system, giving him a prime spot in the power struggle between two battling groups of prisoners. Starring Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup. Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material/149m/F/Sony Pictures Classics

The Bounty Hunter

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:45 9:20

Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. But when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other — until they find themselves on a run for their lives. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence/111m/S/Sony


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30Daily showtimes: 3:40 5:55 8:10

A married woman hires a prostitute to find out whether her husband is cheating on her. Based on the French thriller "Nathalie." Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore. Rating: R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language/96m/F/Sony Pictures Classics

The Ghost Writer

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

Roman's Polanski's atmospheric and suspenseful political thriller — a story of deceit and betrayal on every level: sexual, political and literary. Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Timothy Hutton, Eli Wallach. Rated PG-13 for language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference/128m/S/Summit

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective April 16-22


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

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

A teenaged comic-book fanboy aspires to become a real-life superhero. He chooses a name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong. Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use — some involving children/118m/S/Lionsgate

Date Night

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 2:30

Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:15

See review, Page 9

Starring Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Ray Liotta, Mark Ruffalo. Rated PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and drug reference/88m/S/Fox

The Last Song

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:30 8:50

Set in a small Southern beach town, an estranged father gets the chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter, who'd rather be home in New York. Starring Miley Cyrus, Bobby Coleman. Rated PG thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language/107m/S/Disney

Clash of the Titans

(in conventional 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 8:50

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality/118m/S/Warner Bros.

How to Train Your Dragon

(in conventional 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:40 8:10

Set in a mystical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, the animated action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, who encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from en entirely different point of view. Starring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara. Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language/98m/S/Paramount

Alice in Wonderland

(in conventional 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:00 8:30

Directed by Tim Burton; Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar/109m/F/Disney