Now Playing: movie theaters
Schedule effective Aug. 13-19
Eat Pray Love
Daily showtimes: 2:00 5:10 8:20
Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having — a husband, a house, a successful career — yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced, she steps out of her comfort zone, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. Based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. 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.
Dinner for Schmucks
1:10 3:45 6:20 9:00
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 fianceé finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry, and realizes he's struck idiot gold. Directed by Jay Roach. Starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Stephanie Szostak, Ron Livingston, Zach Galifianakis. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, partial nudity and language/114m/F/Paramount.
I Am Love (Io sono l'more)
Daily showtimes: 12:50 3:30 6:10 8:50
In Italian, English and Russian with English subtitles
See review, Page 9
Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Pippo Delbono, Edoardo Gabbriellini. Rated R for sexuality and nudity/120m/F/Magnolia.
The Kids Are All Right
1:30 4:00 6:35 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. 13-17
Daily showtimes: 1:15 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: 1:00 3:30 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
The Other Guys
Daily showtimes: 1:25 4:00 6:35 9:10
See review, Page 9
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: 2:05 4:30 6:55 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
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (in 2-D)
Kitty Galore has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but to take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves — and their humans. Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Christina Applegate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Marsden. Rated PG for animal action and humor/85m/F/Warner Bros.
Despicable Me (in 2-D)
Daily showtimes: 3:40 8:10
In a neighborhood with white picket fences and flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Armed with a unique arsenal and battle-ready vehicles, Gru vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until he encounters three little orphaned girls who look at him and see a potential dad. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Starring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig. PG for rude humor and mild action/95m/S/Universal.
2:15 5:30 8:40
See film capsule under Varsity Theatre listing.