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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Sept. 17-23

The Town

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45

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

A bank robber becomes romantically involved with one of his victims, a bank manager who doesn't know who he is. Their relationship jeopardizes the robber's gang, who are being pursued by an FBI agent who also is interested in the bank manager. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Chris Cooper, Jeremy Renner. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use/130m/S/Warner Bros.

I'm Still Here

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

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

A documentary on Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. Directed by Casey Affleck; Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon. Not Rated/108m/F/Magnolia

Cairo Time

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30

Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:10

See review, Page 9

Directed by Ruba Nadda. Starring Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and smoking/90m/S/IFC.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25

Daily showtimes: 6:35

See review, Page 9

Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Madeline Carroll, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Callan McAuliffe. PG for language and some thematic material/90m/F/WB.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

Daily showtimes: 3:40 8:50

In Swedish, Italian and French

There's sex trafficking in Sweden, and there's an investigation into those in high office who abuse underage girls. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist. Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language/129m/Music Box.

Lovely, Still

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45

Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:05 8:10

With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone braves the wintery snow to arrive home from his job at the grocery store only to find a stranger standing in his home. What begins as an odd and awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a romantic late-life love affair that takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey, which takes an unexpected turn. Directed by Nicholas Fackler. Starring Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Banks. Rated PG for thematic material, mild language and brief smoking/92m/F/Monterey Media.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Sept. 17-23


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:15 5:20 7:25 9:30

A supernatural thriller based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan. A group of people, including a formerly alcoholic homicide detective, become trapped in an elevator and discover that one of them is The Devil. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Starring Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic. Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references/80m/F/Universal.

Easy A

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 8:45

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school —— until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Directed by Will Gluck. Starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Lisa Kudrow. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material/93m/F/Sony.

The American

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30

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

Jack is a master assassin. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows his next assignment will be his last. He reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of a local priest and pursues romance with a local woman. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Starring George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli. Rated R for violence, sexual content and nudity/105m/S/Focus.

Eat Pray Love

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 6:10

Liz Gilbert, newly divorced, steps out of her comfort zone, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. Starring Julia Roberts. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity/140m/F/Sony.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20

Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

In a world ravaged by a virus infection turning its victims into the undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but she gets some unexpected help from an old friend. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta. Rated R for sequences of strong violence and language/98m/S/Sony.

Going the Distance

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

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

When aspiring journalist Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her last year of school, boyfriend Garrett, an assistant music scout, stays in Manhattan to pursue his ambitions and wait on that promotion he's been promised. With a webcam connection and frequent-flier miles, the two gamely navigate the pitfalls of their bi-coastal romance, dodging bad advice from friends and some predatory singles who won't take "taken" for an answer. But when it seems their wait is almost over, Erin scores her dream job in California just as Garrett's career heats up in New York. Directed by Nanette Burstein. Starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Christina Applegate. Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity/103m/S/WB.

The Other Guys

Daily showtimes: 3:40 9:10

Set in New York City, Detective Allen Gamble is a forensic accountant who's more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets. This is a Will Ferrell comedy. 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.