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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Jan. 14-20

The King's Speech

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:25

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:55 8:40

Seven Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress

Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Colin Firth stars as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated R for some language/119m/F/Weinstein.

True Grit

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:40 8:20

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross' father is shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney, who she is determined to bring to justice. Hiring a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images/110m/S/Paramount.

Black Swan

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:406:20 9:00

Four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Director, Actress and Supporting Actress

When a New York City's ballet company's artistic director decides to replace their prima ballerina for the opening production of their new season, Nina is his first choice. But a new dancer, Lily, impresses Leroy as well. "Swan Lake" requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis. Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use/109m/S/Fox Searchlight.

The Fighter

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

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

Six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress

The true story of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family and redeem their pasts. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Christian Bale. Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality/116m/S/Paramount.

127 Hours

Sat.-Mon. early how: 2:30

Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:10 9:30

Three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actor, Screenplay and Original Score

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images/95m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Jan. 14-20

The Green Hornet

(in 2D)

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:50 8:40

After his media magnate father's mysterious death, directionless Britt Reid forms a friendship with his father's inventive employee, Kato. Using the opportunity to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives, Britt becomes the vigilante. The Green Hornet, and the two of them use ingenuity and gadgets to fight crime. Directed by Michel Gondry. Starring Seth Rogen, Stephen Chow, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content/119m/S/Sony.

The Dilemma

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:00 8:50

Confirmed bachelor Ronny and happily married Nick have been through thick and thin. With Ronny's girlfriend and Nick's wife by their sides, they're unbeatable. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he sees Nick's wife out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving sexual content/118m/S/Universal.

Fair Game

Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:05

Daily showtimes: 6:40

A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts. Rated PG-13.

Season of the Witch

Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:25

Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:20

See review, Page 9

Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Campbell Moore.Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content/98m/F/Relativity Media.

Gulliver's Travels

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:00

Daily showtimes: 4:35 9:10

Jack Black stars as Gulliver, a big—talking mailroom clerk who, after mistakenly being assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of very tiny people. Starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt. SAT/Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action/87m/S/Fox.

TRON: Legacy

(in 2D)

Daily showtimes: 6:15 9:00

Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father, a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. Sam investigates a signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade — a signal that could only come from his father — and is pulled into a digital world where his father has been trapped for 20 years. Starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund. Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language/125m/S/Disney.

Little Fockers

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:40 8:00

See review, Page 9

Starring Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman. Rated PG-13 for mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content/98m/F/Universal.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

(in 2D)

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:30

Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin, join forces once again with their royal friend, Prince Caspian, and the warrior mouse, Reepicheep, on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands and beyond. Starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes. Rated PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy violence/115m/S/Fox.