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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective March 11-17

Cedar Rapids

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10

Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:45 9:00

To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) "naive" is a gross understatement. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent his company at the annual insurance convention, Tim is soon distracted by three convention veterans (John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) who will show him the ropes and push his boundaries. For a guy who plays everything by the book, this convention will be anything but conventional. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and drug use/87m/F/Fox SL. Rabbit Hole

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40

Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:30 8:55

Academy Award Nominee best actress

A husband and wife fight to save their marriage after the deepest form of loss. A vivid, honest and at times unexpectedly funny portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of situations. Screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Jon Tenney, Sandra Oh. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some drug use and language/92m/F/Lionsgate.

The Adjustment Bureau

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05

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

See review, Page 9

Directed by George Nolfi. Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image/99m/F/Universal

Tiny Furniture

Sat.-Sun, early show: 2:20

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

Twenty-two-year-old Aura returns home after college to her artist mother's loft with a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her YouTube page, and no shoulder to cry on. Starring writer/director Lena Dunham and her real-life family, Tiny Furniture is a tragicomedy. about what does and does not happen when you graduate with no skills, no love life, and a lot of free time. Directed by Lena Dunham. Starring Lena Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, David Call. Not rated, but contains partial nudity, sex, drug use and strong language/99m/F/IFC Films.

The King's Speech

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:20 9:05

Twelve Academy Award nominations; Winner Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay

Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated R for some language/119m/F/Weinstein.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective March 11-17

Battle: Los Angeles

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45

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

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world —— Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena. Rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language/116m/S/Sony. Mars Needs Moms

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:35 8:00

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli ­— who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigatingan elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader. With the help of a tech-savvy, underground Earthman and a rebel Martian girl called Ki, Milo just might find his way back to his mom — in more ways than one. Based on the book by Berkeley Breathed. Directed by Simon Wells. Starring Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, Joan Cusack. Rated PG for sci-fi action and peril/88m/S/Disney.

Red Riding Hood

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

Valerie is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie. Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality/109m/S/Warner Bros.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:00 8:35

See review, Page 9

Directed by Gore Verbinski. Starring Johnny Depp. Rated PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking/107m/S/Paramount

Take Me Home Tonight

Daily showtimes: 9:20

Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. But Matt's silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking, walks into the store. Directed by Michael Dowse. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Fari. Rated R for for language, sexual content and drug use/98m/S/Relativity Media.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00

Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:35 8:50

Kyle Kingson has it all — looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity — and a wicked, cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her out. When Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion, she retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance, he learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is — a task he considers impossible. Directed by Daniel Barnz. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause. Rated PG-13 for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence/95m/S/CBS Films.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:45

Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover his wife doesn't recognize him, and another man has assumed his identity. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Aidan Quinn, January Jones, Frank Langella. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content/113m/S/Warner Bros.