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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Jan. 6-12

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 9:00

Retired career spy George Smiley is brought back in to track down the identity of a suspected mole, or double agent, in MI6 during the Cold War. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Based on John le Carre's classic bestselling novel. Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Toby Jones. Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language/128m. My Week with Marilyn

Times: Sat.-Sun early show: 12:00 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

In the summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark worked as an assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was on honeymoon with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller. When Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagnh. Rated R for some language/99m.

War Horse

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 5:10 8:20

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, "War Horse" begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence/146m.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Times: Sat.Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 5:00 8:30

Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle 40 years later. Directed by Ashland High School graduate David Fincher. Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara. Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language/157.

The Descendants

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:25 9:10

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after an accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters to Kauai from Oahu to confrontthe man who was having an affair with her. Meanwhile, Matt wrestles with a decision whether or not to sell the family's land, handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Patricia Hastie. Rated R for language including some sexual references/115m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Jan. 6-12

Hugo (in 3D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:15 9:00

With the help of an eccentric girl, an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen. Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking/126m.

Young Adult

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 7:00 9:20

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend who is now married with kids. Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt. Rated R for language and some sexual content/94m.

The Adventures of Tintin (in 3D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: (3:20 2D) 6:00 8:35

The purchase of a model ship propels young journalist Tintin and his dog Snowy on an epic globe-hopping quest involving ancient secrets, mysteries and treasure. The film combines motion-capture and traditional animation. Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkeness and brief smoking/107m.

We Bought a Zoo

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:45 5:35 8:25

Based on a true story, a widowed father buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start. Facing enormous odds, he and his children, along with a small but loyal staff, work to get the zoo re-opened.Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church. Rated PG/124m.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:50 5:50 8:50

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan and his rogue team must go undercover to clear their organization's name. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Pegg. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence/133m.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:10 9:10

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large — Professor Moriarty — and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material/129m.