Now Playing: movie theaters
July 27-Aug. 2
The Dark Knight Rises
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 4:40 8:20
Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language/165m.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:20
"WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. I have only done this once before." An unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to go looking for the story behind it. They discover its author is a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Starring Kristen Bell, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson. Rated R for language including some sexual references/86m.
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:25 9:05
In a small town in Texas, the local mortician strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy widow that takes a surprising turn. Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine, Rick Dial, Veronica Orosco. Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief strong language/104m.
To Rome With Love
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 4:30 7:00 9:30
A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. Directed by Woody Allen; Starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page. Rated R for some sexual references/95m.
Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:15 8:45
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, "Moonrise Kingdom" tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking/94m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
July 27-Aug. 2
Times: Daily showtimes: 2:00 4:30 6:55 9:20
Four everyday suburban guys form a neighborhood watch group as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. When they discover that their town has become overrun with aliens, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination. Directed by Akiva Schaffer. Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte, Billy Crudup. Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images/102m.
The Dark Knight Rises
Times: Daily showtimes: 1:40 5:15 8:50
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Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2D/3D
Times: Daily showtimes: 1:00 (3D) 3:30 (2D) 5:55 (3D) 8:10 (2D)
In the wake of earth-shattering upheavals, Sid reunites with his long-lost family, and the gang encounters a ragtag menagerie of colorful new characters determined to stop them from returning home. Directed by Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier. Starring Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo. Rated PG for for mild rude humor and action/peril/94m.
The Amazing Spider-Man in 2D/3D
Times: Daily showtimes: 3:45 (3D) 9:10 (2D)
The story of Peter Parker, a high school outcast abandoned by his parents as a boy, raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Peter is trying to figure out who he is while finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance leading him to Oscorp and Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As the superhero Spider-Man, Peter is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard. Directed by Marc Webb; Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen, Sally Field. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence/136m.
Times: Daily showtimes: 1:20 6:45
Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney-Pixar's "Brave" follows the heroic journey of Merida, the skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Featuring the voice talents of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters. Rated PG/94m+7m short "La Luna" precedes movie.