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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Feb. 8-13

Side Effects

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

A provocative thriller about Emily and Martin, a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language/106m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:05 8:50

Golden Globe winner: Best picture, best director; seven Oscar nominations, including best picture, supporting actor, adapted screenplay and original score

On Nov. 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist comes up with a plan to get them safely out of the country — a plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Rated R for language and some violent images/120m.

Hyde Park on Hudson

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:15 8:30

Golden Globe nominee: Best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, host the king and queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York — the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. Britain is facing imminent war with Germany, and the royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic life, as wife, mother and mistresses conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Directed by Roger Michell. Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman. Rated R for brief sexuality/94m.

Silver Linings Playbook

Golden Globe winner: best actress in a comedy or musical; eight Oscar nominations: Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best supporting actor/actress

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:40

Pat Solatano has lost everything — his house, his job and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro. Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity/122m.

Zero Dark Thirty

Five Oscar nominations: Best picture, best actress, original screenplay, film editing and sound editing

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtime: 5:45

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke. Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language/157m.

The Impossible

One Oscar nomination: best actress

Times: Daily showtimes: 3:10 9:00

A powerful and unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time — the 2006 Indian Ocean tsunami. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast. Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity/114m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Feb. 8-13

Identity Thief

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:15 9:00

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: The ID she's using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"... and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back. Directed by Seth Gordon. Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet. Rated R for sexual content and language/111m.

Bullet to the Head

Times: Daily showtimes: 3:50 9:20

Based on a graphic novel, "Bullet to the Head" tells the story of a New Orleans hitman and a D.C. cop who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use/92m.

Warm Bodies

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:45 9:10

A funny new twist on a classic love story, this poignant tale is about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human — setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco, Cory Hardrict. Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language/97m.

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 (3D) Daily showtimes: 4:00 (2D) 6:25 (3D) 8:50 (3D)

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches ... their past. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears, Thomas Mann. Rated R for strong fantasy horror and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language/93m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtime: 6:05

Golden Globe winner: Best actor in a drama; 12 Oscar nominations, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actor/actress, adapted screenplay, cinematography

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language/149m.