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Listings for Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Oct. 10-16

The Judge

Fri.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Directed by David Dobkin. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shephard, Billy Bob Thornton. Rated R for language including some sexual references/142m.

Gen Silent

Fri.-Sun. early show 12:00 Daily showtime: 4:40 6:40

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse that many are hiding their lives to survive. Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because they are isolated and afraid to ask for help. But a growing number of people are fighting to keep their elders from being silenced. Directed by Stu Maddux. Not Rated/63m.

My Old Lady

Fri.-Sun. early show 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:15 8:50

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale — and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death. Directed by Israel Horovitz. Also starring Maggie Smith. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references/107m.

The Skeleton Twins

Fri.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 5:50 9:00

When estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel that they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. Directed by Craig Johnson; Starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell. Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use/93m.

Boxtrolls

Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:10

A family event movie from the creators of "Coraline" and "ParaNorman" that introduces audiences to a new breed of family — The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, "into the light," where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. Directed by Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable. Starring Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette. Rated PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor/97m.

This is Where I Leave You

Daily showtimes: 5:35 8:10

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide. Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda. Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use/103m.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:00 8:20

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France — the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory gets wind of it. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality/122m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Oct. 10-16

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:35 8:40

This story follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns he is not alone when his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne. Rated PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language/81m.

Dracula Untold 

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:15 9:25  

Luke Evans ("Fast & Furious 6," "Immortals") stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Directed by Gary Shore. Also starring Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images, and some sensuality/92m.

Gone Girl

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30  Daily showtimes: 3:00 6:05 8:30

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Directed by David Fincher; Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, David Clennon. Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language/149m.

Annabelle

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:15

She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now ... Annabelle.Directed by John Leonetti. Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton. Rated R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror/99m.

The Equalizer

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:10 8:10 (No 8:10 showing on Oct. 16)

Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall  meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Also starring Marton Csokas, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references/132m.

Maze Runner

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:25 9:05 (No 6:25 or 9:05 showings on Oct. 16 )

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Directed by Wes Ball. Starring Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images/113m.