Listings for Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Oct. 31-Nov. 6
Sat.-Sun. early show:12:35 Daily showtime: 3:30 6:20 9:05
Inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer. Rated R for language and brief sexual content/120m.
The Blue Room
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtime: 3:00 5:05 7:10 9:15
In French with English subtitles. Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Grand Budapest Hotel") directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation — but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way. Starring Lea Drucker. Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity/75m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtime: 3:20 5:50 8:25
Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine — the race track, a strip club and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart. Directed by Ted Melfi. Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language/103m.
The Green Prince
Sat.-Sun. no early show. Daily showtimes: 3:10 8:50
In English and Hebrew with English subtitles — Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s story retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. Directed by Nadav Schirman. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some disturbing images/101m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 5:40
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Rated R for language including some sexual references/142m.
My Old Lady
Sat.-Sun. early show 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:10 8:40
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. Directed by Israel Horovitz. Starring Maggie Smith. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references/107m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Oct. 31-Nov. 6
Sat. Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00
A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story. Directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmad. Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language/117m.
Before I Go to Sleep
Sat. Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:25 9:15
The story of a woman who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life — as well as everyone in it, including her doctor and even her husband. Directed by Rowan Joffe. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong. Rated R for some brutal violence and language/92m.
Sat. Sun. early show: 2:25 Daily showtimes: 5:30 8:35
April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Directed by David Ayer. Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs. Rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout/134m.
The Book of Life
No Sat.-Sun early show (3D). Daily showtime: 7:00 (No 7:00 3D showing on Thursday Nov. 6)
Sat.-Sun. early show (2D): 2:10 Daily showtime: 4:35
The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. Starring Hector Elizondo, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Ice Cube. Rated PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images/95m.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:45 2:50 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:05 (No 7:05 showing on Thursday, Nov. 6)
This story follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life. 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.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 5:05 8:20 (No 8:20 showing on Thursday Nov. 6)
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language/149m.
Kill the Messenger
No Sat.-Sun. early show. Daily showtime: 9:10
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story that leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. — and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Also starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega. Rated R for language and drug content/112m.
No Sat.-Sun. early show. Daily showtime: 8:45
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images/113m.