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Movie listings: July 24-28

Varsity Theatre

July 24-28

Mr. Holmes 


Daily showtimes: 12:15, 3:10, 5:50, 8:25

A new twist on the world's most famous detective. In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love before it's too late. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Frances de la Tour, Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Philip Davis, Milo Parker. Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking/105m.

Cartel Land 


Daily showtimes: 1:00, 4:45, 9:30

With unprecedented access, "Cartel Land" is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy — the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley — a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley — Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. Directed by Matthew Heineman. Rated R for violent disturbing images, language, drug content and brief sexual material/98m.



 Daily showtimes: 12:40, 3:35, 6:30, 9:20

The riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis  (Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Also starring Naomie Harris, Jackson, Rita Ora, Victor Ortiz. Rated R for language throughout, and some violence/123m.


Daily showtimes: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R for language and drug material/128m


Daily showtimes: 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10

Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment, but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. Directed by Judd Apatow. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use/124m.

I'll See You in My Dreams

Daily showtimes: 3:30,7:10

A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest, and reconnecting with her daughter. Directed by Brett Haley; starring Blythe Danner, Mary Kay Place, Martin Starr, Sam Elliot, June Squibb, Reid Scott, Malik Akerman, Rheal Perlman. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language/96m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

July 24-28



Daily showtimes: 1:00, 4:05 (3-D), 6:30, 9:10

When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Directed by Chris Columbus. Also starring Adam Sandler, Brian Cox, Michelle Monaghan. Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive comments/106m.

Paper Towns


Daily showtimes: 1:25, 3:50, 6:45, 9:20

Based on the best-selling novel by John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), "Paper Towns" centers on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears — leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship — and true love. Directed by Jake Schreier. Starring Nat Wolff, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith. Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens/109m.


Daily showtimes: 12:45, 3:30 (3-D), 6:15, 9:00 (3-D)

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Directed by Peyton Reed; starring Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Martin Donovan, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Evangeline Lilly. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence/117m.


Daily showtimes: 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:35, 8:50 (No 6:35 showing July 28)

Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, "Minions" evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters — from T. rex to Napoleon — the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he — alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob — ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Starring Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Allison Janney, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm. Rated PG for action and rude humor/91m.

Inside Out

Daily showtimes: 12:40, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. Directed by Pete Docter. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action/102m (including 7 min LAVA short).

Jurassic World

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 2:50, 5:45, 8:40

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, but it backfires horribly. Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, BD Wong. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril/124m.