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Movie listings: June 3-9

Varsity Theatre

June 3-9

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

The Lobster


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15

Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:05, 8:50  

Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious "Hotel" while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape. At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Also starring Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw       Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence/118m,            Me Before You


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25

Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:50, 8:30  

Louisa “Lou” Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years before, and whose world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up ... until Lou  determines to show him that life is worth living. Directed by Thea Sharrock. Starring Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Stephen Peacocke, Janet McTee. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material/110m.

Love & Friendship

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:40, 8:00

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so, she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. Directed by Whit Stillman; Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel. Rated PG for some thematic elements/94m.

A Bigger Splash

Daily showtimes: 3:55, 9:10

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Rated R for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use/125m.

The Meddler

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 6:45 (No 6:45 showing June 9)

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others — as well as her own — and find a new purpose in life. Directed by Lorene Scafaria; Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Cecily Strong, Jerrod Carmichael, Michael McKean. Rated PG-13 for brief drug content/100m.           

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:25, 9:00

In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. Directed by Matt Brown; also starring Malcolm Sinclair, Stephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Padraic Delaney, Toby Jones. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and smoking/108m. 

Ashland Street Cinemas

June 3-9

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 3:40 (3-D), 6:00, 8:50    

Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O'Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and the       hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell, "The Arrow"). Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence/112m.   

       Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00, 2:10

Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:35, 9:30

The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone. Also starring Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph       Rated R for some graphic nudity, language throughout, sexual content and drug use/86m/S/Universal       

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:25 (3-D), 6:10, 9:00 (3-D)

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Anne Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some language/113m.        

X-Men: Apocalypse

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25

Daily showtimes: 2:50, 6:20(3-D), 8:40

Upon awakening after thousands of years, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. Rated PG-13 (for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images/144m.     

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Daily showtimes: 4:25, 9:20

Now that Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Zac Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being. Rated R for crude sexual content including brief graphic nudity, language throughout, drug use and teen partying/92m.                  

The Angry Birds Movie

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:35, 8:00

We'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated almost entirely by happy, flightless birds. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Directed by Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis; with the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage. Rated PG for rude humor and action/97m.                 

The Nice Guys

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45

Daily showtimes: 6:40

“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use/116m/S/WB