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Movie listings: June 2-8

Varsity Theatre

June 2-8

Note: See www.catheatres.com for days not listed, and ticket prices



Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:10, 6:45, 9:20

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky; Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden. Rated PG for thematic elements, brief war images, historical smoking throughout, and some language/105m.


Daily showtimes: 3:50, 9:10

He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It's the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame-but what happens when your 15 minutes in the spotlight are up? Directed by Philippe Falardeau; Starring Liev Schreiber, Jim Gaffigan, Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Pooch Hall, Morgan Spector, Michael Rapaport. Rated R for language throughout, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some bloody images/101m.

The Lovers

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 5:50, 8:15

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. Directed by Azazel Jacobs; Starring Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Jessica Sula, Melora Walters, Aidan Gillen, Tyler Ross, Lesley Fera, Janine Mitchell. Rated R for sexuality and language/94m.

A Quiet Passion

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:05, 6:10, 9:00

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson's deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Directed by Terence Davies; Starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, Emma Bell, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey, Rose Williams. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images and brief suggestive material/125m.

Their Finest

Daily showtime: 3:15, 8:50

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Directed by Lone Scherfig; Starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Richard E. Grant, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling. Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality/117m.

The Zookeeper's Wife

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtime: 6:20

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned — and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance — and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. Directed by Niki Caro; Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Shira Haas, Efrat Dor, Timothy Radford. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking/126m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

June 2-8

Note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

Wonder Woman


Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: (3-D) 2:55, 6:05, 9:10

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Directed by Patty Jenkins; Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content/141m.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:15, 5:35, (3-D) 8:00

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Directed by David Soren; Starring Ed Helms, Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Kristen Schaal, Lesley Nicol, Rated PG for mild rude humor throughout/89m.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:45, 8:40

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. Directed by Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg; Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kaya Scodelario, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites. Rated PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content/129m.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:35, 9:20

The story follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon as he butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. Directed by Seth Gordon; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera, Hannibal Buress Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity/119m.

Alien: Covenant

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 (No 6:45 showing June 8)

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with "Alien: Covenant," a new chapter in his groundbreaking franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby. Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity/122m.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 3:006:00, 9:00

Set to the backdrop of "Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand. Directed by James Gunn; Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content/137m.