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Movie listings: Jan. 22-28

Varsity Theatre

Jan. 22-28

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes. 

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:55, 8:10

An adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff's book, officially described as follows: "13 Hours" presents, for the first time, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, David Denman, Max Martini, Dominic Fumusa. Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images and language/144m.

The Revenant

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 5:10, 8:35

Inspired by true events, "The Revenant" is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu; Also starring Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter. Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity/156m.



Sat.-Sun. early show 3:00 Daily showtimes: 5:50, 8:45

Room tells the story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay), a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical. They are trapped, confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named "Room." Directed by Leonard Abrahamson. Also starring Joan Allen, William H. Macy. Rated R for language/118m.


Daily showtimes: 3:10, 9:00  

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, "Carol" follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. While Carol (Care Blanchett) breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Directed by Todd Haynes; Also starring Jake Lacy, Cory Michael Smiith. Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language/118m. 

The Big Short

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 6:00

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Starring Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Tracy Letts, John Magaro, Jeremy Strong, Byron Mann, Finn Wittrock, Hamish Linklater. Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity/130m.     

The Danish Girl

Daily showtimes: 3:45, 9:10

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as        a transgender pioneer. Directed by Tom Hooper; Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts. Rated R for some sexuality and full nudity/120m. 


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 6:35

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Directed by John Crowley. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Julie Waters, Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Emily Bett Rickards. Rated PG-13 (for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language)/111m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Jan. 22-28

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

The 5th Wave


Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:50, 8:30

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope — if she can only trust him. Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying/112m.

The Boy


Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:10, 9:20

Greta (Lauren  Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. Directed by William Brent Bell; Also starring, Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell. Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, and for some thematic material/97m.

Dirty Grandpa


Sat.-Sun early shows: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30

Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick (Robert De Niro), to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Directed by Dan Mazer; Also starring Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally, Dermot Mulroney. Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, graphic nudity, and for language and drug use/102m.

Ride Along 2

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 (no 6:40 showing Thursday Jan. 28)

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta. Directed by Tim Story. Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Sherri Shepherd. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content, language and some drug material/102m.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:20, 8:40

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Directed by Tom McCarthy. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Billy Crudup. Rated R for some language including sexual references/128m.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 9:00 (3-D); 6:00 (2-D)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence/136m.