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Movie listings: March 18-24

Varsity Theatre

March 18-24

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

Embrace of the Serpent


Sat.-Thurs early show: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:15, 6:10, 9:05

The story of Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. Inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Directed by Ciro Guerra; starring  Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar. This film is Not Rated/125m.      

The Bronze


Sat.-Thurs early show: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:30. 8:10

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete's star rises in town. Directed by Bryan Buckley; starring Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Hailey Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong. Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use/108m.  

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 

When reporter Kim Baker’s life needs something more, she decides to 'shake it all up" by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa; starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content, drug use and violent war images/111m/.   

Son of Saul

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 8:40

Academy Award winner: Best Foreign Language Film     

In Hungarian, German, Yiddish with English subtitles.     

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Directed by Laszlo Nemes; starring Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Sandor Zsoter, Marcin Czarnik. Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity/107m.

Lady in the Van

Sat.-Thurs. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:25, 9:00

Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years. Directed by Nicholas Hytner; starring Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, James Corden, Alex Jennings, Frances De La Tour, Alan Bennett, Dominic Cooper. Rated PG-13 for a brief unsettling image/104m.

Where to Invade Next

Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:50

An expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. An eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America. Rated R for language, some violent images, drug use and brief graphic nudity/119m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

March 18-24

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Divergent Series: Allegiant


Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:20, 9:10

Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. Directed by Robert Schwentke; Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q. Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements, and some partial nudity/120m.

Miracles from Heaven


Sat.-Thurs. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:10, 8:00 (except March 24), 8:50

When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired. Directed by Patricia Riggen; starring Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch, Eugenio Derbez, Queen Latifah. Rated PG for thematic material, including accident and medical images/109m.          

The Brothers Grimsby

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 5:50

Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want — 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Directed by Louis Leterrier; Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Gabourey Sidibe, Penelope Cruz. Rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use/83m.

10 Cloverfield Lane

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:15

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:25 (except March 24), 9:00

A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg; Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language/105m.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:10 (3-D), 4:00, 6:40, 8:30 (except March 24)

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot  where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove  herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush. Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer. Rated PG for some thematic elements, rude humor and action/108m.


Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:00 (except March 24), 9:20

Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Directed by Tim Miller; starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity/107m.