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Movie listings: Aug. 11-17

Varsity Theatre

Aug. 11-17

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

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power


Daily showtimes: 1:10, 3:40, 6:20, 8:50

A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth brought" climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Directed by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen; Starring Al Gore. Rated PG for thematic elements and some troubling images/98m.

The Glass Castle


Daily showtimes: 12:20, 3:15, 6:10, 9:00

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, "The Glass Castle" is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls's best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton; Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking/126m.

City of Ghosts


Daily showtimes: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:15

This documentary from Matthew Heineman goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow the citizen journalist collective "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group's misinformation campaigns in their home country. Directed by Matthew Heineman; Starring Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Hamoud, Hassan, Hussam, Naji Jerf, Mohamad. Rated R for disturbing violent content, and for some language/92m.


Daily showtimes: 12:00, 5:35

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin. The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco). Directed by Gillian Robespierre; Starring John Turturro, Edie Falco, Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn. Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use/96m.


Daily showtimes: 2:25, 8:00

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centered around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow; Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, John Krasinski, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jason Mitchell, Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language/143m.


Daily showtimes: 3:00, 8:30

'Maudie,"based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. 'Maudie" charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. Directed by Aisling Walsh; also starring Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett, Lawrence Barry, Greg Malone. Rated PG-13 for some thematic content and brief sexuality/115m.

The Big Sick

Daily showtimes: 12:10, 5:45

A Pakistani-American stand-up comedian falls for an American woman, despite the fact that his family wants him to consent to an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture. Directed by Michael Showalter; Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Matty Cardarople, Ray Romano, Vella Lovell, Bo Burnham, Anupam Kher. Rated R for language including some sexual references/120m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Aug. 11-17

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

Annabelle: Creation


Daily showtimes: 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. Directed by David F. Sandberg; Starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee. Rated R for horror violence and terror/109m.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature


Daily showtimes: 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 7:50

Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park. Directed by Cal Brunker; Starring Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jeff Dunham, Robert Tinkler. Rated PG for action and some rude humor/91m.

The Dark Tower

Daily showtimes: 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 8:30

The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, in the hope that reaching it will preserve his dying world. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel; Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Abbey Lee, Tom Taylor, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Nicholas Hamilton. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action/94m.


Daily showtimes: 4:00, 9:25

A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single Mom Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone, and no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps into her own car in pursuit of the kidnappers. Directed by Luis Prieto; Starring Halle Berry, Lew Temple, Christopher Berry, Dana Gourrier, Ritchie Montgomery, Robert Walker Branchaud, Malea Rose. Rated R for violence and peril/82m.

Atomic Blonde

Daily showtimes: 1:05, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Directed by David Leitch; Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, James Faulkner. Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity/115m.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Daily showtimes: 12:50, 6:15

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Directed by Luc Besson; Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language/137m.


Daily showtimes: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26-June 4, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Directed by Christopher Nolan; Starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles. Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language/106m.