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Movie listings: Sept. 8-14

Varsity Theatre

Sept. 8-14

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

Home Again


Sat-Sun early show: 12:00, 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

Recently separated from her husband, Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice's unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer; Starring Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell. Rated PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material/96m.

Patti Cake$


Sat-Sun early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:10, 6:50, 9:30

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in "Patti Cake$," the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, the film chronicles an underdog's quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats. Directed by Geremy Jasper; Starring Danielle MacDonald, Patrick Brana, Cathy Moriarty, Wass Stevens, Adam Scarimbolo, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie. Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual references, some drug use and a brief nude image/108m.

I Do ... Until I Don't

Sat-Sun early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 8:50

"What's the Point?" is a comedy investigating the concept that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew. The story is told through the lens of a pretentious documentarian and follows three couples at various stages in their relationships. Directed by Lake Bell; Starring Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Amber Heard, Dolly Wells, Wyatt Cenac, Chace Crawford, Rae Gray. Rated R for sexual material and language/103m.

The Trip to Spain

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:05

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish. Directed by Michael Winterbottom; Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan, Tim Leach, Justin Edwards, Rebecca Johnson. Not Rated/115m.

Wind River

Sat-Sun early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:20, 9:00

U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent Cory Lambert discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner, but she's unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. Wind River is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature. Directed by Taylor Sheridan; Starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal, Martin Sensmeier, Julia Jones, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham. Rated R for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language/111m.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40 (No 6:20 showing Sept 12 or Sept. 14)

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

Sat-Sun early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 9:10

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.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Sept. 8-14

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



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

Children start to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine. The neighborhood children unite together to face Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Directed by Andy Muschietti; Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton. Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language/135m.


Sat-Sun early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Directed by Eric Summer, Éric Warin; Starring Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Terrence Scammell. Rated PG for some impolite humor, and action/89m.

The Big Sick

Sat-Sun early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00

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.

Logan Lucky

Sat-Sun early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:30, 9:20

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Directed by Steven Soderbergh; Starring Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Craig, Sebastian Stan, Katie Holmes. Rated PG-13 for language and some crude comments/119m.

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Sat-Sun early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:05, 8:50

The world's top protection agent gets a new client: a hit man who came in from the cold. They've been on the opposite ends of a bullet for years. Now they must team up and have only 24 hours to get to The Hague to bring down a murderous dictator. Directed by Patrick Hughes; Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout/118m.


Daily showtimes: 6:40, 9:10 (No 6:40 showing Sept. 14)

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.