Movie listings: April 1-7

Varsity Theatre

April 1-6

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

 

I Saw the Light

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:50, 8:45

The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Directed by Marc Abraham; Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt. Rated R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity/123m.   

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05

Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:00, 8:25

A Portokalos family secret will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Directed by Kirk Jones; starring John Corbett, Nia Vardalos, Mark Margolis, Rita Wilson, John Stamos, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material/94m.

Embrace of the Serpent

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:15, 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.      

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:15

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/.   

Lady in the Van

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:25, 8:55

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.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

April 1-7

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

 

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:15 (3-D), 2:00

Daily showtimes: 3:45 (3-D), 5:25, 6:15, 7:10 (3-D), 8:50

Fearing the actions of a god-like superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder; starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality/151m.

Deadpool Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:15, 6:45 (except April 7), 9:15 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.

Divergent Series: Allegiant

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:25, 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.

10 Cloverfield Lane

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25

Daily showtimes: 9:30

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.

Zootopia             

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:30, 5:35, 8:10

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.

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