Movie listings: Aug. 19-25

Varsity Theatre

Aug. 19-25

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Don't Think Twice

NEW 

Daily showtimes: 12:10, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20 (No 9:20 showing on Aug. 23)

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group — all best friends — start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of "Sleepwalk With Me" and the creator of "This American Life" comes" Don't Think Twice," a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people. Directed by Mike Birbiglia. Rated R for language and some drug use; 92m.        

Indignation

NEW

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

Based on Philip Roth's late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family's best laid plans to the ultimate test. Directed by James Schamus; Also starring Linda Emond, Danny Burstein, Ben Rosenfield. Rated R for sexual content and some language; 110m.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Daily showtimes: 12:15, 3:00, 5:45, 8:30

Set in 1940s New York, "Florence Foster Jenkins" is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge. Directed by Stephen Frears; Also starring Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda. Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material/110m.

Gleason

Daily showtime: 4:05

The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve's determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition--utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible. Directed by Clay Tweel; Also starring Michel Varisco, Scott Fujita, Drew Brees, Mike McCready. Rated R for language/111m.

Café Society

Daily showtimes: 1:40, 6:45, 9:10

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance "Café Society" follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age. Directed by Woody Allen; also starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott. Rated PG-13 for some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking/96m.

Captain Fantastic

Daily showtimes: 12:25, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. Directed by Matt Ross; also starring Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell , Ann Dowd, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn. Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity/119m.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

Aug. 19-25

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Kubo and the Two Strings

NEW

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 12:55, 3:15, 8:40; (3-D) 6:20

Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. Starring Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro. Animated; Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril; 101m

Ben-Hur

NEW

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 12:20, 5:45; (3-D) 3:25, 8:50

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but an encounter with Jesus leads him to the Crucifixion, where he discovers forgiveness and finds redemption. Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Ayelet Zurer, Moises Arias, Pilou Asbæk, Marwan Kenzari. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images; 123m

War Dogs

NEW

Daily showtimes: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10

"War Dogs" follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military — a deal that puts them in business with very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. government. Starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper. Rated R for drug use, some sexual references, language throughout; 114m.

Pete's Dragon

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 1:30, 4:00, 6:30;  (3-D) 8:50

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific          Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley).          Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot          seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns          the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.         Directed by David Lowery; Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Robert Redford         Rated PG for action, peril and brief language/102m/S/Disney                           Sausage Party

Daily showtimes: 12:10, 2:30; 4:45, 7:05, 9:20

"Sausage Party" the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about a sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they're chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who's who of today's comedy stars. Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan; Starring Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, Anders Holm, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride. Rated R for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use/89m.      

Suicide Squad

Daily showtimes: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00

It feels good to be bad ... Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.  U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.  However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? Directed by David Ayer; Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language/123.       

 

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