Movie listings: Jan. 20-26

Varsity Theatre

Jan. 20-26

Editor's note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

Silence

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 Daily showtime: 3:10, 8:20

The story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson), at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. Directed by Martin Scorsese; Starring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Issei Ogata, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yoshi Oida. Rated R for some disturbing violent content/161m.

20th Century Women

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:55, 6:45, 9:30

Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie's upbringing, via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. Directed by Mike Mills; Starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup, Alia Shawkat, Laura Wiggins, Matty Cardarople. Rated R for sexual material, language, some nudity and brief drug use/118m.

Elle

Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:50, 8:50

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Directed by Paul Verhoeven; Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Judith Magre, Christian Berkel. Rated R for violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language/130m.

Hidden Figures

Daily showtime: 5:30

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Directed by Theodore Melfi; Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali. Rated PG for thematic elements and some language/127m.

La La Land

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

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Directed by Damien Chazelle; Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Hemky Madera, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton. Rated PG-13 for some language/128m.

Lion

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 6:35, 9:20

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Directed by Garth Davis; Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality/118m.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

Jan. 20-26

Editor's note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

The Founder

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15

The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. Directed by John Lee Hancock; Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak , Laura Dern. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language/115m.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:10, (3-D) 8:45

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Directed by D.J. Caruso; Starring Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jet Li, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone, Toni Collette, Ruby Rose Skotchdopole, Tony Jaa. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of gunplay and violent action, and for sexual material and language/107m.

Split

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:30, 9:10

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him, as well as everyone around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan; Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director, Lyne Renee. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language/116m.

Patriots Day

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 (No 6:00 showing on Jan. 26)

An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, the film is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sgt. Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston. Directed by Peter Berg. Also starring Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola. Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use/133m.

Live by Night

Daily showtimes: 4:05

"Live by Night" is set in the roaring ’20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Chris Cooper, Benny Ciaramello, Scott Eastwood. Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity/128m.

The Bye Bye Man

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 7:00, 9:20

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate. Directed by Stacy Title; Starring Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Michael Trucco. Rated PG-13 for terror, horror violence, bloody images, sexual content, thematic elements, partial nudity, some language and teen drinking/96m.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50

Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks. Directed by Gareth Edwards; Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Valene Kane. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action/133m.

 

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