Movie listings: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Varsity Theatre

Jan. 27-Feb. 2

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Gold

NEW

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

The epic tale of one man's pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Kenny Wells, a modern day prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story. Directed by Stephen Gaghan; Starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Rachael Taylor. Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity/121m.

Silence

Daily showtime: 8:10

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

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:30

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.

Hidden Figures

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtime: 3:15, 6:15, 9:10

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: 11:55 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: 12:05 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. 27-Feb. 2

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A Dog's Purpose

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:55, 8:45

The soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love, the movie is told from the dog’s perspective. Based on the 2010 book by W. Bruce Cameron of the same name. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom; Starring Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Pooch Hall, Logan Miller, Juliet Rylance. Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril/120m.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: (2-D) 1:35 Daily showtimes: (3-D) 4:10, (2-D) 6:45, (2-D) 9:20

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began - Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between regaining her superhuman abilities at Wesker's hand and Umbrella's impending attack, this will be Alice's most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ruby Rose Skotchdopole, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, William Levy, Eoin Macken. Rated R for sequences of violence throughout/106m.

The Founder

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 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

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30

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

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.

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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