Movie listings: June 17-23

Varsity Theatre

June 17-23

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

 

Maggie's Plan

NEW

Daily showtimes: 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10

A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). Directed by Rebecca Miller; also starring Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, Ida Rohatyn, Wallace Shawn, Mina Sundwall. Rated R for language and brief sexuality/98m.

Now You See Me 2

Daily showtimes: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00 

The Four Horsemen return for a second adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. A year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most improbable heist yet. Directed by Jon M. Chu. also starring Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco. Rated PG-13 for violence and some language/115m.

The Lobster

Daily showtimes: 12:15, 3:00, 6:05, 8:50  

David (Colin Farrell), has just been dumped by his wife, and lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious "Hotel" while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Also starring Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw. Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence/118m.         Me Before You

Daily showtimes: 12:25, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30  

Louisa “Lou” Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years before, and whose world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up, until Lou  determines to show him that life is worth living. Directed by Thea Sharrock; starring Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Stephen Peacocke, Janet McTee. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material/110m.

Love & Friendship

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so, she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. Directed by Whit Stillman; Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel. Rated PG for some thematic elements/94m.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

June 17-23

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Finding Dory

NEW

Daily showtimes: 12:15, 1:35 (3-D), 2:50, 4:10, 5:30, 6:45 (3-D), 8:10

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish is reunited with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Sequel to 2003's "Finding Nemo." Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane; starring Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy. Rated PG for mild thematic elements/97m+6m short subject.

Central Intelligence

NEW

Daily showtimes: 12:45, 3:20, 5:55, 8:30 (except June 23), 9:20

A one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), comes home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. Before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it's too late to get out, as his unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them killed in more ways than he can count. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber; also starring Amy Ryan, Ed Helms, Danielle Nicolet, Bobby Brown, Aaron Paul. Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language/107m.

The Conjuring 2

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

In one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. Directed by James Wan; Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Madison Wolfe, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Benjamin Haigh. Rated R for terror and horror violence/133m.

Warcraft

Daily showtimes: 12:35, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home. Directed by Duncan Jones; starring Ben Foster, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Dominic Cooper, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Ben Schnetzer, Ruth Negga. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence/123m.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Daily showtimes: 11:55, 5:45

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Anne Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some language/113m.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Daily showtimes: 2:35, 8:25

Upon awakening after thousands of years, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. Rated PG-13 (for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images/144m.

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