Movie listings: May 27-June 2

Varsity Theatre

May 27-June 2

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

 

Love & Friendship

NEW

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:35, 8:00

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.

A Bigger Splash

NEW

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:35

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:15, 9:10

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Rated R for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use/125m.

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

Daily showtimes: 3:40, 8:30

A documentary alleging that the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Directed by Andrew Wakefield. This Film is Not Rated/91m.

The Meddler

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 6:00

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others — as well as her own — and find a new purpose in life. Directed by Lorene Scafaria; Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Cecily Strong, Jerrod Carmichael, Michael McKean. Rated PG-13 for brief drug content/100m.           

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:25 (except May 31 and June 1), 9:00

In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. Directed by Matt Brown; also starring Malcolm Sinclair, Stephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Padraic Delaney, Toby Jones. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and smoking/108m.

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 6:40

A true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959. Directed by Bob Yari; also starring Adrian Sparks, Joely Richardson, Minka Kelly. Rated R for language, sexuality, some violence and nudity/110m.

Dough

Daily showtimes: 4:15, 9:20

Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. Directed by John Goldschmidt; also starring Ian Hart, Philip Davis, Pauline Collins, Malachi Kirby. This Film is Not Rated/94m.

 

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

May 27-June 2

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

NEW

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:00

Daily showtimes: 3:00 (3-D), 6:00, 9:00 (3-D)

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. Directed by James Bobin; also starring Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall. Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some language/113m.        

X-Men: Apocalypse

NEW

Sat.-Mon. early show: 11:45 (3-D)

Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:45 (3-D), 8:45

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. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Directed by Bryan Singer; Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult. Rated PG-13 (for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images/144m.     

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 12:15, 2:30

Daily showtimes: 4:45 (except June 2), 7:05, 9:20

Now that Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Zac Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being. Directed by Nicholas Stoller; also starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Selena Gomez, Lisa Kudrow. Rated R for crude sexual content including brief graphic nudity, language throughout, drug use and teen partying/92m.                  

The Angry Birds Movie

Sat.-Mon. early shows: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:35, 8:40

We'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated almost entirely by happy, flightless birds. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Directed by Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis; with the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage. Rated PG for rude humor and action/97m.                 

The Nice Guys

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:05, 9:10

“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power. Directed by Shane Black; also starring Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, Kim Basinger. Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use/116m/S/WB           

Captain America: Civil War

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:35, 8:55

Captain America leads the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo; Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem/147m.

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