Movie listings: Nov. 11-17

Varsity Theatre

Nov. 11-17

See www.catheatres.com for showtimes and ticket prices

Arrival

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:50, 8:35

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.Directed by Denis Villeneuve; Also starring Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Tzi Ma, Nathaly Thibault. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language/116m.

Hacksaw Ridge

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

This is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of World War II, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of honor. Directed by Mel Gibson; Starring Teresa Palmer, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving. Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images/ 139m.                  Seed: The Untold Story

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:40, 8:25

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. "Seed: The Untold Story" follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Directed by Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz; Starring Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, Jane Goodall, Winona LaDuke, Raj Patel. Not Rated/ 94m.                           Certain Women

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:55, 6:30, 9:10 (No 6:30 showing Nov. 15)

"Certain Women" drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to diffuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client, who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer, who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home. Directed by Kelly Reichardt; Starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, James LeGros, Jared Harris, Rene Auberjonois. Rated R for some language/107m.        

A Man Called Ove

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 (No 4 p.m. showing Nov. 15)

In Swedish, with English subtitles. Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms, and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. Directed by Hannes Holm; Starring Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Johan Widerberg, Chatarina Larsson, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergard. Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language/116m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Nov. 11-17

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Shut In

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10, 2:25 Daily showtimes: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

"Shut In" is a heart-pounding thriller starring Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever. Directed by Farren Blackburn; Also starring Ellen David, Oliver Platt, Tim Post, David Cubitt, Jacob Tremblay, Charlie Heaton. Rated PG-13 for terror and some violence/bloody images, nudity, thematic elements and brief strong language/91m.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

ADVANCE SHOWS

Nov. 17: 6:00 (2-D); 6:00 (3-D)

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Directed by David Yates; Starring Jon Voight, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Zoë Kravitz, Gemma Chan, Katherine Waterston. Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence/132m.

Doctor Strange

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 (2-D); 2:10 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:55 (3-D), 4:55 (2-D) 6:05 (2-D; No 6:05 showing Nov. 17), 8:40 (3-D)

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson; Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence/120m.  

Trolls

Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 (2-D), 1:15 (2-D; Nov. 17), 1:35 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:40 (2-D), 5:55 (2-D), 6:25 (3-D; No 6:25 showing Nov. 17), 7:45 (2-D)   

DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls" is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known. Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn; Also starring Anna Kendrick, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel,  Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, John Cleese, Gwen Stefani. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/92m. 

The Accountant

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 8:20

Christian Wolff is a math savante with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Directed by Gavin O'Connor; Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout/128m.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Daily showtimes: 6:20 (No 6:20 showing Nov. 17), 9:10

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel. When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for Treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed. Based upon author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide. Directed by Edward Zwick; Also starring Aldis Hodge, Holt McCallany, Patrick Heusinger, Danika Yarosh. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements/118m.      

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30  Daily showtimes: 3:15 (Nov. 17), 3:25

From director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers, and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Judy Dench, Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril; 127m.

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