Movie Listings: May 18-19, 21-24

Varsity Theatre

May 18-19, 21-24

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Royal Opera: Macbeth


10 a.m. May 20, 1 p.m. May 21

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Directed by Phillida Lloyd; Not rated; 180m. Adults: $25; full-time students with ID and children under 12: $10.

Book Club


Saturday early show: 12:00, 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40, 7:05, 9:25

Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Directed by Bill Holderman; Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Alicia Silverstone, Andy Garcia. Rated PG-13 for sex-related material throughout, and for language/97m.



Saturday early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:05. 8:30

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans — until now. Directed by Betsy West, Julie Cohen; Starring Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg. Rated PG for some thematic elements and language/97m.



Saturday early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:30, 9:15

The film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Directed by Sebastián Lelio; Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Cara Horgan, Mark Stobbart, Anton Lesser, Allan Corduner. Rated R for some strong sexuality/114m.

Lives Well Lived

Daily showtimes: 5:45, 7:45

The film celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, 40 people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you. Directed by Sky Bergman; Starring Blanche Brown, Ciel Bergman, Marion Wolff, Evelyn Ricciuti, Susy Eto Bauman, Rose Albano Ballestero, Santi Visalli. Not rated; 72m.


Daily showtimes: 4:30, 9:00

A mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Directed by Jason Reitman; Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine, Kitty Crystal, Elaine Tan, Elfina Luk. Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity/95m.


Daily showtimes: 2:25, 6:50

Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Directed by Alison Chernick; Starring Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda, Billy Joel, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky. Not Rated/82m.

Isle of Dogs

Saturday early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:15

An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. Directed by Wes Anderson; Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images/101m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

May 18-23

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Deadpool 2


Sat-Sun early show: 12:00, 1:15, 2:40 Daily showytimes: 4:00, 5:20, 6:45, 8:10, 9:30

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor — finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. Directed by David Leitch; Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Bill Skarsgård, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Terry Crews, Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material/113m.

Show Dogs


Sat-Sun early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:40, 8:00

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. Directed by Raja Gosnell; Starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal. Rated PG for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action/92m.


Sat-Sun early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. Directed by Rob Greenberg; Starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Mel Rodriguez, John Hannah, Josh Segarra, Swoosie Kurtz, Emily Maddison. Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, partial nudity and some language/112m.

Life of the Party

Sat-Sun early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:25, 9:00

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college — landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna — now Dee Rock — embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. Directed by Ben Falcone; Starring Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Julie Bowen, Debby Ryan, Shannon Purser, Stephen Root, Maya Rudolph, Matt Walsh. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying/104m.


Solo: A Star Wars Story

7:00, 9:00

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Directed by Ron Howard; Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Michael Kenneth Williams. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence/135m.

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