Movie listings: April 29-May 5

Varsity Theatre

April 29-May 5

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

Purple Rain (1984)

NEW

NOTE: Only playing April 29-May 1

Showtimes: 9:00

The Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with singer Apollonia. But, another musician, Morris, looks to steal the Kid's spotlight, and his girl. Directed by Albert Magnoli; Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day. Rated R for adult situations/language, nudity, violence/111m.

A Hologram for the King

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:05

Daily showtimes: 4:30, 6:55, 9:20

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury). Directed by Tom Tykwer. Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use/97m.

Born to be Blue

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40

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

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Directed by Robert Budreau. Rated R for drug use, language, some sexuality and brief violence/98m.

Elvis & Nixon

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:40

Daily showtimes: 4:55, 7:15, 9:30

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Directed by Liza Johnson. Rated R for some language/86m.

Miles Ahead

Daily showtimes: 3:45, 8:40

The story of a few lost days in the life of Miles Davis (Don Cheadle), the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music, and relives the years he had with his great love, Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Directed by Cheadle. Also starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Keith Stanfield. Rated R (for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence)/100m.

Eye in the Sky

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 (9:00 showing is May 2-5 only)

Starring Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Directed by Gavin Hood. Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox. Rated R for some violent images and language/102m.

Hello, My Name is Doris

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 6:15

After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love. Directed by Michael Showalter; starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Peter Gallagher, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tyne Daly, Beth Behrs. Rated R for language/95m.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

April 29-May 5

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Ratchet & Clank

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:15, 5:40, 8:05 (3-D)

Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity. Directed by Jericca Cleland; with the voices of James A. Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Sylvester Stallone. Rated PG for action and some rude humor/94m.   

Mother's Day

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:05, 9:00

The latest star studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall is a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, Jack Whitehall. Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material/118m. 

Huntsman: Winter's War

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05

Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:25, 9:10

Evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Nick Frost. Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/114m.

The Jungle Book

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:05, 12:55 Daily showtimes: 2:40 (3-D), 3:35, 5:15, 6:15, 7:50 (3-D), 8:50

An all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves, but finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba) promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. Directed by Jon Favreau; also with the voices of Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi. Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril/106m.

Zootopia

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:45, 8:20

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot  where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove  herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush; starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer. Rated PG for some thematic elements, rude humor and action/108m.

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