Movie listings: April 8-14

Varsity Theatre

April 12-14

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes.

 

I Saw the Light

Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:50, 8:45

The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Directed by Marc Abraham; starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt. Rated R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity/123m.   

Embrace of the Serpent

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:15, 9:05

The story of Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. Inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Directed by Ciro Guerra; starring  Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar. This film is Not Rated/125m.      

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:15

When reporter Kim Baker’s life needs something more, she decides to 'shake it all up" by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa; starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content, drug use and violent war images/111m/.   

Lady in the Van

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:25, 8:55

Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years. Directed by Nicholas Hytner; starring Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, James Corden, Alex Jennings, Frances De La Tour, Alan Bennett, Dominic Cooper. Rated PG-13 for a brief unsettling image/104m.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

April 8-14

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Hardcore Henry

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:00, 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30

You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just  been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped,  and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world  domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it. Directed by Ilya Naishuller. Rated R for non-stop bloody brutal violence and mayhem, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use/96m.

The Boss

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 4:05, 6:35, 9:05

Michelle (Melissa McCarthy) is a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. Directed by Ben Falcone; also starring Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates. Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use/99m.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 11:50

Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:30, 8:45

Fearing the actions of a god-like superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder; starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality/151m.

Deadpool

(NOTE: No "Deadpool" April 8-10) Daily showtimes: 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Directed by Tim Miller; starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity/107m.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:15, 5:40, 8:55

A Portokalos family secret will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Directed by Kirk Jones; starring John Corbett, Nia Vardalos, Mark Margolis, Rita Wilson, John Stamos, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material/94m.

Zootopia

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10

Daily showtimes: 2:50, 6:20, 8:00

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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