Movie listings: Aug. 12-18

Varsity Theatre

Aug. 12-18

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Florence Foster Jenkins

NEW

Daily showtimes: 12:15, 3:00, 5:45, 8:30

Set in 1940s New York, "Florence Foster Jenkins" is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge. Directed by Stephen Frears; Also starring Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda. Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material/110m.

Gleason

NEW

Daily showtimes: 1:00, 3:40, 6:15, 9:00

The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve's determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition--utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible. Directed by Clay Tweel; Also starring Michel Varisco, Scott Fujita, Drew Brees, Mike McCready. Rated R for language/111m.

Jason Bourne

Daily showtimes: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in "Jason Bourne," which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Also starring Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language/123m.

Café Society

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance "Café Society" follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age. Directed by Woody Allen; also starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott. Rated PG-13 for some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking/96m.

Captain Fantastic

Daily showtimes: 12:25, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. Directed by Matt Ross; also starring Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell , Ann Dowd, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn. Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity/119m.

 

Ashland Street Cinemas

Aug. 12-18

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Pete's Dragon

NEW

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 1:30, 4:00, 6:30;  (3-D) 8:50

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific          Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley).          Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot          seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns          the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.         Directed by David Lowery; Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Robert Redford         Rated PG for action, peril and brief language/102m/S/Disney                           Sausage Party

NEW

Daily showtimes: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20

"Sausage Party" the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about a sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they're chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who's who of today's comedy stars. Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan; Starring Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, Anders Holm, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride. Rated R for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use/89m.      

Suicide Squad

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 12:10, 6:00, 9:00; (3-D) 3:00

It feels good to be bad ... Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.  U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.  However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? Directed by David Ayer; Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language/123.       

Nine Lives

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 2:10, 4:20, 6:35; 8:40

Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle takes him away from his loving wife Lara and adorable daughter Rebecca. Needing a present for Rebecca's 11th birthday, Brand buys a seemingly harmless cat from a mysterious pet store. Suddenly, a bizarre turn of events traps poor Tom inside the animal's body. The owner of the business tells him that he has one week to reconnect with his family, or live out the rest of his days as a cute and furry feline named Mr. Fuzzypants. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld; Also starring Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell. Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor/87m.        

Star Trek Beyond

Daily showtimes: (2-D) 12:05, 5:40, 8:30; (3-D) 2:50; (No 8:30 showing on Aug. 18)

 In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. Starring Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, John Cho, Zachary Quinto, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba, Joe Taslim. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence/120m.

The Secret Life of Pets

Daily showtimes: 11:55, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:05; (No 6:45 showing on Aug. 18)

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks. The building’s top dog, Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), a quick-witted terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of his owner’s universe, finds his pampered life rocked when she brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills. When this reluctant canine duo finds themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy-yet-cunning bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), who’s building an army of Ex-Pets abandoned by their owners and out to turn the tables on humanity … all before dinnertime. Directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney; Also starring Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks. Rated PG for action and some rude humor/90m.

 

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