Movie listings: Nov. 18-22

Varsity Theatre

Nov. 18-22

See www.catheatres.com for showtimes and ticket prices for Nov. 23-24

Moonlight

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Directed by Barry Jenkins; Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, André Holland, Duan Sanderson, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris. Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout/111m      

Arrival

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.                           A Man Called Ove

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 (No 6:40 p.m. or 9:20 p.m. showing Nov. 22)

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. 18-22

See www.catheatres.com for additional showtimes and ticket prices for Nov. 23-24

Bleed for This

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:35, 9:20 (No 9:20 p.m. showing on Nov. 22)

This is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor's orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life. Directed by Ben Younger; Also starring Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Ted Levine, Christine Evangelista, Amanda Clayton, Allie Marshall. Rated R for language, sexuality/nudity and some accident images/116m.

The Edge of Seventeen

NEW

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:40, 8:15

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig; Also starring Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Hayden Szeto. Rated R for sexual content, language and some drinking, all involving teens/104m.

Shut In

Daily showtimes: 8:30

"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

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:00 (2-D), 1:35 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 3:00 (2-D), 4:40 (3-D), 6:00 (2-D), 7:45 (3-D), 9:00 (2-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: 12:30 (2-D); Daily showtimes: 3:20 (3-D), 6:20 (2-D), 9:10 (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:1:40 (2-D), Daily showtimes: 4:00 (2-D), 6:10 (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. 

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