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Varsity Theatre

Following schedule effective May 27-June 3

Sex and the City 2

Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:00

Daily showtimes: 5:15 8:30

A glamorous adventure whisks Carrie and friends to a luxurious, exotic land where the party never ends and mystery abounds. It's an escape that comes just in time as the four friends are finding themselves in — and fighting against — traditional roles of marriage and motherhood. Directed by Michael Patrick King. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, Chris Noth, Penelope Cruz. R for some strong sexual content and language/147m/F/WB.

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:25

The Most Dangerous Man in America tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist. In 1971, he concluded that the war was based on decades of lies, and he leaked 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times. It is the riveting story of how this one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, the president and Supreme Court — a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. Not Rated/94m/F/First Run.

The Secret in Their Eyes

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:15 6:10 9:00

In Spanish with English subtitles; Academy Award winner Best Foreign Language Film

Benjamin Esposito has spent his entire working life as a criminal court employee. Recently retired, he decides to write a novel. He can draw on his own past as a civil servant for a true, moving and tragic story in which he was once very directly involved. In 1974, at the scene of the crime, Esposito sees the result of a young woman's rape and murder firsthand. But it is not only the young Esposito of 1974 who is swept along by the storm of events of that horrific crime, for that storm also envelops the present-day Esposito, the old would-be writer. Directed by Juan Jose Campanella. Starring Ricardo Darin, Pablo Rago. R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language/127m/S/Sony Pictures Classics.

Mid-August Lunch

(Pranzo di ferragosto)

Sat.-Mon early show: 1:30

Daily showtimes: 5:25 9:20

In Italian with English subtitles

An utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday, Pranzo di Ferragosto. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. Starring Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis. Not Rated/75m/F/Zeitgeist Films.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:55

Daily showtimes: 8:40

In Swedish with English subtitles

A disgraced financial journalist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander are hired to investigate a 40-year-old murder. Starring Michael Nyqvis, Noomi Rapace. Not Rated, but graphic violence and misogynistic and sexually violent themes/152m/S/Music Box Films.

Letters to Juliet

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:45

Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:45 9:10

A young American in Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet, joins volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Egan. PG for brief rude behavior, some language and incidental smoking/105m/S/Summit.


Daily showtime: 3:25 7:20

A look at a year in the life of four babies around the world. A documentary from Thomas Balmes. PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout/79m/F/Focus.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective May 28-June 3

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:45

Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:25 9:10

A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess, racing against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands Of Time — a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Directed by Mike Newell. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfred Molina, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action/116m/S/Disney.

Shrek Forever After

(in conventional 2D)

Two theaters

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:10 1:20 2:30

Daily showtimes: 3:45 4:45 6:10 7:05 8:35 9:20

Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted version of Far Far Away. Now it's up to him to save his friends, restore his world and reclaim his one True Love. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Featuring the voice talents of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Jon Hamm. PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language/93m/S/Paramount.


Sat.-Mon. early shows: 12:30 2:40

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

Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live's clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen. Directed by Jorma Taccone. Starring Will Forte, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig. R for strong crude and sexual content, violence, language and some nudity/90m/S/Universal.

Robin Hood

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:00

Daily showtimes: 3:00 6:00 9:00

In 13th-century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt. PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content/140m/S/Universal.

Iron Man 2

Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:20

Daily showtimes: 5:15 8:10

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow. PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and some language/124m/S/Paramount.

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