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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Dec. 22-30

True Grit

Daily showtimes: 12:40 3:25 6:05 8:45

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross' father is shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney, who she is determined to bring to justice. Hiring a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands she find him before a Texas Ranger catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man. John Wayne won an Oscar for his portrayal of Cogburn in the 1969 film version. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images/110m/S/Paramount.

Black Swan

Daily showtimes: 1:10 3:50 6:30 9:10

Four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Director, Actress and Supporting Actress

When a New York City's ballet company's artistic director decides to replace their prima ballerina for the opening production of their new season, Nina is his first choice. But a new dancer, Lily, impresses Leroy as well. "Swan Lake" requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly, but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder. Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use/109m/S/Fox Searchlight.

The Fighter

Six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress

Daily showtimes: 12:55 3:35 6:15 9:00

See review, Page 9

Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Christian Bale. Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality/116m/S/Paramount.

How Do You Know

Daily showtimes 12:30 3:10 5:55 8:35

Lisa Jorgenson finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau. Directed by James L. Brooks. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language/121m/F/Sony.

127 Hours

Three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actor

Daily showtimes: 4:25 9:20

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images/95m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Fair Game

Daily showtimes: 1:50 6:45

A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame,.Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Bruce McGill, Brooke Smith, Sam Shepard, Ty Burrell. Rated PG-13.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Dec. 22-30

Gulliver's Travels

Daily showtimes: 12:40 2:55 5:10 7:20 9:30

In a contemporary re-imagining of the classic tale, Jack Black stars as Gulliver, a big—talking mailroom clerk who, after mistakenly being assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of very tiny people. Directed by Rob Letterman. Starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly. SAT/Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action/87m/S/Fox.

Little Fockers

Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:30 6:00 8:30

It has taken 10 years and two little Fockers for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped Greg takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his male nurse son-in-law come roaring back. Directed by Paul Weitz. Starring Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman. Rated PG-13 for mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content/98m/F/Universal.

TRON: Legacy

(in 2D)

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

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Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner. Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language/125m/S/Disney.

Yogi Bear

(in 2D)

Daily showtimes: 12:50 3:10 5:25 7:40

Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known, so they join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever. Voice talents of Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timerlake. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/83m/FS/WB.

The Tourist

Three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), Actor and Actress

Daily showtimes: 1:35 4:10 6:45 9:20

A whirlwind romance quickly evolves into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Starring Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff. Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language/103m/S/Sony.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

(in 2D)

Daily showtimes: 1:10 3:45 6:25 9:00

Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin, join forces once again with their royal friend, Prince Caspian, and the warrior mouse, Reepicheep, on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands and beyond. Directed by Michael Apted. Starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter. Rated PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy violence/115m/S/Fox.

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