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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Jan. 28-Feb. 11

The Tempest

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:10 8:50

In this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest," director Julie Taymor ("Frida," "Titus") changes the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera. Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural. Directed by Julie Taymor; Starring Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand. Rated PG-13 for some nuditiy, suggestive content and scary images/110m/S/Disney.

Made in Dagenham

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 6:45

Although far from the Swinging Sixties of Carnaby Street, life for the women of Dagenham, England, was tinged with the sounds and sights of the optimistic era. Rita O'Grady reflects that upbeat era, along with her friends and co-workers at the city's Ford Motor Factory — who laugh in the face of their poor work conditions. Rita, who primarily sees herself as a wife and mother, is coerced into attending a meeting with the shop steward, a sympathetic union representative and Ford's Head of Industrial Relations. Rita and her colleagues become outraged by the lack of respect shown in the meeting to the women employees. With doses of humor, common sense and courage they take on their bosses, an increasingly belligerent local community and finally the government. Directed by Nigel Cole. Starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson. Rated R for language and brief sexuality/113m/S/Sony Pictures Classics

The King's Speech

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:55 8:40

Golden Globe Winner Best Actor Colin Firth

Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Colin Firth stars as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated R for some language/119m/F/Weinstein.

True Grit

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25

Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:35 9:10

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. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images/110m/S/Paramount.

Black Swan

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:20 9:00

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. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis. Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use/109m/S/Fox Searchlight.

The Fighter

Daily showtimes: 4:10 9:20

Golden Globe Winner Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale and Best Supporting Actress Melissa Leo

The true story of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family and redeem their pasts. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Christian Bale. Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality/116m/S/Paramount.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Jan. 28-Feb. 11

The Rite

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

Skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. Starring Anthony Hopkins. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images and language including sexual references/114m/S/Warner Bros.

The Mechanic

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 8:50

An elite assassin requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed — he wants those responsible dead. Directed by Simon West. Starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster. Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity/100m/S/CBS.

No Strings Attached

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:00 8:40

See review, Page 9

Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Ophelia Lovibond. Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material/108m/S/Paramount.

The Way Back

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30

Daily showtimes: 5:30 8:30

See review, Page 9

Directed by Peter Weir; Starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saorise Ronan. Rated PG-13 for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language/133m/S/Newmarket

Casino Jack

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40

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

Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, "Casino Jack" lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon, Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy to help with one of their illegal schemes, they find themselves in over their heads. Directed by George Hickenlooper. Starring Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston, Barry Pepper. Rated R for pervasive language, some violence and brief nudity/108m/S/IDP.

The Green Hornet

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:00 8:40

After his media magnate father's mysterious death, directionless Britt Reid forms a friendship with his father's inventive employee, Kato. Using the opportunity to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives, Britt becomes the vigilante. Directed by Michel Gondry. Starring Seth Rogen, Stephen Chow. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content/119m/S/Sony.

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