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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Jan. 7-13

True Grit

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:05 8:50

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: 1:20

Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:30 9:10

See review, Page 9

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

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

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

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

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

Dicky Ecklunch is a former boxing hero that squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness. Micky Ward, his half-brother, is the struggling journeyman boxer who spent his life living in his big brother's shadow. The fighter is inspired by 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. 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

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes 4:05 6:40 9:20 (No 4:05 show on Jan. 8)

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. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language/121m/F/Sony.

127 Hours

Daily showtimes: 4:40 9:30

Three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actor

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. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images/95m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Fair Game

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00

Daily showtimes: 7:00

A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts. Rated PG-13.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Jan. 7-13

Season of the Witch

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50

Daily showtimes: 4:15 6:40 9:10

A pair of valiant medieval knights are ordered to accompany a mysterious young woman accused of witchcraft to a remote abbey for trial. The journey across treacherous terrain will put their strength and courage to the ultimate test as they discover the secret of the woman's power and find themselves fighting a battle of biblical proportions. Directed by Dominic Sena. Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham.Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content/98m/F/Relativity Media.

Gulliver's Travels

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50

Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:15 9:30 7:25

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. 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.

Yogi Bear

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35

Daily showtimes: 3:40 5:45

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 Timberlake. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/83m/FS/WB.

TRON: Legacy

(in 2D)

Sat.-sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:10 9:00

Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father, a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. Sam investigates a signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade — a signal that could only come from his father — and is pulled into a digital world where his father has been trapped for 20 years. 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.

Little Fockers

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 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.

The Tourist

Daily showtimes: 8:00

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

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

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10

Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:20 8:50

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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