Movie listings: April 28-May 4

    Varsity Theatre

    April 28-May 4

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    The Circle


    Sat.-Sun. Early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:10, 8:55

    As she rises through the ranks of the world's largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching. Directed by James Ponsoldt; Starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan, John Boyega, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Ellar Coltrane. Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use/110m.



    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 4:05, 6:45, 9:25

    Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo; Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Hannah Cheramy, Nathan Ellison. Rated R for language/110m.

    The Lost City of Z

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 6:00, 9:05

    The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. Directed by James Gray; Starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Angus Macfadyen, Edward Ashley, Ian McDiarmid. Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity/141m.

    The Promise

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:15, 6:20, 9:15

    Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris — a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Directed by Terry George; Starring Charlotte Le Bon, Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, James Cromwell, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, James Cromwell. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality/134m.

    The Zookeeper's Wife

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:50, 8:45

    In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned — and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance — and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. Directed by Niki Caro; Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Shira Haas, Efrat Dor, Timothy Radford. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking/126m.

    Ashland Street Cinemas

    April 28-May 4

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    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

    Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy — his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) — in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Directed by Marc Webb; also starring Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Michael Kendall Kaplan, John M. Jackson. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material/101m.

    Free Fire

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 9:20 (No 9:20 showing May 4)

    An arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Justine has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival. Directed by Ben Wheatley; Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor, Sharlto Copley, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use/90m.

    Phoenix Forgotten

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 4:55, 7:10 (No 7:10 showing May 4)

    Twenty years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. Directed by Justin Barber; Starring Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, Luke Spencer Roberts, Cyd Strittmatter, Clint Jordan. Rated PG-13 for terror, peril and some language/87m.

    The Fate of the Furious

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:55, 8:55

    Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. Directed by F. Gary Gray; Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson. Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language/136m.

    Going in Style

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:45, 9:10 (No 6:45 showing May 4)

    Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank. The problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun. A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances. Directed by Zach Braff; Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Peter Serafinowicz, John Ortiz, Joey King, Christopher Lloyd. Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material/96m.

    The Boss Baby

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:30, 8:00 (No 8:00 showing May 4)

    DreamWorks Animation and the director of "Madagascar" invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit and speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. "The Boss Baby" is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. Directed by Tom McGrath; Starring Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Miles Christopher Bakshi, ViviAnn Yee. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/97m.

    Beauty and the Beast

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:40, 8:35

    The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and indep3ndent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Directed by Bill Condon; Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images/129m.

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