Movie listings: Nov. 4-10

    Varsity Theatre

    Nov. 4-10

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    Hacksaw Ridge


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20, 2:40 Daily showtimes: 6:05, 8:15

    This is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of World War II, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of honor. Directed by Mel Gibson; Starring Teresa Palmer, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving. Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images/ 139m.                  Seed: The Untold Story


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:30, 9:00 (Nov. 5 showing at 9:30, not 9:00)

    Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. "Seed: The Untold Story" follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Directed by Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz; Starring Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, Jane Goodall, Winona LaDuke, Raj Patel. Not Rated/ 94m.                           Certain Women


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 5:45, 9:10

    "Certain Women" drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to diffuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client, who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer, who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home. Directed by Kelly Reichardt; Starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, James LeGros, Jared Harris, Rene Auberjonois. Rated R for some language/107m.        

    A Man Called Ove

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 (No 6:40 p.m. showing Nov. 10)

    In Swedish, with English subtitles. Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms, and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. Directed by Hannes Holm; Starring Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Johan Widerberg, Chatarina Larsson, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergard. Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language/116m.


    Daily showtime: 2:50

    In Portuguese, with English subtitles. Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, pressures to move on surround Clara from all sides. But she has pledged to leave only upon death, and will engage in a cold war with the developers to keep a home that has been a silent witness to her entire life. The resulting confrontation is mysterious, frightening and nerve-wracking, tingeing even Clara's most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller. Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho; Starring Sonia Braga, Julia Bernat, Humberto Carrão, Barbara Colen, Paula De Renor, Maeve Jinkings. Not Rated/142m.

    Queen of Katwe

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 5:55, 8:50

    The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.Directed by Mira Nair; Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga. Rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material/124m.

    Ashland Street Cinemas

    Nov. 4-10

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    Doctor Strange


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:55 (3-D), 6:00 (2-D), 9:00 (3-D)

    Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson; Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence/120m.  



    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:40 (2-D), 4:15 (3-D), 6:45 (2-D), 8:20 (2-D)      

    DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls" is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known. Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn; Also starring Anna Kendrick, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel,  Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, John Cleese, Gwen Stefani. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/92m. 


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:35, 8:50

    Academy Award winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s ("Da Vinci Code") billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, "Inferno," which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Also starring Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality/121m.

    The Accountant

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:55, 8:45

    Christian Wolff is a math savante with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Directed by Gavin O'Connor; Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout/128m.

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:20, 9:10

    Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel. When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for Treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed. Based upon author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide. Directed by Edward Zwick; Also starring Aldis Hodge, Holt McCallany, Patrick Heusinger, Danika Yarosh. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements/118m.      

    Keeping Up With the Joneses

    Daily showtimes: 9:20

    An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it's not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) -- their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors - especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. "Jones" are covert operatives. Directed by Greg Mottola. Also starring Matt Walsh, Pat Oswalt, Maribeth Monroe, Kevin Dunn. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, action/violence and brief strong language/101m.     

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25  Daily showtimes: 6:30

    From director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers, and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Judy Dench, Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril; 127m.

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