Movie listings: Oct. 14-20

    Varsity Theatre

    Oct. 14-20

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    Queen of Katwe


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 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.

    American Honey


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 4:15, 7:50

    Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake, she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love. Directed by Andrea Arnold; Starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, Chad Cox. Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, drug/alcohol abuse-all involving teens/163m.

    The Birth of a Nation

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:10, 9:00

    Set against the antebellum South,"The Birth of a Nation" follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Directed by Nate Parker; Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis. Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity; 120m.

    The Girl on the Train

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 6:25, 9:10

    Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel. Directed by Tate Taylor; Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney. Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity; 112m.

    The Music of Strangers

    Daily showtimes: 3:10, 8:35

    The movie tells the story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope. Directed by Morgan Neville; Also starring Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language; 96m.


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtime: 5:30

    Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "JFK") tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. "Snowden," the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year. Also starring Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Joely Richardson, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer. Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity; 134m.

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    The Accountant


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

    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.

    Deepwater Horizon

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:05, 9:10

    On April 20, 2010, one of the world's largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg, this story honors the men and women whose heroism would save many on board and change everyone's lives forever. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson. Rated PG-13 for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, and brief strong language; 107m.


    Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30 Daily showtimes: 9:20

    In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess, David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Also starring Owen Wilson, Ken Marino, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence; 94m.

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 2-D 12:25  Daily showtimes: 3-D 3:20; 2-D 6:15, 8:40

    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.

    The Magnificent Seven

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

    Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns — Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest. Rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, some language and suggestive material; 133m.         Storks

    Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:15, 1:25 Daily showtimes: 3:35, 5:45, 8:00 

    Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable, and wholly unauthorized, baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland; Also starring Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Keegan-Michael Key. Rated PG for mild action and some thematic elements; 87m. 


    Daily showtimes: 4:50, 7:05 (No 7:05 showing Oct. 20)

    On Jan. 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Directed by Clint Eastwood; Also starring Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language; 91m.

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