Movie listings: Jan. 13-19

    Varsity Theatre

    Jan. 13-19

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    Sat.-Mon. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:50, 8:50

    Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Directed by Paul Verhoeven; Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Judith Magre, Christian Berkel. Rated R for violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language/130m.

    Hidden Figures

    Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:15, 6:15, 9:10

    As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Directed by Theodore Melfi; Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali. Rated PG for thematic elements and some language/127m.

    La La Land

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

    Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Directed by Damien Chazelle; Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Hemky Madera, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton. Rated PG-13 for some language/128m.


    Daily showtimes: 3:30

    An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. Directed by Denzel Washington; Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williamson. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references/139m.


    Sat.-Mon. early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 6:35, 9:20

    Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Directed by Garth Davis; Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality/118m.

    Manchester by the Sea

    Sat.-Mon. early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: 5:35, 8:35 (No 11:45 showing on Jan. 16)

    A brooding, irritable loner returns home to care for his nephew after his brother dies, having been named guardian to the 16-year-old. As if losing his only sibling and having doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.  Directed by Kenneth Lonergan; Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, C.J. Wilson, Kara Hayward. Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content/137m.

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    Jan. 13-19

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    Patriots Day


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

    An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, the film is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sgt. Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston. Directed by Peter Berg. Also starring Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola. Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use/133m.

    Live by Night


    Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10

    "Live by Night" is set in the roaring ’20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Chris Cooper, Benny Ciaramello, Scott Eastwood. Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity/128m.

    The Bye Bye Man


    Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 7:00, 9:20

    When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate. Directed by Stacy Title; Starring Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Michael Trucco. Rated PG-13 for terror, horror violence, bloody images, sexual content, thematic elements, partial nudity, some language and teen drinking/96m.

    A Monster Calls

    Daily showtimes: 4:20

    A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona ("The Impossible"). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother's (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona; Starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver. Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images/108m.

    Underworld: Blood Wars

    Sat.-Sun early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 (No 7:15 showing on Jan. 19)

    The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, this movie follows Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. Directed by Anna Foerster; Starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Oliver Stark, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Lara Pulver, Bradley James. Rated R for strong bloody violence, and some sexuality/91m.


    Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 5:50, 8:30

    Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Directed by Garth Jennings; Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Offerman, Seth MacFarlane. Rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril/108m.

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Sat.-Mon. early show: (2-D) 11:55 Daily showtimes: (3-D) 2:45, (2-D) 5:40, (2-D) 8:45

    Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks. Directed by Gareth Edwards; Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Valene Kane. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action/133m.


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