Movie listings: Jan. 5-11

    Varsity Theatre

    Jan. 5-11

    Note: See for days not listed, and ticket prices

    Molly's Game


    Sat-Sun early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:05, 9:10

    Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Directed by Aaron Sorkin; Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, J.C. MacKenzie. Rated R for language, drug content and some violence/140m.

    Darkest Hour

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

    During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright; Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Pip Torrens, Samuel West. Rated PG-13 for some thematic material/124m.

    The Shape of Water

    Sat-Sun early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:25, 9:20

    From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "the Shape of Water" — an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language/123m.

    The Greatest Showman

    Sat-Sun early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:55, 8:30

    Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Directed by Michael Gracey; Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Paul Sparks, Keala Settle, Gayle Rankin. Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl/105m

    Lady Bird

    Sat-Sun early show: 1:25 Daily showtime: 6:35

    Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut, finding both humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after the father loses his job, and her teenage daughter. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, "Lady Bird" is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Directed by Greta Gerwig; Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith. Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying/93m.

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Daily showtimes: 3:45, 8:55

    After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh; Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges. Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references/115m.

    Ashland Street Cinemas

    Jan. 5-11

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    Insidious: The Last Key


    Sat-Sun early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:15, 6:50, 9:20

    Brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier receives a disturbing phone call from a man who claims that his house is haunted. Even more disturbing is the address — 413 Apple Tree Lane in Five Keys, N.M. — the home where Elise grew up as a child. Accompanied by her two investigative partners, Rainier travels to Five Keys to confront and destroy her greatest fear — the demon that she accidentally set free years earlier. Directed by Adam Robitel. Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, Tessa Ferrer, Aleque Reid, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope, Bruce Davison, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson, Amanda Jaros, Judith Drake, Hana Hayes, Thomas Robie, Josh Wingate, Danielle Kennedy, Melanie Gaydos, Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Joseph Bishara, Stefanie Scott, Barbara Hershey, Danielle Bisutti, Brynn Bowie, Madison Bowie. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language/103m.


    Daily showtimes: 5:50, 8:50

    When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul and his wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community--a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Directed by Alexander Payne; Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Hong Chau. Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity and drug use/135m.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Sat-Sun early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:15, (3-D) 9:10

    The tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into an old video game console by a game they’ve never heard of, and are thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. Directed by Jake Kasdan; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language/119m.

    Pitch Perfect 3

    Sat-Sun early shows: 11:55, 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:45, 7:10, 9:30

    Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. Directed by Trish Sie; Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Michael Dean Ester, Alexis Knapp. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and some action/93m.

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Sat-Sun early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: (3-D) 2:50, 5:45, 9:00

    Having taken her first steps into a larger world in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. Directed by Rian Johnson; Starring Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Hamill, Gwendoline Christie. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence/152m.


    Sat-Sun early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:25, 8:00 (No 5:25 showing Jan. 11)

    Ferdinand, is a giant bull with a big heart. He is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and torn from his home and family. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover. Directed by Carlos Saldanha; Starring John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant Rated PG for rude humor, action and some thematic elements/106m.


    Sat-Sun early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:15

    Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina; Starring Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach. Rated PG for thematic elements/128m includes short "Olaf's Frozen Adventure".

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