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4 popular films worth checking out in Fort Worth this week

In the age of streaming entertainment, it can be hard to leave the couch. But movie theaters still offer a special experience for those willing to get out of the house. Want to see what's out there? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Fort Worth.

Read on for the highest rated films to catch, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

With a 97 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has gotten stellar reviews since its release on December 14. According to the site's overview of critic reviews, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action."

You can catch it at AMC Palace 9 (220 E. Third St.) through Tuesday, February 12; AMC Eastchase 9 (8301 Ederville Road) through Thursday, February 7; Regal Fossil Creek 11 (6100 N. Freeway) through Thursday, February 7; and AMC Lake Worth 14 (6600 N.W. Loop 820th) through Thursday, February 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bumblebee    

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

With a critical approval rating of 93 percent and an audience score of 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Bumblebee has become a favorite since its release on December 21. The site's critical consensus notes that "Bumblebee proves it's possible to bring fun and a sense of wonder back to a bloated blockbuster franchise — and sets up its own slate of sequels in the bargain."

You can catch it at AMC Palace 9 (220 E. Third St.) through Thursday, February 7; Regal Fossil Creek 11 (6100 N. Freeway) through Friday, February 8; AMC Lake Worth 14 (6600 N.W. Loop 820th) through Wednesday, February 13; and AMC Burleson 14 (301 W. Rendon Crowley Road) through Thursday, February 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Cold Pursuit

Nels Coxman's quiet life comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he seeks coldblooded justice against a drug lord and his inner circle.

Set to be released on Friday, February 8, Cold Pursuit already has a critical approval rating of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's critical consensus has it that "Cold Pursuit delivers the action audiences expect from a Liam Neeson thriller — along with humor and a sophisticated streak that make this an uncommonly effective remake."

You can catch it at AMC Palace 9 (220 E. Third St.) through Tuesday, February 12; Movie Tavern Hulen (4920 S. Hulen Road) through Wednesday, February 13; AMC Eastchase 9 (8301 Ederville Road) through Thursday, February 14; and AMC Clearfork 8 (5015 Trailhead Bend Way) through Thursday, February 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Kid Who Would Be King

Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

With an 88 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 69 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, The Kid Who Would Be King has racked up generally positive reviews since its release. The site's critical consensus notes that "The Kid Who Would Be King recalls classic all-ages adventures — and repurposes a timeless legend — for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon."

It's screening at AMC Palace 9 (220 E. Third St.) through Thursday, February 7; Movie Tavern Hulen (4920 S. Hulen Road) through Thursday, February 7; AMC Eastchase 9 (8301 Ederville Road) through Thursday, February 7; and AMC Clearfork 8 (5015 Trailhead Bend Way) through Tuesday, Februa 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.