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4 worthwhile films worth checking out in Anderson this week

4 worthwhile films worth checking out in Anderson this week
Image: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/TMDb
By Hoodline - Published on February 27, 2019.

Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worth your time (and money)? Take a look at this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Anderson.

Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

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 Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has been a must-watch since its release in December.

The New York Times' Lawrence Ware said, "This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it," while David Sims of the Atlantic noted, "The latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Wednesday, March 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

With a Tomatometer Score of 92 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Feb. 22. 

The movie “brings the franchise to a close with an affectionate chapter that continues the adventures of the Viking boy-turned-chief Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless," noted Jake Coyle of the Associated Press.

It's playing at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Wednesday, March 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Green Book

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African-Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

The Oscar winner for Best Picture has a Tomatometer Score of 80 percent and an Audience Score of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"First-rate execution can't solve all of a film's problems, but (Mortensen and Ali offer a reminder that it can solve an awful lot of them," noted Christopher Orr of the Atlantic. Ali received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. 

Get a piece of the action at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Tuesday, March 5. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Moulin Rouge

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

With a Tomatometer Score of 76 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film is a worthy candidate for your viewing pleasure.

"'Moulin Rouge' seems to defy aesthetic gravity: by reveling in all things artificial, it arrives, giddily, at the genuine," noted David Ansen of Newsweek.

Get a piece of the action at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Monday, March 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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