5 worthwhile films showing in Glen Burnie this week

Need date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Glen Burnie.

Here are 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 an Oscar nod for Best Animated Picture, a critical approval rating of 97 percent and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on Dec. 14, with a consensus that "'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."

It's screening at Cinemark Egyptian 24 and RD (7000 Arundel Mills Circle.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. 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 garnered plenty of unexpected praise since its release on Dec. 21.

Per the site's critical consensus, "'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."

It's playing at Horizon Cinemas Sun Valley (7959 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 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 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Kid Who Would Be King" has been getting attention since its release, with a consensus that the kid-focused fantasy flick "recalls classic all-ages adventures — and repurposes a timeless legend — for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Horizon Cinemas Sun Valley (7959 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 14. 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, and relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

With a critical approval rating of 81 percent and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" has been getting attention since its release on Nov. 16.

The site's critical consensus agrees with its five Oscar nominations: "'Green Book' takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads." It's up for Best Picture, Best Director and more, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Green Book also took home three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Get a piece of the action at Horizon Cinemas Sun Valley (7959 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

With a 62 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch. It scored five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It also notched two Golden Globe wins, for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor for star Rami Malek.  

The site's critical consensus was more muted than the awards hype might suggest: "'Bohemian Rhapsody' hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection." 

Get a piece of the action at Horizon Cinemas Sun Valley (7959 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.