Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worth your time (and money)? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Anderson.
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 Dec. 14. The site's critical consensus indicates that the Best Animated Feature nominee "matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action."
It's playing at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and surrounding events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.
With a 91 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this '60s-era classic comes highly recommended. Per the site's critical consensus, "'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a textbook example of a message movie done right — sober-minded and earnest, but never letting its social conscience get in the way of gripping drama."
Interested? It's playing at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) on Sunday, Feb. 17. 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 a critical approval rating of 88 percent and an audience score of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Kid Who Would Be King" has been getting attention since its release, with a consensus that the modern Arthurian fantasy "recalls classic all-ages adventures — and repurposes a timeless legend — for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon."
Get a piece of the action at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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.
With a 73 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Cold Pursuit" is well worth a watch. The site's critical consensus indicates 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 AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.
With a 65 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Aquaman" is well worth a watch. The site's critical consensus notes, "'Aquaman' swims with its entertainingly ludicrous tide, offering up a CGI superhero spectacle that delivers energetic action with an emphasis on good old-fashioned fun."
Get a piece of the action at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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