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The 3 best dramas screening around Gastonia this week

Want to get real? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Gastonia.

Read on for the top-ranked drama films to catch in theaters, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)


Stan & Ollie

With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure a place in the hearts of their adoring public.

With a critical approval rating of 91 percent and an audience score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Stan & Ollie has garnered plenty of praise since its release on December 28. The site's critical consensus notes that, "Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes — and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Regal Franklin Square Stadium 14 (3778 E. Franklin Blvd.) through Thursday, February 7. 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 were forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, based on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

With an 82 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Green Book has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on November 16. The site's critical consensus has it that, "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."

Green Book is one of eight movies vying for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.

It's playing at Regal Franklin Square Stadium 14 (3778 E. Franklin Blvd.) through Thursday, February 7. 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 all the success and excess.

With a 62 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Bohemian Rhapsody is well worth a watch, with a consensus that, "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."

Maybe so, but the film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and Rami Malek received a nod for Best Actor. 

Get a piece of the action at Regal Franklin Square Stadium 14 (3778 E. Franklin Blvd.) through Wednesday, Februar 6. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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