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The very best movies screening in Anderson this week

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By Hoodline - Published on February 21, 2019.

Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worth your time (and money)? Check out 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 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 of 2018. 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."

The movie garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. 

You can catch it at AmStar 14 – Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 21. 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.

With a Tomatometer Score of 73 percent and an Audience Score of 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Cold Pursuit" is well worth a watch. The New York Post's Johnny Oleksinski called it, "an excellent film," while James Berardinelli of ReelViews said, “ ‘Cold Pursuit’ works as intended."

You can catch it at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Friday, Mar. 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Forrest Gump

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events — in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

With a Tomatometer Score of 72 percent and an Audience Score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1994 release and winner of six Oscars is a worthy candidate for your viewing pleasure. The Hollywood Reporter's Duane Byrge said, "Contrasting Forrest's unassuming innocence with the upheavals and rancor of the times, the film is a wisely goofy commentary on the stupidity of smartness." 

Catch it on the big screen at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Thursday, Feb. 28. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Isn't It Romantic

For a long time, Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in rom-coms was all fantasy. But after thwarting a mugger at a subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Natalie wakes up and discovers that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare — a romantic comedy — and she is the leading lady.

With a Tomatometer Score of 68 percent and an Audience Score of 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Isn't It Romantic" is well worth a watch. The New York Post's Johnny Oleksinski said, "Unlike other movies where women bang their heads, this one's got a brain," while Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine/Vulture said, "It's the 'Inception' of rom-coms. Sort of."

Catch it on the big screen at AmStar 14 - Anderson (193 Civic Center Blvd.) through Friday, Mar. 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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