El Paso/ Fun & Entertainment
AI Assisted Icon
Published on March 31, 2019
3 action movies to catch in El Paso theaters right nowImage: Captain Marvel/TMDb

Looking for some entertainment? Take a look at this week's lineup of action movies showing on the big screen in and around El Paso.

Here are the top-ranked action films to catch in theaters, 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's 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."

It's screening at AMC Classic East Pointe 12 (8300 Gateway East) through Thursday, April 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With a Tomatometer Score of 78 percent and an Audience Score of 59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Captain Marvel" is well worth a watch.

"Does it work? The short answer is: yes. There's enough to keep both diehard Marvel fans and newcomers engaged," noted Mark Daniell of the Toronto Sun, while the New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "Superhero cinema has lectured us, ad infinitum, on the responsibility that is conferred by extraordinary gifts. Praise be to Larson, for reminding us that they can be bringers of fun."

It's screening at Cinemark Cielo Vista Mall 14 and XD (8401 Gateway West Blvd.) and Bassett Place Premiere Cinema 17 + IMAX (6101 Gateway West, Suite 15) through Wednesday, April 3; and The Grand 10 - Ft. Bliss (1619 Pleasonton Road) and AMC El Paso 16 (9840 Gateway Blvd. North) through Thursday, April 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, 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 Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

With a Tomatometer Score of 65 percent and an Audience Score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Aquaman" is well worth a watch. The Chicago Reader's Andrea Gronvall said, "Veteran cinematographer Don Burgess's widescreen images beguile, and Bill Brzeski's production design impresses mightily, but next time, someone please give Jason Momoa and company some memorable dialogue," and the Toronto Sun's Mark Daniell noted, "A thoroughly entertaining ride."

Interested? It's playing at AMC Classic East Pointe 12 (8300 Gateway East) through Thursday, April 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

This story was created automatically using local movie data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.