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Which movies in theaters are worth the price of admission?

Which movies in theaters are worth the price of admission?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 31, 2019.

In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Omaha.

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.)

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on May 24.

"Booksmart puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer," according to Erin Keane of Salon.com, while the Globe and Mail's Chandler Levack said, "Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary."

Get a piece of the action at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.) through Tuesday, June 4; Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) through Wednesday, June 5. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, and head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, named 'Priscilla'. En route, they discover that the woman they've contracted with is the wife of one of the drag queens. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who then travels on with them.

With a Tomatometer Score of 95 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this '90s flick comes highly recommended.

"On the whole, though, it is funny and compassionate, silly and sweet," noted Clifford Terry of the Chicago Tribune, while the Los Angeles Times's Kenneth Turan said, "To its credit, whenever things get too treacly, Priscilla knows enough to break out those frocks and get the show in gear. That is entertainment for sure."

You can catch it at Alamo Drafthouse Midtown (3201 Farnam St.) through Monday, June 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

With a Tomatometer Score of 95 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has become a favorite since its release on April 26. The Observer's Oliver Jones said, "What you will be getting when you walk into an inevitably overstuffed movie theater is something singular that reflects our age in a way that none of the MCU films that preceded it have-indeed, very few Hollywood spectacles ever have," and the San Diego Reader's Matthew Lickona noted, "The MCU will go on and on, but this chapter - and the American pragmatism vs. American ideals bromance that drove it - have well and truly come to their "Excelsior! Nuff said!" moment."

Catch it on the big screen at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.) through Tuesday, June 4; and Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) through Wednesday, June 5. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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