Need cinema night ideas? Take a look at this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Plano.
Here are 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.
Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 98% and an Audience Score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Toy Story 4" has been a must-watch since its release on June 21. The New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "Cooley's film quickens and deepens," while Matthew Rozsa of Salon noted, "The latest installment, 'Toy Story 4,' is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all."
You can catch it at Cinemark West Plano and XD (3800 Dallas Parkway) through Wednesday, July 3; Studio Movie Grill Plano (4721 W. Park Blvd.) through Monday, July 1; and Cinemark Legacy and XD (7201 N. Central Expressway) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Iron Giant
In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
With a Tomatometer Score of 96% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, this 90s flick has made a lasting impression.
"While youngsters will enjoy the film on one level, it reaches out to adults on a completely different plane. They will see an allegory about power and politics and the danger of allowing either to run roughshod over humanity," noted Jeff Strickler of Minneapolis Star Tribune, while Newsweek's David Ansen said, "This is not exactly standard children's fare, but kids (and their parents) should be smitten by its wit and wisdom."
It's playing at Studio Movie Grill Plano (4721 W. Park Blvd.) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Set to be released on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. The AV Club's A.A. Dowd said, "This is, in other words, a less-perfectly crafted nightmare than Aster's last one. But there's a deranged integrity to its sprawl, and to the filmmaker's willingness to embrace the darkest, most unsparing aspects of human desire," and Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt noted, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick freefall into the light."
It's screening at Cinemark West Plano and XD (3800 Dallas Parkway) and Cinemark Legacy and XD (7201 N. Central Expressway) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
With a Tomatometer Score of 93% and an Audience Score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on June 7. The Detroit News' Adam Graham said, "'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' is poignant filmmaking with an invigorating spirit," while Soren Andersen of the Seattle Times stated, "The acting by the two principals is impeccable, their portrait of male friendship is deeply felt."
You can catch it at Angelika Film Center & Cafe (7205 Bishop Road) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.