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Impress your date with these must-see movies screening in Tulsa right now

Impress your date with these must-see movies screening in Tulsa right now
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By Hoodline - Published on June 28, 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 Tulsa.

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.)

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 percent and an Audience Score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Toy Story 4" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on June 21.

The New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "(Josh) 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."

Catch it on the big screen at Eton Square 6 Cinema (8421 E. 61st St.) through  Thursday, July 11. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Midsommar

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 95 percent and an Audience Score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than (director Ari) 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," according to A.A. Dowd of the AV Club, while Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt said, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick freefall into the light."

Get a piece of the action at Cinemark Tulsa and IMAX (10802 E. 71st St. South) through Thursday, July 11. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Rocketman

This is the story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

With a Tomatometer Score of 89 percent and an Audience Score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has been getting attention since its release on May 31.

The New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "If you need somebody to recount the rise of a British rock god from pallid suburbia to the baroque extremes of fame, and to create a stir without causing too much of a fuss, (director Dexter) Fletcher is your man," and the Chicago Reader's Leah Pickett noted, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."

You can catch it at Cinemark Tulsa and IMAX (10802 E. 71st St. South) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Late Night

A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women, separated by culture and generations, are united by their love of a biting punchline.

With a Tomatometer Score of 79 percent and an Audience Score of 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Late Night" is well worth a watch.

The Chicago Reader's Kathleen Sachs said, "Heightened by an impressive performance from (Emma) Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache," while Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times stated, "Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and (Mindy) Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated."

It's screening at Cinemark Tulsa and IMAX (10802 E. 71st St. South) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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