On the hunt for date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Colorado Springs.
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.)
How to Train Your Dragon
As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 99 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 2010 release has made a lasting impression. Time magazine's Richard Corliss said, "It's a foolproof scheme for picture making: take the plot elements of favorite movies, paint the concoction with bright colors so it looks like the zazziest customized car, set it running at NASCAR speed, and you have 'How to Train Your Dragon,'" while Tom Horgen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune noted, "What we have here is an exhilarating epic that mixes comedic and touching moments with some of the best action sequences ever created with CGI animation."
It's playing at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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.
Set to be released on Friday, June 21, "Toy Story 4" already has a Tomatometer Score of 98 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
"For millennial audiences who've grown up with Woody and the gang over years of toy stories, the movie may even seem a minor miracle and proof that faith can be kept in a faithless world," according to Ty Burr of the Boston Globe, while NPR's Justin Chang said, "Long after the contrived and misfired bits have faded, the brilliantly visualized action sequences and the pinpricks of emotion stay with you."
Catch it on the big screen at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 26; AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive) through Thursday, June 27; and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 94 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," 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."
Get a piece of the action at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Monday, June 24; AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive) through Wednesday, June 26; and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Tuesday, June 25. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 88 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, Fletcher is your man," while Leah Pickett of the Chicago Reader stated, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Monday, June 24; Kimballs Peak Three Theatres (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) through Thursday, June 27; and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Tuesday, June 25. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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