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Need a break? Here are the movies to see in Omaha

Need a break? Here are the movies to see in Omaha
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By Hoodline - Published on June 28, 2019.

On the hunt for date night ideas? Check out 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.)

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 been a must-watch 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."

Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Midtown (3201 Farnam St.) through Wednesday, July 10. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Jaws

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the people of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1975 release boasts plenty of accolades.

"'Jaws' is a grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish — to scare the hell out of you," according to Arthur Cooper of Newsweek, while the Washington Post's Gary Arnold said, "I don't think there's a more exciting talent at work right now than (director Steven) Spielberg, an authentic moviemaking prodigy, and perhaps his worst problem from June 20, 1975, on will be preventing success from making a nervous or artistic wreck of him."

It's screening at Alamo Drafthouse Midtown (3201 Farnam St.) on Wednesday, July 3. 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 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," noted 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."

It's playing at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.) through Thursday, July 11. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

This is the story of 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 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" has become a favorite 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," and the Seattle Times' Soren Andersen noted, "The acting by the two principals is impeccable, and their portrait of male friendship is deeply felt."

Catch it on the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Omaha (12750 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE) through Thursday, July 4.  Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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