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The 4 best movies screening around Cambridge this week

In the age of streaming entertainment, it can be hard to leave the couch. But movie theaters still offer a special experience for those willing to get out of the house. Want to see what's out there? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Cambridge.

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 gotten stellar reviews 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."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Apple Cinemas Freshpond 10 (168 Alewife Brook Parkway) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Late Night

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 generation 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.

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

It's screening at Apple Cinemas Freshpond 10 (168 Alewife Brook Parkway) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Annabelle Comes Home

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Set to be released on Wednesday, June 26, "Annabelle Comes Home" already has a Tomatometer Score of 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle said, "A smart, controlled film, made with considerable integrity," and indieWire's Eric Kohn noted, "'Annabelle Comes Home' delivers on its title with the best 'Conjuring' spin-off so far, in large part because it has such modest aims."

It's screening at Apple Cinemas Freshpond 10 (168 Alewife Brook Parkway) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Yesterday

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

Set to be released on Friday, June 28, "Yesterday" already has a Tomatometer Score of 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Tribune News Service's Katie Walsh said, "Even if this modern fairy tale doesn't hold up on close inspection, Boyle does his best to make sure the ride is enjoyable," while Jeanne Kaplan of Kaplan vs. Kaplan stated, "The success of 'Yesterday' lies in the performance by Patel. He is extraordinary."

It's screening at Apple Cinemas Freshpond 10 (168 Alewife Brook Parkway) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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