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The 4 best movies screening around Colorado Springs this week

The 4 best movies screening around Colorado Springs this week
Image: Raiders of the Lost Ark/TMDb
By Hoodline - Published on June 14, 2019.

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? Take a look at this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Colorado Springs.

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.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on May 24. The New Republic's Kristen Evans said, "It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more 'Bridesmaids' than 'Lady Bird'...a success on [its] own terms," while Erin Keane of Salon.com noted, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."

Catch it on the big screen at AMC Chapel Hills 13 (1770 Briargate Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Dr. Indiana Jones — the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist — is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

With a Tomatometer Score of 95 percent and an Audience Score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this '80s throwback has garnered plenty of praise.

"Entertainment that propels the audience inexorably from one excitement to the next," according to Bob Thomas of the Associated Press, while the Hollywood Reporter's Arthur Knight said, "It's all done with such a great spirit of high adventure and good humor that you don't even begin to count the corpses...The finale suggests that Ford's Indiana Jones character will soon be back with further adventures, and I'm all in favor of it."

You can catch it at Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Avengers: Endgame

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 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on April 26.

"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-indeed, very few Hollywood spectacles ever have," noted Oliver Jones of the Observer, while the San Diego Reader's Matthew Lickona said, "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."

It's screening at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Tuesday, June 18; Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Wednesday, June 19; AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive) through Wednesday, June 19; and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Rocketman

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 90 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has garnered plenty of praise 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," and the Chicago Reader's Leah Pickett noted, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."

Get a piece of the action at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Tuesday, June 18; Kimballs Peak Three Theatres (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) through Wednesday, June 19; and Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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