On the hunt for date night ideas? 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.
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% and an Audience Score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Toy Story 4" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on June 21.
"Cooley's film quickens and deepens," according to Anthony Lane of the New Yorker, while Salon's Matthew Rozsa said, "The latest installment, 'Toy Story 4,' is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all."
Interested? It's playing at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Sunday, June 30; Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Monday, July 1; AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive) through Wednesday, July 3; and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople 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% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, this '70s throwback is a must-see.
"'Jaws' is a grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish-scare the hell out of you," noted 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 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."
Catch it on the big screen at Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Sunday, June 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 for wide release on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. The AV Club's A.A. Dowd said, "This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than 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," and Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt noted, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick freefall into the light."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.), Kimballs Peak Three Theatres (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.), Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point), and Regal Interquest & RPX (1120 Interquest Parkway) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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% and an Audience Score of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has racked up generally positive reviews 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."
Catch it on the big screen at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) through Sunday, June 30; Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Monday, July 1; and AMC Chapel Hills 13 (1770 Briargate Blvd.) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.