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What movie should you go see today?

What movie should you go see today?
Image: Booksmart/TMDb
By Hoodline - Published on June 07, 2019.

Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worthwhile? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Omaha.

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 proved to be a critical darling since its release on May 24. Salon.com's Erin Keane said, "'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," while Chandler Levack of the Globe and Mail noted, "'Booksmart' is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary."

It's screening at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.), Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.), Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) and AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) through Wednesday, June 12. 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 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has become a favorite 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," according to 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."

Catch it on the big screen at Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.), Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) and AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) through Wednesday, June 12. 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 91 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on May 31.

"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," noted Anthony Lane of the New Yorker, while the Chicago Reader's Leah Pickett said, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."

Get a piece of the action at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.), Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.), Alamo Drafthouse Midtown (3201 Farnam St.) and Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Long Shot

When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

With a Tomatometer Score of 81 percent and an Audience Score of 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Long Shot" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on May 3. The New Yorker's Anthony Lane said, "Clearly, Theron can turn her hand to any genre," and Tribune News Service's Katie Walsh noted, "It's 'Veep,' but less absurdly acid-tongued, and a lot more swoony. Still, the incisive cultural and political commentary cuts deep, and Theron and Rogen turn out to be a winning pair."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

What happens with our pets when we’re not home? This movie continues the original movie with Max and his friends.

Set to be released on Friday, June 7, "The Secret Life of Pets 2" already has a Tomatometer Score of 57 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen said, "Sufficiently buoyant to charm the audiences that turned SLOP into a record-breaking box office proposition," while Courtney Howard of Variety stated, "Stronger sentiments and higher hijinks elevate this sequel above the original."

Catch it on the big screen at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.), Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.), Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) and AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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