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? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Charlotte.
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.
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.
Set to be released on Friday, June 21, "Toy Story 4" already has a Tomatometer Score of 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The Boston Globe's Ty Burr said, "For millennial audiences who've grown up with Woody and the gang over years of toy stories, the movie may even seem a minor miracle and proof that faith can be kept in a faithless world," while Justin Chang of NPR noted, "Long after the contrived and misfired bits have faded, the brilliantly visualized action sequences and the pinpricks of emotion stay with you."
Get a piece of the action at AMC Park Terrace 6 (4289 Park Road) through Wednesday, June 26; Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen IMAX & RPX (7824 Rea Road) through Thursday, June 27; Cinemark Movie Bistro Charlotte (9630 Monroe Road) through Thursday, June 27; and Regal Cinebarre Arboretum (8008 Providence Road) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 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," 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."
Catch it on the big screen at Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen IMAX & RPX (7824 Rea Road) through Thursday, June 27; Regal Cinebarre Arboretum (8008 Providence Road) through Thursday, June 27; AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 (9541 South Blvd.) through Tuesday, June 25. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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 percent and an Audience Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has been getting attention 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."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at AMC Park Terrace 6 (4289 Park Road) through Wednesday, June 26; Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen IMAX & RPX (7824 Rea Road) through Thursday, June 27; Cinemark Movie Bistro Charlotte (9630 Monroe Road) through Wednesday, June 26; and Regal Cinebarre Arboretum (8008 Providence Road) through Thursday, June 27. Click here for showtimes and tickets.