On the hunt for date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Los Angeles.
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.
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% and an Audience Score of 91% 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."
It's screening at Cinemark 18 & XD (6081 Center Drive) and Pacific Sherman Oaks 5 (14424 Milbank St.) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil
In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts an investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, gets attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer named K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim of K.
With a Tomatometer Score of 91% and an Audience Score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil" has become a favorite since its release on June 7.
"Director/writer Lee Won-tae, for whom this is only his second feature, keeps the pace moving swiftly, showing off an energetic sensibility that heralds a new voice on the South Korean film scene," noted Cary Darling of Houston Chronicle, while Variety's Jessica Kiang said, "As much fun as it is to watch Lee beat people up and strut around in shiny pinstripe suits, it's just as much of a pleasure to watch him think it all through."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at CGV Cinemas LA (621 S. Western Ave.) through Wednesday, June 19. 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 90% and an Audience Score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has become a favorite 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, [director Dexter] 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."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Regal LA LIVE & 4DX (1000 W. Olympic Blvd.), Pacific Theatres at the Grove (189 The Grove Drive) and AMC Sunset 5 (8000 W. Sunset Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 19. Click here for showtimes and tickets.