In the mood for some entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of adventure movies showing on the big screen in and around Arlington.
Read on for the best adventure films to catch in theaters, 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 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has become a favorite since its release on April 26. The Observer's Oliver Jones said, "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," while Matthew Lickona of the San Diego Reader noted, "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 AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 (3861 S. Cooper) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
It ain't easy bein' green — especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot — a wisecracking donkey.
With a Tomatometer Score of 88 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Shrek" has a strong following.
"Murphy steals every scene he's in with equal parts bounce and warmth," according to Paul Malcolm of L.A. Weekly, while the New York Daily News's Jami Bernard said, "The brilliance of the voice work, script, direction and animation all serve to make Shrek an adorable, infectious work of true sophistication."
Get a piece of the action at Studio Movie Grill Arlington Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square) and Studio Movie Grill - Arlington (225 Merchants Row) through Thursday, June 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.
With a Tomatometer Score of 77 percent and an Audience Score of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" comes with positive recommendations.
"Maturing performances are a bonus, but the show's the thing, and by now it seems much richer than any theme park that could ever be made from it," noted David Elliott of the San Diego Reader, while Newsday's Rafer Guzman said, "Part 1, like its predecessors, has been made with great care, craft and attention to detail. It is also darker and more foreboding."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Studio Movie Grill Arlington Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square) and Studio Movie Grill - Arlington (225 Merchants Row) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.
With a Tomatometer Score of 66 percent and an Audience Score of 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" is well worth a watch. The Globe and Mail's Daniel Kaszor said, "Detective Pikachu is unrelentingly weird," while Vincent Acovino of NPR noted, "There's something admirable about a film that isn't afraid to have some fun with a property so established - and beloved - by its core audience."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 (3861 S. Cooper) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.