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Don't miss these 3 top action movies screening around Alexandria

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Looking for some entertainment? Take a look at this week's lineup of action movies showing on the big screen in and around Alexandria.

Here are the top-ranked action films to catch in theaters, 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.)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has proven to be a critical darling since its release in December of 2018. The Atlantic's David Sims said, "The latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new," while Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service noted, "The delights of 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' bring a newfound sense of joy and playfulness to the beloved character"

It's screening at AMC Hoffman Center 22 (206 Swamp Fox Road) through Thursday, Feb. 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bumblebee    

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

With a Tomatometer Score of 93 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bumblebee" has become a favorite since its release in December. "The movie works in large part because of the depth of Steinfeld's performance. We haven't seen such a well-realized character in any of the other Transformers movies," according to James Berardinelli of ReelViews, while Rolling Stone's David Fear said, "Imagine if John Hughes made a Transformers movie. Or: Think E.T., but with auto parts."

It's screening at AMC Hoffman Center 22 (206 Swamp Fox Road) through Thursday, Feb. 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Kid Who Would Be King

Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

With a Tomatometer Score of 89 percent and an Audience Score of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Kid Who Would Be King" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on Jan. 25. "It falls short of enchanting but it's never less than fun and likable. Watch it through the eyes of your inner teenager and you'll have a blast," noted Philip De Semlyen of Time Out, while the Wall Street Journal's Joe Morgenstern said, "It's a charming notion, worked out zestfully by the writer-director, Joe Cornish, until the charm falls victim to familiar CGI Halloweenery."

It's playing at AMC Hoffman Center 22 (206 Swamp Fox Road) through Wednesday, Feb. 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

This story was created automatically using local movie data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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