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Lotta Creepy Blue Eyes at the Movies This Week

Pretty much every movie you can see in area theaters this week.

Peter O'Toole in 'Lawrence of Arabia'; Alicia Witt in 'Dune'
Columbia Pictures/Universal Pictures

The annual Lumières Françaises festival comes to The Main this week. The Heights continues its David Lynch series. The Trylon continues to spotlight Nic Cage, with some Gene Tierney thrown in for good measure. The Parkway’s got Studio Ghibli all month. As for the rest, read on.

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, July 14

The Deer King (2022)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
A pack of wild dogs carries a mysterious plague. You know, regular anime stuff. $16.13. 7 p.m. More info here.

The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)
Emagine Willow Creek
A baby who’s a boss? This I gotta see. $3. 10:00 a.m. More info here.

Dune (1984)
The Heights 
Gotta be real here. I haven’t thought about Villeneuve’s Dune for months now. But I think of Alicia Witt saying “And how can this be? For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!” on the regular. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011) 
Parkway Theater
They all die in this one. With pre-movie trivia. $9/$12. Trivia at 7 p.m. Screening at 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Beethoven (1992)
Riverview Theater
Two of the great David Letterman guests—Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt—in one movie. $1. 10:30 a.m. More info here.

Thor: God of Thunder (2022)
Trylon
Yep! This is the new Thor movie all right! $8. 5 p.m. More info here.

Friday, July 15

Sing 2 (2021)
Alamo Drafthouse
Animated koalas or some shit. $5. 3 p.m. Also Tuesday & Wednesday 2:45 p.m. More info here.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Emagine Willow Creek
I like when a movie title tells me exactly what I’m in for. $3. 10 a.m. all week. More info here.

Gallant Indies (2021)
The Main
Hip-hop dance meets opera. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 2 p.m. Also Sunday 4:45 p.m. More info here.

Eiffel (2021)
The Main
The story of the tower guy. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 p.m. Monday 4:15 p.m. More info here.

Promises (2021)
The Main
Isabelle Huppert is a French mayor with national ambitions. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 7 p.m. Also Tuesday 7:15 p.m. More info here.

Olga (2021)
The Main
A Ukrainian gymnast watches her people rise up from exile in Switzerland. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 9:30 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday 2:30 p.m. More info here.

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Trylon
Gene Tierney’s contract forbade her from having her overbite fixed. $8. 7 p.m. Saturday 9 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. More info here.

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Trylon
A brutal cop and a femme fatale hatch a nasty plan. $8. 9:15 p.m. Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 5:15 p.m. More info here.

Crystal Lake (2016)/Kids (1995)
Walker Art Center
This month at the Walker Jennifer Reeder is pairing her short films with some landmark movies about teens and sex. First up it’s Larry Clark & Harmony Korine’s notorious ’90s AIDS-teen moral-panic flick. $10-$12. 7 p.m. Also Friday. More info here

Saturday, July 16

Legally Blonde (2001)
Alamo Drafthouse
Disclaimer: Law school is bad and not fun, actually. $15. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

We (2021)
The Main
A look at suburban Parisians from various walks of life. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 12:30 p.m. More info here.

Robust (2021)
The Main
An aging French movie star and his young bodyguard have nothing in common. Or do they? Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 3 p.m. Also Tuesday 5 p.m. More info here.

The Test (2021)
The Main
A family finds a positive pregnancy test in la salle de bain. Mais a qui?!? Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 5:15 p.m. More info here.

The Rose Maker (2022)
The Main
An artisanal horticulturalist struggles to thrive in the era of corporate roses. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 7:15 p.m. Also Wednesday 5 p.m. More info here.

My Neighbor Totoro (1998)
Parkway Theater
I wish he was my neighbor. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, July 17

This Is Gwar (2022)
Alamo Drafthouse 
Give Gwar a chance. $13.50. 6:30 p.m.  More info here.

Cabaret (1972)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16
Ah, the carefree, decadent life of Weimar Germany. What could possibly go wrong? $13.44. 3 & 7 p.m. Also Wednesday. More info here

Poltergeist (1982)
Emagine Willow Creek 
Would love to get high with ’80s JoBeth Williams, not gonna lie. $7.95. 12:30 & 5:30 p.m. Also Wednesday. More info here.

The Companions (2021)
The Main
A movie about the close bond between stained glass craftspeople. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 7:15 p.m. Also Wednesday 7:15 p.m. More info here.

The Horizon (2021)
The Main 
A French teen finds her identity through fighting for the environment. Part of Lumières Françaises.  $12. 12:30 p.m. More info here.

My Night at Maud’s (1969)
The Main
Eric Rohmer at his talkiest and most philosophical. (Both good things!) RIP Jean-Louis Trintignant. Part of Lumières Françaises. $12. 2:30 p.m. Also Wednesday 2:30 p.m. More info here.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Heights
Yes, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn play Arabs. Yes, its depiction of historical events is, what do you kids say now, “problematic”? But it’s also a sharp skewering of the British colonial mindset disguised as a grand adventure, it’s practically unmatched as a cinematic spectacle (especially in 70mm, as it will be here), and—honest—it’s gay as hell. $15. 1 p.m. More info here.

Raising Arizona (1987)
Trylon
Saw this when I was 17 and before that I didn’t realize movies were allowed to be this funny. $8. 7 p.m. Also Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m. More info here.

Monday, July 18

Starman (1984)
Alamo Drafthouse
John Carpenter’s interstellar romance. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
Emagine Willow Creek
They don’t name movies like that anymore. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Tuesday, July 19

Trailer-O-Rama: A Fistful of Trailers
Parkway Theater
Trailers. Nothing but trailers. It’s what you want. $10/$13. Trivia at 7:30 p.m. Screening at 8 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, July 20

Christine (1983)
Alamo Drafthouse
*extremely urbanist voice* Actually, all cars are killing machines. $10. 8:30. More info here.

Love on a Leash (2011)
Trylon 
He’s a dog by day, a man by night. Every woman’s dream, really—right, ladies? $5. 7 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down
A doc about the former AZ congresswoman who survived a 2011 shooting.

The Gray Man
Are the Russos trying to lose money with this title?

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
You just name a better shell with shoes on. Go on.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
You keep my mom’s name out your mouth.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
Ain’t no rule says a dog can’t be a samurai.

Where the Crawdads Sing
*Jani Lane voice* where the crawdads sing (sing!)

Ongoing in Local Theaters

The Black Phone
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Elvis (read our review here)
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Jurassic World: Dominion
Lightyear
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Mr. Malcolm’s List
Official Competition
The Phantom of the Open (read our review here)
Thor: Love and Thunder (read our review here)
Top Gun: Maverick (read our review here)