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Parenting Tip: Take Your Kids to See ‘Blue Velvet’ Instead of ‘Sing 2’ This Week

Pretty much every movie you can see in the Twin Cities area this weekend.

9:56 AM CDT on July 21, 2022

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Your children are never too young to learn about the dark underside of suburban life.

They're gonna have nightmares anyway. Make 'em good ones at least.

Disclaimer: I am not a parent.

Thursday, July 21

Sing 2 (2021)
Alamo Drafthouse
Jesus, is this movie ever not showing somewhere? $5. 2:45 p.m. More info here.

NT Live: Prima Facie
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Showplace Icon
Jodie Comer in a one-woman play. $12.50. 7 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. 11 a.m. More info here.

Blue Velvet (1986)
The Heights
The suburbs sure freaked people out in the ’80s. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Escape from New York (1981)
Parkway Theater
It’s 1997, and Manhattan has become as dangerous as your aunt out in Lakeville thinks Uptown is now. $9/$12. 7:30 p.m. trivia, 8 p.m. screening. More info here.

The Muppet Movie (1979)
Riverview Theater
All your kids’ favorite stars have cameos in this one: Charles Durning, Edgar Bergen, and, of course, Orson Welles. $1. 10:30 a.m. More info here.

Friday, July 22

The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)
Alamo Drafthouse
A baby who’s a boss? This I gotta see. $5. 3 p.m. Also Tuesday-Wednesday 1 p.m. More info here.

Pom Poko (1995)
Alamo Drafthouse 
Urban development threatens the tanuki’s way of life. Not cool! $10. 11:30 a.m. Also Monday 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Abominable (2019)
Emagine Willow Creek
*Tom Hanks voice* Da znowmahn! $3. 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday ; 11 a.m. Monday-Wednesday. More info here.

Sante Sangre (1989)
A circus escapee joins his manipulative one-armed mom in a mental hospital in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surreal horror classic. $8. 7 & 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 & 5 p.m. Sunday. More info here

Saturday, July 23

Ponyo (2008)
Parkway Theater
A G-rated The Shape of Water? $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, July 24

One Piece Film: Gold (2017)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
The Straw Hat Pirates strike again! (I don’t know what that means either.) $13.44. 7 p.m. Also Tuesday. More info here.

Goodfellas (1990)
Emagine Willow Creek
Lemme tell you, there’s a reason they didn’t call it Badfellas. (Because it’s good.) $7.95. 12:30 & 5:30 p.m. Also Wednesday. More info here.

Jeff Show Jeff (2022)
A Korean-American restaurant manager in Minneapolis starts dating his staff, and things get out of hand. 4 p.m. $5-$20. More info here.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Nic Cage at his most “I am a grown-up award-worthy actor now.” $8. 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9:15 p.m. More info here.

Monday, July 25

Demon Wind (1990)
Emagine Willow Creek
A demon wind? Well that can't be good. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, July 27

Madama Butterfly (2009)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16
They had opera back then? $19.35. 1 & 6:30 p.m. More info here.

A Perfect Day (2005)/Ramad (2003)
The Mizna film series continues its summer-long look at the work of Lebanese filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. $10. 7 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week

Both Sides of the Blade
I truly admire the unsentimental commitment with which Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche continue to explore late-middle-aged female horniness, but I think maybe there’s just something too French going on here for me to pick up on.

My Donkey, My Lover & I
How you live your personal life is none of my business...

I am still sorting through how I felt about this.

A new Bollywood period action flick. That's all I got.

Ongoing in Local Theaters

The Black Phone

Elvis (read our review here)

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Gray Man

Jurassic World: Dominion


Minions: The Rise of Gru

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (read our review here)

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Thor: Love and Thunder (read our review here)

Top Gun: Maverick (read our review here)

Where the Crawdads Sing (read our review here)

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