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What Movie Can I See This Week That Has the Most Explosions?

Hint: It's not about fighter planes.

A: RRR, a blockbuster Indian story about revolution, tigers, and dancing better than the British. You can catch a special showing at the Main this week, as well as Hit the Road, the best thing I saw at MSPIFF.

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, May 26

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
The Heights
Wrong. Guess again. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

The Long Haul (2022)
The Main
Minnesota’s first critical Covid case battles for recovery and begins training for an Ironman triathlon. So, this movie will make me feel like a big loser. Part of MSPIFF’s Best of the Fest. $8-$15. 3 p.m. More info here.

The Gravedigger’s Wife (2021)
The Main
How can a Somali gravedigger pay for his wife’s kidney treatment? Part of MSPIFF’s Best of the Fest. $8-$15. 5 p.m. More info here.

El Mayor (The Major) (2020)
The Main
The story of 19th century Cuban revolutionary Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz. $6-$9. 7 p.m. More info here.

The Pez Outlaw (2022)
The Main
In the ’90s, when Pez dispensers are hot commodities, one man makes a killing smuggling them from eastern Europe to the U.S. Part of MSPIFF’s Best of the Fest. $8-$15. 7:15 p.m. More info here.

Point Break (1991)
Parkway Theater
The Parkway’s action movie month closes out with the classic president-masked, surf-crime-action buddy flick. $9-$12. 8 p.m. More info here.

Top Gunner: Danger Zone (2022)
Trylon
Who needs Tom Cruise when you’ve got Michael Paré and a title that unquestionably meets the criteria for a fair use exception to copyright law, your honor? $8. 1 p.m. More info here.

Friday, May 27

LIKEHELL: The Movie (2005)
Parkway Theater
A rockumentary which must be seen to be believed. With post-show panel moderated by Brian Oake. $12-$16. 8 p.m. More info here.

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Trylon
Godzilla faces every kaiju’s worst fear: a robot version of himself. $8. 7 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. More info here.

Saturday, May 28

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Parkway Theater
The title says it all, really. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Parkway Theater
Will you people keep it down? I’m trying to watch the movie! With live shadow cast performance by Transvestite Soup. $10. Midnight. More info here.

Sunday, May 29

Porco Rosso (1992)
Alamo Drafthouse 
When pigs fly. $10. 12:15 p.m.  Also Monday 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’. $13.44. 4 & 7 p.m. Also Wednesday 7 p.m. More info here.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Emagine Willow Creek
Can you believe they never got around to making part two? $7.95. 12:30 & 5:30 p.m. More info here.

Mur Murs (1981)/Black Panthers (1970)
Trylon
Agnès Varda’s documentary look at the murals of L.A. includes all-time French babe Juliet Barto. Preceded by Varda’s short film about the titular Black revolutionary org. $8. 5 p.m. Also Monday 7 p.m. & Tuesday 8:45 p.m. More info here.

Documenteur (1981)/Uncle Yanco (1968)
Trylon
Another Agnès Varda twofer. A mom and her son (the director’s son Mathieu Demy) live a quiet life on the fringes of Los Angeles. Preceded by the short Uncle Yanco, a study of Varda’s colorful bohemian uncle. $8. 7:15 p.m. Also Monday 9:15 p.m. & Tuesday 7 p.m. More info here.

Monday, May 30

Zombie (1979)
Emagine Willow Creek
It’s in your he-ad. In your he-ad. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, June 1

Shogun Assassin (1980)
Alamo Drafthouse
Two feature-length Japanese movies from the ’70s chopped and spliced into something new (new in 1980, anyway). 8:30 p.m. More info here.

RRR (2022)
The Main
You’ve got another chance to catch this spectacular, action-packed Indian historical epic on the big screen. Don’t blow it! $10. 7 p.m. More info here.

Dance Camera North Film Festival
Parkway Theater
An international festival hosted by Minneapolis’s Borealis Dance Theatre focused on choreography-based film. $10-$13. 7 p.m. More info here.

Tape Freaks June
Trylon
This month’s theme: “Side Effects May Include…” $5. 7 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week

The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Like the TV show, but a movie.

Hit the Road
An Iranian family with the funniest kid do just what the title says.

Montana Story
This was not filmed in New Zealand.

Top Gun: Maverick
Spoiler: Ed Harris says “You got a lot of balls, stick jockey” in this.

Ongoing in Local Theaters

The Bad Guys
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Emergency
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Family Camp
Father Stu
Firestarter
The Lost City (read our review here)
Men
The Northman
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent