Thursday, August 16, 2018
Movies

‘Blind Side’ star is at Tampa Theatre for a screening this weekend

BLIND SIDE: Summer Classic Movie Series

All summer long, Tampa Theatre is showing classic Hollywood movies. Sunday features not only a screening of 2009’s The Blind Side, but also actor Quinton Aaron, who played Big Mike in the film, for a Q&A. Based on a true story of NFL player Michael Oher’s life and adapted from a book by Michael Lewis, which traces the rise of the role of blind-side offensive linemen in professional football, The Blind Side earned Sandra Bullock an Oscar as football star Big Mike’s fierce adoptive mother. Proceeds benefit the Quinton Aaron Foundation to prevent bullying. 3 p.m. Sunday. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982. tampatheatre.org.

GROUNDHOG DAY: Cult Classics at the Dalí

The Dalí Museum is bringing back its free night of Cult Classics at the Dalí, where people are encouraged to dress up and watch classic moves in the museum’s Avant Garden. This year, it’s all about films celebrating their 25th, 30th and 40th anniversaries, so get ready to feel old. Today at 7 p.m., they’ll be showing 1993’s Groundhog Day, the beloved Bill Murray comedy that celebrates its silver anniversary this year. The story of an obnoxious weatherman stuck in a time loop turned out to be surprisingly profound. Cynics say change is useless, since we all end up in the same place anyway. But Murray’s Phil Connors only finds contentment when he starts to make the world a better place, catching the kid falling out of the tree, changing the old ladies’ tire. Am I right or am I right? Or am I right? Am I right? Bing! Up next in the series is 1978’s Grease, celebrating its 40th with hopelessly devoted fans in poodle skirts on July 5. And 1988’s Die Hard will have John McClane dangling off the Nokotomi Plaza on Aug. 2. Yippee ki-yay! Bring your lawn chair and you’ll find food trucks on site and a craft beer tasting. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 823-3767.

CriticS’ picks

.Tully: Alternately heart-wrenching and funny story of a mom (Charlize Theron, right) overwhelmed until she gets help from a nanny (Mackenzie Davis).

Deadpool 2: More darkly comic adventures about a superhero (Ryan Reynolds) who can’t die but sometimes wants to.

Beast: Freaky British psychological thriller about a young misfit (Jessie Buckley) attracted to a man (Johnny Flynn) suspected in a series of murders. (Veterans 24)

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word: Candid interviews convey the charm and persuasiveness that have helped make the Pope an international icon.

RGB: Brisk, informative, often moving documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

UPCOMING RELEASES

June 15: The Incredibles 2; Tag; Superfly; The Seagull; Won’t You Be My Neighbor

June 22: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Under the Silver Lake

June 29: Sicario: Day of the Soldado; Uncle Drew; The Hustle; Leave No Trace; Valley Girl; Three Identical Strangers

July 6: Ant-Man and the Wasp; Sorry to Bother You; Whitney

July 13: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation; Skyscraper; Eighth Grade

July 20: The Equalizer 2; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again; Blindspotting

July 27: Mission: Impossible — Fallout; Teen Titans Go to the Movies

Aug. 3: The Darkest Minds; Disney’s Christopher Robin; Mile 22; The Spy Who Dumped Me; The Wife; Searching

Aug. 10: The Meg; BlacKkKlansman

Aug. 17: The Happytime Murders; Crazy Rich Asians; Juliet, Naked; Alpha

Aug. 24: Slender Man

 
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