Wednesday, June 20, 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

 
Comments
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and heist caper ‘American Animals’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and heist caper ‘American Animals’

OPENING FRIDAY:JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOMDinosaurs: Keep them alive or kill them off? It’s a question that haunts the human characters in between fireball-dodging cardio workouts in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the spectacularly ho-hum new ent...
Published: 06/20/18
‘Incredibles 2’ just might be better than the original — and a cure to superhero fatigue

‘Incredibles 2’ just might be better than the original — and a cure to superhero fatigue

It’s been 14 years since the premiere of Brad Bird’s beloved animated superhero film The Incredibles, one of the mega-hit Pixar films that cemented its reputation for film humor and heart that would satisfy both parents and children. With cool mid-ce...
Published: 06/13/18
Why is Mister Rogers making adults cry decades later?

Why is Mister Rogers making adults cry decades later?

Neighborly block party comes to downtown Tampa.
Published: 06/12/18
 ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ about Mr. Rogers is much-needed emotional tonic for troubled times

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ about Mr. Rogers is much-needed emotional tonic for troubled times

If beloved children’s television show host Mr. Rogers were once a representation of all things milquetoast, in the summer of 2018, his message of love and tolerance is not only saintly, it’s radical. In the deftly crafted documentary Won’t You Be My ...
Published: 06/12/18
Yes, ‘Ocean’s 8’ is a heist movie, but it’s also an empowering, cheeky comedy

Yes, ‘Ocean’s 8’ is a heist movie, but it’s also an empowering, cheeky comedy

Most every successful heist movie, just like a heist itself, functions by obeying a well-defined formula.First comes the setup and backstory (typically involving the righting of a wrong, to lend the subsequent lawbreaking a veneer of moral justificat...
Published: 06/06/18
TMZ: Last surviving munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ dies at 98

TMZ: Last surviving munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ dies at 98

The last surviving munchkin in The Wizard of Oz has died.Jerry Maren, 98, died last week at a nursing home in San Diego, according to TMZ.The cause of death for the last surviving member of the famous Lollipop Guild, made famous in the 1939 classic, ...
Published: 06/06/18
‘Blind Side’ star is at Tampa Theatre for a screening this weekend

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

BLIND SIDE: Summer Classic Movie SeriesAll 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 ...
Published: 06/06/18
In ‘Hereditary,’ Toni Collette reveals a sixth sense for icy terror

In ‘Hereditary,’ Toni Collette reveals a sixth sense for icy terror

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy noted in a sentence so right, by the time you started arguing with it Anna Karenina was off and suffering.If Tolstoy got a look at Hereditary, he might’ve added: ...
Updated one month ago
Jodie Foster makes ‘Hotel Artemis’ first-class experience

Jodie Foster makes ‘Hotel Artemis’ first-class experience

Hotel Artemis is a shining example of how it isn’t the amount of money spent to make a movie, but how the budget is being spent. Director/writer Drew Pearce has managed to take the money that would be the cape-pressing budget for most superhero movie...
Updated one month ago
Summer movie guide: All the superheroes, sequels and quirky comedies to see

Summer movie guide: All the superheroes, sequels and quirky comedies to see

Summer started early this year in Hollywood with the record-breaking release of Avengers: Infinity War, and the marquee Marvel superheroes couldn’t have come at a better time. The box office for the year is down nearly 3 percent, and the industry is ...
Updated one month ago