Paul McGuire Grimes of Paul’s Trip to the Movies is back with suggestions on things you might want to stream this weekend.
It’s 1972, Tuscaloosa, AL, and college grad Billy is at that crosswords time of his life. He does yard work for an asylum where his father works. It’s there where he meets Virginia, a young patient who insists “I’m not crazy”. They form a close relationship where he sneaks her out without notice for little adventures. His other friendship with lifelong pal Nigel is starting to unravel as the racial tension in Tuscaloosa is starting to grow forcing Nigel to question Billy’s allegiance.
Tuscaloosa is now available rental/purchase through iTunes, Xfinity OnDemand, or Amazon.
RATING: 3.5 out of 5 TICKET STUBS
BAD EDUCATION (HBO)
You should be able to trust your teachers and their administrators. They hold powerful positions shaping our children’s lives. It then becomes all the more shocking when scandals hit our innocent schools. That very thing happened in the Roslyn schools of Long Island, NY. Dr. Frank Tassone was a beloved superintendent. Everyone turned to him for help due to his calm, friendly demeanor. He’s the last person you would ever expect to get caught embezzling money from his schools. He didn’t act alone as Assistant Super Intendent Pam Gluckin was also guilty. She was the first one to be caught in the act. Dr. Tassone acted as if she was alone in the crime, but it was a student journalist writing a piece for the school paper who realized how deep he was equally involved.
RATING: 4 out of 5 TICKET STUBS
GROUNDHOG DAY (Netflix)
The modern-day comedy classic from 1993 feels more relevant now that it did upon its release. Bill Murray stars as meteorologist Phil Connors. On camera, he’s jovial and animated as he’s reporting on the weather. Off camera, he’s a curmudgeon. He seems to hate his job, hate fan interaction, and is not looking forward to covering the Punxatawney Phil Groundhog Day events. He’s over the fake tradition. This year’s events reveal there will be six more weeks of winter, and on their way back out of town, Phil and his crew become stuck when a blizzard hits blocking traffic going out of town. Things go from bad to worse for Phil when he wakes up the next morning and it’s Groundhog Day all over again. And again. And again. Every morning he wakes up to the same Sonny and Cher song on the radio and the same
THE MOVIES THAT MADE US (Netflix)
There are certain movies that you can watch over and over again and they never get old. They’re perfect for rainy days, falling asleep to, when you need a good laugh, or when you’re stuck inside on quarantine. Netflix’s docu-series The Movies That Made Us is a behind the scenes look at four movies that have stood the test of time as they’ve touched our souls for one reason or another.
-First Season is four episodes: Dirty Dancing, Home Alone, Ghostbusters, and Die Hard. It has been renewed for a second season. Episodes run 45-51 minutes