The heat might keep you indoors this weekend and our Movie Guy, Paul McGuire Grimes, has reasons to stay indoors and go to an event he’ll be at.
DEAD TO ME (Netflix Streaming TV series)
The new Netflix series Dead to Me is gaining a huge following thanks to its buzzy word of mouth approach. Christina Applegate stars as Jen who is mourning the death of her husband who was tragically hit by a car late one night. She meets Judy (Linda Cardellini) at a grief support group. Judy’s bubbly personally is a bit much for Jen at first who is still in the anger stage of grief. They eventually bond over that connection of having lost your husband unexpectedly, but Jen learns the hard way that Judy may not be fully telling the truth about her past.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY (Now on Blu-Ray/DVD)
Saraya and Zak Knight are brother and sister and come from a wresting family in England. Their mother was a pro-wrestler while their dad still runs a wresting training facility. They get invited to try-outs for the WWE. It’s a massive opportunity for their low-income, barely able to scrape by family. Saraya’s unique look sends her through into training for the WWE Divas program, but Zak doesn’t make it passed the first round. She flies to America and realizes she was not nearly as prepared as she thought she would be for the rigorous training. The WWE training coach is ready and waiting to weed out those who aren’t fit enough. Back home in England, Zak is going through the turmoil of not getting picked to pursue his dreams.
“SINCE STONEWALL” Event at Trylon Cinema
I am thrilled to announce that I am partnering with the Trylon for their upcoming series “Since Stonewall” in June in honor of Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. They will be showing two films, The Celluloid Closet and The Boys in the Band, and I’ll be part of a Q&A with My Talk 107.1’s Bradley Traynor following the Sunday screenings on June 16.
On June 28, 1969, police raids at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn led to street riots and the birth of the Gay Liberation movement. We mark the 50 years since that night with two classic LGBTQ films. Promotional support for these screenings is provided by MyTalk 107.1 and The Quatrefoil Library, Minneapolis. Sunday screenings are followed by a Q&A with MyTalk radio host Bradley Traynor and film critic Paul McGuire Grimes.
Here are the showtimes:
- Friday, June 14: 7:00 – The Celluloid Closet
- Friday, June 14 9:15 – The Boys in the Band
- Saturday, June 15 7:00 – The Celluloid Closet
- Saturday, June 15 9:15 – The Boys in the Band
- Sunday, June 16 3:00 – The Celluloid Closet
- Sunday, June 16 5:15 – The Boys in the Band
Tickets are $8 per movie. Q&A after the Sundays movies is free.