Movies & TV

Bill Newcott is host of AARP's Movies for Grownups. He blogs about movies, television and all things entertainment.

Redford Takes a Walk; You Choose Your Fave Film

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: One of the year’s best grownup buddy movies, A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, comes to DVD on Dec. 29. The folks at Broad Green Pictures have given us this sneak peek (click image at left) at one of the disc’s extras: a vignette exploring the friendship between the two characters — and the stars themselves.     AT LAST, A MOVIE AWARD YOU CHOOSE! We’ve opened the online polls for this year’s …

Sneak Peek: Christopher Plummer, Nazi Hunter

OUR TOP 10 MOVIES OF THE YEAR: Click Here to see our exclusive roundup of the year’s best movies at AARP.org — and vote for your favorite!   EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Acting legends Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau star in a fierce new drama, Remember, and A24 films has given us a sneak peek at the film’s poster (click to enlarge). Two-time Oscar nominee Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) directs the story of a pair of Auschwitz survivors searching for a war criminal. …

Happy 100th Frank Sinatra!

In celebration of the legendary singer’s Centennial, here’s Frank Sinatra Jr. sitting down with us to discuss life with his famous dad.     How would you put $10,000 to work? Sharpen your job skills and enter for a chance to win the big prize! Ends 1/31/16. No purchase necessary. See official rules »   Also of Interest Best 10 Movies for Grownups for 2015 10 Frugal habits of the rich and famous Quiz: Do you know how to prepare for …

Kirk Douglas Turns 99…and Larry King Turns Producer

Larry King Unwraps a Seasonal Comedy Talkmeister Larry King has appeared in more than 60 movies, but he had never produced one until this year. His ensemble holiday comedy, Christmas Eve, is now in theaters and on iTunes. The large cast includes Patrick Stewart, Cheryl Hines, Gary Cole and Shawn Southwick — that fourth name being King’s wife, who showed him the script after she’d been cast in the movie. “I loved the script,” King told me yesterday. “It’s about people …

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Drop By

“It’s good to be alive!” declared a tearful Michael Douglas, the guest of honor at our Movies for Grownups Gala Countdown luncheon in New York on Thursday. Douglas — who told us he’s still cancer-free five years after being diagnosed with tongue cancer — attended with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. She applauded loudly when it was announced that Michael will receive our Career Achievement Award at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills February 8. In a moving toast, …

A Date with Tina Turner and Joan Allen’s Tale of Two Moms

Tina Turner Lends an Ear The Hear the World Foundation, which promotes hearing health around the planet, just let us riffle their 2016 Celebrity Calendar, with photos by singer Bryan Adams. Among the celebs: Rosamund Pike, Naomie Harris, director Wim Wenders…and Miss June, the legendary Tina Turner.   Dorothy’s Dress: We’re Not in K-Mart Any More! A blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz just sold for $1.56 million at a New York auction. If you’re …