Can You Name These Classic Movie Goodbyes?

As the “Movies for Grownups” Radio Show signs off after 12 years, here’s our farewell mashup of unforgettable celluloid so-longs. Enter the $50K Picture Your Retirement Sweepstakes. See Official Rules. » Also of Interest: Movie Reviews: ‘Pixel’ is game over. ‘Southpaw’ surprises 9 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore Quiz: Do you know how to prepare for a disaster? Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being   See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more.

‘Pixels’: Game Over

Slim pickin’s in theaters this weekend; if rain forces you into a multiplex, choose something from our “Still Out There” list, below. Southpaw Southpaw yearns to be On the Waterfront or Raging Bull, but it’s not even a contenduh. Jake Gyllenhaal transforms himself to play Billy “The Great” Hope, but his scarred muscle mass and punch-drunken slurring can’t excuse the predictable script and derivative characters.   Pixels When 1980s video-game characters try to destroy the world, only a team of middle-age former gamers …

What the 2015 Emmy Nominations Tell Us About Aging

This year’s Emmy nominations are dotted with actors age 50 and up who brought powerful performances to some of the best shows on television and continue to work at the top of their game. Among the trends: 1. Men fare slightly better than women. Actresses often say it’s tough to be a woman of a certain age in Hollywood. But is that true for television? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 54; Edie Falco, 52; Christine Baranski, 63; and Lisa Kudrow, 51, are just some of the …

Woody, Sherlock, or Ant-Man? The Choice Is Elementary

Woody Allen lets us down, but Ian McKellen and Paul Rudd pick us up as two very different heroes. At home, the second Marigold Hotel entry checks in with its appealing cast…and a classic of world cinema gets a pristine new release.  Designates a Movies for Grownups Critic’s Choice   Irrational Man At the stage where he’s equally likely to produce a modern classic (Midnight in Paris) or a forgettable trifle (Magic in the Moonlight), we never know which Woody Allen will …

The Last Film of Robin Williams (and Ronald Reagan, Too)

Robin Williams left several movies on the shelf when he died last year, and his final dramatic performance highlights this weekend’s theatrical films. At home, catch Helen Mirren tracking down art stolen by Nazis, Kevin Spacey as a U.S. President and Ronald Reagan before he became one.    Designates a Movies for Grownups Critic’s Choice   Boulevard In his final screen role Robin Williams plays a banker, long married to a devoted wife (Kathy Baker), who represses his true sexuality his …

When Judi Dench & Co. Revisited ‘Marigold Hotel’

As The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes to DVD and Blu-ray, you’d think making a sequel to the smash 2011 original must have been a foregone conclusion. Not so. In fact, back in 2011 it seemed especially unlikely to director John Madden and his all-star cast as they struggled to film the last scene of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Everyone was gathered in a sun-bleached hotel courtyard that offered nothing but difficult camera angles and tough lighting challenges. One …