Exclusive Preview: Joseph Fiennes Is High on “Risen”

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: RISEN Joseph Fiennes — who will play Michael Jackson in the upcoming TV movie Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon — stars in Risen (opening February 19) as a Roman officer assigned to discover where followers of Jesus of Nazareth have hidden his body. Fiennes talks about the film, which he characterizes as an “extraordinary murder mystery,” in this video exclusive to AARP.     WALK THE RED CARPET WITH MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS Join us for this exclusive look at …

Meet Mr. Grownup: Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas: “I’m proud to be a grownup!” In an interview with USA TODAY, the winner of this year’s Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award says he has always tried to make movies that make a difference. “I’ve always gone for the script, the story,” Douglas told entertainment critic Elysa Gardner. “My biggest responsibility is to try to do films that provide a little food for thought. I’m proud to be a grownup — and as a grownup, I’m proud …

Exclusive: Tom Wilkinson Sparks New Flick

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: As you’d expect from a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, the new romance The Choice features young, pretty people played by Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker. But there’s also a lovely storyline involving Tom Wilkinson as a local veterinarian. The movie opens February 4, and the folks at Lionsgate kindly passed along this sneak peek at a scene featuring the delightful Mr. Wilkinson (along with Walker, who plays his son, and Sharon Blackwood as his office manager). …

‘Downton Abbey’ Goes Out in Style

Downton Countdown With just a few episodes left to hobnob amongst our favorite ladies and gentlemen of post-Victorian Britain, here’s your chance to become a walking spoiler alert: The complete sixth season of Downton Abbey comes to DVD Jan. 26, more than three weeks before the broadcast finale. For those of us who’ve always thought Downton Abbey is all about the fashions, PBS Distribution has given us this flashy and fun look at the show’s high-couture highlights.     When David Bowie Met a Real Starman Astronaut Jim …

“And the Nomination Goes to…”

Oscar nomination week is always an exciting time for movie lovers, and we’ve been happy to see some of our favorites — and yours — get singled out for Academy Award consideration. Bryan Cranston, our Movies for Grownups choice for Best Actor, and Mark Rylance, our MFG Supporting Actor choice, both got Oscar nods (for Trumbo and Bridge of Spies, respectively). Spotlight, our selection as Best Picture, is an Oscar nominee as well. All three will receive Movies for Grownups awards …

‘Lily Tomlin Is My Hero’

Exclusive Video: Sam Elliott & Lily Tomlin Gab About “Grandma” “I’ve been in this business for 47 years,” Sam Elliott tells Meg Grant at a Variety/Movies for Grownups Film Series screening in Hollywood, “and those two days I worked on this film [with Lily Tomlin] were the best two days I’ve had.”     And the Winners Are… Spotlight has been named the Movies for Grownups Best Movie of the year by the editors of AARP The Magazine. Our top …