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Willie Nelson’s Acoustic Exclusive Premieres on AARP

Posted on 06/16/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWillie Nelson’s newest album, Band of Brothers, comes out on Tuesday, but he premieres this acoustic version of the title track exclusively on AARP’s YouTube channel today through Wednesday. Having released four albums since February 2012, Nelson is watching his career blossom in a way that must be the envy of  artists half his age: The Desperado-in-Chief of the “outlaw country music scene” turned 81 on April 29. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter Because Band of Brothers features 14 new …

You Won’t Believe This ‘Aged’ Soccer Player’s Game

Posted on 06/13/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentMeet Grandpa Memo. He’s the aging alter ego of Séan Garnier, a freestyle soccer star from Sens, France, whose uncanny ability to incorporate break dancing and a jaw-dropping array of tricks into his sport has won him a devoted legion of fans worldwide. Garnier, 29, spent five hours being made up as someone well into his older years to slip incognito into a pick-up game with the locals for a commercial staged by the Mexican retail company Coppel. >> Get …

MFG Weekend Movie and Video Preview: June 13

Posted on 06/11/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAside from a solemn family drama and a not-all-there sci-fi adventure, this might be the weekend to check out the summer movies you’ve missed in recent weeks.   Lullaby Richard Jenkins stars as a terminal cancer patient who, after 12 years of six-months-to-live prognoses, decides to pull his own plug. Into his hospital room troop his son (Garrett Hedlund), daughter (Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey) and their mother (Anne Archer) to share regrets and recriminations. Thanks to a terrific …

The Best D-Day Movie You Never Saw

Posted on 06/6/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentSeventy years ago, 150,000 Allied troops stormed ashore at Normandy. Within hours they had secured a beachhead, and 11 months later Hitler’s Third Reich was in ashes. The largest military operation in history has naturally inspired lots of movies — some classic, some less so. The current edition of AARP The Magazine offers a good list of D-Day movies. It’s headed, of course, by Daryl Zanuck’s 1962 mega-production, The Longest Day. No D-Day movie list I’ve ever seen, though, includes …

MFG Weekend Movie and Video Preview: June 6

Posted on 06/5/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentTom Cruise finds himself stuck in a time loop, and a Hollywood agent discovers that time is not on his side. That can mean only one thing… It’s time to check out this week’s new movies! Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise stars as a soldier who dies in a battle against space aliens, only to find himself in a time loop that plops him back into that same fateful day over and over again. It’s a Twilight Zone-worthy scenario that …

‘Supermensch’ Starts Off a Summer of Documentaries

Posted on 06/4/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Theaters June 6) Austin Powers star Mike Myers tries documentary filmmaking with a fond look at one of his oldest friends, Hollywood superagent Shep Gordon. Actually, it seems that Gordon is just about everybody’s oldest friend: He’s the ultimate people person, a guy who got where he is by collecting, repaying and cashing in what he calls “coupons” — favors, acts of kindness and professional courtesies. It’s hard to argue with his results: …