Arnold’s Back — and So Is Jack Nicholson

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in theaters in full-on android mode, but your best bets this weekend may be three fine films on home video — two from this year, the other a golden oldie.  Signifies a Movies for Grownups Critic’s Pick   Terminator Genisys When Arnold Schwarzenegger said “I’ll be back!” in The Terminator in 1984, no one thought he meant, “in 31 years or so!” Yet here Der Groovenator is again, trying to prove he’s not obsolete while battling a new …

This Weekend: True Love, Sinatra & Zombies

5 Flights Up Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman are the year’s most adorable screen couple. They star as a long-married pair who must decide whether or not to relinquish the fifth-floor Brooklyn walkup apartment they’ve shared for four decades. The film addresses some serious issues, notably “aging in place,” and has some insightful lessons to impart about planning for the future versus constantly fretting about it. FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE to see an exclusive interview with Diane Keaton talking about what …

Deportistas en el cine y actores en las canchas

El cine y el deporte mantienen desde siempre una relación de mutua admiración, por lo que son numerosos los “intercambios de papeles” entre deportistas y actores. Dos de los máximos exponentes han sido el intérprete estadounidense Kevin Costner, quien ha protagonizado múltiples películas sobre deportes, incluidas las dos más recientes, Draft Day y McFarlane USA, y Silvester Stallone con su serie de cintas sobre el boxeador Rocky Balboa. Sin embargo, estrellas del deporte como Diego Maradona, Pelé, Michael Jordan, Alexis …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview March 28

Pick your movie hero this weekend: A real-life social crusader; a Biblical shipbuilder; or a DEA agent with forearms like telephone poles. Also see what’s new on DVD and on demand down below. Cesar Chavez Michael Pena stars as the legendary farm workers’ union leader, and despite the inspiring lessons of the man’s life, director Diego Luna’s films is oddly dispassionate. The film falls victim to the fate that swallows too many film biographies: It’s so in love with the …

Jim Lange: Host of ‘The Dating Game’

A newspaper feature writer gushed in 1969 that Jim Lange, the host of The Dating Game, personified “the swinging, nattily dressed bachelor.” The description might seem amusingly quaint today, but then again, so would the show itself. During its original run from 1965 to 1973, The Dating Game – in which a “bachelorette” picked one of three prospective bachelors hidden behind a screen, or vice-versa, by asking provocative questions – was an awkward artifact of society’s evolving attitudes about sexual freedom …

Maria Shriver Back on NBC with Focus on Women’s Issues

Maria Shriver, a longtime advocate on important social issues for women and the needy, has a new job at 57, one where she plans to focus attention on women’s lives as “providers parents caretakers and caregivers.” She will return to NBC as an “editor at large” to develop  stories related to women’s lives for all of the company’s media platforms. A career journalist who left NBC in 2004 after now-estranged Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, Shriver says on …