Tonight: Movies for Grownups Goes Prime Time!

It’s a big night for grownup movie lovers: Movies for Grownups Presents premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on RLTV (click here to see if it’s available on your cable carrier). Every Friday night I’ll introduce a feature film, then return throughout the program with trivia and fascinating info about the movie. Plus, I’ll preview films that are arriving in theaters, on DVD, and on Video on Demand. Tonight’s movie is Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road …

Ed Koch: The Last Interview

    “Ed Koch!” The voice on the phone was not so much identifying itself as trumpeting an introduction. This was Ed Koch, all right, barging into our phone conversation with the same ebullience that characterized his three terms as New York’s most popular and controversial mayor since Jimmy Walker. I caught up with Koch on January 10, at his modest Greenwich Village apartment. I can’t definitively say mine was the absolute last interview Koch granted before his death early …

Bullet to the Head: A Movies for Grownups Video Review

Two weeks ago Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to action films in The Last Stand; Two weeks hence Bruce Willis pulls the trigger on A Good Day to Die Hard. This week it’s Sylvester Stallone in a new shoot-’em-up,  Bullet to the Head, directed by Walter Hill. For this week’s video review, Bill Newcott takes aim at Sly’s latest.     Photo: Frank Masi/Warner Bros. Pictures    

Quartet: A Movies For Grownups Video Review

Dustin Hoffman steps behind the camera to direct his first movie, the warmly wonderful comedy Quartet. In this week’s video review and clips, Bill Newcott marvels at how Hoffman lets his veteran cast do what they do best.   Photo: Kerry Brown/The Weinstein Company

The Last Stand: A Movies for Grownups Minute Review

After 10 years in the California governor’s mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in The Last Stand, his first post-Governator lead role.   In this video review, Movies for Grownups’ Bill Newcott says Arnold is just fine as a small-town Arizona sheriff … so long as you don’t think about it too much.   Read my full review HERE   photo credit: Merrick Morton/LionsGate Entertainment

Don McLean Remembers “Bad News on the Doorstep.”

When you think about it, it was a little strange that a fresh-faced kid like Don McLean made his name singing the 20th Century’s ultimate nostalgia piece, “American Pie.” Barely 26 when the record became a smash, he was an unlikely conduit for such an outpouring of yearning for the past. But McLean is an old soul, and he always has been. He grew up listening to Big Band music; he worshipped the great Blues artists; he idolized the raw-rock-and-roller …