John Lithgow, Bruce Willis Anchor a Men’s Movie Weekend

Is this a trend? Last week’s movies were mostly guy-oriented, and this week’s top films follow suit: There’s a tale of modern love featuring two beloved male stars, a real-life story of true football greatness and a testosterone-laden action spectacle. Shall we chalk it up to male pattern boldness?   Love Is Strange Two of the screen’s finest actors, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, bring warmth and humor to a modern yet timeless love story. They play a couple who’ve …

Favorite Flicks for Father’s Day

  Last year at this time, I invited you to sit down with your Dad for a great Father’s Day movie.  Folks seemed to enjoy my list of suggestions (below), but as they say on cable TV, “Wait! There’s More!” In the past year there have been some more-than-worthy additions to your Father’s Day Lineup (click on each title for our Movies for Grownups review): Trouble With the Curve Clint Eastwood seems to get grumpier with each successive movie-but that …

Ernest Borgnine: A Last Big Laugh

  I last spoke with Ernest Borgnine about two years ago, just before his megahit action flick RED was released. “We shot it all in about two or three days, and that was it,” he said. “Then I was home, countin’ my money!” Borgnine laughed-that huge,  hearty laugh that was as much his trademark as his big gap-toothed grin and generous girth. Virtually until the end of his life on June 8, Borgnine never