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Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview March 14

Posted on 03/14/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe Grand Budapest Hotel gets a wider release this week. We also recommend Le Week-end, a poignant look at a long-married couple, Nick and Meg (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan), returning to the scene of their Paris honeymoon in a bid to recapture a bit of the magic of their early years together. This small, quiet, lethal film is hardly the lighthearted rom-com its ads dangle before you — it’s much better than that. FULL REVIEW The Grand Budapest Hotel …

2013 Holiday Films: No Classics, But Good Stories

Posted on 12/6/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentRemember when December was the time for Christmas movies? I’m not talking about on TV, where each year the networks re-roast old holiday chestnuts starring Rudolph and Charlie Brown and unwrap new specials they hope (in vain) will become annual traditions. No, I mean in theaters, where you could once find honest-to-goodness big-screen Christmas flicks like White Christmas and A Christmas Story and even National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’m told the globalization of the movie industry has helped to put …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Nov. 27

Posted on 11/26/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThanksgiving weekend is a wonderful chance to hang with your family—and when you’ve had enough of that, you might want to escape to the movies. The weather is going to be terrible in the Eastern U.S. the next few days; all the more reason to catch up on some of the best films of the season.   Frozen By now the animation wizards at Disney have this spunky-young-woman-defeats-evil thing down pat, but the real reason to duck into this film …