George Clooney

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Feb. 7

Posted on 02/8/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentGeorge Clooney and an all-star cast go in search of stolen art and a bunch of blockheads turn up in the year’s most surprising comedy. Both are fun in their own ways.   The Monuments Men George Clooney enlists Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett to help him patrol Nazi-occupied Europe in search of stolen art works. A greater sense of urgency would have helped push the plot along, but what’s more fun than hanging out with …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Oct. 4

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFrom disaster in Earth orbit to death in the Himalayas, to gunshots in Dallas, this week’s top new movies serve up some pretty tough meat. Luckily there’s at least one new comedy to lighten things up. The New Stuff: Gravity Stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are fine and the film’s visual recreation of a space voyage is breathtaking (especially in 3-D), but co-writer/director Alfonso Cuaron should have launched with a decent script. FULL REVIEW   Save $3 off any size popcorn …

Plenty of Movies for Grownups at Friday’s Film Festival

Posted on 09/21/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentGreetings from New Orleans. I’ve just spent the evening strolling around the French Quarter, which for those of you who have never been is something of a cross between Downtown Disney and the Innermost Circle of Hell.But most importantly, this afternoon I was at the Louisiana Theatre at the New Orleans Convention Center watching the final preparations for our Movies for Grownups Film Festival. It’s all part of AARP’s Life@50+ Member Event, which is drawing tens of thousands of folks …

Should Your Guy Dye His Hair?

Posted on 08/27/2012 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionManic Panic can be cool for teens and sunny streaks look sexy on surfer dudes but obvious color is just plain weird on mature men. Like us, men 50 + are out there competing for jobs and social connections. Some follow Paul McCartney, Donald Trump, Robert Redford and Rod Stewart with not-so-natural shades of orange-y brown and golden blonde. I love Billy Crystal but not his dark cap of frizz. Help your guy get it right. Brad Johns, Color Director …

Your Views on Aging, Your Looks and George Clooney

Posted on 06/19/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthA new survey of Americans’ attitudes about aging yielded some fascinating — and surprising — nuggets, including the fact that more than half of us think we look younger than our age, 70 percent of those over 65 say they’re more active than their parents were, and most of us say age 38 was when we first “felt our age.” As for our role models in aging well: Celebs Betty White and George Clooney get the top votes. The survey …

Who’ll Win the Oscars on Sunday…And Who Ought To

Posted on 02/23/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment            Every year my extended family and I have a nationwide Academy Awards Pick ‘em. We sit through the ceremony, dutifully checking off actual winners versus our predictions, and then we honor the most accurate prognosticator with congratulatory e-mails. The winner also gets custody, for one year, of a retired version of our Movies for Grownups Chaise d’Or trophy (This one dates from about two incarnations ago, as the MFG Trophy goes through tweaks the way Joan Rivers goes through …