‘Movies for Grownups’ Throws a Film Festival in Boston

Movie fans were drowning in choice at AARP’s Life@50+ event in Boston last week. The twice-yearly get-together of AARP members and partners, held at Boston’s convention center on May 9 and 10, featured a Movies for Grownups film festival that invited attendees to watch four feature films before their wider release to the public. (Admission to the screenings was included in the Life@50+ registration fee.) The lineup included two romantic comedies: 1) And So It Goes, from director Rob Reiner, …

HBO Movie ‘Clear History’ is Comic Gold

Curb Your Enthusiasm fans, take note: Larry David’s hysterical HBO improvised comedy is back, only – and try to follow me here – it’s got a different name, and now it’s a movie. OK, so Clear History, the hilarious David-penned film that premieres Saturday (Aug. 10) at 9 p.m. on HBO, isn’t technically part of the Seinfeld scribe’s Curb Your Enthusiasm oeuvre. But it could be. Clear History tells the story of Nathan Flomm (David) a hotheaded, socially maladjusted marketing guru who sells …

Don Draper Is Back But Is He Losing His Touch?

At the Mad Men Season 6 premiere last month at the Director’s Guild Theater in Hollywood, Jon Hamm told reporters that the drama’s time frame for this season has parallels to today – an intriguing idea, in that Mad Men is now in 1968, arguably the most dramatic year of calamity and change in those tumultuous times.  (Yes, yes – we know hyper-secretive series creator Matt Weiner wanted the year kept under wraps, but it has already been reported elsewhere.) There is certainly …