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Favorite Flicks for Father’s Day

Posted on 06/12/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  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 …

Sit Down With Dad for These Great Fathers Day Movies

Posted on 06/15/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFather’s Day cards always show dads fishing, or boating, or hunting ducks. But really, wouldn’t your dad rather sit down with you for a great movie? Here are my choices:                   Field of Dreams (1989) “Hey dad, ya wanna have a catch?” The day those words don’t reduce any American male to a state of blubbering crybabyhood is the day

Oscar Gets it Right!

Posted on 01/24/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAmazing. Absolutely amazing. This year’s list of Oscar nominees is so terrifically, breathtakingly right, I thought I must have been dreaming when they were announced early this morning. I’ve never come away from the Oscars announcement more satisfied that Hollywood really, really gets it—that the best movies really are movies for grownups. Just look at how the winners of this year’s AARP Movies for Grownups Awards—announced last week—dovetail with the Oscar nominations:

The Best 10 Movies of the Year…and then some

Posted on 12/23/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentI don’t know about you, but I’m awful at keeping secrets. The most mundane of facts—for example, whether my daughter’s Carvel ice cream birthday cake will be in the shape of Fudgie the Whale or Cookie Puss—will gnaw at my insides like the embryonic creature in Alien if presented to me with the preamble: “Don’t tell anybody.” So it does my stomach no good when movie studios let me see long-in-advance screenings of upcoming films. This year, for example, I …