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Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview April 4

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentSuperhero adventure goes head-to-head with the real-life brand this weekend, and both films get much of their mileage through the talents of veteran stars.     Captain America: The Winter Soldier The good news: in this latest piece of Marvel superhero bombast, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson are on hand. The bad news: There’s not enough of them. Chris Evans is the titular hero and Scarlett Johansson is his kick-butt sidekick, but after the last bad guy has been …

Movies for Grownups Gala: A Very Starry Night

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt was a night for classic Hollywood star power to blend with the youthful glow of filmmaking’s future as the 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala unfolded in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday. Nine Oscar hopefuls and a parade of entertainment legends took the stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to celebrate Susan Sarandon, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and other winners of this year’s awards, announced in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine. Along with celebrating movies made …

Stars Come Out for Movies For Grownups Gala

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentSusan Sarandon, Alfonso Cuaron, Bruce Dern, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Mary Steenburgen are just a few of the actors and directors who will be celebrated at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Presented by AARP The Magazine, the Movies for Grownups Awards, hosted this year by comedian Kathy Griffin, honor films with special appeal to the 50-plus audience. “2013 was a blockbuster year for films showcasing 50-plus talent,” says Myrna Blyth, editorial director of AARP …

The Men Who’ve Played Mandela

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIn any other year, the British actor Idris Elba would be on the short list of possible Best Actor nominees for his towering performance in the new film Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Tracing Nelson Mandela’s life from his start as a 1950s apartheid opponent through his long imprisonment to his ultimate rise as president of South Africa, Elba displays a range as wide as the experience of the man he portrays. But this is the year of Chewitel …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Nov. 1

Posted on 10/31/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentLots to choose from this week: For once, an all-star comedy that’s actually funny … Harrison Ford returns to space … a fast-talking rodeo cowboy tries to rope AIDS … and Diana, Princess of Wales, looks for true love. The New Stuff… Last Vegas This comedy about four old pals reuniting for a bachelor party in Las Vegas gets its laughs from the chemistry of its stars: Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline. The cast also …