Exclusive: Tom Wilkinson Sparks New Flick

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: As you’d expect from a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, the new romance The Choice features young, pretty people played by Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker. But there’s also a lovely storyline involving Tom Wilkinson as a local veterinarian. The movie opens February 4, and the folks at Lionsgate kindly passed along this sneak peek at a scene featuring the delightful Mr. Wilkinson (along with Walker, who plays his son, and Sharon Blackwood as his office manager). …

‘Downton Abbey’ Goes Out in Style

Downton Countdown With just a few episodes left to hobnob amongst our favorite ladies and gentlemen of post-Victorian Britain, here’s your chance to become a walking spoiler alert: The complete sixth season of Downton Abbey comes to DVD Jan. 26, more than three weeks before the broadcast finale. For those of us who’ve always thought Downton Abbey is all about the fashions, PBS Distribution has given us this flashy and fun look at the show’s high-couture highlights.     When David Bowie Met a Real Starman Astronaut Jim …

Midnight Movie Countdowns

So you think Bridge of Spies was the best movie of 2015? Here’s your chance to make your voice heard! Our online polls are now open — and awaiting your votes for this year’s Movies for Grownups Readers’ Choice Award. We’ll tot up the results in January, then present the trophy to the winner you choose at the Movies for Grownups Awards in Beverly Hills on Feb. 8. VOTE HERE »     EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New Year’s Eve on Screen. Planning to stay …

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Drop By

“It’s good to be alive!” declared a tearful Michael Douglas, the guest of honor at our Movies for Grownups Gala Countdown luncheon in New York on Thursday. Douglas — who told us he’s still cancer-free five years after being diagnosed with tongue cancer — attended with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. She applauded loudly when it was announced that Michael will receive our Career Achievement Award at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills February 8. In a moving toast, …

A Date with Tina Turner and Joan Allen’s Tale of Two Moms

Tina Turner Lends an Ear The Hear the World Foundation, which promotes hearing health around the planet, just let us riffle their 2016 Celebrity Calendar, with photos by singer Bryan Adams. Among the celebs: Rosamund Pike, Naomie Harris, director Wim Wenders…and Miss June, the legendary Tina Turner.   Dorothy’s Dress: We’re Not in K-Mart Any More! A blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz just sold for $1.56 million at a New York auction. If you’re …

A Perfect Weekend for Man-Made Disasters

In theaters, two major films continue the season’s flood of true-life stories, while two others explore the dynamics of troubled families. At home, a sitcom classic gets the box-set treatment — and an immortal detective solves one last case.    Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice   Trumbo Bryan Cranston is compelling as Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter jailed and blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1940s. The film resists demonizing Hollywood commie-hunters in favor of showing how polarizing …