movies for grownups

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Sept. 20

Posted on 09/19/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentLet’s see; we’ve got a kidnapping drama, high-speed race cars, and Munchkins in 3-D. Yep, something for everyone in theaters this weekend. The New Stuff . . . Prisoners Boasting more Oscar nominees than a Coppola family reunion, this gritty crime drama stars Hugh Jackman as a distraught Georgia dad who kidnaps the guy he believes kidnapped his 6-year-old daughter. It’s the old vigilante dad story, all right, but get a load of the rest of the cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, …

Rocky the Squirrel’s Voice, Soaring at 95

Posted on 09/16/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentYou may not know the face of June Foray, nor even her name. But the voice sure is familiar. Foray, who’s about to turn 96, has been the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel (and his Russian nemesis Natasha Fatale), Hazel the Witch (Bugs Bunny’s broom-flying foil), Cindy Lou Who (The Grinch’s pint-sized conscience) and Granny (Tweety Bird’s protector), not to mention dozens of other characters, in hundreds of theatrical and TV cartoons since 1943. Last year, Foray won her …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Sept. 13

Posted on 09/12/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAs the September movie doldrums continue, this weekend brings two films about dysfunctional families. But that’s where the similarites end. The New Stuff:   The Family Is it a warmhearted family comedy? Is it a bloodlusting mob flick? Writer/Director Luc Besson tries to have it both ways, and his all-star cast is caught in the crossfire. Robert De Niro plays an ex-mobster who, along with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their streetwise kids, relocates to rural France as part of …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Aug. 30

Posted on 08/29/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end of the summer movie season. Much of the season’s grownup fare is still in theaters, plus there are four new films that are worthy of your attention this weekend, too. The New Stuff: Closed Circuit A suicide truck bombing in a busy London market leads to a spectacular trial—and ugly revelations about government complicity and surveillance. Briskly paced and smartly directed by John Crowley (Boy A), this political thriller is propelled by its …

August is the Sunday of the Months

Posted on 08/27/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeIf you are confused by this blog’s title, it is a phrase I heard recently from my niece. We were talking about vacation and she said, “Yep, August is the Sunday of the months as it is the time to relax.” What do I do to relax? I like to go to movies just like 58% of the 50+ (see our fact sheet below) and Woody Allen’s new movie Blue Jasmine is a must see Movie for Grownups. I love Broadway …

‘Our Nixon’: History in Home Movies

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentNext year marks the 40th anniversary of the culmination of the Watergate scandal, which ended in the summer of 1974 when Richard Nixon defiantly boarded a helicopter on the White House lawn and left his presidency — and the American public’s trust in their government — smoldering on the ground below. Nixon died in 1994 — he would have turned 100 this year — but his legacy remains a living, breathing entity. The latest entry in Nixonography is the documentary Our …