Stallone Wins the Good Sport Award

Sly: Stand-Up Guy We’re guessing Sylvester Stallone was as shocked as anybody when Bridge of Spies costar Mark Rylance edged him out for that Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars (“Guessing,” but not exactly surprised: Rylance was our Movies for Grownups Awards honoree.) Ever the good sport, Sly tweeted: “Could not go to a more consummate actor and gentleman. It was a privilege. Keep punching, Mark!”   EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: George Kennedy: One Great Character A fond farewell to George Kennedy, who …

We Applaud Black Oscar Winners

As we have come to the close of another empowering Black History Month, once again we are hit squarely with a reminder that there are still some places and institutions where African Americans/blacks have yet to receive full recognition. Generally recognized as the bastion of entertainment and icon for artistic prowess in America, Hollywood apparently remains one of those places. Despite significant strides, African Americans/blacks in the movie and film industries have significant hurdles to receive equitable recognition. Enter Reimagine …

“And the Nomination Goes to…”

Oscar nomination week is always an exciting time for movie lovers, and we’ve been happy to see some of our favorites — and yours — get singled out for Academy Award consideration. Bryan Cranston, our Movies for Grownups choice for Best Actor, and Mark Rylance, our MFG Supporting Actor choice, both got Oscar nods (for Trumbo and Bridge of Spies, respectively). Spotlight, our selection as Best Picture, is an Oscar nominee as well. All three will receive Movies for Grownups awards …

Biggest Fashion Statement of 2015 Oscars? Understatement!

Did you notice that the biggest fashion statement at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was understatement? No matter her age, almost every woman walking the red carpet looked respectable, not racy. Even Lady Gaga! We may not have been invited to the 87th annual Academy Awards, but we boomerettes still have to attend our fair share of parties, weddings and other celebrations in a typical year. As you plan what to wear to those, consider what I learned during Sunday night’s …

Oscar Night Fun for the 50-Plus Crowd

The Oscar gods were good to artists over 50 on Sunday with Birdman director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Whiplash star J.K. Simmons and Julianne Moore of Still Alice taking home top awards, plus a surprise appearance by 79-year-old acting icon Julie Andrews brought the star-studded audience to its feet. J.K. Simmons, who looked hip in a black fedora as he walked the red carpet, ended the long awards season with the one that had been predicted throughout, best supporting actor, and he was as eloquent as he was dapper while giving a loving …

Who Will Win Oscars — and Who Really Should

Still on the fence about who should win Oscars this Sunday night? Here’s a little grownup guidance. Best actress: Not even close. Our own Movies for Grownups best actress winner, Julianne Moore, gave the performance of a lifetime as a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice. Reese Witherspoon will get some sentimental votes for going gritty in Wild, but Oscar voters will issue “see-you-next-time” condolences to youngsters Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and …