A Lost Fourth of July Classic: ‘This Is the Army’

Posted on 07/1/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe Fourth of July usually brings TV reruns of Yankee Doodle Dandy, with James Cagney hoofing up a storm as uberpatriot-composer George M. Cohan. It’s a great film directed by Michael Curtiz, but may I direct your attention to another red white and blue epic, directed by Curtiz the following year, 1943. It’s one of the great forgotten blockbuster movies. This is the Army is little more than a musical revue; one production number after another with a cast that includes …

Is ‘Oz’ Really So Wonderful? We’ll Tell You!

Posted on 03/8/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  We’re inching closer to the big spring movie season, and the first entry comes this weekend: Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, which became an annual viewing experience in the homes of many a boomer during their growing up years. We’ve got a review of the new movie here and you can see clips from it on my new YouTube Movies for Grownups Show: The weekend’s sleeper selection is Emperor, starring Tommy …

Tonight: Movies for Grownups Goes Prime Time!

Posted on 03/1/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s a big night for grownup movie lovers: Movies for Grownups Presents premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on RLTV (click here to see if it’s available on your cable carrier). Every Friday night I’ll introduce a feature film, then return throughout the program with trivia and fascinating info about the movie. Plus, I’ll preview films that are arriving in theaters, on DVD, and on Video on Demand. Tonight’s movie is Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road …

Life@50+ Highlight: Judy Rocks the House

Posted on 09/9/2008 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentJudy Collins sat down for a Q and A at Life@50+.