Redford Takes a Walk; You Choose Your Fave Film

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: One of the year’s best grownup buddy movies, A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, comes to DVD on Dec. 29. The folks at Broad Green Pictures have given us this sneak peek (click image at left) at one of the disc’s extras: a vignette exploring the friendship between the two characters — and the stars themselves.     AT LAST, A MOVIE AWARD YOU CHOOSE! We’ve opened the online polls for this year’s …

The Best Movie Weekend of the Year?

  Five compelling new dramas arrive in theaters, joining a full slate of recently opened gems.     Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice Bridge of Spies Yes, Steven Spielberg is our latter-day Frank Capra, Tom Hanks is his Jimmy Stewart, and this is their latest triumphant celebration of an Everyman exemplifying everything that makes America great. This time, in a true-life Cold War-era story, Hanks is a modest New York lawyer assigned to negotiate the trade of a Soviet …

Weekend: Rambling with Redford; Downloading Steve Jobs

Too much Labor Day sun is bad for your skin, so seek refuge in a nice, dark theater: You’ll be in good company with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, or get a kick out of watching what made Steve Jobs tick.   A Walk in the Woods Robert Redford and Nick Nolte make endearingly quirky hiking companions in this comedy based on Bill Bryson’s 1998 account of his failed quest to walk the Appalachian Trail. (The script and direction, by …

Thompson to Redford: “Work with Me Again — Or Else!”

Oscar winner Emma Thompson costars as Robert Redford’s wife in A Walk in the Woods. It’s the screen version of the wildly popular 1998 book of the same name, in which Bill Bryson recounted his failed attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety (2,168 miles). We talked to Thompson about her role in the film, her dreams of adventure and why — if Redford knows what’s good for him — he’ll will make another movie with her soon. …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview April 4

Superhero 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 …

Veteran Stars Take a Spin with The Golden Globes

My favorite part of award shows is  that moment before the winners are announced, when they show all the nominees on a split screen. You can usually tell the seasoned veterans: While the newbies sweat and tremble, the older stars sit there, totally cool, enjoying that last second or so of being “hopefuls,” ready to spring to the podium … and equally ready not to. That’s because most of them have been through this mill before. And the longer you’re …