Susan Sarandon

Stars Come Out for Movies For Grownups Gala

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentSusan Sarandon, Alfonso Cuaron, Bruce Dern, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Mary Steenburgen are just a few of the actors and directors who will be celebrated at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Presented by AARP The Magazine, the Movies for Grownups Awards, hosted this year by comedian Kathy Griffin, honor films with special appeal to the 50-plus audience. “2013 was a blockbuster year for films showcasing 50-plus talent,” says Myrna Blyth, editorial director of AARP …

Plenty of Movies for Grownups at Friday’s Film Festival

Posted on 09/21/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentGreetings from New Orleans. I’ve just spent the evening strolling around the French Quarter, which for those of you who have never been is something of a cross between Downtown Disney and the Innermost Circle of Hell.But most importantly, this afternoon I was at the Louisiana Theatre at the New Orleans Convention Center watching the final preparations for our Movies for Grownups Film Festival. It’s all part of AARP’s Life@50+ Member Event, which is drawing tens of thousands of folks …

Good TV This Week: Bargaining With Laura Linney

Posted on 04/8/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentIf you haven’t yet seen Laura Linney’s “The Big C,” this would be a good time to sample the audacious dark comedy that, over its first two seasons, made viewers laugh out loud and cry cathartic tears.  Showtime launches the series’ third season tonight (4/8) (along with new seasons of its “Nurse Jackie” and “The Borgias”), accompanied by free viewings of the premiere episode on the internet.  Linney’s cancer-stricken character, Cathy Jamison, gets some good news from her oncologist (Alan …