Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon: A Vulgar Grandma in ‘Tammy’

Posted on 07/2/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentYou know it’s a feel-good weekend at the movies when Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon hit the road trip together and Keira Knightley sings Mark Ruffalo back from the brink of despair.   Tammy Melissa McCarthy must have realized she can’t base an entire name-above-the-title career on the loudmouth-lout character that earned her an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids. So it’s a relief to see her soften up considerably in this appealing comedy: She plays an impulsive, aimless woman who, fired …

Oh, Grow Up! Four Ways to Fight Ageism

Posted on 07/1/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionFuming fashionistas and bitter beauties, I feel your pain. Yes, it’s 2014 and ageism continues to plague the fashion industry. Older women may be driving much of today’s growth in social media and online shopping, but I dare you to find a single model who resembles us on any major retail site. (We do pop up in commercials and ads for sexual dysfunction, diets, probiotics and luxury cruises — big whoop!) A few forward-looking companies are bucking the trend. So …

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 …