Weekend Movie Preview

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Jan. 3

Posted on 01/3/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe movie studios expect you to stay home and watch football this weekend, so there’s not much new out there. But the always-wonderful Geoffrey Rush turns up in a romantic thriller with an intriguing premise, and three terrific holdovers from last weekend should help you start your New Year right.   The New Stuff:   The Best Offer Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Shine) stars as an art expert who accepts a job appraising the collection of a reclusive …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Sept. 13

Posted on 09/12/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAs the September movie doldrums continue, this weekend brings two films about dysfunctional families. But that’s where the similarites end. The New Stuff:   The Family Is it a warmhearted family comedy? Is it a bloodlusting mob flick? Writer/Director Luc Besson tries to have it both ways, and his all-star cast is caught in the crossfire. Robert De Niro plays an ex-mobster who, along with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their streetwise kids, relocates to rural France as part of …