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Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Feb. 7

Posted on 02/8/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentGeorge Clooney and an all-star cast go in search of stolen art and a bunch of blockheads turn up in the year’s most surprising comedy. Both are fun in their own ways.   The Monuments Men George Clooney enlists Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett to help him patrol Nazi-occupied Europe in search of stolen art works. A greater sense of urgency would have helped push the plot along, but what’s more fun than hanging out with …

The Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Dec. 20

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThree blasts from the past and one wry look at our not-too-distant-future make this a particularly rich grownup movie weekend.    The New Stuff:   American Hustle You won’t have more fun at the movies than you’ll find here with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Louis C.K. and Jennifer Lawrence as assorted con artists and Feds conspiring to bring down crooked politicians in the 1980s Abscam scandal. “Some of this actually happened,” the title card reads, but we have …

Anchorman Mort Crim: Color Him ‘Burgundy’

Posted on 12/12/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe real-life inspirations for fictional movie characters sometimes have been less than thrilled about how they appear on the screen. Media magnate William Randolph Hearst was so incensed by Orson Welles’ thinly veiled portrayal of him in the 1941 film Citizen Kane, for example, that the Hearst newspapers not only turned down ads for it but tried to smear Welles as a communist sympathizer in retaliation. But Mort Crim, the retired TV newscaster whom Will Ferrell credits as his inspiration …

Remembering Jessica Savitch 30 Years After Her Death

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis week I’ll travel from my home in Kentucky to stand at the spot in New Hope, Pa., where NBC News anchor Jessica Savitch (right) died 30 years ago tonight on the rainy fall evening of October 23. I’ll be wearing one of her amethyst birthstone rings — a gift from her sister, Lori, whose website celebrates Savitch’s legacy as a a groundbreaking TV news star of the 1970s and ’80s. Though I never met Savitch, I feel like I’ve known …