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The Last Stand: A Movies for Grownups Minute Review

Posted on 01/18/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAfter 10 years in the California governor’s mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in The Last Stand, his first post-Governator lead role.   In this video review, Movies for Grownups’ Bill Newcott says Arnold is just fine as a small-town Arizona sheriff … so long as you don’t think about it too much.   Read my full review HERE   photo credit: Merrick Morton/LionsGate Entertainment

“Not Fade Away” A Movies for Grownups Minute Review With Bill Newcott

Posted on 01/9/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIn our first Online YouTube review, Bill Newcott of AARP’s Movies for Grownups ponders where the ’60s kids in Not Fade Away learned to talk like that…and why they never go to White Castle.   Here’s a clip of James Gandolfini “welcoming” his son (John Magaro) home from college. You can see how broadly writer/director David Chase draws his characters—not a lot of nuance here.   Photo Credit: Barry Wetcher/Paramount Clip Courtesy Paramount/Vantage

New YouTube Series Shows Drama, Humor in Dealing With Aging Parents

Posted on 09/25/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn Ruth & Erica, Maura Tierney and Lois Smith show the drama and humor that can come from caregiving. The pilot episode of the new YouTube series premiered yesterday — check it out.

The Takeaway: Donations Pour In For Bus Monitor Bullied By Middle-Schoolers

Posted on 06/22/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe video is disturbing. Shot on a cell phone, the 10-minute clip shows a team of 12- and 13-year-old boys harassing their 68-year-old school bus monitor, Karen Klein, with insults, profanity and threats. But since kids from the Greece, New York, school bus uploaded the bullying video to YouTube, Klein has received an international outpouring of sympathy–and cash.

The Takeaway: 3 Grandmothers Review 50 Shades of Grey

Posted on 06/20/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThree California sisters who became Internet Famous earlier this year for discussing Kim Kardashian’s sex tape on YouTube are back with a review of steamy/silly bestseller 50 Shades of Grey. The verdict? Neither Mary Bartnicki, 81, nor her 72-year-old twin sisters–all working hairdressers–would recommend it.

Bruce Springsteen: “Mom, Will You Dance With Me?”

Posted on 04/3/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“Not too bad for almost 90!” – The Boss, about his mom. This makes my entire week.