AARP’s original series "Dinner with Don," starring the late comedy legend Don Rickles, is nominated for a Webby Award in the Unscripted Film & Video (Branded Entertainment) category.
For our third Movies for Grownups Radio Show, back in 2003, we celebrated the arrival of 2004 with this rundown of our favorite New Year's Eve movies. Still a pretty good list. What would you add?
In his Tony Award–winning one-man show, 700 Sundays — now on DVD from HBO — Billy Crystal tells the story of his loving relationship with his father, Jack, a New York City record-store owner and legendary promoter of Dixieland jazz. Jack died suddenly when Billy was just 15 years old. In his show, the star looks back fondly on the roughly 700 Sundays he and his father shared — and on how he and his older brothers, Joel and Rip, treasured their mother for the rest of her long life.
Billy Crystal confessed that he was left shaking after the thunderous audience response he got at tonight's preview screening of his new film Parental Guidance. Those shakes may well been the result of emotional overload, but it may also have had something to do with the sheer physical effect of 2,500 people simultaneously leaping to their feet and roaring their unconditional approval at the final fade-out.
We were already thrilled to be showing this year's most prominent movie for grownups - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - at our film festival this year, but 20th Century Fox did us a true solid by hosting a High British Tea reception before today's screening.
Greetings 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 from all over the country.
Are you as sick and tired as I am of hearing about how this year's Oscars skewed so old? You know: the host was old, the winners were old, the classic movie were old...
Meryl Streep was in a playful mood last night when she held court backstage before a crowd of admiring press after winning her Best Actress Oscar for "The Iron Lady." "I thought I was so old and jaded, but they call your name and you just go into sort of a -- I don't know, a white light, and it was just thrilling," she told us. "It was like I was a kid again. I was a kid when I won this. It was like, 30 years ago. Two of the nominees were not even conceived," she pointed out, to laughter.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. This year's list of Oscar nominees is so terrifically, breathtakingly right, I thought I must have been dreaming when they were announced early this morning. I've never come away from the Oscars announcement more satisfied that Hollywood really, really gets it-that the best movies really are movies for grownups.
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