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Saving the Best for Last
Lois in Alberta Ferretti
As little girls, my daughters, now 41 and 31, loved Halloween: It was the one day of the year their black-clad fashion-editor mom didn’t stand out in the burbs.
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Woody Allen lets us down, but Ian McKellen and Paul Rudd pick us up as two very different heroes.
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Robin Williams left several movies on the shelf when he died last year, and his final dramatic performance highlights this weekend’s theatrical films.
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What is it about the top of a woman’s head that can send her into a tailspin?
Helen Mirren reigns onscreen this weekend. That’s the predictable play. If you’re in a more adventurous mood, check out a quirky new cartoon from the legendary Bill Plympton. Otherwise, the post-Oscar parade of big-screen blockbusters hitting home video continues apace.
The guest register at the Exotic Marigold Hotel gets thicker this week, while several Oscar winners — and Oscar-worthy efforts — arrive on home video.
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The sandwich generation — those of us (usually women over 45) squeezed by the competing demands of kids, aging parents, work, community, romantic partner and so on — rarely have time to think about the things that will make us feel fit and stylish.
Julianne Moore, Older Actresses
Russell Crowe, no longer a young man at nearly 51, thinks women around his age should just get over themselves and even at “40, 45, 48” be content to move into their dotage on screen. Tell that to gorgeous new Bond “girl” Monica Belluci, who at 50 will star with four-years-younger Daniel Craig in the upcoming 007 spectacle, SPECTRE.
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In Theaters this week: Moses and Pharaoh Ramses get into a smackdown.  At Home: A new box set is a bonanza for Grownup Movie lovers.
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