ABOUT THE SHOW
AARP’s Movies for Grownups specializes in finding great movies that speak especially to the 50+ audience.
Join AARP’s entertainment editor Bill Newcott as he hosts Movies for Grownups Presents each Friday night on RLTV. Each week Bill will share with our viewers his picks for new releases in the theaters, DVD and VOD.
Bill then sets the stage and introduces the night’s featured movie – one he personally selected for the series. Throughout the movie, Bill will join in with interesting notes and fun facts related to the film.
Movies for Grownups is, more than ever, America’s trusted guide to movies that mean something; movies that deliver the stars, the stories…the experience.
Featured movies include:
ABOUT THE HOST
Bill Newcott, author of "Movies For Grownups," has spent more time in darkened rooms than most people, and that's a good thing when you love the movies as much as he does. He's been writing about cinema for 30 years, first as a film critic in New York and Los Angeles, and later as an editor with The National Enquirer and National Geographic Magazine. Bill is now the Entertainment editor for AARP The Magazine, where he created the annual Chaise d'Or (Golden Chair) awards for Movies for Grownups.
Movies for Grownups Blog
This Weekend: Birdman, Bill Murray, Late-Life Love
In Theaters This Weekend: Bill Murray is an artful codger; Michael Keaton wings his way to Broadway; Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer discover it’s never too late to find love. At Home: Billy Crystal and Pee-wee Herman remember when. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Did Michael Keaton quit the Batman series 22 years ago just so he could one day make this dreamlike film about an actor who walked away from a smash superhero franchise? In the performance …
Billy Crystal Laughs and Cries through ‘700 Sundays’
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, …
Shirley MacLaine: ’I don’t know anything about acting’
Shirley MacLaine stars with Christopher Plummer in Elsa & Fred, the story of a lonely old man’s emotional reawakening — thanks, of course, to his unexpected romance with an impulsive, high-spirited woman. Speaking from her home in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico, MacLaine chatted candidly — as she’s been known to do — about her new film, how long she wants to live and the day she didn’t give a thought to Anita Ekberg’s “big boobs.” How Far Could …
Robert Duvall & J.K. Simmons: Two Tough Hombres
In Theaters This Weekend: Husbands and wives, fathers and sons, mentors and mentees — every member of all six groups learns some hard lessons. At Home: Abbott and Costello have a monstrous Halloween, while Henry Fonda shoots it out in one of our greatest Western classics. Men, Women & Children Even the unreconstructed Luddite in me takes no joy in reporting that Ivan Reitman’s new film proves the Internet is ruining our lives. Porn addiction, eating disorders, social estrangement …
“Gone Girl” Gets the Weekend Going
Two very different types of getaways figure in this week’s theatrical debuts, while a new DVD set invites you to warm up to some mighty cold characters. Gone Girl Hotly anticipated by fans of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel, the film version of Gone Girl (adapted by the author) is a crackerjack mystery. It makes you wonder (in the following order) who’s dead, who killed them, whether anyone’s dead at all, and who might be next. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, …
Denzel, Tragic Love and 10 Not-So-Happy “Halloweens”
The Equalizer If Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua were to surprise us at any point during this over-the-top action flick, they would have failed at their mission. The Equalizer is not about breaking ground, nor creating art. It’s about Denzel — older, wiser, more experienced than those around him — kicking bad-guy butt against a backdrop of dark alleys and rusting industrial landscapes. No one does the dead-eyed-hero bit better than Denzel, and few directors choreograph action more deftly …