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
Weekend: Three Stories of Survival
In theaters this weekend: Three people walk their own personal tightropes. At home: Men (and a woman) of action. Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice The Martian NASA’s announcement this week that there’s flowing water on Mars would have been good news for Mark Watney (Matt Damon), the NASA astronaut stranded on the Red Planet in director Ridley Scott’s instant sci-fi classic. Damon’s as endearing as ever as the guy who coolly MacGyvers his way through one crisis after another. …
Watch our pope-pourri or the pontiff-icating continues!
In theaters this weekend: A cool workplace comedy; a searing cop drama. At home: a classic cult musical; a timeless story of young love. Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice The Intern Robert DeNiro is perfect as a 70-year-old retiree who attacks his boredom by enlisting in a “senior intern” program at a hip online-fashion company. The experienced newcomer has a lot to teach the young whippersnappers — especially company founder Anne Hathaway, scrambling to keep her footing in the office and …
VIDEO BLOG: Pope Pourri — Classic Movie Pontiffs
Can’t engineer a private audience with Pope Francis this week? Schedule a viewing of these movie pontiffs — the quirky, the comical, the heroic. Also of Interest Emmys 2015: Opportunity has no age limit 10 Medical tests to avoid Over 50 and looking for a job? BACK TO WORK 50+ can help. Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more.
This Weekend, a Gallery of Demons at the Movies
In theaters, a criminal sociopath, a paranoid chess champ and a murderous mountain await. At home, two cinematic portraits explore the ups and downs of genius. Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice Black Mass Johnny Depp re-emerges as one of our best actors with his exquisitely calibrated performance as James “Whitey” Bulger, the small-time Boston hood who became a big deal with the unwitting help of the FBI. As his G-man handler, Joel Edgerton seems too easily corrupted; we wish …
Weekend: Richard Gere, Homeless; Angie Dickinson, Hot
In theaters, one of our biggest stars plays a homeless man…at home, a fantasy with an intriguing twist on the notion of growing older. Designates a Movies for Grownups Editor’s Choice Time Out of Mind Richard Gere is easily recognizable (and that’s the problem) in this drama about a homeless man trying to restore his relationship with his daughter (Jena Malone). With Ben Vereen, Steve Buscemi and Kyra Sedgwick. Coming Home From China comes this searing story …
Next time, Ken Kwapis, let Emma Thompson tag along!
Too much Labor Day sun is bad for your skin, so seek refuge in a nice, dark theater: You’ll be in good company with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, or get a kick out of watching what made Steve Jobs tick. A Walk in the Woods Robert Redford and Nick Nolte make endearingly quirky hiking companions in this comedy based on Bill Bryson’s 1998 account of his failed quest to walk the Appalachian Trail. (The script and direction, by …