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

Meet Mr. Grownup: Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas: “I’m proud to be a grownup!” In an interview with USA TODAY, the winner of this year’s Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award says he has always tried to make movies that make a difference. “I’ve always gone for the script, the story,” Douglas told entertainment critic Elysa Gardner. “My biggest responsibility is to try to do films that provide a little food for thought. I’m proud to be a grownup — and as a grownup, I’m proud …
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Sidestep cinematic trash; here's what's worth watching!
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: As you’d expect from a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, the new romance The Choice features young, pretty people played by Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker. But there’s also a lovely storyline involving Tom Wilkinson as a local veterinarian. The movie opens February 4, and the folks at Lionsgate kindly passed along this sneak peek at a scene featuring the delightful Mr. Wilkinson (along with Walker, who plays his son, and Sharon Blackwood as his office manager). …
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‘Downton Abbey’ Goes Out in Style
Downton Countdown With just a few episodes left to hobnob amongst our favorite ladies and gentlemen of post-Victorian Britain, here’s your chance to become a walking spoiler alert: The complete sixth season of Downton Abbey comes to DVD Jan. 26, more than three weeks before the broadcast finale. For those of us who’ve always thought Downton Abbey is all about the fashions, PBS Distribution has given us this flashy and fun look at the show’s high-couture highlights.     When David Bowie Met a Real Starman Astronaut Jim …
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We're on board with those 6 Oscar noms for The Martian!
Oscar nomination week is always an exciting time for movie lovers, and we’ve been happy to see some of our favorites — and yours — get singled out for Academy Award consideration. Bryan Cranston, our Movies for Grownups choice for Best Actor, and Mark Rylance, our MFG Supporting Actor choice, both got Oscar nods (for Trumbo and Bridge of Spies, respectively). Spotlight, our selection as Best Picture, is an Oscar nominee as well. All three will receive Movies for Grownups awards …
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‘Lily Tomlin Is My Hero’
Exclusive Video: Sam Elliott & Lily Tomlin Gab About “Grandma” “I’ve been in this business for 47 years,” Sam Elliott tells Meg Grant at a Variety/Movies for Grownups Film Series screening in Hollywood, “and those two days I worked on this film [with Lily Tomlin] were the best two days I’ve had.”     And the Winners Are… Spotlight has been named the Movies for Grownups Best Movie of the year by the editors of AARP The Magazine. Our top …
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Midnight Movie Countdowns
So you think Bridge of Spies was the best movie of 2015? Here’s your chance to make your voice heard! Our online polls are now open — and awaiting your votes for this year’s Movies for Grownups Readers’ Choice Award. We’ll tot up the results in January, then present the trophy to the winner you choose at the Movies for Grownups Awards in Beverly Hills on Feb. 8. VOTE HERE »     EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New Year’s Eve on Screen. Planning to stay …
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