I moved into my gorgeous apartment almost a year ago. I still get mail for the previous tenant. Some times strange things show up. Magazines aren't strange in and of themselves but they usually require subscriptions sooooo it doesn't make sense to get a magazine addressed to the previous tenant that you've never gotten before, 10 months after they've left.
The magazine that arrived today was the AARP Magazine. So either the previous tenant was getting up there in the years or the universe is trying to tell me that I'm no longer 20? [Hey, I knew that already. Go away.]
Movie culture is definitely not serving the senior demographic, obsessed as Hollywood is with video game adaptations and horror movies with tortured teens at the forefront, but this is a movie-focused issue I guess. Goldie Hawn is on the cover "Sexy, Sixty, and Speaking Out." And there's an article "5th Annual Best Movies For Grownups" So I figure since these few weeks are all about the countdown to Oscar, and most Academy members are in the AARP age range, let's hear what they have to say.
Best Movies for Grownups: Capote
Best Actor 50 and Over: Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
Best Actress 50 and Over: Joan Plowright, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Ooh, a hidden diss to Judi Dench? whaddya think?
Best Director 50 and Over: Steven Spielberg, Munich
Best Screenwriter 50 and Over: McMurtry & Ossana, Brokeback Mountain
Breakaway Accomplishment: David Strathairn, Good Night and Good Luck
I guess that's like "Breakthrough" but I'm always happy to see Strathairn recognized.
Best Documentary: Enron, the Smartest Guys in the Room
Best Intergenerational Movie: Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Best Comedy for Grownups: The Producers
Best Foreign Language Film: Ushpizin (Israel)
Best Grownup Love Story: The Family Stone (Craig T Nelson & Diane Keaton)
Best Movie Time Capsule: Cinderella Man
Best Movie For Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: King Kong