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Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Christopher Walken Sings!

Also: Melissa McCarthy Rules as ‘The Boss’

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Christopher Walken: Classic Crooner

In his new movie, One More Time, opening this weekend, Christopher Walken plays Paul Lombard, a fading Sinatra-esque singer who’s trying to stage a comeback. In this exclusive film clip for AARP Movies for Grownups, Lombard talks about his career with his daughter, played by Amber Heard.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Baseball’s Greatest Hits

To celebrate the start of a new season, here’s our mash-up of 28 classic baseball movies. Can you name them all before the credits roll at the end?

New in Theaters

The Boss
Melissa McCarthy is as defiantly funny as ever, playing a fallen corporate mogul making her comeback in the brownie business. But the blowhard-with-a-heart-of-gold shtick is wearing thin. McCarthy needs to stretch more — and pronto.

Demolition
An intense performance by Jake Gyllenhaal nearly saves this convoluted drama about a man who feels oddly unaffected by the sudden death of his wife.

Louder Than Bombs
Gabriel Byrne stars as a father coping with the loss of his wife, a famed photographer played by Isabelle Huppert. Jesse Eisenberg costars as their son.


New at Home

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
If you haven’t seen it yet, you probably don’t care. FULL REVIEW

Mr. Right (Video on Demand)
Anna Kendrick plays a recently dumped gal who falls for a charismatic hit man (Sam Rockwell).

Mojave

Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed) writes and directs a nifty little thriller about a drifter (Oscar Isaac) who seems determined to destroy the life of a troubled artist (Garrett Hedlund).

Still Out There

* Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice

10 Cloverfield Lane

J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to his 2008 monster epic Cloverfield has John Goodman in the lead — and that’s good enough for us.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The first two hours are spent setting up the unique conditions under which Superman and Batman can fight on equal terms. By that time, they — and we — have forgotten what they’re so mad about. FULL REVIEW

Born to Be Blue

In a biopic that riffs freely between fact and fiction, Ethan Hawke is tragically endearing as 1950s jazz legend Chet Baker. FULL REVIEW

* Eddie the Eagle

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) brings an earnest naiveté to the role of ungainly British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. Hugh Jackman is a cranky delight as his coach, a washed-up former ski champ. FULL REVIEW

Everybody Wants Some!!

Writer-director Richard Linklater (Boyhood) presents an aimless weekend in the life of some circa-1980 college students. Sadly, a lot of those kids turn out to be as insufferable as you remember them. FULL REVIEW

Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren stars as a British commander who must decide whether to risk killing an innocent girl in a drone strike on a terrorist training camp. The performances are universally excellent — especially that of the late Alan Rickman, in his final film role. FULL REVIEW

* Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field is magnificent as a 60-something office worker pursuing an unlikely crush on a handsome young coworker (Max Greenfield). FULL REVIEW

I Saw the Light

British actor Tom Hiddleston (Thor) effects a surprisingly authentic twang as Hank Williams, the self-destructive star who defined country music in the 1950s. 

* The Last Man on the Moon

This thrilling, inspiring, beautiful documentary about Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan revels in a time when the nation could agree on a common goal. 

* Mia Madre

Director-cowriter Nanni Moretti’s extraordinary study of a film director trying to balance work with her caregiving responsibilities to her dying mother strikes one visceral chord after another.

Miles Ahead

Producer-director-writer-star Don Cheadle’s heartfelt bio of Miles Davis follows the drug-addled trumpeter as he spends a long night tracking down a stolen session tape. It’s a jumble out there, but Cheadle is brilliant. FULL REVIEW


Miracles from Heaven

Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah costar in this faith-based film about a mother whose daughter not only survives a terrifying accident but finds herself miraculously cured of a “fatal” digestive disorder.  

* My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

The cast of the 2002 original is back, as boisterous and big-haired as ever. Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan shine as 70-somethings who learn that, because of a clerical error, their 50-year marriage is not legit. FULL REVIEW

* Remember

Christopher Plummer is mesmerizing as a nursing-home resident suffering from dementia who sets off on a cross-country bus trip to kill a Nazi war criminal. FULL REVIEW

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey headlines as a cable-news producer who gives up her cushy lifestyle to cover the war in Afghanistan. Her no-nonsense commanding officer: Billy Bob Thornton.

The Young Messiah

This adaptation of Anne Rice’s 2005 novel, which speculated on the childhood of Jesus Christ, was directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.).


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