Exclusive Clip: Sally Field Sees Red
Sally Field’s charming comedy Hello, My Name is Doris comes to DVD, BluRay and streaming video this week, offering fans extended scenes that further explore the mind of Sally’s eccentric lead character. In this one, exclusive to Movies for Grownups, we get a longer look at Doris’ exasperated realization that her lovely, young romantic rival Brooklyn (Beth Behrs) is as talented as she is sweet.
Exclusive Video: 43 Memorable Movie Dads
Here’s a Father’s Day Weekend challenge: See how many of these classic movie dads you can identify before the answers roll at the end.
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Lainie Kazan’s Wedding Reception
For 14 years, whenever Lainie Kazan saw her friend Nia Vardalos, writer/star of their smash comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she had one question: “When are we gonna do the sequel?” Finally, Lainie tells Movies for Grownups, just over a year ago “We were having dinner and she said, ‘We’re doing it!’ I got to read the script, but only in a locked room — they actually brought my lunch in.” The secrecy paid off: After making $88 million worldwide (on an $18 million budget), the comedy comes to DVD and BluRay on June 21.
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* Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice
Ellen DeGeneres leads an A-list of veteran stars—including Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy—giving voice to the endearing aquatic characters in Pixar's latest animated masterpiece. There are laughs aplenty, but (as in every Pixar epic), moments of genuine sentiment and transcendent beauty.
In this action buddy comedy, Kevin Hart stars as a meek accountant who reconnects with an old high school classmate (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)—and gets swept into a dangerous case of international espionage.
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* 45 Years
Intimate to the point of near voyeurism, this portrait of a long-married couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) finally facing up to a conflict that has been brewing for more than four decades is one of the finest depictions of marriage ever put on screen. One of last year’s best movies.
Sally Field is magnificent as a 60-something office worker pursuing an unlikely crush on a handsome young coworker (Max Greenfield).
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
More than London Bridge is falling down in this action spectacle: Terrorists are bombing everything in sight during a summit of world leaders. The bad guys want to podcast their execution of the U.S. president (Aaron Eckhart); his Secret Service buddy (Gerard Butler) and vice president (Morgan Freeman) have other ideas.
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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Loud, chaotic and utterly alien to the quiet whimsy of Lewis Carroll, this awful sequel to 2010’s slightly less-terrible Alice in Wonderland once more stars Johnny Depp as a strangely morose Mad Hatter. FULL REVIEW
Tilda Swinton plays a rock singer coping with the ripples of certain life decisions in this sensuous mystery set in a lavish Italian seaside villa. Along with beautiful peeps Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson, she encounters passion, jealousy and insecurity. But mostly passion.
This duckbilled platypus of a movie is ungainly and slapped together, but giddy good fun to behold. The grownup stars include Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, William Hurt, Hope Davis, Marisa Tomei and Alfre Woodard. FULL REVIEW
Colin Firth and Jude Law star in this uncommonly literate and unexpectedly moving account of legendary book editor Max Perkins (Firth) and his stormy mentorship of author Thomas Wolfe (Law). The story portrays art being forged in the furnace of conflicting personalities; the film is about the inscrutable mysteries of creativity.
Make no mistake: This live-action version of the 1967 Disney cartoon is as removed from Kipling’s literary classic as Angry Birds is from Audubon’s Birds of America. Still, the computer animation is jaw-dropping, and Bill Murray is fun as the voice of Baloo the Bear.
Think it’s tough being single? In this dark futuristic comedy, single folks must find a mate in 45 days — or be turned into animals. Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly are among those racing the clock.
Hmm, a laff riot from Jane Austen? Kate Beckinsale stars as a scandalous 1790s British noblewoman who, on a visit to her in-laws, sets out to score a husband for herself — and a rich aristocrat for her comely daughter (Morfydd Clark). FULL REVIEW
Julianne Moore is a hoot in this latter-day screwball comedy. She plays Georgette, the wife of a philanderer (Ethan Hawke) who leaves her for Maggie (Greta Gerwig), a clueless home-wrecker. Fast-forward three years, and Maggie wants to give the hubby back. But does Georgette accept returns?
Pack your pockets with tissues before settling in for this unapologetic weepie, the story of a young woman (Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke) determined to make life worth living for a handsome quadriplegic (The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin). Charles Dance and Janet McTeer are touching as the hero’s furrowed-browed parents.
Susan Sarandon shines as the overinvolved mother of a TV writer (Rose Byrne). She smothers the poor girl with attention — until she catches the eye of a charming ex-cop (J.K. Simmons) who rides a Harley and raises chickens. FULL REVIEW
George Clooney is host of a TV financial show, Julia Roberts is his producer — and Jack O’Connell is the desperate viewer who hijacks the show after losing everything by taking their advice. Directed by Jodie Foster. FULL REVIEW
This slam-bang buddy-cop flick harks back to the best of them (think Lethal Weapon or 48 Hrs.). In 1977 L.A., Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are mismatched detectives searching for an MIA porn star. The jokes are just one form of the rapid-fire killers here. FULL REVIEW
The prodigious prestidigitators who participated in the primary part of this pair of pictures proffer a perfectly presentable postscript. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan are back as the Four Horsemen, a renegade stage magic team coerced into doing some backstage moonlighting for a goofy tech mogul (Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe).
Andy Samberg expands on his old SNL Digital Shorts music formats with a feature-length mockumentary about a clueless rock star. He appears alongside a galaxy of his old TV buddies including Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Tim Meadows and Jimmy Fallon.
Luis Guzmán and Edgar Garcia are fun as a pair of NYPD cops dispatched to the City of Light to nab some fashion pirates. It would have been more fun if the guys had brought along their costars, Rosie Perez and Rosario Dawson, who are wasted as their better halves back home in Noo Yawk.
More than 20 years after the release of the classic video game, the movie version of the Orcs vs. humans epic slashes its way onto the screen. If you love the game, you’ll probably spend an agreeable two hours. If you don’t know your Orcs from your Morks, stay far, far away.