Morgan Freeman once said that he liked to play characters who were his absolute opposite. His logic was that when his real self was hidden away, he could let a new character fill the emptiness.
If you love Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman – and who doesn’t? – I have great news. These two Sixty and Me favorites are scheduled to appear together in the upcoming Disney film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms towards the end of 2018!
Well, we’re only one day away from Super Bowl Sunday and already the year’s best (or at least most expensive) TV commercials have started to hit our screens.
Baby boomers are on the move. But, as Morgan Freeman’s character in the upcoming movie 5 Flights Up asks, “Why are we moving? What are we chasing?” Clearly, our reasons for moving in retirement will vary. Some of us will choose to move closer to friends and family. Others will look for our next great adventure. Many of us will downsize and focus on simplicity.
The concept of an “encore career” is spearheaded by the US non-profit called Encore.org. If you come to this article wondering what on earth I am talking about…
Do you dream about skydiving some day? Or maybe climbing an imposing mountain? How about spending a month in Tahiti?
A lot has been said recently about the pressure that older actors and actresses are feeling in Hollywood. Like so many industries, the entertainment business still has a big problem with ageism.
Few actresses represent our generation more gracefully or powerfully than Helen Mirren. Not only is she fantastic on screen, but, she is also down-to-earth, intelligent and poised in person.
The women in our community love Sam Elliott for many reasons. Some of us appreciate how he makes us feel. Others love his unique voice, which has appeared in movies ranging from iconic Westerns to light-hearted cartoons. Still others simply think that he’s a great actor. I’m a fan for all these reasons and more!
Historically, Hollywood has done a pretty poor job of portraying the aging process in a fair and accurate way. Older people in the movies are usually grumpy, mean, forgetful and tired. They are seldom adventurous, energetic, funny and wise. Well, there are signs that Hollywood may finally be getting the message about aging. While aging stereotypes are still pervasive in the entertainment industry, studios are at least experimenting with more positive films about older people.
Here are 4 films that are coming in 2015 that will make you look at aging differently.