Movies

What are your favorite movies? Why are your favorite actors and actresses over 60? Let's explore the magical world of entertainment together!

5 years ago

Were You a Daydream Believer? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Monkees

Fifty years ago this month Monkee mania began sweeping America and then England as The Monkees, a TV show based on the success of The Beatles and the madcap antics they had displayed in their first movie A Hard Day’s Night, debuted on the NBC Network.

The new made-for-TV band consisted of Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork, each chosen to display characteristics demonstrated by John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Read More

5 years ago

Helen Mirren Drove THAT Around the Top Gear Track?

If you had to describe Helen Mirren in a few words, “racer” or “thrill seeker” probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. After all, this is the woman who stared in The Queen and Woman in Gold. Read More

5 years ago

Why Are All of the Older Adults on The X Factor Cringe Worthy?

Ok, I’ll admit it – one of my guilty little pleasures is watching The X Factor. Sometimes, I watch it by myself. But, more often, I go over to my son’s house to watch it with his family.

I’m not completely sure why I love The X Factor. Maybe it’s the fact that I have always been fascinated by passionate people. Or, maybe it’s the emotion and drama that the show is able to create. Whatever the reason, it’s become one of my favorite Saturday night activities. Read More

5 years ago

Is Tom Selleck 2016’s Sexiest Man Over 60?

At Sixty and Me, we talk about many serious issues facing women over 60 – achieving financial security, fighting social isolation and depression, making friends as an older adult and achieving healthy aging.

These issues are all important, but, once in a while, it’s fun to ask something fun and light-hearted. This was my thinking when I established our annual “Sexiest Man Over 60” award. Read More

5 years ago

Are Aging Stereotypes in Films Making You Sick?

Does life imitate art? Or, is it the other way around? Well, according to a new study, when it comes to negative aging stereotypes in movies, both perspectives could be true!

Let’s start with the facts. According to a recent study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ageism may not just be insulting, it may also be downright unhealthy. Read More

5 years ago

Will Sigourney Weaver’s Character, Ripley, Die in Alien 5?

Ripley, the powerful character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series, has had a tough life. She has been attacked by vicious, acid-drooling aliens, trapped, killed and resurrected. She has encountered personal conflicts and fought to protect her crew. Now, there are signs that, in Alien 5 (actual title: Alien: Covenant), Ripley’s troubled story may finally be coming to an end! Read More

5 years ago

Judi Dench is Set to Play Queen Victoria… Again!

The last time Judi Dench played Queen Victoria, it was in Mrs. Brown, a film about Queen Victoria and her relationship with her butler, John Brown. For her performance, Dench was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role. Read More

5 years ago

Mamma Mia! Meryl Streep Voted Britain’s Favorite Actress

When Meryl Streep joined the cast of the musical film, Mamma Mia, few would have predicted that the movie would go on to gross over $600-million worldwide. Of course, that’s exactly what happened. It was just one of the many successes that Meryl Streep has to her name. Read More

5 years ago

It’s Festival Season! Why Not Embrace a Hippie Lifestyle Again?

Every summer, the largest green field festival in the world is held in Glastonbury, a small town in the UK. 170,000 people enjoy several days of mud, music and mayhem! Read More

5 years ago

How Much Are New Memories of Old Classic Rock Worth?

Unless you’ve been living alone in a desert for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the impressive Desert Trip concert, scheduled for this fall. It’s a 3-day mega-event in California featuring per­formances by 6 of the greatest artists or groups of the Classic Rock era – The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young, and Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd. Read More