“A Day in a Life”: A Movie for Seniors

“If you were given another chance, what would you do?” That’s the question filmmaker Jean Mercier asks us in his senior-friendly film, "A Day in a Life."
 
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Is Hollywood Finally Breaking Senior Media Stereotypes?

For several years it seemed the entertainment industry was skewing its movie and television product to a very young audience, featuring stars in their 20s and 30s. This was most likely to attract the coveted 18-34 age market. But recently ...

 
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Boomer Actresses Hitting the Big Screen in a Big Way

I’m thrilled when a mature man or woman is carrying the lead role in movies, but it's probably because I've always had a special passion for elders. However, the recent trend towards more boomers and seniors commanding the screen ...

 
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Aging Never Looked So Good: “Up-There” Celebs Hotter Than Ever

It's not often you hear people say, "Man, I can't wait to grow old." But heck, if my husband looks as good as Clint Eastwood when he's 79, I say bring it on!

Increasing age hasn't slowed down guys like Harrison Ford or Bruce Willis. In fact, things are really heating up for these and other male action flick faves who are kicking ass, taking names, and shredding ageist stereotypes for ...

 
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Must-See Movies about the Reality of Aging

I'm going to play Roger Ebert for a moment here: before the year's end, I highly recommend adding Gran Torino to your Netflix queue and visiting your local video store to rent or buy Up on November 10th. Both are unique, poignant stories woven with intense themes, meaningful symbolism and powerful lessons about the human spirit. Creative and well-told, the two films feature brilliant characters in their golden years - ...

 
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Gotta See “Gotta Dance!”

I couldn't be happier about the recent rise in the number of films featuring seniors and baby boomers. It's about time we bring more silver to the so-called silver screen! Census 2010 is just around the corner, and while I'm no statistician, it's safe to say the numbers will show that baby boomers and seniors make up a much larger percentage of our population than ever before. So really, filmmakers, there's ...

 
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