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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cine Beaverhausen: For Mature Audiences

Theaters have found a new audience, thankfully, with an older crowd who like to go out to a good movie now and then. It's not all geared to the kiddie crowd and has lured many more mature patrons back to movie houses.

The trend seems to have started with 5 Flights Up last year, starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.

Ben Kingsley and the ever-divine Patricia Clarkson team up in Learning to Drive, a wonderful film released late last summer that I highly recommend about an attractive older woman and Ben Kingsley of Gandhi back in ethnic disguise as her instructor.

Richard Gere is a perennial and does one of his finest performance jobs in the deeply affecting Time Out of Mind, a 2015 release about a NYC homeless man of a certain age that also stars the wonderful Ben Vereen. An absolute must-see for all ages.

A Walk in the Woods stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in a bromance comedy that's not all fluff. And Michael Keaton continues on a comeback roll co-starring in Spotlight, based on a true story about the press uncovering a scandal within the Catholic Church. It also stars Mark Ruffalo and is highly worthy of your time.

Yes, movies recommended for mature audiences -- but not only that demographic -- are back. Baby boomers are still a big audience at theaters. Movie-makers are now clearly seeking out a niche market for the older crowd, and isn't that wonderfully refreshing?






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