John Mahoney starred for years as Kelsey Grammer's tough-talking ex-cop on Frazier. But not many people know the star, who guest stars in the final season of the British series Foyle's War, was born and raised in England. What would his old Frazier character have sounded like if Mahoney spoke in his native accent? Bill Newcott gets him to show us.
In his new movie Spare Parts, George Lopez stars as a teacher who helps a group of underprivileged students design and build a submersible robot—then compete with MIT kids for a national award. Lopez and the film's young costar, Carlos PenaVega, tell Bill Newcott how mentoring has influenced their lives and careers.
Most U.S. Audiences know Hugh Bonneville solely as the no-nonsense patriarch of Downton Abbey. But the star, who shows delightful comedy chops in the new family film Paddington, tells Bill Newcott he relishes all sorts of roles—and has since the time he was six.
At 75, world-famous playwright Israel Horovitz had nothing to prove. But he wanted to direct a movie based on his play My Old Lady. But how do you land Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith as your stars. Luck has something to do with it, he tells Bill Newcott.
Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore, who plays a woman with early onset Alzheimer's, tells Bill Newcott how she prepared for the difficult role—including long conversations with actual Alzheimer's patients.
Chadwick Boseman single-handedly energized movie theaters last summer in the James Brown biopic Get On Up. As the film comes to DVD and Blu-ray, Boseman recalls just how hard it is to do a perfect "mashed potato."
Movie experts are always holding forth about the best movies ever made, but what to real moviegoers think? We asked AARP.org readers to name their faves, and the results might surprise you.
He's been one of America's leading film critics for decades, but even Peter Rainer has his list of cinematic guilty pleasures. The author of Rainer on Film shares it with Bill Newcott.
One of the world's most famous actors, Indian film legend Om Puri, stopped by our studios to chat about working with Helen Mirren in their deliciously romantic film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, now on DVD and Blu-ray.
This rebroadcast of our Movies for Grownups holiday special features musical excerpts from "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol," an animated version of the classic tale which first aired on television in 1962. Host Bill Newcott explains his sentimental attachment to the movie and its songs, which were written by a now-famous duo.