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Op-ed: The movie ‘I Care A Lot’ can teach us how to prevent elder financial abuse

Finance
Rosamund Pike accepts the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy, award for "I Care a Lot" via video from Ben Stiller at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28, 2021 in New York.Peter Kramer/NBC | NBCUniversal | Getty ImagesThe Netflix movie "I Care A Lot" provides insight on how to protect the elderly from being targeted by financial scammers.The movie stars actress Rosamund Pike, who plays devious and conniving businesswoman Marla Grayson. She makes a living by convincing the legal system to grant her guardianship over seniors, and she pretends they cannot take care of themselves.With this new legal power over her clients' finances, Grayson drains their bank accounts and pockets any valuables for herself. Up against her quick-witted legal jargon, no one can come cl...
Liam Neeson greets fans as NYC movie theaters reopen

Liam Neeson greets fans as NYC movie theaters reopen

Entertainment
March 6 (UPI) -- Actor Liam Neeson celebrated the reopening of New York City movie theaters with a personal appearance at a screening of his latest action film, The Marksman. The coronavirus pandemic kept city theaters closed for almost a year. Advertisement To mark the occasion, Neeson attended Friday's 7 p.m. screening of his film at the AMC Lincoln Square theater in Manhattan, Deadline reported. "Coming to a movie theater for me is like coming home," Neeson told the audience. "I find it sacred. That feeling has never changed." People.com published a photo of the screen star wearing a black face mask and holding a microphone as he spoke. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter before the event, the 68-year-old actor said he has gotten the first shot of the two-injection coronoavirus...
8 things Will Ferrell’s Eurovision movie gets wrong

8 things Will Ferrell’s Eurovision movie gets wrong

Entertainment
Will Ferrell's Eurovision movie, The Story of Fire Saga, was only released on Friday, but it's already leapt to number one on Netflix's most-watched movies chart.The comedy follows the fortunes of an inept Icelandic band, Fire Saga - Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) - who get the chance to fulfil a lifelong dream when they're selected to enter the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.Written with obvious affection by Ferrell, the film is crammed full of Easter eggs and cameos for long-time fans. It features a band called Moon Fang, whose horrific masks are a call-back to 2006's Eurovision winners Lordi, while a sing-off in the middle of the film features guest appearances from real-life contestant...
Judd Apatow: Pete Davidson movie is ‘well suited for this moment’

Judd Apatow: Pete Davidson movie is ‘well suited for this moment’

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- After many studios postponed the release of summer blockbusters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal Studios decided to premiere The King of Staten Island on video-on-demand Friday. Director Judd Apatow said he considered joining The Fast and the Furious 9 and Ghostbusters: Afterlife in postponing a theatrical release, but ultimately decided against it. Advertisement "It really was a question of waiting a very long time or releasing it right away," Apatow told UPI in a phone interview Tuesday. "It felt wrong to hoard it for a year." The King of Staten Island stars Pete Davidson as Scott, a 20-something who never left Staten Island, N.Y., after his fireman father died on the job when he was 7. The comedy drama deals with Scott's stunted growth and lack of a...
Lady Gaga to star in Gucci murder movie

Lady Gaga to star in Gucci murder movie

Entertainment
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Star is Born and American Horror Story actress Lady Gaga has landed the lead role in producer Ridley Scott's film about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of fashion designer Guccio Gucci. E! News said Lady Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill her businessman ex-husband in 1995 after he left her for a younger woman. She was released in 2016 after 18 years in prison. Variety reported the film will be an adaptation of Sara Gay Forden's true-crime book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. Roberto Bentivegna wrote the screenplay. Scott recently directed All the Money in the World about the kidnapping of a young members of the wealthy Getty family. He also is working on a new HBO M...