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The Right Stuff (1983) Failure to reach agreement on a funding bill would by some estimates put almost all of NASAs 18,000 employees out of work. Sidelined federal aerospace workers can relive their glory years with this epic adaptation of Tom Wolfes best-selling history of the U.S. space program. Its just a movie but so what? Under the Obama administration the U.S. space program is mostly history anyway. 4. Armageddon (1998) Alternatively, NASAs non-essentials can take vicarious pleasure in this Michael Bay blockbuster about a crew of NASA recruits who save the planet from annihilation by a Texas-sized asteroid headed our way. Sure, its only a fantasy. But like we said, the U.S. space program today is mostly history anyway and the rest is fantasy. 5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The IRS says it would suspend all audits in a government shutdown, making life easier for Tim Robbins character, a onetime banker who as an inmate is compelled to cook the wardens books in this classic prison drama. 6.

Its that time of year where everyone wants to share that. There are reasons for the October boo malaise. Horror movies have now become a year-round phenomenon, thriving even in the age of piracy and shrinking box office. In July, The Conjuring reigned as the box office champion while Insidious 2 was audacious in September. The horror hit Mama was supposed to come out in October 2012, but moved out of the crowded month for a January 2013 opening. Producer Guillermo del Toro says distributors are not afraid to put horror movies out anytime now. A lot of people are moving (horror movies) everywhere, he says. Tiffany Smith of the House of Screams horror section of Fandango.com, which naturally chose October to launch, points out that movie studios are finding new spooky holidays to spread the horror wealth. Friday the 13th is continuing to see growth as a launch pad. This year there was a lot riding on Friday, September 13, with Insidious 2, says Smith. That weekend actually played as a bigger movie weekend than Halloween is this year. In years past, October marked the heralded release of new bloody Saw movies, which owned the weekend before Halloween annually from 2004 until 2009. Paranormal Activity grabbed the precious weekend after its blockbuster breakout in 2009 and kept it until 2013. Paranormal Activity became the fixture for that weekend, says A Haunted House 2 producer Rick Alvarez. You would never come up against them because you would be killed. But, after scaring off the competitors for 2013, Paramount announced that Paranormal Activity 5 would not come out as planned on Oct. 25. Paramount replaced it with Johnny Knoxvilles Bad Grandpa — a big win for comedy.

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Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga in Middleton. (Courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The top 10 Las Vegas movies The Best Vegas Films When it comes to movie locales, Las Vegas isn’t a bad bet. From its gangster roots to its embrace of vice and shotgun weddings, Sin City has become one of Hollywood’s favorite datelines. As Las Vegas unveils its “Vegas Enablers” campaign, a re-imagined take on the pop culture-entrenched slogan “What happens here, stays here,” USA TODAY film critic Scott Bowles lists his top 10 films to come from The Strip Paramount/The Kobal Collection #1 ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (1974) The payout: The story of the early life and career of Vito Corleone in the 1920s as he expanded his syndicate from Nevada to Cuba hit Hollywood’s ultimate jackpot. The film grossed a then-impressive $48 million and made Oscar an offer it couldn’t refuse, walking off with six Academy Awards, including best picture, best director for Francis Ford Coppola and best supporting actor for Robert De Niro. Frank Masi, Warner Bros. Pictures #2 ‘The Hangover’ (2009) The payout: The $35 million comedy about a band of drunken revelers was considered something of a long shot, with its B-level cast and an R rating, which once hampered summer films. By the end of its run, Hangover became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy with $277 million and spawned films like Bridesmaids and We’re the Millers. #5 ‘Casino’ (1995) The payout: Martin Scorsese’s mobster drama about greed, betrayal and a feud over a trophy wife ensconced Robert De Niro and Joe Pesce as gangster icons and earned Sharon Stone a best actress Oscar nomination. Castle Rock/New Line/The Kobal Collection #6 ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ (1992) The payout: No actor has hit the jackpot in Vegas more often than Nicolas Cage, himself an avowed Elvis fan. He’s at his hound dog best here as a commitment-phobe who takes his fiancee (Sarah Jessica Parker) to Vegas to get hitched, only to have his plans undone by a dicey poker player (James Caan).

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Garcia will participate in a question-and-answer session after the film, along with the writer and director of the movie, Adam Rodgers. Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff Ron Joy/New Chapter Productions, Inc. My Father and the Man in Black Stars: Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff Director: Jonathan Holiff Director Jonathan Holiff, 48, whose movie My Father and the Man in Black also will be featured, will participate in a question-and-answer session after his documentary about music icon Johnny Cash and his troubled manager, Saul Holiff, Jonathan’s father. Bruce Dern and Will Forte Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Nebraska Stars: Bruce Dern Director: Alexander Payne Other screenings at the Movies for Grownups festival include Nebraska , starring Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern, 77, as a cantankerous father who wangles his son into a road trip to claim his sweepstakes prize. The movie, directed by Alexander Payne , is set to open in November and already is getting award buzz. Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer Jojo Whilden/HBO Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Frank Langella, Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover Director: Stephen Frears Also previewing at the festival is Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight , to be shown on HBO on Oct. 5. The story behind Ali’s claim of conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, the movie stars, among others, Ed Begley Jr., who will take questions from the audience following the screening. AARP Movies for Grownups highlights feature films that speak to an audience that appreciates grownup themes and stars. The annual Movies for Grownups Awards are announced in February and presented at a yearly gala soon after. Also of Interest: