Susan Wloszczyna is a film reporter for USA TODAY with a special interest in animation, comedy, musicals and any movie that features a capital-D dame. She focuses on trend stories and profiles, but has been known to write the occasional book review.
If AARP ever felt compelled to sue a movie for elder abuse, “Just Getting Started” would certainly be in the running. All sorts of red flags went up when I realized a comedy starring Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman—one that is directed and written by Ron Shelton (“Tin Cup,” “Bull Durham”), no less— was opening cold, with no screenings for critics.
Back in 1994, when tabloid TV shows such as “Hard Copy” and “Inside Edition” became the rage and CNN fed the public’s hunger for 24-hour news coverage, two crime-related stories revolving around sports figures would provide ample sustenance. One involved the arrest of football hero O.J. Simpson for the lurid murders of wife Nicole and Ron Goldman. The other was a good vs. evil scenario that pitted skating princess Nancy Kerrigan against the less-polished, more athletic Tonya Harding.
When a crass money-grab sequel like "A Bad Moms Christmas" is what passes for yuletide cheer these days, a slightly old-fashioned yet sprightly bough of holly like "The Man Who Invented Christmas" can't help but warm the cockles of a moviegoer's heart.You might beg off upon learning that this is little more than a glorified retelling of "A Christmas Carol," the cinematic evergreen that, ever since the silent era, has attracted talents ranging from Alistair Sim to George C. Scott, in the role...
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