ABOUT THIS EPISODE
AARP members (or the old at heart): This is the podcast episode for you. Former he-seems-like-a-nice-young-man Will Smith is now dealing with his mid-40s the same way many aging stars have in the past: By pairing up with an on-screen partner (Margot Robbie in Focus) two decades his junior. In our first segment, we wonder how the man who once owned the July 4th holiday will survive in Hollywood now that he can no longer trade on his youth. From there, we make a smooth transition into “senior cinema,” and consider the ways independents and studios are appealing to Baby Boomers with films like The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The game this week is inspired by A.O. Scott’s pithy ratings descriptions, and we wrap it up with a fiercely contested 30 Seconds To Sell. Time codes: Segment 1: Will Smith (01:06) Segment 2: Senior Cinema (17:20) Segment 3: MPA.O. Scott Game (33:27) Segment 4: 30 Seconds to Sell (40:35)
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