Ghostbusters Afterlife and The Matrix Resurrections both represent the fourth entries in their respective franchises and both rely on audience nostalgia for their original entries for their respective successes. With Hollywood not only exclusively green lighting endless sequels and existing intellectual property, but also re-making old content, will this endless pursuit of unoriginal content harm it long term success? Steve and Ben examine Hollywood’s current focus on exploiting audience nostalgia for profit. Steve and Ben also discuss how social media influencers are starting to take the place of celebrities within the broader culture, and how being a celebrity is not as glamorous a goal to achieve in society as it once was.
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