"Rush" comes out on DVD and streaming this week. The Ron Howard film about Formula One racing stars of the 70s opened to good reviews and at the time of year when adult filmgoers return for serious fare after a summer of teen-oriented fluff.
Still, it did tepidly at the box office and part of the blame was laid on the lack of star power.
From the Daily Mail:
Just a decade ago, as an actress aged her fate was sealed - planned obsolescence meant young faces were rolled out to dethrone the red carpet's older reigning A-list.
But as the median age of movegoers increases, it seems Hollywood's actresses are aging with them - and they are getting better parts, and better pay, out of it.
From Cameron Diaz to Sandra Bullock, and Nicole Kidman to Melissa McCarthy, top film actresses in their 40s now out-earn their 30-year-old counterparts.
For Screen Time this week, Kerri and Stephanie talk about who is a star, what makes them a star and why we seem to see the same faces decade after decade on the big screen.
Clip from "Rush"
Clip from "Gravity"