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9 months ago

Top Gun: Maverick, The Reluctant Traveler, and Oscar predictions

Jet piloting and jet setting, plus our wishes and our guesses for the 2023 Academy Awards

We discuss Top Gun: Maverick and The Reluctant Traveler, a film and a series about older men discovering that they have plenty left to live for.

02:41 Don’t overthink Top Gun: Maverick — the film, streaming on Paramount+ and MGM+, is the epitome of “turn your brain off and rock on.”

21:59 The Reluctant Traveler, streaming on Apple TV+, is a sometimes relatable, sometimes frustrating, always gorgeous travel show.

36:42 Plus, 2023 Oscar predictions: what we want to win versus what we think will win.


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