Old Guys Use Teens As Media’s Measuring Stick


Via TV Guide:

James Woods, star of the new CBS legal drama Shark, has had a stellar career in feature films. That’s why it seemed unusual for the Oscar-nominated actor, who has appeared in more than 120 movies, to make the move from big screen to small. Woods told the press Saturday that television is where the action’s at these days. “There’s not as much imagination in movies anymore,” says the actor. “They’re getting more and more corporate, but television is like a wild teenager.”

Perhaps he’s rightSimon Dumenco on America’s Got Talent:

We all know lots of kids can mimic adult emotions without understanding their meaning. Like, you could probably train a child actress to outdo Meg Ryan‘s fake-orgasm scene in “When Harry Met Sally” — but that doesn’t mean it would be a good idea.

At this point, we’re not sure which is creepier — the wild teens, or how James Woods and Simon Dumenco reference them.

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