As his new drama, The Way Back, nears release, Ben Affleck is back in the spotlight and opening up about his struggles with substance misuse. It’s the latest in a career that has collided the personal with the artistic in a way few writer-director-actors can claim. Sean and Amanda talk through Affleck’s series of comebacks, his utterly unique brand of stardom, and the last decade of self-reflexive roles in movies both mega-successful and widely reviled (1:08). Then, Bill Simmons swings by to pick some nits in the weekend’s box office champ, The Invisible Man (48:51).
Ben Affleck and Life After Batman in 2020
Plus: Bill Simmons on ‘The Invisible Man’
Mallory is joined by Andy Greenwald and TD St. Matthew-Daniel to analyze the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer and the new Tony Stark tale
All that, plus one reason to watch every other game
Can the Ravens rebound against the Chiefs? And can House hit a five-leg teaser?
The guys also discuss their legacies and the UFC’s inability to properly honor its stars after they’re done fighting
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Plus, the guys talk about the final spot of the NL wild card