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Tango0112 Sep 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

"Hollywood is struggling through a particularly rough financial patch at the moment, and it's throwing blame in every direction. Its favorite target over the last ten years has been technological disruption. Netflix, home theaters, and MoviePass have all been cited as box office grim reapers. The latest target, Rotten Tomatoes, is the dumbest excuse yet…"
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Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

Pretty funny actually. Thanks, Armand. It was nice to have a break from clearing hurricane debris out of the yard.


Tacitus12 Sep 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

Poor writing yields poor movies and poor articles.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

"and it's throwing blame in every direction"

Maybe it was all the fault of the Russians. :)

PS. Lol. Soon they'll be blaming their supporters and viewers. Blaming anyone and everyone but themselves.

Great War Ace Inactive Member12 Sep 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

I rarely go to movies in the theater, so you could say that I am not the target audience of films/movies these days. Almost everything is trite and repetitive and boring, if not insulting to my average intelligence. I've seen so many in the past that nothing new under the sun exists for me. If I happen to be in the mood for a particular kind of flick, e.g. Dunkirk is still on my list if/when I get in enough of a mood for a war story, I might go see the current offerings.

If the industry produced original stuff I'd happen by once in a while. I'm not that picky visually. I have a good imagination. Old movies are still great fun to watch. New movies that jiggle and "boom!" and throw trite one liners and currently fasionable jargon around mostly make me want to scream.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

GWA: "If the industry produced original stuff I'd happen by once in a while."

I think the same goes for most people of a certain age who, ironically, have a longer span of memory than today's 48-hour attention spans*. We watched and appreciated stuff that was already one or two generations old when we were kids. And as kids we had enough presence of mind to know when the new stuff was inferior, the stuff geared for our generation, despite all their new flare and special effects.

Lol. Either that or my friends and I were exceptionally intelligent and mature for our age, and it is only recently that we've reverted to the childhood we never had. Man, I think my misopedia is getting worse too! :)

* The studios love those short spans, and their target audience will oooh and aaah at remake after remake and still react as though they are watching the story for the first time, and as if the newer stuff is always automatically better just by virtue of its new car smell.

Tango0113 Sep 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)

And happy you are safe!!


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Most modern moview substitute political agenda, mayhem, and cgi for plot and character development. In hollywood good writing is an oxymoron.

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

As usual, I blame the French.

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