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Old 12-26-2016, 10:56 PM
 
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One hallmark of the 2010s is the overuse (and misuse) of digital film. A lot of movies and music videos aren't corrected in post-production, and the result is low-contrast and low saturation-- which is associated with overcast weather, melancholy... depression, suicide, domestic violence, drug overdose, etc. LOL. What's sad is, many "upbeat" movies, like the Marvel Studios series, suffer from the same color correction problems.
I think 20 years from now, poorly utilized digital film will be regarded as one of the defining looks of this decade, just like VHS "snow" artifacts are associated with the 1980s.
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:25 AM
 
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Tell me about it!!!!

I cannot find the movie HOME ALONE (1990) on VHS in its original analog format!!!! (The first 1991 release is low contrasted/flat digital garbage (Looks horrible)) -- I finally found a copy of this movie recorded off analog cable in 1995 @ salvation army a few weeks ago AND ITS GORGEOUS!!!!!!! (The original movie -- No low contrast,beautiful colours,gorgeous audio,etc --THE WAY THE MOVIE REALLY IS)

In 1997 when DVD became offical they released more copies on VHS... The 1997 copies ARE NOT LOW CONTRAST,etc.... BUT THEY ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL ANALOG MOVIE EITHER.. (Colours not as good,etc)

Why did they ruin the beautiful original analog copy of this movie ON VHS but not the sterile digital one? (Why isnt the digital one contrasted down,etc??)

1 major thing I hate about VHS!!! -- They ruined many movies!!

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Old 12-29-2016, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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I don't think people can get their heads turned up from their personal digital devices, long enough, to engage in anything meaningful. What did they do 15 years ago, before they couldn't go anywhere without being connected?
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:13 AM
 
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Ahhhhh stuff was BETTER then!!! (More private,etc)
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Well first of all, leave my horror movies alone! If anything the 2010s (and 2000s) SUCK for horror films. The golden age for horror were the 70s, 80s and 90s. I love me a good slasher!

But I think music is crap now. "There's good stuff out there." Sure, but you have to LOOK for it. 20 years ago, the good stuff was everywhere that it was easier to ignore the crappy stuff. The one caveat is now we have the internet to find anything. But there's not many good new bands. What would be this generation's "Cake"? I can't find a new band even close to as awesome as Cake!

Movies are crap now, but TV is better, if there's one positive. But a lot of these great shows are over as well (Breaking Bad ended in 2013) Best show still on is Game of Thrones and Always Sunny. My humble opinion.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:58 PM
 
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I'm an anime fan and the "cultural depression" thing is present in many series I have seen (recent and older shows).
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I don't think people can get their heads turned up from their personal digital devices, long enough, to engage in anything meaningful. What did they do 15 years ago, before they couldn't go anywhere without being connected?
I believe this is SO much of it.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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LOL at all these posts from 2016 saying "Ohmigawd pop culture is so dark and depressing!". Well, my theory is that when the current political climate is good, then art ( and pop culture as well) gets fat and lazy and turgid.
Conversely, when politics are bad then the art improves (and becomes more revolutionary).

Therefore I see better music/movies/television coming our way soon.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I don't think people can get their heads turned up from their personal digital devices, long enough, to engage in anything meaningful. What did they do 15 years ago, before they couldn't go anywhere without being connected?
This is a big part of it.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:22 PM
 
Location: IL., USA
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@FluidFreedom: The last time Rock music & fashion was mainstream was back in the Late 00's when the emo fad was all the rage. The fact that Rock music & fashion isn't mainstream and popular anymore is an obvious sign that Rock in general has gone down hill.

There needs to be a new, unique, controversial Rock artist like Kurt Cobain and Marilyn Manson. All the greats are either dead or washed up and old enough to be somebody's grandfather.

"Give some of the music, movies and fashion a try. It's not all bad."

You're looking at the present with rose colored glasses... Most mainstream songs from this decade are lame, gay and forgettable. Most Millennials don't even like the current Hip Hop scene -- Gay or borderline gay dreadhead mumble-rappers in skinny jeans like Young Thug 'n them...

The current Hip Hop scene is wack and many Millennials agree. Even Gucci Mane went soft and turned into a freakin' hipster after he got outta prison in 2016...

Most of the movies from this decade are either superhero related or a bad reboot like the new Ghost Busters. There's even a huge backlash against this trend in movies that we've had throughout this entire decade.

As for the current fashion, I can confirm that it's garbage. I was already a hipster years before it was mainstream and I regret it. (I used to get teased for it too) Hipsters are so lame...

With their oversized nerd glasses so big you could land a plane on 'em, skinny jeans with the pant legs rolled up, lookin' like Steve Urkel... I mean come on, you think this stuff is cool?!

The hipster trend will be a laughing stock to future generations if it isn't already. And it SHOULD be because the whole point of the hipster style is to look as lame as possible. It's SUPPOSED to be bad.

Prior to 2012, the hipster style was just something fun and unique in a retro 80's way, and now it's become an annoying fashion trend for all the liberals, douchebags and Drake & Kardashian/Jenner wannabes who feel that they HAVE to conform to the latest trends...

A hipster is the most cliché, predictable thing to be since the Fall of 2012 and I'll be glad when the fad goes out of style. It's not gonna age well. People will look back at it the way we look at the crazy 80's.
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