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Old 04-09-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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My question is: why do they come out with so many mediocre films from January to November? i will never understand why all the good movies come out in the last 6 weeks of the year, simply because of film awards ceremonies.
You just answered your own question. This is PRECISELY why certain movies are launched at the end of the year...and they're not necessarily "all the good movies".

Here's a secondary reason: a lot of people and their children go to the movies during Christmas vacation/winter break. And when is that? At the end of the year.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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This is PRECISELY why certain movies are launched at the end of the year...and they're not necessarily "all the good movies".
Out of 9 best picture nominees this past year, how many were released at the end of the year? Looks like "all the good movies" to me.

http://oscar.go.com/nominees

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Here's a secondary reason: a lot of people and their children go to the movies during Christmas vacation/winter break. And when is that? At the end of the year.
A lot of people and their children go to the movies during summer vacation, too. The "summer blockbuster"---there used to be several of them when we were growing up--is dead.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Through history tons and tons of movies were produced. Kinda hard to come up with a plot that hadn't been hashed over and over and over and...
There's plenty of plots that haven't been hashed over and over. Look no further than TV shows, your imagination can run wild and the plot/show can be about anything. Breaking Bad was about a teacher selling meth.

The problem is we think movies needs to be formulaic but they don't. The good guy doesn't always have to win. There doesn't always need to be a love interest and final kiss, there doesn't always need to be a villain. But to make a marketable and exciting movie, we think all this formulaic crap has to be in it.

Plus no one wants to invest or bet on unconventional/unusual movies. Hollywood had no idea Deadpool was going to be a big success.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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When you compare movies made today with those made years ago, today's movies are just bad - even the so called "good" movies. I have a very large collection of movies and the best ones are the older ones.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Texas
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You can hire the hottest director in town, hire the most popular actors, give it topnotch special effects, spend millions on marketing, but if your script sucks then your movie is going to suck.

All the truly GREAT writing is happening on TV. Quality talent went where they are respected.

It ain't rocket surgery.
This.

The good writing, the risks, and the open talent has moved to a less risky (in terms of $) venue. TV.

Great stuff on there now.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Isnít it the truth? My wife and I used to do pizza/beer/movie night every Friday night at home (we have a nice home theater system). We have been so disappointed in movies that, for probably the last year or two, have switched over entirely to different TV series to have something to watch.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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When you compare movies made today with those made years ago, today's movies are just bad - even the so called "good" movies. I have a very large collection of movies and the best ones are the older ones.

Yep I agree. The older movies relied on great acting, not just CGI and other special effects. I think most of the movies I have gone to the theatre to see over the past few years have been with my granddaughter who is 9 years old. My son went to see last year's top two favorite movies and he thought they were boring. I felt the same way about some of the top rated movies. We all have different tastes but I have to say I haven't seen a movie trailer in years that I thought to myself "I must go see that". I'm also tired of sequels and prequels. How about some original movie ideas?
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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When you compare movies made today with those made years ago, today's movies are just bad - even the so called "good" movies. I have a very large collection of movies and the best ones are the older ones.
Or, you are seeing the wrong ones. Wrong for you. Movies today are just as good, some better, than those made in the past.

How about this - post your favorite movies that was made years ago, and there's probably more than likely a comparable modern day film (not talking about remakes).

Years ago I used to think that way. Then I started discovering the great directors - old and new, which leads you down a rabbit hole that is total enjoyment.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Or, you are seeing the wrong ones. Wrong for you. Movies today are just as good, some better, than those made in the past.

How about this - post your favorite movies that was made years ago, and there's probably more than likely a comparable modern day film (not talking about remakes).

Years ago I used to think that way. Then I started discovering the great directors - old and new, which leads you down a rabbit hole that is total enjoyment.
I have watched most of the movies up for rewards and have no desire to ever see them a second time - that's how I judge. There are so many old movies that I can watch over and over.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I have watched most of the movies up for rewards and have no desire to ever see them a second time - that's how I judge.
That right there is a mistake. Many great films never get nominated, many great performances go unrewarded, and that's not even touching on cinematography and editing, etc., etc., etc.
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