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Old 04-10-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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Well, so many bad movies because, as was said, people vote with their wallets. Most people have crappy taste - which is why companies like McDonald's have been successful. As people now turn away from movies altogether, studios become frantic and less adventurous. The over-sized budgets also hinder risky choices.

And it doesn't help with news programs highlighting the top-grossing movies, sending people to the same simple-minded junk. I think many people believe that entertainment is best when it's cheerful and simple-minded.

Myself, when I think of the better movies I've seen in recent years, almost none of them have been big Hollywood movies. And most of the truly great movies tend more often to be tragedies, not cheerful at all.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Or, they have different taste. Movies that I don't see have no affect on me, so, why worry? I sleep well at night.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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we used to love going to the movies, but are not interested in comic book character heroes, star wars sequels, Hollywood 'message' films, or children's cartoons. eliminating these categories, where does that leave us?

we saw one movie last year in the theater: Dunkirk. this was an all time low for our movie attendance and don't expect 2018 to be any better. we aren't Hollywood's demographic target audience and that is OK. Netflix, amazon, and a slew of other cable and Roku movie options suffice on our big screen tv these days.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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we used to love going to the movies, but are not interested in comic book character heroes, star wars sequels, Hollywood 'message' films, or children's cartoons. eliminating these categories, where does that leave us?
From what is playing today here (in no particular order):

Loveless (2017), Andrey Zvyagintsev **

The Death of Stalin (2017), Armando Iannucci

Happy End (2017), Michael Haneke **

Unsane (2018), Steven Soderbergh **

The Party (2017), Sally Potter

Isle of Dogs (2018), Wes Anderson

** essential

Loveless, Happy End, and The Party are limited release, so you may not have it showing. Isle of Dogs may be also - don't know.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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Or, they have different taste. Movies that I don't see have no affect on me, so, why worry? I sleep well at night.
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I do worry about the continual degradation of taste and standards, and about the way that downward spiral influences society for the rest of us. It's not just confined to movies, but is evident in food, politics, and elsewhere.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I do worry about the continual degradation of taste and standards, and about the way that downward spiral influences society for the rest of us. It's not just confined to movies, but is evident in food, politics, and elsewhere.
Now you're getting beyond movies.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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I am surprised no one here mentioned movies made today need to appeal to international audiences for profit. Just having US box office hit isn’t enough. As a result, there are more bad CGI movies with little substance.

Also related, finding investors to bankroll these 9 figure flims to satisfactory can be a challenging.
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