CDZ Why are American movies getting worse?

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    Because I have been in that theater were the shootings occurred, and I live near the theater as well. That's why.
     
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    Saving Private Ryan is not a recent movie.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't know you were so young. It's recent to me. ;)
     
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    1998 Dude, that's 19 years ago. I agree, one of the best.
     
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    Seems like it was just yesterday, but then I'm obviously older than you. :)
     
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    We have all these 'Media Studies' and 'Film Schools' now, and the movies are crap. The old 'studio system' wasn't anything to admire, but they could afford better writers and directors for even their programmers and 'B' movies in their factory line system.

    As for 'remakes', not all of them are bad; 'The Maltese Falcon' was made three times before the Bogart version came along and became a 'classic', as one example. All of Bogart's movies were just 'B' movies, cheap low budget knockouts, and so were many of the other 'great classics'. there is no outlet for cheap movies any more; in the 'old days' there were a lot of 'second run houses' that were profitable, now the only ones viable are the hyper-expensive special effects theaters.

    no small part of it was theater chains screwing over their customers, putting in tiny uncomfortable seats and gross over-charging for everything. Nothing all that great came from busting up the studios and separating them from their theater chains; in fact that managed to reduce competition, not increase it.
     
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    Look at who wins at the Golden Globes.
    Those who make the movies don't like the movies we the people demand. Soon as they make their money off of their blockbusters they go off tangent and make crap that doesn't sell, because it is the crap they themselves like.
     
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    I decided I could not be a full time employee, a couch potato, and a full time gamer at the same time. Something had to give. I gave up watching tv and movies so I could spend more time playing Fallen Earth and other games.
     
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    I don't watch much TV or rent any movies; nothing worth the effort to keep up with, except for a few shows, and I tire of them after a season or two. I'm watching the Great British Baking Show fairly regularly, and I liked Doc Martin, too, but I miss half the episodes in spite of liking them; too much to do outside around here.
     
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    Because these Hollywood chumps are trying too hard to appeal to the worst taste and the lowest common denominator. Smoking, use of gun an violence, then inserting weird leftist slants against guns or smoking, and then they tack on the gay agenda stuff, it's getting so trite and boring. I can watch a movie movie in the privacy in my own home, and they are usually old cinema gems and not the crap they pump out now about gays ,giant robots or weirdos committing crimes.
     

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