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    Posted: July 13 2005 at 3:13am
Let us know your theories as to why this year's Hollywood product is being rejected by audiences everywhere. We have some interesting theories of our own, which we MAY share later on...
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I love we're discussing this. 

Yahoo! had a message board for this and 1000's responded.  It ranged from ticket prices, and expensive popcorn, and ads before the movies, but I think it boils down to unoriginal work in a world where everyone is writing a screenplay.

Can't we get the studio exec's some therapy to resolve their childhood issues instead of being subjected to endless remake of their childhood movies and tv shows!

And to make it worse.... the movies are just boring.  Not even bad enough to deserve Razzie consideration.  Razzies don't celebrate the beige, bland and pap.  They celebrate amazingly bad films that happen in the middle of great egos, formerly witty scripts or just disasters in general.

What does everyone else think?

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Just an fyi -

this very topic is being discussed right now - Thursday morning July 14th - on KPCC on Airtalk with Larry Mantle. 

They will have an audio link for it on Friday, July 15th, if anyone is interested in hearing it.  The site info is http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/index.shtml

 

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It's not just that everyone is writing a screenplay -- It's that it seems like ANYONE can get their screenplay produced these daze! By the way --Anyone out there already got choices as 2005's BERRY Worst Picture, Actor and/or Actress??

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Is it too much to ask for something different and original, or has
Hollywood
run out of ideas? I am tired of remake after remake of TV shows I HATED!
What is next, a remake of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea with Jason
Alexander and Dan Ackroyd? A Big Screen version of KNIGHT RIDER with
Wil
Wheaton? Sanford and Son with Melvin and Mario Van Peebles?

Good Lord, they're doing a remake of THE PERSUADERS with Ben Stiller as
Tony Curtis. Have they NO SHAME?

I'm still trying to recover from the sneak preview of Steve Martin in the
Pink
Panther where the audience booed all the way through it..

Besides, I hate being stuck in a theater where the soundtrack is drowned
out
by 50 narcissitic nincompoops nattering on cell phones and you got to
take out a second mortgage to buy popcorn and Coca Cola...
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Angry...but sadly, TRUE!!!!  
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Here's one of MY Pet Theories about why movie grosses are going down the ter-let in 2005: Movie-goers have finally figured out that, instead of paying $10 a pop to see the movie again-and-again in the theatres, they can now OWN it on DVD for less than $20, if they're willing to wait about 90 daze. This especially explains why, in 2004 six films hit $250 million and this year,  NOTHING except SWE3: REVENGE OF THE SITH has done that well at the box office (this was written July 15th, 2005, when this statement was still true -- Wanna BET it'll STILL be true come December 31??   )...
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These ridiculous ticket prices for one. Why are tickets more than the minimum wage? Why are we paying actors $20 million a movie? Tom Cruise may not like doctors but he certainly likes money. You'll never hear him say:

"You don't know the history of economics Matt Lauer, I do. Money is a dangerous, psychologically addicting thing"

Whatever...

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Mr. "Headberry" is correct! Since movies tickets are costing around $10.00 a pop (and now creaping to $11.00 in some areas), and with the price of popcorn at $3.00 for a container that costs 30 cents to pop, and soda pop at $2.50 (around 75 cents to a dollar if purchased somewhere else), plus trekking to the overblown multiplex sometimes PAYING for parking, and what do you get? Around 110 minutes for the feature, plus 20 minutes for the "commericals" and trailers (trailers are OK, while commercials are "ick"), one's total come to around two hours of entertaiment for the price (based upon double occupancy) of around $31.00 MINIMUM! And blame it on the movie studios! They are the ones "shooting themselves in the foot" for releaseing DVD titles for $18.00 to $23.00 (new releases--catalog title cost a whole lot less) that also contain "bonus features" that are at times better than the feature itself! Worse, many movies on DVD have "deleated scenes", that makse the movies seen on a DVD the complete version. What one sees in a movie theatre is the "first draft". In other words, you pay half price ($10.00) to see 80% of a movie in a theatre, while for the full price (around $20.00) you see 110% of the movie via DVD!

However, the only advantage is seeing a film in a movin' picture is the emotional appeal! (Seeing a film in a darken room loaded with strangers who laugh, cry, yell, scream, barf, etc. with the movie), and it's an excuse to get out of the house for a few hours!

Bah!!
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How many times can Batman Begin or Superman Return?

Foreign movies still tend to be original, like The Vanishing or Insomnia.
When Hollywood gets their hands on them, they turn into bland remakes.
Seems that you have to have a REVERSE Midas touch to get into the movie
industry now!
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What about all these Japanese horror movie remakes? Why didn't people just go see the original?
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Looks like Willy Wonka and the Goth Factory might break the box office slump. I guess it takes some one like Tim Burton to break the comic book adaptation curse.

Is this the second biggest Tim Burton movie ever?

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Ah, but mere box office (and especially opening weekend box office, these daze) does not a Good Movie make...
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Heh, tell that to the movie studios.

 

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Maybe I should have said "mere box office does not guarantee RAZZIE® Immunity." A number of times over our first 25 years, Boffo B.O. Hitz (like RAMBEAU II, COCKTAIL and INDECENT PROPOSAL) have gone on to "win" Worst Picture.

And in 2005, all that opening weekend numbers indicate is how well the advertising worked to suckers sitters into seats for the first 72 hours. It's no coincidence that second weekend drop-offs of 60% or more are now an almost weekly occurence...

No wonder H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D has suddenly become...

BAWL-y-wood!!

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Oh yeah I almost forgot. The economy sucks thanks to Emperor Bush and his tax cuts to all his corporate raiders buddies who rob employees of their livelihoods.

No money, no one goes to the Box Office. How about fixing the economy and maybe raising the minimum wage to $9 bucks? (the cost of a movie ticket).

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