I've been refusing to give Hollywood money for years. Now they've become so deranged and insufferable, I refuse to give them my attention. CASINO and GOODFELLAS are pretty good movies, it's true. But de Niro is such a cock mongler I can no longer tolerate to see or hear him for a single second. And he's far from the only such example - just one of the most blatantly obvious in his refusal to shut up.
I think I might agree with that. In addition to movies becoming just as vapid as music has become over the last decade or two, they also take two hours to consume. I don't think I do *anything* for two hours while awake anymore. I haven't seen the inside of a movie theater in years. When we put a movie on at home, my wife multitasks on her phone, my daughter loses interest in the first five minutes, and I can barely stay awake.
2020-05-18 12:03 from IGnatius T Foobar
It's been argued that one of the many reasons the whole movie biz is in
decline is because our attention span is getting shorter, and more
people simply don't have the inclination to sit through a two hour
long-form movie anymore.
I think I might agree with that. In addition to movies becoming just
as vapid as music has become over the last decade or two, they also
take two hours to consume. I don't think I do *anything* for two hours
while awake anymore. I haven't seen the inside of a movie theater in
years. When we put a movie on at home, my wife multitasks on her
phone, my daughter loses interest in the first five minutes, and I can
barely stay awake.
I don't know. I don't fully agree with attention span getting shorter. I think it is the will of spending effort that is getting shorter. That is why you see less people playing pen-and-paper RPG and more playing RPG videogames. The barrier of entry takes less effort (even if playing seriously can get hard if you care).
Movies take less effort to consume than, say, board games, or painting miniatures, but series take even less effort, and so series are taking over. That is my take.
"Binging" an entire season of episodic story definitely isn't the same as watching a movie. Calling labor theory of value...
Then there are the theaters. I think most people agree that the big theaters are suffering the same fate as Sears. From what I have come to understand, the production houses have abandoned the previously-sacred 90 day window between releasing a film to theaters and releasing it directly to consumers. Some PPV services are even starting to make plans to stream new first-run films at premium prices.
Back to the attention span thing ... people will generally complain if you light up your phone in a theater, but it's common practice to poke around on one's phone while watching a movie at home.
And in other news, the person famous for giving Batman visible nipples is now dead. He may have done other things in his 80 years of life but probably nothing important.
They'll never take Falling Down from me.
2020-06-23 12:22 from nonservator
They'll never take Falling Down from me.
You can say that again.
It is impressive they could do so much with so little. No abuse of special effects. No bullshit. Just a witty plot with decent actors. It seems to me Hollywood could not make such a thing nowadays for the life of them.
Phineas and Ferb movie coming out soon! I'll have to find a way to see it without giving money to the Evil Empire.
2020-07-03 19:06 from IGnatius T Foobar
Phineas and Ferb movie coming out soon! I'll have to find a way to
see it without giving money to the Evil Empire.
Ask for it at tracker2.postman.i2p. I bet somebody will get you a copy.
Tue Apr 07 2020 09:30:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ UncensoredMy problem is that I can't see past the person himself, which has excluded a lot of celebrities once many of them started thinking we care about their opinions on anything other than their own movies.
Harrison Ford manages to defy this truth. I dislike him immensely as a person. He seems like a total douche. But he plays the coolest characters. It is like he realized young, "I could be a great guy if I were only someone else," and made a career out of it.