Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Apparently, Hollywood is in its worst slump in 20 years. Overall movie revenues skidded for the 17th-straight weekend, tying a slide in 1985 that had been the longest box-office decline since analysts began keeping detailed records on movie grosses.
Good, they need to turn out a better product. Most of the stuff pumped out is crap.
Over the weekend, my wife and I saw two excellent movies. One from the 1950s, Alfred Hitchcocks The Wrong Man with Henry Fonda. Nothing was blown up and there was no full-frontal nudity.
The other was from the 1970s, A Bridge Too Far. Lots of things were blown up, then again it was a war movie. With exception of Ryan ONeil, the acting was excellent. Anthony Hopkins was wonderful, it almost made me forget about his biggest career mistake (playing Hannibal L.).
When I read about this, the words "poetic justice" came to mind.
Oh please, pretty please, can we pass a law to forever ban anyone from ever making yet another version of the Titanic sinking? Or putting TV shows (Starsky & Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard) on the big screen? Or tinkering with the perfection of "The Philadelphia Story" with Cary Grant, Kathryn Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart?
or making yet another superhero movie! Or yet another vampire/werewolf movie! Enough already!
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