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Neal Damiano

 · 1yr ago · 4:29
Are 99% of the theatrical films being released today garbage?

"…You have an indie film that ten days to shoot on a $10,000 budget versus a Hollywood film that goes on for months with green screen in action and top rated actors and all the resources you have, there's really no excuse to make a bad film. And too many executives have their hand in the jar. And it becomes an issue of licensing and what we could sell for this film and how it could generate money. And unfortunately, the characters fail. The creativity fails and the storytelling fails.…"

What are your thoughts on the story telling creativity of the films being released today?


Tim Ereneta

 · 1yr ago · 2:16

"…But I don't see that as any different than what's been going on for years. What did I just recently see Hail Caesar, the Coen Brothers movie about Hollywood production in the 50s. And I know that was a Lark. I know that was a tongue in cheek homage to the Hollywood studio system. But the whole point of that movie is that the film industry is an industry. It's a business.…"

Today? What’s different? It’s been this way a long time.

Taylor J

 · 1yr ago · 3:58

"…It felt very fresh, very original, and that's not to take away from how great the movie is. It's just I don't think it was the most original story in the world, having grown up with Sci-Fi and horror my whole life. But I digress. I think that one of the best things that we can do as moviegoers is just continue to support our smaller local cinemas.…"


Jeffrey Prete

 · 1yr ago · 4:57

"…They do not want people to make less money, only more. So once it gets to a certain point, it has to stay that way or go higher. So think about in the 80s, it seemed like there was a lot of really original ideas and very good movies. Right. So then think about in the late 80s when they started to come out with VHS tapes that created a whole new revenue stream for these Studios, because I don't know if you remember.…"

Part 1


Jeffrey Prete

 · 1yr ago · 4:11

"…It's now Netflix doing it, even some of the other big ones. So now the whole industry is changing, and now they're just pumping out whatever they can. And I agree that this has all been happening. I would say within the last 1015 years that they're just trying to do whatever they can to keep that money up. And the art of it is lost. And I completely agree there's way too many hands on these movies. All they want is a return on their investment.…"

Part 2


Neal Damiano

 · 1yr ago · 4:30

"…Think back to some of the films that have been made really good films I'm just talking about within the last decade, it's just been impounded with superhero stuff. And that's the simplicity of this post. It's generating money. And that's the main concern. We know this, but they're fun to watch. Yeah, it takes your mind off stuff.…"


Jon P

 · 1yr ago · 2:15

"…Hey, Neil, this is Jon. This is the first time I ever posted. This is an interesting topic since I've talked to numerous people about this. These are all different types of people, not just people who love film and study it, read books on it, watch movies, commentary to learn more. Just the average moviegoer. And the reason why most of them say they do not watch movies anymore.…"