Hollywood is on track to have its worst summer in 25 years

Hollywood is on track to have its worst summer in 25 years

Hollywood is on track to have its worst summer in 25 years
Audiences now have more reasons than ever to stay home.

Discuss

Timothy Wahl
Timothy Wahl 1 month ago

I think it's more that the movie theaters are ripping people off with high ticket prices, absurd concession prices, and the new "stop and frisk" security measures. No thanks.

Isaias Serna
Isaias Serna 1 month ago

Creativity in movie making has gone awol.We rarely see gems such as The Revenant.They just don't reward great stories with opportunity.They instead go back to what is recognizable to the audience.And that is a very boring approach.

Aileen Mullaney
Aileen Mullaney 1 month ago

I took my adult daughter, my granddaughter and her friend to the movies one afternoon this summer. I bought the drinks and snacks which were actually MORE than the tickets. No more bargain matinees. Total cost for less that two hours.....$78!! Won't be doing that again!!! I can make popcorn and serve drinks at home and pay to rent a movie for them for less than $10.

Kate Anderson
Kate Anderson 1 month ago

Honestly, there's better storytelling with tv series these days. Movies are mostly reboots, prequels, 20 year sequels, or world building. I'd rather pay $30 for a season, than twice that for a night at the theater.

John-Andrew Murphy
John-Andrew Murphy 1 month ago

Make better movies. Period. Tell stories. Develop characters. And keep the screenplays away from MBA's. My late brother was a member of the Screenwriters Guild, and he saw this coming way back the late 80's, when Hollywood execs handed too much power to the bean counters and marketing teams. No more reboots. No more cheesy CGI. Look at a phenomenon like Game of Thrones, but don't copy it or hand it to Peter Jackson. Just give audiences something fresh, and stop insulting our intelligence.

Neil Adams
Neil Adams 1 month ago

Two things: (1) The writer says "Ingrid Goes West" was panned by critics? It's rating at 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. (2) "Ingrid Goes West" is an indie film, which means it was never expected to do blockbuster numbers.

Whitley Engel-Dokken
Whitley Engel-Dokken 1 month ago

No one’s putting on pants and ponying up $50 for popcorn, Mountain Dew, and a ticket to “X-Men 37” when they could be relaxing at home in front of their own big screen watching any of the thousands of shows & movies available instantly. Movie theaters are dead to us.

Eduardo Tirado
Eduardo Tirado 1 month ago

People will always go to the movies when the movies are good.
But if Hollywood keeps dishing out the same crap every year with more remakes, more Marvel heroes junk and to top it off raping you at the concession stand, then, this is what they get!

Lynne Park
Lynne Park 1 month ago

I would gladly pay a premium price to watch first run movies AT HOME. We no longer go movie theaters. We used to go once, twice, sometimes 3 times a week. No more. It just isn't enjoyable.

Frank C. Bellido
Frank C. Bellido 1 month ago

One good horror. Just want someone to make ONE good horror movie. No shaky cam, no super dark scenes, no lameIsawitcomingamileaway jump scares and no characters who make the dumbest decisions possible because the writers have no other idea as to how to move the story foward. THAT would be a good start.

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The New York Times Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:20

Man Shoots 6, 3 Fatally, at Two Places He Worked, Police Say

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An employee at a Maryland business opened fire on 5 co-workers, killing 3 of them, and then drove to Delaware and shot a former colleague at a car dealership.
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USA TODAY Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:19

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan: Donald Trump 'jealous of' NFL amid failure to buy team

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XXL Magazine Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:58

Master P Wants to Help Colin Kaepernick Start a Football League

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Tampa Bay Times Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:36

NFL gives Tampa Bay final approval to host Super Bowl LV

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Way to go, Tampa Bay! It will be hosting its fifth Super Bowl when the big game comes to Raymond James Stadium in 2021.
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Las Vegas Review-Journal Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:36

Las Vegas may do away with coming ban on pet sales

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Councilwoman Michele Fiore wants the council to repeal the ban, which she called a “ridiculous bill,” before it takes effect in January.
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:55

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says kneeling during the anthem is against the law

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"It was an act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. That's the law."
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:55

Opinion | Trump does not possess an ounce of compassion

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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:55

At a Mississippi elementary school, Jefferson Davis is out and Barack Obama is in

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It started when a black student asked why her school was named for someone who didn't think she should be "considered a human being."
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:53

In photos: After harrowing escape from Burma, Rohingya face desperation in Bangladesh

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More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma since August, often making a dangerous sea voyage to neighboring Bangladesh.
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:20

Perspective | Saying ‘me too’ isn’t enough. Women have to stop excusing men.

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"A year ago, in the weeks before the presidential election, a dozen women went public with their #MeToo stories, and we ignored them."
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:18

Opinion | Men of the world: You are not the weather

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"Instead of saying, 'Do not go around lighting people on fire,' we are telling women, "Don’t be flammable.'"
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:39

‘It looks like we’re afraid of foreigners’: Army turns away some green card holders

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Implemented quietly last week, the new policy halts all enlistments involving green card holders seeking to join the Army Reserve.
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Washington Post Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:39

Jefferson Davis IB Elementary School in Mississippi will be renamed for Barack Obama

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It started when a black student asked why her school was named for someone who didn't think she should be "considered a human being."
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Washington Post Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:59

The private life of Sgt. La David Johnson, the slain soldier ensnared in a Trump controversy

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To those who knew him, he was a loving husband, a soldier who pushed to improve himself, and a son who enjoyed talking about his family.
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