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(Torrent Freak)   Remember how the MPAA has said movie piracy will destroy the movie industry? About that   (torrentfreak.com) divider line 22
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2014-07-17 12:24:10 PM
Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.
 
2014-07-17 12:37:01 PM
I'd happily pay around $35/mo for a subscription service where I could watch any movie I wanted to at any time.  But people have been paying per performance since the invention of the play in ancient Greece. Why should things change now?
 
2014-07-17 12:49:09 PM
I love sitting through 20 minutes of commercials to see a movie I could buy for the cost of 2 tickets.  Especially if the floor is sticky with spilled soda and the guy behind me slips off his shoes so I can smell his stinking feet.  Texting and cell phone calls round out the whole experience very nicely.
 
2014-07-17 02:19:31 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.


More entertainment options and video on demand now shows movies that are out in theatres.
 
2014-07-17 02:22:26 PM
I'm still waiting for the RICO act to be applied to the MPAA and RIAA nutwads.
 
2014-07-17 02:24:22 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.



The Great Recession and the fact that the middle class is shrinking into the working/poor class because rich turd americans don't have enough wealth.  they are doing better than they've ever done in the history of this nation.

but it could be file sharing.........   NOT.
 
2014-07-17 02:25:31 PM

SurfaceTension: I'd happily pay around $35/mo for a subscription service where I could watch any movie I wanted to at any time.  But people have been paying per performance since the invention of the play in ancient Greece. Why should things change now?



ROKU.com


you're welcome.
 
2014-07-17 02:28:56 PM

llortcM_yllort: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.

More entertainment options and video on demand now shows movies that are out in theatres.


This.  Quite honestly, there are so many options these days I barely do any of the things I used to do.  I don't watch any "prime time" television, I rarely see movies in the theater and those that I do are popcorn flicks.  I stream movies and shows at my convenience, which has allowed me to schedule the rest of my life in real time.  I like this better.  I go do things that are happening right now and watch TV and movies as filler.
 
2014-07-17 02:31:08 PM
Every time I see a new blu-ray with a non-skippable FBI warning and a "piracy is not a victimless crime" splash screen, which I  alsocan't skip, it makes me want to download the movie out of spite for making me waste 25 seconds of my life.
 
2014-07-17 02:40:36 PM

rjakobi: I'm still waiting for the RICO act to be applied to the MPAA and RIAA nutwads.


On what grounds?
 
2014-07-17 02:57:25 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.


So on the one hand, we have an actual study with data, and on the other, we have some farker who says so and will casually and arbitrarily disregard any inconvenient counterpoints because reasons.

Hmm.  I don't know, this one is pretty tough.
 
2014-07-17 02:58:49 PM
maybe they should just play tricks on people.  like, right before the movie hits the big screen, they release a flawed version to the bit torrent sites.

or, just sell it in as many different possible formats as humanly possible.  streaming (for rental and to own), dvd, big screen, etc.

because, i'll be damned if i watch another movie in the theater. and i'm not going to buy another movie.   i'll stream for free, or rent for $3-5.  anything more and I don't care if it's apocalypse now, i'm not going to watch it.
 
2014-07-17 03:02:59 PM
 
2014-07-17 03:21:07 PM

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Every time I see a new blu-ray with a non-skippable FBI warning and a "piracy is not a victimless crime" splash screen, which I  alsocan't skip, it makes me want to download the movie out of spite for making me waste 25 seconds of my life.


rlv.zcache.com
 
2014-07-17 03:39:59 PM
I've heard this somewhere before

Remember how the MPAA has said  movie piracy television will destroy the movie industry? About that

Or maybe

Remember how the MPAA has said  movie piracy home video will destroy the movie industry? About that

/ Oh well, maybe not
 
2014-07-17 06:05:05 PM
I only see event movies now.  If I know it won't be spoiled in the three months for it to be for rent, I wait.  And I took my nine year-old to see Edge of Tomorrow.  He farking loved it.
 
2014-07-17 06:51:24 PM
Cell phones are what cut down my in-theater movie viewing.
 
2014-07-17 08:33:11 PM
No one is going to go through the effort to find/download a movie when a movie at the theatre (or netflix) is cheap as fark. The profits are down because the economy is/was shiatty (so less spending) and the lack of good movies
 
2014-07-17 09:40:00 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.


No, they haven't.
The movies today are made purposely to be retarded. They do this because the audience is retarded, they aren't able to remember names of plot points from more than three minutes ago. So may writers have simply stopped putting them in.  Others use continual flashbacks or a character recapping things constantly

They do it because of you.
You're not smart enough to see that movies of today rely on CGI to be the story, not as a tool to tell it.

Why do they do this?  Mostly it's because people are demonstratively dumber than they used to be.
But a lack of profit is another big part. If there's little money to be made, you have to maximize the return. One way is to simply not hire competent writers or directors.
It cost less to send out fake hype about a hack like Abrams than it does to pay an actual Hitchcock or Spielberg.
 
2014-07-17 10:21:31 PM

ds615: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Box office is down over 20% what do they blame it on?

And don't give me shiat about how the movies today are shiat! They've always have been and always will be shiat.

No, they haven't.
The movies today are made purposely to be retarded. They do this because the audience is retarded, they aren't able to remember names of plot points from more than three minutes ago. So may writers have simply stopped putting them in.  Others use continual flashbacks or a character recapping things constantly

They do it because of you.
You're not smart enough to see that movies of today rely on CGI to be the story, not as a tool to tell it.

Why do they do this?  Mostly it's because people are demonstratively dumber than they used to be.
But a lack of profit is another big part. If there's little money to be made, you have to maximize the return. One way is to simply not hire competent writers or directors.
It cost less to send out fake hype about a hack like Abrams than it does to pay an actual Hitchcock or Spielberg.


Actually, you're wrong on a couple of points.

The biggest reason for dumbing down movies is to sell them in multiple countries, especially countries with large populations, growing purchaser classes, and little knowledge of Western ideas. So, the companies make simpler concepts: Giant robots fight.

The group of twenty somethings in Kuala Lumpur may not speak English, but they sure as hell can understand the concept of "Cool looking metal things punch each other" and "Hey, boobs!"
 
2014-07-18 08:38:23 AM
Corporations have all the money they're going to get out of me already. All that's left is for them to fight over that amount.

My movie budget is down probably because my cell phone and internet bills are up. I don't download movies or music, I just consume less.
 
2014-07-18 11:11:04 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I love sitting through 20 minutes of commercials to see a movie I could buy for the cost of 2 tickets.  Especially if the floor is sticky with spilled soda and the guy behind me slips off his shoes so I can smell his stinking feet.  Texting and cell phone calls round out the whole experience very nicely.


I never really contemplated this particular fact.  I guess the reason I never really made the connection is that I haven't paid full price for movie tickets in a long time.  For most movies, if you aren't going by yourself, its' probably cheaper to just wait until the blu-ray release, buy it, and if you don't like it, sell it on Ebay a week later.
 
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