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(Dark Horizons)   Paramount Pictures to quit making profitable films   (darkhorizons.com) divider line
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1 day ago  
This is what happens thanks to streamers
 
1 day ago  
It!s probably a good idea for the short term. People aren't going to theaters so produce smaller films where audiences don't feel like they're losing out on the experience by watching on their computers.
 
1 day ago  
Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.
 
1 day ago  

NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.


Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.
 
1 day ago  

dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.


That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.
 
1 day ago  
I find that I've grown thoroughly sick and tired of franchises.
 
1 day ago  

Leader O'Cola: This is what happens thanks to streamers


Honestly, I've been happy with the return of smaller-scale movies on streaming services. In the cinema, it's basically either tent-pole Blockbusters, or very-low-budget movies, because those are the most profitable.

Streaming is bringing back the middle-ground.
 
1 day ago  
For right now, they don't need to start work on another $100-200 million effects heavy movie. By the end of the year, they'll have 2 in the can (Top Gun 2 and Mission Impossible 7), another that's been shot (MI:8, which was shot simultaneously with part 7), and a relatively low budget franchise entry that will make its money back opening weekend (Jackass 4). They already have their tent pole movies for 2022 lined up.

Hopefully, this frees Paramount up to take chances on smaller, riskier movies. That strategy worked really well for them in the '70s.
 
1 day ago  
Silly subby, don't you know movies never make a profit?
 
1 day ago  
Darn.  I was really looking forward to the Michael Burnham Cinematic Universe.

Wait a second, no I wasn't.
 
1 day ago  

NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.

That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.


I'm really not hopeful with a world dominated by culture being pushed and approved by the CCP.  America sucks but our popular culture should still be the one that dominates the globe, imho.
 
1 day ago  

AdrienVeidt: NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.

That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.

I'm really not hopeful with a world dominated by culture being pushed and approved by the CCP.  America sucks but our popular culture should still be the one that dominates the globe, imho.


Then the free market demands that we make better films than they do. Thankfully, we do by leaps and bounds and the majority of the world wants to consume them. If China dislikes that they are free to ban them all they want while the rest of the world enjoys Remake III: The Sequelining.

In short, China cannot beat us at the game we invented. They may make films/media for the own 1.2 billion people, but they wont be popular outside of the country.

Now, if only our own studios would bite the bullet and be okay with earning a little less money by ignoring the Chinese market.
 
1 day ago  

Ragin' Asian: watching on their computers.


I hate I can only give this one funny. Gold. Just, gold.
 
1 day ago  

Great_Milenko: Darn.  I was really looking forward to the Michael Burnham Cinematic Universe.

Wait a second, no I wasn't.


I read that as the Bo Burnham cinematic universe. Which would be an upgrade over your proposal.
 
1 day ago  

NuclearPenguins: AdrienVeidt: NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.

That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.

I'm really not hopeful with a world dominated by culture being pushed and approved by the CCP.  America sucks but our popular culture should still be the one that dominates the globe, imho.

Then the free market demands that we make better films than they do. Thankfully, we do by leaps and bounds and the majority of the world wants to consume them. If China dislikes that they are free to ban them all they want while the rest of the world enjoys Remake III: The Sequelining.

In short, China cannot beat us at the game we invented. They may make films/media for the own 1.2 billion people, but they wont be popular outside of the country.

Now, if only our own studios would bite the bullet and be okay with earning a little less money by ignoring the Chinese market.


I think I see the flaw in your plan
 
1 day ago  

TDWCom29: NuclearPenguins: AdrienVeidt: NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.

That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.

I'm really not hopeful with a world dominated by culture being pushed and approved by the CCP.  America sucks but our popular culture should still be the one that dominates the globe, imho.

Then the free market demands that we make better films than they do. Thankfully, we do by leaps and bounds and the majority of the world wants to consume them. If China dislikes that they are free to ban them all they want while the rest of the world enjoys Remake III: The Sequelining.

In short, China cannot beat us at the game we invented. They may make films/media for the own 1.2 billion people, but they wont be popular outside of the country.

Now, if only our own studios would bite the bullet and be okay with earning a little less money by ignoring the Chinese market.

I think I see the flaw in your plan


A man can dream, can't he?
 
1 day ago  

NuclearPenguins: AdrienVeidt: NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.

That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.

I'm really not hopeful with a world dominated by culture being pushed and approved by the CCP.  America sucks but our popular culture should still be the one that dominates the globe, imho.

Then the free market demands that we make better films than they do. Thankfully, we do by leaps and bounds and the majority of the world wants to consume them. If China dislikes that they are free to ban them all they want while the rest of the world enjoys Remake III: The Sequelining.

In short, China cannot beat us at the game we invented. They may make films/media for the own 1.2 billion people, but they wont be popular outside of the country.

Now, if only our own studios would bite the bullet and be okay with earning a little less money by ignoring the Chinese market.


Yes, that seems like a winning strategy. Ignore a country with 20% of the world's population.
 
1 day ago  

mcreadyblue: NuclearPenguins: AdrienVeidt: NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: NuclearPenguins: Smart. Adapt or perish. The age of the theater is coming to an end.

Good.  Then maybe they can start making films critical of China, now that they won't be worrying about getting their blockbusters approved for release there by the Chinese Communist Party.

That's fine with me. They're big boys now and if they want entertainment they are free to make it themselves.

I'm really not hopeful with a world dominated by culture being pushed and approved by the CCP.  America sucks but our popular culture should still be the one that dominates the globe, imho.

Then the free market demands that we make better films than they do. Thankfully, we do by leaps and bounds and the majority of the world wants to consume them. If China dislikes that they are free to ban them all they want while the rest of the world enjoys Remake III: The Sequelining.

In short, China cannot beat us at the game we invented. They may make films/media for the own 1.2 billion people, but they wont be popular outside of the country.

Now, if only our own studios would bite the bullet and be okay with earning a little less money by ignoring the Chinese market.

Yes, that seems like a winning strategy. Ignore a country with 20% of the world's population.


So? That population isn't allowed to enjoy certain things because their government says so. Why should the non-Chinese suffer by to having to submit to Beijing's stupid laws? If they want entertainment that follows Pooh Bear's rules then they can make it themselves and leave the rest of us alone.
 
1 day ago  

TofuTheAlmighty: Great_Milenko: Darn.  I was really looking forward to the Michael Burnham Cinematic Universe.

Wait a second, no I wasn't.

I read that as the Bo Burnham cinematic universe. Which would be an upgrade over your proposal.


Ig, no, sorry. Would way rather watch Michael than that unfunny guy. I tried, he's just not funny to me.
 
1 day ago  

Ragin' Asian: It's probably a good idea for the short term.


The reason "short term" doesn't really work is that movies often take 2-3 years to make from start to finish, and that doesn't even include development time.  So a decision like this is necessarily a longterm one.  Unlike, say, WB deciding that only its 2021 slate would premiere day-and-date on HBO Max.  That was a short term decision with a finite end date.
 
1 day ago  
TIL Dark Horizons still exists.  Can we get some AICN and CHUD links as well?
 
19 hours ago  
The less you spend on content, the more you can make and the less you must make from each one.

It's a sound business. See Roger Corman.
 
15 hours ago  
Money will still be made. Some of it might just be going to a slightly different convoluted opaque group of psychopathic money men.
 
14 hours ago  
Just make more Tom Clancy films and I'll be happy.
 
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