So as I was browsing my usual website haunts I came across this article on ew.com that listed 10 ways to save the movies. Below are their choices.
- For every jumbo-size, CGI-filled, action-adventure extravaganza a studio greenlights, it should commit to one modestly budgeted drama or comedy. Agreed.
- Don’t remake good movies; remake bad ones. Yes, Yes, Yea a thousand times! Maybe Sunshine and I should come up with suggestions on this?
- Stop killing us with your popcorn. I love popcorn but I agree. If I had more options I probably would take them.
- Treat 3-D like the good silverware: only bring it out for truly special occasions. Agreed.
- Embrace the on-demand button. I guess, but sometimes it can be thrilling.
- Admit you’re jealous of TV- and start hiring its best writers. Agreed.
- Before a film gets a green light, someone involved with the project- the director, the star, the boom-mic operator- has to believe it will be a good movie. Agreed!
- Can the commercials. Agreed. This sometimes makes me not want to see a movie.
- No more than four screenwriters per script (unless the fifth one is Aaron Sorkin). Agreed.
- Create separate screenings for schmucks. Heck Yes! I don’t know how many times me and Sunshine had to get gangsta on some schmucks. I mean we pay for entertainment not oto go crazy on folks who need a smack down.
So, what do you think of the list? Agree, disagree, somewhat agree? Check out their site to see what EW’s thoughts were on the 10 ways to save.