As reported elsewhere, movie studios are trying to blame text messaging for the decline in ticket sales this year.
Talk about grasping. The article specifically mentions Charlie’s Angels; Full Throttle — my wife and I saw the first Charlie’s Angels movie for about the right price (free) — and as for the other films on the list . . . who cares? I think we’ve seen three or four movies this year, and last year wasn’t much better.
Hollywood’s real problem is similar to that of the music industry’s: People know garbage when they see or hear it. You can get away with crappy, unimaginative products for only so long before the chickens come home to roost.
I expect legislation against “appreciation of art” courses in public schools next….