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I'm sure there are relevant people reading this who are curious to know what the movie going public would like to see. So why don't we write it down. I'd like to offer the things I think hollywood shouldn't be doing. Personally, I'm tired of remakes and tv spinoffs. For example a film about Joseph Stalin's life. No.

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McMovies are shit. Something different and not aimed at the lowest common denominator would be nice. That's about it really.

Change for some decent content and cinema owners would surely get better behaved punters who might respect their theatres too. Im sick of stepping on chav-chewed gum on dirty floors.

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I'd like to offer the things I think hollywood shouldn't be doing. Personally, I'm tired of remakes and tv spinoffs. For example a film about Joseph Stalin's life. No.

A (hopefully comic) US TV series featuring Uncle Joe? That sounds brilliant.

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McMovies are shit. Something different and not aimed at the lowest common denominator would be nice. That's about it really.

Change for some decent content and cinema owners would surely get better behaved punters who might respect their theatres too. Im sick of stepping on chav-chewed gum on dirty floors.

Indeed. I think they could get away with having more 'smaller' movies on instead of just a few big names taking up all the screen time:

When I go to see something a bit obscure like Hard Candy there are just as many people in there for its one of two screenings a day as there are when I go to see Pirates Of The Caribbean that's on 20 times over five screens.

Put a few more smaller films on and people will make their way to them, and I'm sure the people who would have seen the 2pm Pirates Of The Caribbean on that screen will manage to get along to the 2:15 showing instead.

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Better cinemas - instead of big screens and less theatres, how about more screens with much smaller audiences? Or, even further, have loads of tiny booths with a home cinema set-up, and letting the tiny audience choose a flick to watch? That would be awesome.

Better food - maybe if they stopped treating audiences like total idiots then they might get more viewers.

Less adverts - "get me a SoCo!" Fuck off.

No patronising "You wouldn't steal a car blah blah" piracy bullshit - ironically, I noticed that the recent PotC sequel didn't have this, and at the same time had a massive opening. Probably co-incidental, but still.

More films - instead of treating us like idiots and only letting us watch American stuff or advertising American films all the time, maybe there'd be a better response if it wasn't all so big headed. But then, as all major cinema chains in the country are owned by American investors, it seems completely unlikely.

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I'm sure there are relevant people reading this who are curious to know what the movie going public would like to see. So why don't we write it down. I'd like to offer the things I think hollywood shouldn't be doing. Personally, I'm tired of remakes and tv spinoffs. For example a film about Joseph Stalin's life. No.

I can see the whole remake thing getting worse in the forseeable future but if the remakes are up to the standard of The Hills Have Eyes 2006 or Dawn of the Dead 2005 then keep 'em coming.

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stop casting all brits and bad guys...

stop over doing the exposition to explain even the most obvious of plots...

stop thinking that no-one will be interested in a film unless it includes tom cruise...

stop making films with tom cruise in them...

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Put trailers for upcoming films on after the feature and start the feature at the advertised time. I don’t really like sitting through half an hour of adverts and trailers before my film. If customers want to watch the Upcoming Attractions bit they can wait until after the show is over.

Oh and mobile phone signal blocker. They’re probably illegal but meh….

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I'd like to see them spending less money on films with a view to making more specialist films for smaller audiences. By spending huge amounts of money trying to make big films that will appeal to everyone, they're just making films more and more expensive to make, and driving up the prices of the actors involved. Who's going to watch a film just because it has Reese Witherspoon in it?

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I'd like to see more proper actions films made with politicall correctness thrown out of the window. Robocop, Predator, Commando, Rambo etc were all prime examples of the good old days and for gods sake keep em at 18 rated!

Besides that, less of the remakes and tv spinoffs unless they stay true to the story, none of this bullshit 'director presenting it in his/her interpretation'.

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What I would like to see is more adult orientated animated films. So much can be done with that medium (just look at all the classic manga that is made in Japan) but its barely touched here. The only thing I can think of that even comes close recently was that Batman The Animated series and the odd TV movie they did (Mask of the Phantasm etc). Yet even that suffered slighty as they had to cut back certain parts so as not to offend the kiddies. Relationships played for example, always seemed a little childish and hair pulling treatment.

I want to see more animated stuff please. Visually it can be so much better than live film as you can go right down the fantastical for next to none of the cost.

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No patronising "You wouldn't steal a car blah blah" piracy bullshit - ironically, I noticed that the recent PotC sequel didn't have this, and at the same time had a massive opening. Probably co-incidental, but still.

The new ones got even worse with that, going for a "watching pirated films is crap compared to being at the cinema!" angle. I'm at the bloody cinema, I'm not your target audience here :wub:

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They got even worse with that. The new ones have a "watching pirated films is crap compared to being at the cinema!" angle. I'm at the bloody cinema, I'm not your target audience here :wub:

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I was thinking the same thing while waiting for Superman to start the other week at the cinema as the 'anti-piracy' advert blabbered on about how sh*te Superman would be when pirated. This could also be added to DVD,as most new ones seem to come with this bollocks on too. I've just bought the proper version, so why am I being forced to sit through the anti-piracy advert?

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I love how bad the pirates are that they offer up as a typical example.

God damn, if it isn't the worst pirate copy i've ever seen!

They seem to forget that a hell of a lot of pirate copies are of a pretty good quality.

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They seem to forget that a hell of a lot of pirate copies are of a pretty good quality.

Yup and it seems to be on the increase. Just a week after V for Vendetta was released a friend of mine brought a copy to work and it was nigh on perfect DVD quality. No dodgy sound, perfect picture etc. They need to change the pirate ad campaign.

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I love how bad the pirates are that they offer up as a typical example.

God damn, if it isn't the worst pirate copy i've ever seen!

They seem to forget that a hell of a lot of pirate copies are of a pretty good quality.

They also seem to be stuck in the 80/90's with regards to it being filmed in a cinema by some geezer with a shitty camcorder, rather than somebody just downloading it. Basically the advert's a shambles in delivery and in hitting it's target audience.

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They seem to forget that a hell of a lot of pirate copies are of a pretty good quality.

Yeah, they 'forget' that.

The bit that gets me is where the audience cheers at the end -- as if people really cheer during the film! :wub:

And those frickin' DVD "you wouldn't steal a TV" bits get right up my nostrils. "No shit, man, 'cause that would be taking something that belongs to somebody! Which downloading patently isn't!" You can't skip 'em, either. I think DVD cases should have warnings on them if they're gonna have unskippable nonsense before you can play them.

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The new ones got even worse with that, going for a "watching pirated films is crap compared to being at the cinema!" angle. I'm at the bloody cinema, I'm not your target audience here :lol:

They go to great pains to point out that your picture will be ruined by someone getting up to go to the bog if you watch a pirate DVD. As if the people who get up to go to the bog when you legally watch a movie at the cinema become somehow magically invisible!

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And those frickin' DVD "you wouldn't steal a TV" bits get right up my nostrils. "No shit, man, 'cause that would be taking something that belongs to somebody! Which downloading patently isn't!" You can't skip 'em, either. I think DVD cases should have warnings on them if they're gonna have unskippable nonsense before you can play them.

The weird thing about those is that they arent unskippable on every DVD. Some let you do it and some dont, still a bloody annoyance though. The other thing that gets my wick burning is those stupid copyright messages consisting of about 10 pages that show for 5 minutes at a time. I hate how you cant skip them, I dont mind it when I first play a DVD but not every frikkin time there after :( Sort it out Hollywood.

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Yeah, they 'forget' that.

The bit that gets me is where the audience cheers at the end -- as if people really cheer during the film! :blink:

And those frickin' DVD "you wouldn't steal a TV" bits get right up my nostrils. "No shit, man, 'cause that would be taking something that belongs to somebody! Which downloading patently isn't!" You can't skip 'em, either. I think DVD cases should have warnings on them if they're gonna have unskippable nonsense before you can play them.

Pirate DVDs don't have them. Pay less for a better experience I say.

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