Is Hollywood trying to go out of business? It's so completely astonishing to see them make the exact same mistakes as the music industry did a decade ago. Look where the $20 CD and battling Napster got them.
And we're not talking about spending a ridiculous premium for the 3-D glasses. This is $16 for a regular movie ticket. It's absolutely suicidal from my vantage point, but my hair is turning silver and I still enjoy the unmatched joy of sharing a really great movie with a roomful of strangers.
Maybe the suits have decided that DVD and iPods are easier. And so they price the theater chains out of business, like wealthy gamblers bidding you out of the poker game. But that would be a disastrous move. Just you wait until technology enables us to download hi-res movies at the same speed we now download CDs.
Hollywood, Big Oil, Wall Street, Global Warming...Don't you get the feeling that the Captains of Industry have collectively lost their minds? Very strange. Anyway, that's my short rap.