• Scrubbles
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    141 month ago

    We’re afraid there might be a recession, so we’re laying off people, gutting pipelines, removing investment in new projects, and cutting funding to everything else. Hopefully doing these things will help us not have a recession.

    • jlow (he/him)
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      41 month ago

      Sounds like a perfect recipe for a guaranteed recession to me but then I’m not an expert in capitalism …

  • Vanth
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    141 month ago

    Only five of the legacy movie companies still operate as traditional studios and one of those, Paramount, is up for sale.

    Oh, noooooo. I wonder what A24 is up to? Oh yeah, putting out movies that compete with the big 5’s while also working with the union to where they didn’t have to shut down last year. Funny how that works.

    • Omega
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      91 month ago

      It’s crazy how consistent their quality is, while usually providing something that feels unique, with a fraction of the budget.

        • Omega
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          61 month ago

          I think there’s more to it than that. Netflix has give out blank check after blank check. And while every once in awhile they make something great. Usually they don’t.

          There has to be oversight for A24 to be as consistent as they are. There’s a balance between interference and creative freedom that they’ve figured out what nobody else has.

        • Scrubbles
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          21 month ago

          While not also having massive corporate overlords who are demanding ever-growing profit for their shareholders

  • @[email protected]
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    51 month ago

    Barbenheimer suggested that audiences might get excited when two huge, very different films open on the same day

    Source? Why is there any reason to think this, as opposed to the simpler reason that two well made movies were deservedly successful?

    • @owen
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      21 month ago

      How could someone legitimately write such a conclusion🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    11 month ago

    I watch the Oscar’s to smile at the inflated egos in the room. Very few of them are even decent actors, and they know it.