What I find disturbing in a way is how major studios seem to have run out of creative steam for years now. In the last year or so it was either 25% or 50% of major films were remakes (can't remember which %).
While there are plenty of amusing special effects constantly coming out, original content seems to be lacking, and you really can't just go shopping for that.
At the risk of being cynical, I'm sure there are a few industry experts that realize if you have enough control of a market then the content doesn't need to the priority.
Thankfully there are many fine indie films around but not so easy to find. I think this interview (part of it) with Robert Redford says a ton:Robert Redford interview - Part 1/3