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I don't really care about modern horror, but I have long tried to get people to understand those same points about studios. They care about cash, not quality. In TV, it's ratings cheaply earned. Thus, we're punished with the persistence of "reality" TV. The government itself couldn't have produced a more insidiously ironic label. In movies, a successful product brings in at least 3x its budget. You might get a sequel approved with a lesser performance, but at 3x its practically guaranteed something will be in the works no matter how toxic the film might be.

I know there's no set formula to assure a hit, and I know studios do apply pressure to directors who seem overly concerned with art rather than filling the coffers, but sometimes I'm still surprised when those individuals get as much latitude as they do.
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Yes, quite a rant, indeed.  I can hardly wait to hear Cara's side of things.
Way to lay it out there, though.  Sorry you're unhappy, but don't let it hurt your family.  Keep up the good fight.
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It's set in a fictionalized Sleepy Hollow, filmed in North Carolina.  The actual Sleepy Hollow is about a tenth the size of the one they show and home to David Rockefeller.  Yes, that David Rockefeller.
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They may not get along, but that doesn't mean they're ending things anytime soon.
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Mythologies are made of stories.  Here's another dose of toughlove.
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What is the nature of your magic?
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Most of Star Trek gives us a view of Star fleet interactions. Of course the people we're watching tend to dress alike. They're in the military. They follow orders and indulge in simplistic diversions for the same reason. We're not being shown future A&E.
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Poor AN, you need to re-check your history.  Len Wein's original conception was that the claws be part of his costume, true, but that never became a part of the character's published history.  It was decided prior to Wolverine's unleashing that that would be lame because then anyone could have the claws so they made the claws a part of him.  Revealing that they were part of his mutation and not tech implants came over time, but none of that was a retcon.  Assumptions had been made, but statements had not.  Wolverine's backstory was revealed gradually over years.  Does Marvel come up with a lot of silly single-generation mutations?  Oh, Hell yeah!  It's what they do.  Still, Wolverine's bone claws aren't retcons and they aren't the fault of the films.
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Ah, revolution...Thomas Jefferson's advice, wasn't it?  Good call.  Mainstream media isn't paid off, though.  It's owned by corporations which, if you trace through a few levels, are owned by banks.  Unbridled economic greed is the weapon being used to tear down our nation and both subtle and overt workings are eroding our freedoms.  We are being undermined from within and, indeed, unless we stand united we are doomed.

Stand strong.  If you weaken, you'll start believing the politicians.  That's when you know they've slipped the Kool-Aid into your water supply.
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In a dog eat dog world...
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We reap that which we sow and often in unexpected ways.
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"Are we married to the green?  Get a focus group together!"
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