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    Today in Hollywood unoriginality

    In January 2018, we learned that movie attendance dropped by 6% in 2017. We also learned that the average price of a movie ticket hit a record high. Rising ticket prices are only part of the reason for the drop in theater attendance. There are also Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Yidio, Viewster, Popcornflix, TubiTV, FandangoNOW and dozens of other online movie streaming sites.

    And then there is Hollywood's unoriginality. They keep churning out remakes, reboots, retreads, sequels and prequels. How many more Godzilla, James Bond, Batman, Spider-Man, Avengers, Transformers, Shaun The Sheep, Toy Story, The Fast & The Furious, Star Wars, Pirates Of The Caribbean and How To Train Your Dragon films are they going to release? (Hint: A lot.)

    The highest-grossing movie of January 2018 in the U.S. was Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, a sequel to the 1995 Jumanji film.

    This thread is the place where we -- not just myself, okay? -- can talk about all the unoriginal movies and television shows coming out of Hollywood. And, again, there are a lot -- and I'm sure there will always be a lot.

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    In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle criticized Murphy Brown for "mocking the importance of fathers." Yes, Murphy was an unwed mother -- but the show was fictional, Mr. Quayle. I wonder what Quayle thinks about Murphy returning to television.

    Murphy Brown revival set at CBS with star Candice Bergen and creator Diane English

    http://deadline.com/2018/01/murphy-b...on-1202267897/

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    One thing I know for certain: The "C" in "CBS" does not stand for "creativity."

    Magnum PI, Cagney & Lacey reboots among six pilot orders at CBS

    http://www.variety.com/2018/TV/news/...-cbs-02678505/

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    Get ready for another Creed, another Scarface, another Robin Hood, another Mary Poppins, another Tomb Raider, another Spider-Man, another Avengers, another Deadpool, another X-Men, another Mission Impossible, another A Star Is Born.......

    New and upcoming 2018 movie releases

    https://www.movieinsider.com/movies/-/2018

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    Most remakes and sequels are not as good as the original movies but I think "Toy Story 3" was a much more exciting movie than the first two "Toy Story" films. I know there will be a "Toy Story 4" but I do not know what it will be about.

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    Avatar (2009) is the highest-grossing movie of all time. Last year, filming began on a sequel, cleverly titled Avatar 2, which will be released December 18, 2020. Director James Cameron wants to do three more sequels, provided Avatar 2 does well. Stephen Lang, whose character, Colonel Miles Quaritch, died in the first movie, will magically return in the sequel. He discussed the new movie with Screen Rant's Craig Elvy:

    Avatar 2 is like Avatar 'on steroids' and underwater, says Stephen Lang

    https://screenrant.com/avatar-2-unde...-stephen-lang/

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