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.