Chris Gore, Founder/Owner of FilmThreat/Author/Filmmaker: Why are 99 percent of movies garbage? Well sometimes there are garbage movies made on purpose.
Film Courage: Here’s a thought, have movies lost their cool because television has become so good? If you think back to growing up TV was more restricted and everything cool happened in movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer. Oooh…there were some scenes that I wasn’t supposed to see but I saw them anyway, right? Now you can see it all on TV.
Chris: Yes I do think that television has succeeded so well when it comes to long-form storytelling. I do think that there is a bit of abuse in that where I’ve seen series that were six episodes/six hours that would have made a really good two-hour movie. But I think that there’s an appetite for the serialized long-form storytelling and we’ve become used to that. We’ve become used to binge watching. Going to the theater to see a story that’s going to wrap itself up in hopefully two hours maybe is not as satisfying and even when you look at the Star Wars films or the Marvel movies, it really is just every Marvel movie is a continuation of the last Marvel movie in some form because we know there’s going to be easter eggs. We know there’s…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Chris Gore is a writer, comedian, author and television personality who has built a solid reputation as a hilariously outspoken voice in the entertainment world. As a teenager, Chris founded the brutally honest magazine Film Threat, which began as a fanzine while he was a college student in Detroit. As Film Threat evolved into a respected national magazine, he relocated to Los Angeles. The print magazine was retired in 1997 when it was re-launched as a web site. FilmThreat.com found a huge audience online and was named one of the top five movie web sites by the Wall Street Journal. Chris has appeared as a film expert on MSNBC, E!, CNN, Travel Channel, and Reelz Channel. Chis has also hosted shows on FX, Starz, IFC and G4TV’s Attack of the Show as the show’s film expert. His weekly movie review segment DVDuesday was among the most popular on G4. Chris is also an author, having written The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made and The Complete DVD Book. His book The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide is considered the bible of the industry and is required reading at film school.
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