Scott Baio and Dinesh Discuss the Decline of the Movie Business

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I'm back with actor and writer and producer Scott baio, Scott, we were actually talking about movie distribution and you said that you're looking forward to seeing 2000 mules tonight, even though you've seen some of the clips and things about it, I mean, this is a movie that we had to release in an age of censorship. And so our normal distribution, which is, you know, Amazon Prime and Apple iTunes. I'm like, I'm not gonna put the movie on these cancellable platforms. And so, I mean, we're in an industry movies, you of course have been all your life in movies that seems to be changing dramatically, doesn't it? Changing how. Well, because I think we're on the same page. Let's go ahead. Yeah, I mean, I mean in two ways, first of all, you know, I think back to when I came to America in the late 70s, early 80s. And there were just really good movies and by good movies, I mean they had plot, they had character, they had suspense. They had all the elements that make a movie. Now you have to sort of drag me to the movies because I find that those basic elements of storytelling seem to have been lost, so I mean, on the substantive side, but then I also mean that Hollywood has essentially become this kind of regimented one party state within a state. Yeah. Well, first of all, I think the movie business it's become a movie about tentpole movies, which is all the marvel movies and the big giant movies. It's hard for a small story. And I like marvel movies. I do. But it's hard for smaller movies to get any sort of attraction. In terms of television, it seems that they want to shock people into watching shows. And I can never understand that. I mean, you know, I grew up in a different time, I guess I was on television at a different time. There are, I would say a large majority of this country that really would like to see a good solid decent television

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