Imagination Connoisseur, Curtis Joseph, thinks that in a time known as “TV’s New Golden Age,” Hollywood has reached an embarrassing state of stagnation. Do you agree?

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Hello Mr. Burnett,

Hollywood has reached an embarrassing state of creative stagnation. Let me explain.

There is a dearth of fresh, new films – especially when it comes to tent-pole properties appearing on the big screens. The ever-constant, hive-mind in Hollywood keeps churning out re-boots, re-makes and adding sequels upon sequels to old properties that frankly don’t need continuations.

Just freshly revealed yesterday: news that there will not be a fourth installment to the Back to the Future franchise. This brilliant news is a resounding sigh of relief to fans of it worldwide. And no doubt, Bob Gale has absolutely made it known that there will never be re-boots nor sequels in the future.

Sir, the bubble has burst in “La La Land” for quite some time at least as for when it comes to sincerely going forward into inventive, engaging tent-pole properties. But you already know this, so I digress.

I see it now, we’re in for fleetingly small pockets of excellent moments to come through films from Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, J.A. Bayona, Greta Gerwig, Patty Jenkins, and hopefully at a future time in her career, Deborah Chow.

I know, of course, there are others who are going to rise to excellence, so I am certainly not leaving them out of this important dialogue.

What are your thoughts on this?

Live life to the fullest,
– Curtis M. Joseph

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