Movies and TV

Just came across a couple interesting and relevant articles, thought I’d share.
Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
-Prof Miller

The movie industry has over-learned the lesson that sequels perform well at the box office and has tried to sequelize every marginally successful movie. The deeper answer is that, on top of long-term structural declines in movie attendance, Hollywood is losing its grip on young people.
Hollywood Has a Huge Millennial Problem 2016 is on pace to be the worst year for movies—by tickets bought per U.S. adult—since before the 1920s. What’s going on?

Television mesmerizes people and turns them into intellectual spectators. It feeds passivity and makes you less engaged.
How Giving Up TV For A Month Changed My Brain And My Life Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?

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