Noted journalist Jay Epstein explains why movies suck

If movies suck it suggests you're too old for them
If movies suck it suggests you're too old for them

Why do movies suck? Because you're too old, probably. Author Edward Jay Epstein explains why in his fascinating new book The Hollywood Economist, and the future looks bleak for audiences over 25 or so years of age.

Here's how I thought Hollywood worked before I read Epstein's book: Producers pulled together a good script and actors, made a film for, let's say, $100 million. If it was a hit, by the time theater ticket sales reached $300 million or so, the studio was well in the black. And since the U.S. population spans all age groups, the studios would green-light movies for each bracket. Independent films appealing to niche demographics filled in gaps missed by the major studios.

I was so wrong.