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How the Troll Movie's Streaming Victory Could Remake Hollywood | WSJ

As movie theaters sit empty during the coronavirus pandemic, some films are being released direct to streaming services and digital platforms, shaking up a distribution model that’s been in place for decades. WSJ explains.

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    Stop funding from Chinese and islamists into Hollywood

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    Financial Shinanigan

    Good, movie theaters are the worst!

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    Hmmmm explained …very well …nice work

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    Theatres need to evolve and have it be a one-stop experience that includes real food, adult beverages and movie tech that can’t be pieced together at home. Then again, maybe they just need to fix the sound bleeding in from the adjacent auditorium.

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    Amc should make a streaming platform

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    AMC needs to adapt or die just like everyone else.

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    Look at the movies released in 1998, then try using your brain

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    Chris Lane Jones

    I hate going to the theaters. Don't care about AMC demise.

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    People want to go out, they don't want to watch movies in their living room or worse, on the 5" screen of their phone.

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    Warren Philips

    Theaters have been increasingly gouging movie goers for decades. I will not miss them.

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    Latasha Thomas

    Going to the movies is one of my favorite things. I hope they can come back.

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    AMC: …and i’ll ban you forever. See how you manage without me!

    The entirety of the industry: Ok boomer

    Blockbuster: Hold my beer

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    Black Vito - Moneyology

    I like the movie theater but, it's nice to know tou won't have some talking throughout the movie or someone who thought it would be a good idea to bring a newborn to a loud theater

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    The trend toward digital will continue and even if films🎞 return to theaters the window of exclusivity will be much shorter. One play for the theaters is to really embrace the luxury/premium theater model🍿🍺. Your standard run-of-the-mill AMC or Regal theater is not positioned well to survive this shift in consumer behavior. 📉

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    More people prefer streaming most of the time.

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    people still pay for movies? Bittorrent is free. havnt paid for a movie or song in 20 years

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    This was going to happen anyway….it was just a matter of time.

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    I can see smaller chain movie theaters thriving in this

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    I don’t go to movie theaters, because there are kids, expensive snacks, sticky floors, rude customers, and watching it at home, I can pause the film, if I have to pee. All around better experience. I don’t consider a film out, until it hits digital services.

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    People aren't going to the movies because movies push social agendas instead of a good storyline

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    Movie theaters were pretty disease ridden before the crisis, food all on the seats and sticky floors. It should be a crime to have them open again knowing what we do about Coronavirus

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