Why Hollywood’s Biggest Films Are Leaving L.A. for London
One person would have a cigarette for me. The next person would have the lighter. I did not know how to use the ATM.” Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger bring generations together in Chicago on Monday.
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[exposing at least some skin in the breast, midriff, or high upper thigh area] than older women in all demographic groups. Teenage girls wearing sexy clothes increased 22 per cent between 2009 and 2012.” Sex-slayer-bitch-goddess-marriage-obsessed-wieners Sometimes I find myself trolling through Netflix, watching the worst films I can find. I’m not sure exactly what is driving this behaviour. There is something pushing me on, some sort of conspiracy theory impulse, a need to look for the kernel at the dark heart of all this apparent crap and ask: “What the hell is going on exactly?” Because the only thing worse than all the men onscreen lately are the women. Watching some Adam Sandler monstrosity the other day, I found myself whispering in awe, “This is so bad.” It’s not simply that there are so many awful, terrible pieces of junk — mainstream film has always made heaps of crap, that’s no big surprise to anyone — but it feels like there is something far more insidious at work. Let’s take the film Grownups for example.
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Hollywood misogyny is somehow getting worse
It is a testament to how the U.K. city is attracting filmmakers in droves because of lucrative tax incentives that make one of the most expensive cities in the world cheaper to shoot films in than Los Angeles. More than 1,000 films have used the country’s film tax credit in the five years since they were established, with the U.K. doling out an estimated £800 million (about $1.2 billion) in rebates. See photos: 12 of the Biggest Movies Shot in the U.K. And the rise of London as a major destination for filmmakers has been unavoidable this summer. Nearly every studio has embraced the U.K., with Disney readying movies like the next “Star Wars” film and “Guardians of the Galaxy” for production there and Paramount premiering movies like “Star Trek Into Darkness” in Leicester Square.
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