Since the 1970s, Republican economic policies have prevailed that diverted most of the fruits of prosperity to the wealthiest, so that the rest of U.S. have less to spend -- even though consumer spending drives 70 percent of economic activity.
If you've been paying attention to the various trailers being unleashed in the wake of Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 last November, you'll notice a fevered pitch by the studios to plant their flag in the sand in the newest 'hot' sub-genre.
I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there, but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.
We've all heard that old axiom about life imitating art, but one specific part of our lives has come to imitate a singular type of art. Our vacations are now an occasion to follow the paths laid out in our favorite movies.