The Chinese government needs to respond, at least partly, to what people want, even if that means allowing movies that deal with uncomfortable themes or don't fall into line with the values that the Party wants to promote.
On a more serious note, to the dad from New Jersey smoking a cigar while pushing your daughter in a stroller: Will you be my muse? You pushed me to the next level. After I judged your behavior, I was in the zone. Nobody and nothing was getting passed me.
The Lionsgate blockbuster proved that social media marketing for movies is about more than just ads and promoted hashtags; it's about compelling content and user experiences that draw people into the world of the film.
In the religious landscape, one of the most interesting changes in our society is the growing number of "Nones" -- people who are unaffiliated religiously but may still believe in a God. Two books I've read recently are emblematic of this.
So you want to make a movie -- a hit movie, no less -- in the 2010s, one that truly captures the zeitgeist of pop culture in the Tens? Here are ten Tens trends that all should consider when making a new movie: