According to Yahoo Movies, less than 24% of major studio movies were original films in 2014, as compared to the 38% in 2004. More recently, the only original movie in the top 10 highest domestic grossing movies of 2019 list is Jordan Peele’s “Us.”
When I was seven years old, we went for a lot of family drives in our white Toyota civic. Occasionally, my dad would swing into the local McDonald’s outside WestMall. I’d order chicken nuggets with barbecue sauce, fries and a chocolate milkshake. When we got home, I dumped the nuggets in my pink bowl and we’d sit around the table munching on our meals. When McDonald’s left Trinidad in 2003, I was disappointed. Now they’re back, and I wish they’d stayed away.