Re: celebrities-movies always flopping??
One of the things that is way different these days is that actors and actresses have the pull to direct and produce movies. Clooney's a good example. He may do an "Oceans" movie to do "Good Night and Good Luck" for example. The former made tons of money while the latter didn't. It's a tradeoff which ironically was addressed in GN&GL where Murrow would do the Person to Person show - sort of like a Barbara Walters interview - to do a See It Now show. I'm not sure that is on point here but it may be something that should be taken into account.