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Anghus Houvouras asks whether movies are getting needlessly longer...

"No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough." - Roger Ebert

A very apt statement, and yet I feel like modern filmmakers are challenging this concept.  I've been in a number of conversations this year over the sheer length of so many films.  And I suppose that begs the question:

Are movies getting needlessly longer?

It's a difficult question to answer.  I have to admit I'm squarely in the camp of people who think there have been a lot of recent releases that feel indulgent to a fault.  Over the next dozen paragraphs or so I will try to examine the ever expanding run times of high profile films hitting the theaters.  First up, the film that started this entire conversation:

Django Unchained (165 Minutes)

Django Unchained is a prime example of a movie that felt longer than necessary. »

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