Hollywood is mass producing cinematic drivel that it terms 'entertainment' at a rate that boggles the thoughtful mind. Most if not all of the new releases that I have seen this year rate below a 3. The science fiction genre seems to be highly susceptible to this superficiality. Bad stories (or no story at all), two dimensional characterization and a reliance on special effects and mind numbing violence have left me looking for Alfred Hitchcock classics. Under the direction of the current crop of left wing luminaries, I don't look for this situation to improve any time soon.