I've not yet expounded on this blog my theory of the three types of movie we need more of. They are: a/ (and borrowing a category coined by my daughter Jenny for written fiction) movies about proper people in interesting situations; b/ movies in which people shoot each other, especially if some of them are doing it in a just cause - Westerns, war films etc; and c/ runaway train movies.
As to films of the first type, it seems that Hollywood is less interested in making them now and one of the reasons is TV and the box set series. If this is a real trend, then it's a great shame. I've enjoyed The Sopranos and The Wire and Mad Men and Friday Night Lights and many other of these (WotN and I are currently in season 2 of Breaking Bad); and I'm as partial as anybody to hunkering down on a cold and/or wet night and... staying in. But when it comes to watching filmed drama, you still can't beat doing it in a cinema together with a lot of other people. So, I hope the trend can be reversed.