Movies used to be a social thing between me and my friends. Even if we didn’t see the movies together, we’d talk about them and they would see the movies at their local theaters and I would see them at mine. Now it’s become a guess-your-best as to what streaming service a given movie will turn up at. Talk to five different people, and they will be subscribing to five different subsets of streaming services. I can’t talk about movies with my friends any more. And I’m surprised how quickly my interest in movies has cratered. I had a free weekend of HBO Max last weekend as part of YouTubeTV and watched a couple of great new movies (American Utopia and Bad Education). No one I know subscribes to this service, and no one I know wants to subscribe to this service. Heck, I don’t even subscribe, although I will probably check in for a month if the Sopranos film gets good reviews. Now that movies are something I experience in my home, alone, by myself, with little hope anyone I know will see these films so we can talk about them, I really no longer care.