It isn't always easy to find quality entertainment. If you want to see "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Dexter," or "Weeds" you have to pay for a premium cable channel in addition to what you already pay for cable television.
If you want to listen to the radio without the interruption of commercials you have to pay for satellite radio, a prospect that fills me with dread.
In order to find music that isn't mainstream or built for the masses, you have to seek it out like primitive man searching for food. It's an arduous task.
Those things can be mentally exhausting, and for most people they don't want to bother, which is probably why trash entertainment is so popular. Just lie back and let it consume you.
It is likewise difficult to find a good film, especially if you do not live in a large metropolitan area where such so-called "art house" theaters exist that show films that are indeed called films and not movies. You also have to have access to either a newspaper or some such reference material to fill you in on films that meet your high standards.
If you are so inclined, and a fan of The Beatles or just a fan of a good film, find "Nowhere Boy" and run to see it before it disappears into the darkness of Netflix or one of those backroom rental places.
I suppose I don't fully understand the politics of filmmaking and distribution, or else I would know why a well-made, well-acted movie about a cultural icon would see limited release. In our large metropolitan area it is playing in exactly three theaters, while "Jackass 3" is playing in several more. I suppose that's because people enjoy seeing portable toilets launched into the air more than they enjoy sitting quietly and watching a film about music and world history being made.
It's the same reason you have to pay ten bucks a month to see "Dexter" while "Dancing With the Stars" is on network TV twice a week for four hours. We (as a society, not the real we) like to have our entertainment in large, easy to digest doses launched at us like a portable toilet. Why think when you can just react?
Such is life.