Sorry spiff. I realize my statement was a little harsh. In my effort to show JimmyTango that I'm not a prick, I neglected to flesh out the other side of the coin.
While Hollywood does suck money out of our pockets, it also puts money into a lot of peoples pockets -- most of whom work behind the scenes. In fact, the vast majority of people Hollywood employs (of which you probably count yourself one) aren't filthy rich (i.e. easy to hate).
In addition to that, they do put out some entertaining movies, even though many are COMPLETELY formulaic and unoriginal.
I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.