It seems to me that commercial/blockbuster films are getting longer. For years there was always pressure from the studios to make films as short as possible so that more screenings could be put on per day, but now it seems that things are changing. Fellowship Of The Ring, Episode 2, Harry Potter & Spiderman to name a few were all well over two hours in length. This for me is good news as generally I prefer longer films, indeed a lot of my favourite films are around the three hour mark. I find myself frustrated at films which are around 90mins or so - MIB and X-Men come to mind - as there is not enough time tell a decent story IMHO. I am very much looking forward to the day I can sit and watch nine hours of Lord of the Rings on DVD!