So now that Joe Biden's task force has been analyzing violence and how to curb it there has been some question about violence in movies, tv, and videogames (there should also be more discussion about violence in music and the glorification of the "thug life" in music and tv).
Anyways here is a video where Raymond Arroyo and Dan Gainor from the Media Research Institute discuss violence in the top 5 recent movies and how it might desensitive people to violence. The relevant part of the discussion starts at 25 minutes into the video. According to Gainor's study there were 65 violent scenes in the top 5 movies at the box office the week they did the study.
Perhaps one of the more disturbing points made was that one of the movies was a comedy movie, which used "ironic violence", i.e. violence intended to be comical. According to Gainor, such things could damage people's sense of empathy.
What are your thoughts, are movies are television too violent?