I think all of us could make a good deal of money if we put together a Hollywood-esque program that had pretty displays and cool sounds. It wouldn't even have to be stable since it's only on-screen for a few seconds.
For some odd reason Hollywood insists that every password program has some cool sound effects when windows pop up. They also insist that everything requires at least 100 keystrokes before anything constructive happens...yet we are far into the age of the mouse. I guess Hollywood loves pretty GUIs that are keyboard driven.
My favorite is stuff like the Matrix where some guy is looking at hexadecimal digits fly past his eyeballs at 100 mph and yet manages to make some comment that something is not right about the system. Like he can interpret hex that fast to actually figure out what the heck is going on.
Or take CSI where they have these super photo enhancers. They can take a cell phone pic and enhance it to reveal details that um...weren't in the data in the first place. I'd really like to know how you manufacture pixel data from no data at all. There was a recent episode where they took a telephone recording and broke it into several crystal clear audio tracks of the isolated sounds in the recording. Yeah right. I've never seen software that could take a completely mixed track/waveform and extract in crystal clear fashion each individual sound and voice.