Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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  1. So, um, HOW IS THIS A BAD MOVIE?!?!?!?!Yes, this is a mad concept on paper which is probably part of why critics were thrown....but the cast - holy shit everyone is so good in this 0 and Trevorrow manage to approach the concept with such unabashed and serious sincerity that I was completely along for the whole thing and its twists and turns. Tonal changes? Smooth. Gia's score? Really nice.There's a conversation between Henry and Sarah Silverman's character which I feel just perfectly encapsulates the whole hullabaloo surrounding this film....just go see it for yourself, will you. Even if coming in with 'laugh at how bad it is' expectations. Mine weren't that low but still very low. Might be surprised like I was.8/10
  2. So, um, HOW IS THIS A BAD MOVIE?!?!?!?!Yes, this is a mad concept on paper which is probably part of why critics were thrown....but the cast - holy shit everyone is so good in this 0 and Trevorrow manage to approach the concept with such unabashed and serious sincerity that I was completely along for the whole thing and its twists and turns. Tonal changes? Smooth. Gia's score? Really nice.There's a conversation between Henry and Sarah Silverman's character which I feel just perfectly encapsulates the whole hullabaloo surrounding this film....just go see it for yourself, will you. Even if coming in with 'laugh at how bad it is' expectations. Mine weren't that low but still very low. Might be surprised like I was.8/10
  3. NY - Tix on sale NOW for Lincoln Center screening with Nolan Q&A - July 19.https://www.filmlinc.org/films/dunkirk/
  4. we'll see. I think it'll be same day for all - again, given how awfully close this is to release.
  5. Both will show yeah. This exclusivity rule hasn't really been a thing since SPECTRE. Transformers is showing on both screens just fine (although OLS only in 2D). July 5 ticket date now official.
  6. Agree, but all depends on WB giving them the go ahead, and def not before the U.S.. And absolutely, BFI IMAX, OLS and the Science Museum will have very high demand. Apparently the UK's getting a few more regular 70mm prints too - Picturehouse Central might get one of them. Australia and the Netherlands and some Asian countries funnily enough already have tickets on sale.
  7. indeed it is. very odd to have them this close but 1. less theatres with staff trained for 70mm (some that can play/get a 70 projector in just won't bother because they don't want to spend $$$ on training staff) and 2. some pissed over Interstellar getting an early release on celluloid formats. So tougher to get shit together in advance.
  8. Given how close it is (two weeks before release), I guess they'll try make July 7 the global/major markets on sale date for all formats. I would guess it's because they couldn't get confirmation from all 70mm/IMAX 70mm-capable venues domestically whether they're gonna order the prints in?
  9. Another 70mm/IMAX 70mm venue confirming July 5 ticket release for the U.S. https://twitter.com/Mcwane/status/878284990651518977
  10. OST details http://ew.com/movies/2017/06/23/dunkirk-soundtrack-release-date-track-list-hans-zimmer/
  11. Ticket sales pushed back from tomorrow to July 5? https://twitter.com/fwmsh/status/877936328167497728
  12. Quick reminder that tickets for 70mm/IMAX 70mm are meant to go on sale DOM tomorrow. Oddly enough, the online versions of the TV spots uploaded by WB don't have the "70mm tickets on sale June 23" notice but TV versions still do.
  13. Teaser with Spidey - https://trailer-track.com/2017/06/22/in-the-pipeline-teaser-trailer-for-sonys-peter-rabbit-on-the-way/
  14. Trailer with Spidey https://trailer-track.com/2017/06/22/in-the-pipeline-first-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle-trailer-imminent/
  15. someone's missed my previous posts. And no, it's not the world premiere. The London one is a couple days before, with a US one planned for before then New poster - best one yet. (via @TheDylanHoang on Twitter)
  16. Nolan did use VV on some VFX stuff on Interstellar. There also appears to be a chance that they may 'specially format' JL in 1.43 (shots are definitely being completed at a taller AR than 1.85 if the first trailer is to go by)
  17. Yeah but Old Man Clint didn't shoot it on film IMAX did he
  18. Bay basically said he used the IMAX camera as the "A" camera....so of course that's how it'd end up
  19. Couple updates on premieres: Date TBC - Special 70mm Preview @ Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY, Christopher Nolan in attendance for Q&A Details soon: https://twitter.com/jasonosia/status/877302872203030528 Sunday, July 16 - Dunkirk Premiere @ Ociné Dunkerque. Tickets may made available publicly. https://www.facebook.com/pharedunkerquois.jdf/photos/a.262918403743915.57437.232949526740803/1355006891201722/?type=3
  20. TRANSFORMERS: THE FIFTH ELEMENT I can't believe I'm saying this but this is pretty much everything I wanted and expected out of this film. I kept waiting for the moment when I'll just go - screw this, this is absolute trash - but it never came. This might honestly be my favourite of the 5 films - quality wise it's between Dark of the Moon and the first film, but I much prefer the Wahlberg and co ensemble compared to Shia and co. Is this film a mess? Yes, in the classic Michael Bay way. Quality: 6/10 Enjoyment: EPIC AS F/10
  21. It's just a shorter version of the first trailer. Not new. Expect BTS reel like with TFA and Rogue One in July at SDCC/D23, trailer probably in October like TFA....
  22. Another review: https://www.tribute.ca/news/transformers-the-last-knight-is-a-must-see-in-3d-review/2017/06/20/
  23. they're being extra cautious because of what happened with Baywatch and the 'powah of RT'