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. This situation makes me sick, no one in thier right mind fires it's directors a couple weeks before filming ends becuase of "creative differences"
  2. Man this sucks, weather Lord and Miller had a great film or not we'll never know, I kind of think it could have been, but if they wanted to keep thier baby they probably should have played ball- maybe Lucasfilm's vision was just too far from theirs though. But at this point I just have a hard time seeing this movie being good, I hope other SW movies have a better chance, and I hope they will not shy away from more autour directors because of this.
  3. 1. Will Transformers' 5 day opening (Wed-Sun) be higher than Pirates 3 day OW ($62.9M) gross? Yes 2. Will Transformers Open to more than $50M for its 3 Day? No 3. Will Transformers' Wed+Thursday total be more than 27.5% of the total gross by end of Sunday? Yes 4. Will Transformers gross more on Friday or Saturday? Saturday 5. Will Transformers have a daily PTA above $4000 for every day of the weekend? No 6. Will Cars drop less than 50% Yes 7. Will Guardians drop less than 45% Yes 8. Will Cars stay in the top 2? Yes 9. Will The Mummy drop more than 62% No 10. Will all Eyes on me drop more than 64%? Yes 11. Will 47 Metres Down have a PTA above $2,250? Yes 12. Will Rough Night drop more than 55%? Yes 13. Will anything in its 2nd weekend drop less than 42%? No 14. Will All Eyes on me cross $50M by the end of the weekend? No 15. Will Baywatch stay above Book of Henry? No 16. Will The Mummy stay above 47 Metres Down No 17. Will Captain Underpants have a higher weekend percentage drop than Megan Leavey? No 18. Will The Big Sick have a PTA above $8,000? Yes 19. Will The Beguiled have a PTA above $11,000? Yes 20. How many sets of dangling robot testicles will it take for both Ethan and Baumer to hate this film? Too many Bonus: 12/20 2000 13/20 4000 14/20 7000 15/20 12000 16/20 16,000 17/20 21,000 18/20 26,000 19/20 32,000 20/20 40,000 Part B: The top 3 predictions will score points as follows: Closest: Within 1% - 15,000, Within 2,5% - 12000, Within 5% 9,000, Within 10% - 6000 Outside 10% - 3000 points 2nd Closest: Within 1% - 12,000, Within 2,5% - 10000, Within 5% 7,000, Within 10% - 4000 Outside 10% - 2000 points 3rd Closest: Within 1% - 10,000, Within 2,5% - 8000, Within 5% 5,000, Within 10% - 2000 Outside 10% - 1000 points 1. What will Transformers make for its 5 day OW? $63.791m 2. What percentage of Transformers' 5 day gross will be made on Wed and Thurs? 37.5% 3. What will be the difference in percentage between Wonder Woman's percentage drop and The Mummy's (so if WW drops 75% and Mummy 50% the answer is 25%, order doesn't matter)? 19.1% Part C: There will be 6 films to place and points are expanded because traditionally people haven't scored well here: 2. CARS 3 5. 47 Meters 7. Pirates 5 10. Rough Night 12. Megan Leavy 15. Beatriz At Dinner Because I realised bonuses are stupid... 1/6 4,000 2/6 10,000 3/6 18,000 4/6 25,000 5/6 36,000 6/6 - 50,000
  4. And besides it's not like anyone was crying for a Young Han Solo movie, I sure wasn't until the directors were hired.
  5. I might skip too. Lord and Miller were literally the only reason I was excited for this, it was my second most anticipated film of 2018 becuase of them! now I'm not even looking forward to it.
  6. Fuck Shit!!! fucking what the fuck is going on did Disney fucking lose their minds!!!!!???? what the fuck is happening!!!!!! G&HIN*UNNJININ N INNnon odviw GRRRR!!!! why oh why..... fuck. I feel dead inside.
  7. I like that Idea, and we are looking to have an exceptionally strong September and October this year with It, Ninjago, Kingsman 2, Blade Runner 2, and Mother! having shots at $100m+
  8. That's cool, what's the app called and does it work on most computers? my is on it's last legs right now, I'm looking for a new Laptop actually if you have any suggestions.
  9. Yeah I know, I don't document everything on IMDB anymore though cuase Letterboxd is way better. how do you copy the images from IMDB and make them show up on here like that though?
  10. I purposely decided not to watch becuase it's so long and the fact that it won BP made me extra sceptical of it.
  11. How did you get that graphic to show? I've been trying to find a graphic like that on letterboxd for a while.
  12. Ariel's characterization was very different from previously Disney Princess, she was flawed, she disobeys her father wishes for a dream that seemed unreachable, which is really kind of selfish, but she was so incredibly likeable and relatable like so many teens you couldn't help but root for her in the end, made audiences connected with the character, becuase she was real, boys and girls imo. it was also the first Disney Princess to have a movie since Sleeping Beauty in 1959 I believe. it didn't hurt that it had gorgeous animation and some of the best songs Disney has to date either.