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. hey you watching the expanse season 2? and the magicians i still have last 2 episodes of that to watch though but i finished the expanse and as usual i will start rereading the books 

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      Ahaha hi :) I didn't start it yet, I need to watch season's 1 last episode again because I forgot what happened, apart from Julie and what happened to her.

  2. its a sad day for me i got flagged for piracy , kinda feel like cher in clueless when her dad tells her about driving notice , apparently they sent me a warning email to my internet box email which i didn't even know i had , i just signed up in january and now they sent me a written letter as a 2nd warning as they notice there was still activity on my ip address !!! tots freaking out a potential fine would be 1700 euros wtf wtf...i hope they noticed i stopped and did as they told me to uninstall said torrent app that enable me to get my pop culture fix . the thing that is killing me is what got mentioned in letter was episode 1 &2 of training day of all shows wtf i watched the 1st episode was bored and deleted the 3episodes i had dwl without watching the rest but that's what did me in who the f is watching out for that show rights yes yes i know i'm in the wrong but jeeze louise whyyyy , my cousin tells me only reason i didn't get anything before was because the internet wasn't in my name . i didn't even dwl as much as i used to , since in france i got my cinema card i don't dwl movies only tv shows . might have to consider getting netflix or some other streaming medium. i'm very sad! it was the height of my crookedness .
  3. you can really tell i'm off the movie circuit , i didn't even know imdb had taken down their message boards wtf
  4. i lost my wallet with all my cards in it today on the train , wtf horrid day just horrid , then the lady at train station counter tells me i have to wait 48hrs to check for missing items but is incapable of giving me the number or address , doesn't have any post-it or cards with said info tells me to go online and check it for myself but mind you she's in front of a computer then i go to their agency outside and the lady there tells me i need to pay 8 euros to do another card , i tell the lady i don't have any money on me and i just lost my cards , she's like sorry i can't help so i'm suppose to stay stranded there coz no money to pay bus and i know no one here apart from my cousin who is still on vacay in caribbean, blue doesnt even cover how i felt , i then decided to haul ass to the closest post office 20mn walk luckily lady there was so comprehensive she helped me blocked the card then find out my identity number for their site online so i could find my cards numbers as i could only remember my password for the site , then give me this one time temporary card so i could retrieve a consequent sum of money to help me tide over the 10 days it might take for cards to be sent to me , ended up stuck in that awful situation from 4.30pm to 7pm reached home at 7.30 , so mad ! cinema site says if card lost i'll have to pay 20 euros to get a new one not counting the 20 they take off for their monthly fee, vampires the whole lot of them ! meanwhile politicians are scamming us and giving fake jobs left and right we the poor get no freebees .
  5. stage a fight , monster evil guys come , PW say suit up cue music smoke and tada they appear in uniforms (of course obviously for time sake not same people lol like in actual show , where fight were scenes filmed in japan and american actors only did non suits scene )
  6. so i saw la la land dunno what the la la is all about around it , its cute sweet novel but not in a "you blew my mind away" way It was no tearjerker or awww OHmyGOD BEST MOVIE EVAHHH either . ads in france raving about it but ehh , i haven't given the movie a thought since i saw it I guess i just didn't connect with characters for most of the movie then the ending just had me really , you invest in another person dream, help them become their best version and some other guy/girl gets to reap the rewards wtf , guess its about perspective you could also espouse view showed in film that its ok to just know you mattered and impacted someone life in a selfless way with being ok their future doesn't include you . this being hollywoood though you can imagine her marriage breaks down like overwhelming majority and they find their way back to each other eventually , i think what bothers me is that she's married with kid and he's clearly still very much alone still very much in love with her and yet she got away or he let her go and it didn't pay off ehhh my real life romance status is bleaker than bleak ville so this didn't exactly cheer me up or make me hope! mehhhhhhhhh B
  7. lol no its the real world morpheus shows neo after unplugging him
  8. SO FAR I'VE SEEN movies i like: manchester by the sea ; moonlight ; hacksaw ridge ; Arrival movies i'm meh it was ok about so far : la la land , hell or high water
  9. nahhh hell is the idiotic matrix which america elected itself into ...
  10. so i saw la la land dunno what the la la is all about around it , its cute sweet novel but not in a "you blew my mind away" way It was no tearjerker or awww OHmyGOD BEST MOVIE EVAHHH either . ads in france raving about it but ehh , i haven't given the movie a thought since i saw it , saw moonlight the other night hmmm now there was something novel with a zest of pizazz in it where you squirm a little and also go aww poor puppy wanna hug you style even though you're no fan of that gangsta life portrayed/music that goes along with it but the message is deep so you fall for its honesty . i'll go see lalaland again just to see if i change my mind , i was a tad tired when i saw it , hectic work schedule
  11. if i knew how to do gifs i would make one a spoof on cersei walk of shame where teflon's idea of america would walk the street as the crowd made up of people from different countries and religions and sexual orientations and women and black ehh you get my drift would scream SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME coz that's how i feel ashame and i'm not even american
  12. what can i do to stop getting notifications its clogging up my mail box , and there is nothing at page 1 to stop them and it keeps happening , on the avatar 2 thread i found box at top where i could click and ask not to receive notifications but not seeing any for this thread grrrrr ,its one thing to ask to follow a thread but to get notifications when you haven't even ask wtf i think if no solutiions i'm going to have to flag this site as spam NEVERMIND i was about to submit reply when i saw said box right above it but still i'm not going to be doing this for every thread i write in so yeah to spamville you go !
  13. saw it but missed the beginning and had to sit up front so who knows , i plan on seeing it again to see if it was circumstances or movie experience that warrants my B anyhoo it was ok i thought story was pretty straighforward point was to get those plans that princess leia has in beginning of original trilogy , so pretty tight from there as to execution i'm also going to wait to see how i feel on second viewing .*** TBD...
  14. sorry grim, wanna change username for a while?
  15. i don't envy americans having to deal with this shitstorm of a mess for next 4 yrs , luckily i get to dodge most of it as i'm far enough on other side of pond i can actually watched tv or read newspaper without seeing teflon name !!! its in dire situation you find out what you're made off i suppose you guys will ! oh if i have time i will finaaaaaaaallllllyyyyy go see rogue one arrghhh i was in holland over holidays and no way i'm paying for a ticket , my theatre sucks me 20 euros per month i ain't dishing out extra then i had to go back to work and only saw passengers dear meeeeeeeeeeee that movie i need to rewatch it and see it for what it truly is and not weight down by my expectations , those darn trailers can be so deceptive hollywood 1 me 0