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. Ok, I finished Danmachi, Watamote and Eureka Seven (I haven't seen the movie yet) Danmachi is an okayish enjoyable little show, ceirtanly way better than SAO in terms of the Isekai genre. Hestia is the standout for me, though, she's hilarious as fuck. 7.2/10 Watamote stroke a chord on me. Mokocchi was just like me so I everytime she was on an embarrasing situation it hit very close to home. There may be not much character progression but introvert people don't come out of their shell that quickly so I admire that aspect of the show a lot. I've been reading the manga too and it gets way more epic after the anime ends, thats why I need a second season animated because there are some scenes that I really need to see in motion because they're so epically great. Oh and the opening and ending are out of this world. It's on my phone now. Watamote is now in my Top 5 favorite anime. 9.5/10 And Eureka Seven. It's the happier version of Evangelion. Great animation cosidering it's a 12 year old show. Characters like Eureka, Renton, Talho and Holland are fantastic. Soundtrack is amazing. Despite some glaring problems like the pacing, the lack of development in the Anemone character and those annoying kids, it's an overall great show whose strenghts overshadow the weaknesses. I haven't watched the movie yet but I refuse to watch the sequel AO because of the bad reception it got. 8.1/10 I'm watching Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and then Nozaki-Kun and Bakuman are up next.
  2. Number of tickets sold on the weekend of June 23rd to June 25th: 01.- CARS 3 - 75.387 (-6,5%) (218.495). 02.- BAYWATCH - 42.844 (NEW). 03.- WONDER WOMAN - 38.118 (-25,4%) (327.578). 04.- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN TELL NO TALES - 24.074 (-33,6%) (489.862). 05.- THE MUMMY - 20.540 (-45,0%) (184.775). 06.- EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING - 5.766 (-13,8%) (20.307). 07.- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2 - 3.969 (-27,9%) (438.965). 08.- THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 2.089 (-40,8%) (1.310.537). 09.- RICHARD THE STORK - 1.877 (-46,5%) (111.304). 10.- SMURFS: LOST VILLAGE - 845 (-48,4%) (335.116).
  3. So many big announcements. What a time to be an otaku!!!
  4. Number of tickets sold on the weekend of June 16th to June 18th: 01.- CARS 3 - 80.608 (NEW). 02.- WONDER WOMAN - 51.077 (-18,8%) (242.666). 03.- THE MUMMY - 37.364 (-22,1%) (126.457). 04.- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN TELL NO TALES - 36.241 (-29,7%) (432.738). 05.- EVERITHING, EVERYTHING - 6.689 (NEW). 06.- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - 5.502 (-59,2%) (430.677). 07.- THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 3.530 (-62,8%) (1.303.950). 08.- RICHARD THE STORK - 3.509 (-61,8%) (107.122). 09.-SMURFS: LOST VILLAGE - 1.639 (-62,7%) (333.016). 10.- THE INCA - 1.137 (15.764 earned in previews).
  5. Number of tickets sold on the weekend of June 9th to June 11th: 01.- WONDER WOMAN - 62.943 (143.120). 02.- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN TELL NO TALES- 51.522 (356.486). 03.- THE MUMMY - 47.977 (NEW). 04.- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - 13.495 (418.714). 05.- THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 9.478 (1.292.683). 06.- RICHARD THE STORK - 9.204 (101.892). 07.- SMURFS: LOST VILLAGE - 4.390 (329.322). 08.- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - 1.642 (1.251.324). 09.- KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD - 1.580 (94.904). 10.- EL CIELO ESPERARÁ (HEAVEN WILL WAIT) - 577 (1.693). Note: Due to the lack of information for the past 3 weeks, I will not be able to calculate the percentage drop of these movies.
  6. Number of tickets sold on the weekend of May 12th to May 14th: 01.- THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 38.713 (-41,8%) (1.057.390). 02.- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - 30.693 (-37,3%) (240.156). 03.- KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD - 16.463 (NEW). 04.- RICHARD THE STORK - 10.037 (NEW). 05.- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - 9.719 (-43,8%) (1.226.532). 06.- SMURFS: LOST VILLAGE - 6.270 (-57,5%) (288.451). 07.- GET OUT - 3.831 (-60,9%) (21.633). 08.- GOING IN STYLE - 2.466 (-37,7%) (79.838). 09.- INCARNATE - 1.885 (-58,9%) (24.513). 10.- UNFORGETTABLE - 1.242 (-67,3%) (39.172).
  7. 8 episodes in. I'm really loving this show. It's so sweet I'm gonna get diabetes from watching it. Yamato is so kawaii and Takeo is such a lovable idiot. Suna is hilarious as fuck. That plastic wrap scene and Yamato having "impure" thoughs are the highlights of the show so far.
  8. I finally finished all seasons of Durarara!!!!. And boy its a wild, wild ride. I highly recommend this show especially if you loved Baccano! (witch is written by the same author) you are not gonna regret it. My Love Story!!!! is up next for me.
  9. Number of tickets sold on the weekend of May 5th to May 7th: 01.- THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 66.550 (-34,7%) (964.354). 02.- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - 48.936 (-32,9%) (173.701). 03.- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - 17.280 (-40,7%) (1.206.610). 04.- SMURFS: LOST VILLAGE - 14.751 (-29,6%) (275.139). 05.- GET OUT - 9.788 (NEW). 06.- INCARNATE - 4.586 (-30,7%) (17.605). 07.- GOING IN STYLE - 3.959 (-32,0%) (74.795). 08.- UNFORGETTABLE - 3.803 (-41,8%) (33.858). 09.- PATRIOT'S DAY - 1.185 (-53,0%) (10.317). 10.- THE SHACK - 616 (-37,3%) (15.716).
  10. This is more of an opinion/analysis about the movie than a proper review written by myself in my blog. Enjoy.
  11. What exactly is LOL worthy about it? Ant Man got a 55,660 admission OW and Doctor Strange got a 53.819 OW. This one is at 72.906. Heck, GOTG 2 is higher than X Men Apocalypse 64.609 OW and Rogue One's 40.501 OW. So considering the circumstances and the massive competition that the Fast franchise is, this is a pretty great start for Guardians.
  12. Number of tickets sold on the weekend of April 28th to April 30th: 01.- THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 101.831 (+4,6%) (785.928). 02.- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - 72.906 (NEW). 03.- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - 29.126 (+30,7%) (1.145.905). 04.- SMURFS: LOST VILLAGE - 20.966 (+13,9%) (237.370). 05.- INCARNATE - 6.621 (NEW). 06.- UNFORGETTABLE - 6.538 (-14,5%) (22.936). 07.- GOING IN STYLE - 5.822 (+15,1%) (66.582). 08.- PATRIOT'S DAY - 2.522 (+18,7%) (7.581). 09.- THE SHACK - 982 (-42,5%) (13.885). 10.- ELLE - 607 (Preview French Festival). This was a more calm weekend hence the increases. However I don't expect this weekend to be as calm as this one due to what Maduro just did to our constitution. I'll just leave it at that.