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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  2. comScoreMoviesSpain ‏@cSMoviesSpain 10 minutes ago TOP 5 Weekend Provisional 1-La La Land 1,9M€ 2-¡Canta! 1,0M€ 3-Underworld:Guerras de Sangre 0,7M€ 4-Passengers 0,6M€ 5-Contratiempo 0,6M€
  3. Thank you, I did finally sleep for more than a couple of hours (still not in one row), but as usual after some weeks of not sleeping mixed in with nights mostly sleeping only a couple of hours or a bit more... the first time sleeping more I am tired for a day or so. Beside finally sleeping I still had to write a rather long report in the night, so I used the time of being awake in betwween - I so hope I wrote something useful, have to re-read what I sent later on. Brain is still not running full awake. Sadly the #9 and #10 they did not list
  4. and both, the income since 1 January and their strange per season chart for the totals. The results in the since 1 January is only the total for films released since 1 January, earlier released films are nit shown as the real totals. For the ones not knowing Box Office - Dal: 01/01/2017 Al: 15/01/2017 Posizione Film Incasso Presenze 1 MISTER FELICITA' € 9.179.600 1.509.004 2 COLLATERAL BEAUTY € 6.233.663 1.020.536 3 OCEANIA (MOANA) € 5.889.807 956.976 4 SING € 5.578.185 931.087 5 ASSASSIN'S CREED € 5.101.375 787.819 6 PASSENGERS € 4.128.488 658.293 7 IL GGG - IL GRANDE GIGANTE GENTILE (THE BFG) € 3.601.427 601.197 8 ALLIED - UN'OMBRA NASCOSTA € 1.861.521 270.867 9 LION - LA STRADA VERSO CASA € 1.706.152 283.714 10 MISS PEREGRINE - .... € 1.619.228 257.885 Box Office - Dal: 01/08/2016 Al: 15/01/2017 Posizione Film Incasso Presenze 1 ALLA RICERCA DI DORY (FINDING DORY) € 15.160.318 2.403.042 2 ANIMALI FANTASTICI .... (FANTASTIC BEASTS .... € 14.889.534 2.236.562 3 PETS - VITA DA ANIMALI (THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS) € 13.306.179 2.273.563 4 OCEANIA (MOANA) € 13.172.011 2.058.605 5 INFERNO € 12.420.887 1.867.961 6 SUICIDE SQUAD € 12.106.505 1.795.929 7 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY € 10.077.823 1.406.291 8 MISTER FELICITA' € 9.181.570 1.509.282 9 L'ERA GLACIALE: IN ROTTA DI COLLISIONE (ICE AGE... € 8.717.924 1.436.834 10 DOCTOR STRANGE € 7.330.012 1.164.375
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  6. I work Sundays and fell asleep afterwards = missed Saturday. Too tired still to go on search at the other sources Sunday Box Office - Dal: 15/01/2017 Al: 15/01/2017 Posizione Film Incasso Presenze 1 SING € 782.635 117.937 2 COLLATERAL BEAUTY € 743.583 107.438 3 ALLIED - UN'OMBRA NASCOSTA € 704.832 101.460 4 MISTER FELICITA' € 455.550 66.163 5 OCEANIA (MOANA) € 400.220 60.537 6 ASSASSIN'S CREED € 331.022 44.675 7 SILENCE € 302.685 43.623 8 THE FOUNDER € 275.386 38.113 9 IL GGG - IL GRANDE GIGANTE GENTILE (THE BFG) € 241.134 37.352 10 PASSENGERS € 145.461 20.687
  7. TOP SEMANAL DE PELÍCULAS DEL 12 DE ENERO AL 14 DE ENERO # Titulo Sello Público Pantallas Sem ant Variación Acumulado 1 SING VEN Y CANTA 115.392 303 156.579 ▼ -26.30 % 592.529 2 BELLEZA INESPERADA 44.588 144 0 - 44.588 3 INVASION ZOMBIE 33.627 110 0 - 33.627 4 ALIADOS 31.912 138 0 - 31.912 5 ¿POR QUE EL? 28.719 136 42.663 ▼ -32.68 % 123.159 6 PASAJEROS 26.457 173 56.442 ▼ -53.13 % 190.183 7 HASTA EL ULTIMO HOMBRE 21.457 131 34.408 ▼ -37.64 % 101.667 8 ROGUE ONE UNA HISTORIA DE STAR WARS 17.173 74 31.730 ▼ -45.88 % 537.457 9 LA REENCARNACION 10.050 59 0 - 10.050 10 ANIMALES FANTASTICOS Y DONDE ENCONTRARLOS 6.231 34 10.297 ▼ -39.49 % 841.421
  8. Thread starter got already pinged for that, seem to not react The main reason I do not start film threads is: I am usually not sure to be here enough for title updates and as such wont start any of those kind of threads
  9. I work most Sundays, usually starting either at midday or later, today was even a bit earlier, drove back starting shortly after 6 in the evening, needed ~ again trice the time of what I usually need. But the streets I use are rather small regional ones, of the sort that get as the latest a winter service. And yes, the map looks worse, there seem for the moment to be not one little area with normal conditions left.
  10. GA is not the 'better educated group' only I guess we can agree on? tags for OT
  11. If someone speaks about kiddies I think about pre-preschoolers mostly and maybe up to 2nd / 3rd grade, depending what the theme of the post is about. In my POV you didn't qualify for filmlover's post
  12. I guess you think I am a fan of the franchise? I like and dislike to varying degrees the 8 SW films. Not one is a 10/10 to me, only one is a rounded up 9/10, one I can't stand at all, one borders to the can't stand ranking... I wrote already in the SW international thread for some reasons I feel ~ SW brought out a few very strange rather biased posts like the posters out of e.g. the US who wrote partly rather demeaning posts about people of countries with less embracing BOs (not only for the SW franchise), and - the other way around - I oppose also the posters who wrote especially about the US fans like they were incapable to read / read a complete book based on their SW fandom and similar. At least that lessened for now the last week or so. I oppose generalizing / one sided reasons, even if it is about a film I hate, especially if I think there is a tons of reasons. I follow ww BO and background since the '90, form my region since earlier. I never thought the SW film got and get embraced the same in all countries then nor today and wouldn't expect that anyway, as I do not expect it for every other film, franchise book, music or whatever.