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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Moana | 11/23/16 | Teaser Trailer on Page 33

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Hasn't Phil Collins retired, anyway? I thought I read his hearing loss had gotten so bad that he couldn't do studio work anymore.

That's sad. You'll Be In My Heart is a masterpiece.

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That's sad. You'll Be In My Heart is a masterpiece.

 

I'm sorry for Collins but that song just reminds me of this:

 

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I wouldn't be surprised if the Bobby and Kristen Lopez are asked to do the songs for Moana or perhaps Alan Menken and Glenn Slater although I'd like to see them approach a different musical songwriting team like Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey who have done recent musicals like Next to Normal and If/Then and are actually working with Disney on a stage musical version of Freaky Friday.

If it is a musical, I really REALLY hope that the Lopezes do it. They hit it BIG TIME with "Let It Go", so them on the team might help propel Moana to win Best Animated Feature that year and have some new classics on their hsnds—maybe even a major song or two getting radio airplay like the Frozen songs have?

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There's an open casting call for the part of Moana. They're doing a global (i.e. not just America) search and are looking for a 14-18 year old for the part. Strong singing voice is a 'must'.

 

http://www.cnacasting.com/moana/

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There's an open casting call for the part of Moana. They're doing a global (i.e. not just America) search and are looking for a 14-18 year old for the part. Strong singing voice is a 'must'.

 

http://www.cnacasting.com/moana/

 

Don't know why they have an age requirement. I mean Anna and Elsa being voiced by Kristen and Idina, who are a lot older than their respective characters, worked out fine. 

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A new singing Disney movie, I'm in B)

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Don't know why they have an age requirement. I mean Anna and Elsa being voiced by Kristen and Idina, who are a lot older than their respective characters, worked out fine. 

 

I also find it strange. Someone that young would probably find all the interviews difficult and intimidating. Of course, Disney could let the Rock deal with the media and interviews just fine. He is perfect for that kind of thing.

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There's an open casting call for the part of Moana. They're doing a global (i.e. not just America) search and are looking for a 14-18 year old for the part. Strong singing voice is a 'must'.

 

http://www.cnacasting.com/moana/

The submission form says that is just for New Zealand Polynesians.

Strange that they would only audition so young people, some have very young voices.

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I see disney wants some accurate accent this time with their female lead audition.

Well they could get the New Zealand native Lorde if they want some female teenage singer from new zealand. Lol.

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The submission form says that is just for New Zealand Polynesians.

Strange that they would only audition so young people, some have very young voices.

 

I'm happy they are trying to be so authentic. Good Disney.

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100% here for the Rock doing a musical

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A movie focused on a brown Pacific Island teenage girl? The Rock singing?

Oh yeah.... Way the fuck in on this one! On my most anticipated list of 2016!!!

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I'm happy they are trying to be so authentic. Good Disney.

Now just get the Lopezes to write the songs and this will easily be my must-see animated film of 2016!

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Can he sing?

Yes, he can actually sing. I think he has a good voice.

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