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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Pixels | Chris Columbus | July 24, 2015 | Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage

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I got a hunch they'll want to make it 3D, based on that short.

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Pretty awesome looking short. Still kinda wonder where they are going with the feature film.

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So two Sony films in May 2014.

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So two Sony films in May 2014.

I wonder what Smith film will get: Hancock 2, BB3 or MiB4.
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February 12 or May 20. The 12th already is filled plus already has an animated movie. May 20 the week before Memorial Weekend and if anything like TLM I would expect big business.

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Chris Columbus, Kevin James and Josh Gad? Where do I sign up?

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Sony's summer in 2015 is barren.

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February 12 or May 20. The 12th already is filled plus already has an animated movie. May 20 the week before Memorial Weekend and if anything like TLM I would expect big business.

 

If it starts filming this summer, it won't be for February because they'll need time for the CGI.

 

What is TLM for those that can't keep up with all the acronyms?

 

Also, they're trying to get Jennifer Aniston in this as well.

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I was looking forward to this movie, right up until I read this.

 

They ruined me at Kevin James.

 

This would have been a lot more appealing to me if Seth Gordon was the director like he was reported to be before, and Will Ferrell had come on instead of Kevin James, not to just costar, but also add his touches to the script.

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If it starts filming this summer, it won't be for February because they'll need time for the CGI.

 

What is TLM for those that can't keep up with all the acronyms?

 

Also, they're trying to get Jennifer Aniston in this as well.

TLM=The Lego Movie

 

TLM started in November 2011 and was released in February 2014, that is 27 months. If Pixels begins in the Summer say June that would be 20 months, I guess mid-Summer would be better.

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TLM=The Lego Movie

 

TLM started in November 2011 and was released in February 2014, that is 27 months. If Pixels begins in the Summer say June that would be 20 months, I guess mid-Summer would be better.

 

Lego Movie was stop motion which probably takes longer than CGI work, if I'm comparing this to other CGI films.

 

Why are you jumping all the way to 2016 for this to be released? If they're gonna start in summer 2014, they're gonna wanna release it next year.

 

EDIT: I *sort of* take that back. Where could they fit it? Unless a bunch of things move.

 

Maybe not an ideal spot, but it possibly could take July 3 as counterprogramming to Terminator, which is getting a headstart on July 1.

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