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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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21 hours ago, misafeco said:

I bet Beauty and the Beast final DOM is under 499.9M. 75 points, 3 people.

 

 

There's one more left, right? I'll take it.

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3 hours ago, misafeco said:

I bet FF8 DOM will fall short from FF7 DOM by at least 15M. 100 points, just for you. ;)

 

But i already said its not going to come close to F7

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Posted (edited)

ONGOING BETS:


PAY OUTS IN BIG AND IN BOLD!!! 

 

 

1) Moana O/U 250 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(That One Guy over) (WINNER IS Olive under)

 

2) Moana O/U 250 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(angeldelmito over) (WINNER IS Olive under)

 

3) Beauty and the Beast O/U 450 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(WINNER IS That One Guy over) (cannastop under)

 

4) Power Rangers O/U 145 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS m3racer123 under

 

5) Power Rangers O/U 145 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS MCKillswitch123 under)

 

8) Kong O/U 500 m WW (bet 100 points)

(WINNER IS Arlborn over) (grey ghost under)

 

9) Beauty and the Beast OW O/U Kong DOM (bet 50 points)

(grey ghost over) (CaptainJackSparrow under)

 

10) Power Rangers O/U 160 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS m3racer123 under)

 

11) Power Rangers O/U 160 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS grey ghost under)

 

12) Power Rangers O/U 160 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS WrathOfHan under)

 

13) Power Rangers O/U 160 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS misafeco under)

 

14) Power Rangers O/U 160 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (WINNER IS That One Guy under)

 

15) Beauty and the Beast OW O/U Kong DOM (bet 50 points)

(grey ghost over) (m3racer123 under)

 

16) Fate of the Furious OW O/U Suicide Squad OW (133.6 m) (bet 75 points)

(Arlborn over) (WINNER IS grey ghost under)

 

17) Beauty and the Beast O/U 2.8x multiplier (bet 50 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (Olive under)

 

18) Beauty and the Beast O/U 2.8x multiplier (bet 50 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (misafeco under)

 

19) Going In Style O/U 14.5 m OW (bet 50 points)

(Baumer over) (WINNER IS grey ghost under)

 

20) Going In Style O/U 14.5 m OW (bet 50 points)

(Baumer over) (WINNER IS m3racer123 under)

 

21) Going In Style O/U 14.5 m OW (bet 50 points)

(Baumer over) (WINNER IS Arlborn under)

 

22) Smurfs DOM O/U Boss Baby OW (bet 50 points)

(That One Guy over) (WrathOfHan under)

 

23) Smurfs DOM O/U Boss Baby OW (bet 50 points)

(Arlborn over) (WrathOfHan under)

 

24) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 O/U 120 m OW (bet 75 points)

(grey ghost over) (CaptainJackSparrow under)

 

25) Fast of the Furious O/U 450 m WW OW (bet 50 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (Arlborn under)

 

26) Fast of the Furious O/U 450 m WW OW (bet 50 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (grey ghost under)

 

27) Beauty and the Beast O/U 499.9 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (misafeco under)

 

28) Beauty and the Beast O/U 499.9 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (misafeco under)

 

29) Beauty and the Beast O/U 495 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(Olive over) (Baumer under)

 

30) Beauty and the Beast O/U 495 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (Baumer under)

 

31) Beauty and the Beast O/U 499.9 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(Arlborn over) (misafeco under)

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Posted (edited)

^^^Done updating.

 

I'll settle the F8 WW OW bets next update.

 

 

 

Edited by grey ghost

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NEW RANKINGS:

(tied scores ranked based on higher stakes)

 

1) Olive - 5650  (150 at stake)

2) WrathOfHan - 4675 (100 at stake)

3) CJohn - 4250 (50 at stake)

4) misafeco - 4000 (275 at stake)

5) ShawnMR - 3500  

6) That One Guy - 2000 (150 at stake)

7) Spectre - 1850

8) grey ghost - 1725 (225 at stake) 

9) AndyLL - 1650

10) MCKillswitch123 - 1300  (175 at stake)

11) BourneFan #1 - 1250 

12) bcf26 - 1225 (75 at stake)

13) BobbyJohn - 1150

14) TMP 1100

15) Ethan Hunt - 1050  

16) Blankments - 1050

17) Jason - 1025       

18) m3racer123 - 1000 

19) FantasticBeasts - 900 (375 at stake)

20) Eevin - 750

21) Porthos - 650  

22) Arlborn - 625 (175 at stake)  

23) MovieMan89 - 550

24) sakskidz - 550 

25) Rorschach - 550

26) CaptainJackSparrow - 400 (125 at stake)

27) The Panda - 400     

28) Baumer - 325 (Refreshes to 400 on Tuesday) (200 at stake)

29) cannastop - 300 (Refreshes to 400 on Tuesday) 

30) angeldelmito - 300 (Refreshes to 400 on Tuesday)

 

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Olive and m3racer123 had the biggest gain this weekend with 200 points each.

 

I had the second biggest gain with 100 points.

 

Lots of players got 75 points.

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I bet King Arthur grosses under 80 m DOM (50 points, 3 people).

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I also bet Guardians of the Galaxy grosses under 400 m DOM (75 points, 3 people).

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4000 points! :ohmygod:

I'm coming! :redcapes:

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52 minutes ago, grey ghost said:

I also bet Guardians of the Galaxy grosses under 400 m DOM (75 points, 3 people).

taken

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On 4/16/2017 at 5:00 PM, grey ghost said:

I bet King Arthur grosses under 80 m DOM (50 points, 3 people).

 

On 4/16/2017 at 5:03 PM, grey ghost said:

I also bet Guardians of the Galaxy grosses under 400 m DOM (75 points, 3 people).

I'm taking both.

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I bet Baywatch outgrosses Central Intelligence DOM. 50 points, 3 people.

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1 minute ago, MCKillswitch123 said:

I bet Baywatch outgrosses Central Intelligence DOM. 50 points, 3 people.

 

I'll take one.

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I bet 75 points to two people that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 grosses under 340M.

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1 hour ago, bcf26 said:

I bet 75 points to two people that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 grosses under 340M.

I'll take one.

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1 hour ago, bcf26 said:

I bet 75 points to two people that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 grosses under 340M.

me too

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I bet 100 points to two people The Boss Baby beats Kong Skull Island DOM

 

I bet 50 points to two people The Boss Baby beats Lego Batman DOM

 

I bet 50 points to two people The Boss Baby stays over 9M next weekend

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Posted (edited)

ONGOING BETS:


PAY OUTS IN BIG AND IN BOLD!!! 

 

1) Beauty and the Beast OW O/U Kong DOM (bet 50 points)

(grey ghost over) (CaptainJackSparrow under)

 

2) Beauty and the Beast OW O/U Kong DOM (bet 50 points)

(grey ghost over) (m3racer123 under)

 

3) Beauty and the Beast O/U 2.8x multiplier (bet 50 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (Olive under)

 

4) Beauty and the Beast O/U 2.8x multiplier (bet 50 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (misafeco under)

 

5) Smurfs DOM O/U Boss Baby OW (bet 50 points)

(That One Guy over) (WrathOfHan under)

 

6) Smurfs DOM O/U Boss Baby OW (bet 50 points)

(Arlborn over) (WrathOfHan under)

 

7) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 O/U 120 m OW (bet 75 points)

(grey ghost over) (CaptainJackSparrow under)

 

8) Fast of the Furious O/U 450 m WW OW (bet 50 points)

(WINNER IS FantasticBeasts over) (Arlborn under)

 

9) Fast of the Furious O/U 450 m WW OW (bet 50 points)

(WINNER IS FantasticBeasts over) (grey ghost under)

 

10) Beauty and the Beast O/U 499.9 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (misafeco under)

 

11) Beauty and the Beast O/U 499.9 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(bcf26 over) (misafeco under)

 

12) Beauty and the Beast O/U 495 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(Olive over) (Baumer under)

 

13) Beauty and the Beast O/U 495 m DOM (bet 100 points)

(FantasticBeasts over) (Baumer under)

 

14) Beauty and the Beast O/U 499.9 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(Arlborn over) (misafeco under)

 

15) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 O/U 400 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(Olive over) (grey ghost under)

 

16) King Arthur O/U 80 m DOM (bet 50 points)

(Arlborn over) (grey ghost under)

 

17) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 O/U 400 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(Arlborn over) (grey ghost under)

 

18) Baywatch DOM O/U Central Intelligence DOM (127.4 m) (bet 50 points)

(MCKillswitch123 over) (grey ghost under)

 

19) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 O/U 340 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(Arlborn over) (bcf26 under)

 

20) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 O/U 340 m DOM (bet 75 points)

(Olive over) (bcf26 under)

 

 

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Posted (edited)

^^^^Updating complete.

Edited by grey ghost

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NEW RANKINGS:

(tied scores ranked based on higher stakes)

 

1) Olive - 5650  (300 at stake)

2) WrathOfHan - 4675 (100 at stake)

3) CJohn - 4250 

4) misafeco - 4000 (275 at stake)

5) ShawnMR - 3500  

6) That One Guy - 2000 (50 at stake)

7) Spectre - 1850

8) grey ghost - 1675 (425 at stake) 

9) AndyLL - 1650

10) MCKillswitch123 - 1300  (50 at stake)

11) BourneFan #1 - 1250 

12) bcf26 - 1225 (225 at stake)

13) BobbyJohn - 1150

14) TMP 1100

15) Ethan Hunt - 1050  

16) Blankments - 1050

17) Jason - 1025       

18) FantasticBeasts - 1000 (275 at stake)

19) m3racer123 - 1000 (50 at stake)

20) Eevin - 750 

21) Porthos - 650  

22) Arlborn - 575 (325 at stake)  

23) MovieMan89 - 550

24) sakskidz - 550 

25) Rorschach - 550

26) CaptainJackSparrow - 400 (125 at stake)

27) The Panda - 400     

28) Baumer - 400 (200 at stake)

29) cannastop - 400 

30) angeldelmito - 400 

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