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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Jay Hollywood

What Movie are you watching right now?

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Simple, just post what movie you are watching at the moment or the film your planning on watching today. 

 

Need help picking between a couple movie? ask here and see what others have to say.

 

 

 

 

Im about to watch Trainspotting for the first time. While at Target I saw the Blu-Ray was on sale for 5 bucks. Knowing its a movie I have to watch someday, I bought it. 

 

 

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I need to finish watching At World's End (halfway through it but was too tired to finish it). Then I also have 'Think Like a Man' (which doesn't really seem my thing, so I don't think I'll watch it too soon) and Kon-Tiki.

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apocalypse now is sitting in my dvd drive

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I've got 'Snitch' to watch at the moment, plus I will be watching Fargo for the first time at some point

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Wimbledon

 

I'll have to add this to my list of movies I can't resist watching when I see it on.

 

I only just realized it too, I don't know how many times I've seen it, but whenever it's on I always end up watching it.

 

I know it's not especially good, and it's completely predictable, but I still really like it for some reason.

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Wimbledon

 

I'll have to add this to my list of movies I can't resist watching when I see it on.

 

I only just realized it too, I don't know how many times I've seen it, but whenever it's on I always end up watching it.

 

I know it's not especially good, and it's completely predictable, but I still really like it for some reason.

 

I like Wimbledon a lot too! Its cute.

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Right, since some claimed to drop off some suggestions here, I'm looking for a movie that has great cinematography and score (since that's the thing that entertains me the most) and have a touching story. Not blockbusters. (Examples: The Lovely Bones, Atonement, A Beautiful Mind and the upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

 

Anyone have any suggestions? 

 

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Ch Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth? 

 

I heard of it, but no, I haven't seen it because I've never been intrigued by movies with fantasy creatures and things such as. I mean that guy with the eyes in his palms... Nope Guy in Nope Forest in Nope Movie.

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I heard of it, but no, I haven't seen it because I've never been intrigued by movies with fantasy creatures and things such as. I mean that guy with the eyes in his palms... Nope Guy in Nope Forest in Nope Movie.

Dont be a little bitch and go watch it. Its a good movie. A bit on the creepy side but I think you can handle it. 

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I heard of it, but no, I haven't seen it because I've never been intrigued by movies with fantasy creatures and things such as. I mean that guy with the eyes in his palms... Nope Guy in Nope Forest in Nope Movie.

Yeah I feel you, but I was blown away. The cinematography is amazing, and was nominated. The score is one of my favorites its extremely memorable, i'm humming it right now. 

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the fantasy is just a plot device for its themes, it's not actually about the creatures and stuff.

 

watch some kubrick. best use of cinematography and classical music in film. if 2001 is too boring then a clockwork orange.

 

oh wait, you want a touching story. lol. i dunno then...if you don't mind foreign films, three colours blue kinda fits the bill. but maybe you should just ask someone else. :P

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oh! my avatar of course. dancer in the dark.

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Watching Cockneys vs. Zombies. Not good. If Shaun of the Dead is sparkling, ice cold Pepsi then this is stale, room temperature store brand pop.

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Right, since some claimed to drop off some suggestions here, I'm looking for a movie that has great cinematography and score (since that's the thing that entertains me the most) and have a touching story. Not blockbusters. (Examples: The Lovely Bones, Atonement, A Beautiful Mind and the upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

 

Anyone have any suggestions? 

I can't really think of anything american that's not really a blockbuster other then Wes Anderson films which I always seem to mention, a great mixture of everything in his films, they always seem to have great cinematography and music. check out " My Sassy Girl" and "Windstruck" if you're going for something a bit different, and yeah definitely watch Pan's Labyrinth it's a great film, also I am assuming you've seen films from Kubrick and Hitchcock if not it's a great place to start. 

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Just showed my good friend who goes to USC for film Die Hard. I promised him it would be his favorite action movie ever and it was. 

 

Im on a high, its one of those movie that gets my blood racing! 

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Goodfellas

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^LOL! I was watching Goodfellas before xD I think it was... Cinemax? IDK.

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Right, since some claimed to drop off some suggestions here, I'm looking for a movie that has great cinematography and score (since that's the thing that entertains me the most) and have a touching story. Not blockbusters. (Examples: The Lovely Bones, Atonement, A Beautiful Mind and the upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

 

Anyone have any suggestions? 

 

american beauty

eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

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