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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Nov. 18, 2016 | Crosses 800M WW

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Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling Team Up for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Film Series!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=108842

 

 

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Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expanded creative partnership with world-renowned, best-selling author J.K. Rowling. At the center of the partnership is a new film series from Rowling’s world of witches and wizards, inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. The announcement was made by Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Harry Potter Director to Return for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

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Harry Potter” filmmaker David Yates apparently has a few more tricks up his sleeve.

Sources tell Variety that Yates, who directed several Harry Potter movies including the final “Deathly Hallows” pics, has agreed to return for the first installment of the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

 

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/harry-potter-director-to-return-for-fantastic-beasts-spinoff-exclusive-1201286193/

 

 

 

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Lol, they had to find some way of milking more films out of this franchise, I guess.

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J.K. rowling is selling out? 

Why? WB is milking the franchise. Rowling made this book for charity years ago. 

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So it is going to be a period piece set in New York? 70 years before the events in the Harry Potter series would put this in the 1920s. So Art Deco meets the wizarding world? :D Nice! 

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Seems that with Hobbit franchise coming to an end, only DC Comics' movies are not sufficient for tentpoles. They can't reboot it that soon so they're making spin-offs  :D . 

 

But do people care about this if it's not the story of Harry/Hermione/Ron & co ? Personnaly, I don't 

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So who would you guys like to see play Newt Scamander? Jesse Eisenberg? Andrew Garfield(yes!)? JGL? Logan Lerman? Pattinson? (lollol) Jonah Hill? (lololol) Or Taylor Kitsch? :rotfl:

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Hmm... So this will be like a action adventure period piece. Sounds interesting, especially if they give this a big budget.

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This seems like a far more interesting WB fantasy project than the Hobbit dragology.

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2017 will have JL for July, maybe. Maybe then November.

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The title is definitive ? It seems a bit long and no connection to Harry Potter.

They said this will be a franchise but it's a franchise just with that character or a franchise of spin-offs movies of Harry Potter with various characters/times/locations ?  

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I keep reading it as "Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them"

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The title is definitive ? It seems a bit long and no connection to Harry Potter.

They said this will be a franchise but it's a franchise just with that character or a franchise of spin-offs movies of Harry Potter with various characters/times/locations ?  

 

Not confirmed yet. It would be cool to have a Quidditch-centric movie though!

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Oh yeah will love a Quidditch movie. I have re-watched HP1 last week and the Quidditch match is awesome 

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The title is definitive ? It seems a bit long and no connection to Harry Potter.

They said this will be a franchise but it's a franchise just with that character or a franchise of spin-offs movies of Harry Potter with various characters/times/locations ?  

It would be in the some world as Harry Potter. I would not be surprised if WB wants Dumbledore in this movie. 

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Seems that with Hobbit franchise coming to an end, only DC Comics' movies are not sufficient for tentpoles. They can't reboot it that soon so they're making spin-offs  :D . 

 

But do people care about this if it's not the story of Harry/Hermione/Ron & co ? Personnaly, I don't 

 

WB could have a DC superhero film out every year if they gave a damn about their comic book properties. DC fans are crying in their Kool-Aid because they wish the studio would spend the time and money developing Wonder Woman and The Flash that it's pouring into obscure Potter films, Hobbits, Godzilla and the like. 

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