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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Logan | aka The Wolverine 3 | March 3, 2017 | Second Trailer on Page 53

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1 hour ago, grim22 said:

 

 

Lame, wonder who they bring in

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15 minutes ago, Jay Hollywood said:

 

Lame, wonder who they bring in

Marco Beltrami 

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38 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Marco Beltrami 

Well, that's fine, isn't it?

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5 hours ago, grim22 said:

 

 

Looks like we knew before Collider

 

On 12/30/2016 at 3:46 PM, antovolk said:

I'll keep trying, thanks @75live

Marco Beltrami still scoring this...

 

 

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34 minutes ago, 4815162342 said:

 

Looks like we knew before Collider

 

 

:D

Well classic clickbait huh

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They must be really confident if they are willing to premiere the film in front of those movie critics.

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7 minutes ago, The47th said:

They must be really confident if they are willing to premiere the film in front of those movie critics.

Well Universal did the same for 50 Shades :P 

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i hate the fact that they screened just the first act for people. doesn't that sound like the worst thing ever? why would you want to go to that? i don't give a shit about reactions to SOME of the movie. jesus christ.

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8 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

i hate the fact that they screened just the first act for people. doesn't that sound like the worst thing ever? why would you want to go to that? i don't give a shit about reactions to SOME of the movie. jesus christ.

That's not why I put that gif;) (okay that's part of it but come on, guess what else is coming at that time.)

 

Also, Beltrami score tease

 

 

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i wasn't reacting to your gif or nothing, just reading that that screening happened again makes me mad.

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2 hours ago, CoolioD1 said:

i wasn't reacting to your gif or nothing, just reading that that screening happened again makes me mad.

 

Next : embargo for trailer, teaser trailer reviews.

 

 

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I'm stanning for this movie so hard. 

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Fuck, it's going to get released when I have to leave for school :sadben: 

 

 

 

 

.............School can wait 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

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44 minutes ago, Valonqar said:

Totally incomprehensible (praise? write-up? review? finger painting?) by the Headgeek:

 

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/77075

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First off, it felt like 10 minutes.   10 minutes of FUCK YEAHS!   It was a fist pumping, at fucking last, pure WOLVERINE unwatered down - and the buzz it gave the audience overshadowed HARD BOILED - one of the greatest action films ever made.    

 

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Hugh Jackman has never been better in the role - and he has the tonality of his epic 24601/Jean from LES MISERABLES...  except totally Logan.   Even better, the physical portrayal of someone who's every motion conveys a degree of pain, he's broken and beautiful.   

 

 

That guy sure is in love with this film's first 40 minutes.

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