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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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The Hateful Eight | Out NOW in Digital and 70mm | 187 minutes long including a 12 minutes intermission

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http://dailyglobe.com/19860/quentin-tarantino-writing-new-western-film/

 

That's about as much as we know for now.

 

 

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The Weinstein Company has scheduled THE HATEFUL EIGHT for limited release on December 25, 2015. The film will go wide on January 8, 2016.

9:58 AM - 12 Jun 2015

 

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I was hoping he'd switch it up a little, but westerns are cool and there aren't enough of them these days, so fine.

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Tarantino should have done a sci-fi/fantasy movie... maybe a comedy? or a musical? Test yourself, Quentin!! He's retiring once he's about 60 so there's only 10-12 more years 

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Another western with Christoph Waltz, huh? Well, I'm glad to see him mixing it up.

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Also lots of unconfirmed reports of Bruce Dern (who lest we forget was in DU for about twenty seconds).

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I will never bitch about Quentin Tarantino doing a movie with Christoph Waltz ... they've done 2 and they're were both in my top 5 for their individual years.

 

Inglourious Basterds - 10/10

Django Unchained 9.5/10

 

Christoph is coming for #3 Academy :lol:

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Taranitno should do a romantic comedy :P:lol:

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BTW-I considered Django to be more of a "Southern" then a Western ;)

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I kind of hoped he would do a horror movie, but I like westerns so it's cool, as long as it's not too similar to Django. And hopefully QT and Waltz can become the new Scorsese and De Niro.

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I can take or leave IB and DU, but maybe there's a chance he'll go back to being semi-serious like his first couple of films.

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Tarantino can now easily get $100 million budgets so it is shame that he is not being more adventurous. Westerns have a creative ceiling and the genre has been completely exhausted. DU added nothing to the genre and I don't think this will fare much better creatively.

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Tarantino with Christoph Waltz :wub: I'm so in, don't really mind what genre it is.

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Waltz is more over-rated at the moment than Jonah Hill.

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Waltz is awesome :wub: Both Oscars he got were well-deserved.

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Rewatching Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown last night really pumped me up for this. I hope it'll come out soon. Hopefully in 2015.

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