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

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3 minutes ago, xeno000 said:

 

The leaders of the FOP are acting exactly like terrorists or a gang. This threat is chilling and it's meant to be, in order to intimidate not just QT but anyone who might criticize the police. Should anything untoward happen around the release of this film the head of the FOP ought to be prosecuted for making terroristic threats and inciting violence. 

 

America is practically a police state.

 

Well, that might be an overstatement.

 

Well, unless you're black.  Or Hispanic.  

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4 minutes ago, kowhite said:

 

Well, that might be an overstatement.

 

Well, unless you're black.  Or Hispanic.  

 

I'm Black. And Native American. I know whereof I speak.

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The Fraternal Order of Police promises a "surprise" in store for Tarantino and the movie.

I don't understand that in the headline, what does it mean? o.o

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8 minutes ago, DMan7 said:

The Fraternal Order of Police promises a "surprise" in store for Tarantino and the movie.

I don't understand that in the headline, what does it mean? o.o

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No one knows except the FOP.

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On 11/20/2015, 10:43:24, Telemachos said:

 

No one knows except the FOP.

 

I think we can rule out a surprise birthday party for QT.

 

Unless they're going to throw it three months early.

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Jackson and Tarantino explain what a roadshow is, and a great history of Panavision

 

 

 

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So, is this 187 minutes at ALL theatres? If so, I can't imagine my theatre playing it when it opens. 3 1/2 hours occupying 1 screen. If it was something like Star Wars maybe, but I don't know if they won't want to waste the screen time, and staff hours to play this for more than maybe 1 show a day.

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10 minutes ago, DAJK said:

So, is this 187 minutes at ALL theatres? If so, I can't imagine my theatre playing it when it opens. 3 1/2 hours occupying 1 screen. If it was something like Star Wars maybe, but I don't know if they won't want to waste the screen time, and staff hours to play this for more than maybe 1 show a day.

 

187 minutes is the Ultra-Panavision 70 "roadshow" length. If you don't have a properly-equipped 70mm projector, you'll get the shorter version.

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The general release version is still pretty long at 176 minutes, that's only 3 minutes shorter than The Wolf of Wall Street.

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5 hours ago, grim22 said:

Jackson and Tarantino explain what a roadshow is, and a great history of Panavision

 

 

 

really cool and interesting. i hope i can catch this.. it really does look stunning and old-fashioned, and also makes me excited for rogue one

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Lol, woah. That's like 3 hours and 7 minutes long. Will this be over all screens, or just in select theaters?

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17 minutes ago, angeldelmito said:

Lol, woah. That's like 3 hours and 7 minutes long. Will this be over all screens, or just in select theaters?

Only in theaters projecting on film.

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17 minutes ago, angeldelmito said:

Lol, woah. That's like 3 hours and 7 minutes long. Will this be over all screens, or just in select theaters?

Only in theaters projecting on film.

Not even that. Only in theaters presenting it in 70mm.

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The Angelika better not be the only theater doing this in 70mm. Screens are too damn small. Hopefully the Paris gets it. Sorry, NYC ramblings. Just release the theaters already!

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AkUhenPRHEqAAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC _Ash_Clark
I can't say much about Tarantino's latest offering, but never has a film made me desire a long, cleansing shower quite as much.
12/1/15, 6:50 PM

 

AAAAAElFTkSuQmCC BilgeEbiri
Btw, I went with this tweet instead of, "Tarantino can die now, he's made his SALO."
12/1/15, 7:17 PM

 

:unsure: 

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