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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Beauty & The Beast | March 17, 2017 | New Trailer on Page 72

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Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Evan Spiliotopoulos (New Draft: Stephen Chbosky)

 

Score: Alan Menken

 

Producer(s): David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman

 

Starring:

Emma Watson... Belle

Luke Evans ... Gaston

Dan Stevens ... Prince/Beast

Josh Gad ... Le Fou

Emma Thompson ... Mrs. Potts

Kevin Kline ... Belle’s father

Audra McDonald ... Garderobe

Ian McKellen ... Cogsworth

Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Plumette

Ewan Mcgregor ... Lumiere

Stanley Tucci ... Cadenza

 

Filming begins May in London.

 

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DOMESTIC

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Writer from Hercules? Seriously? No wonder these live action Disney fairytale films are so mediocre.

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All these other movies had an immediate hook. Burton on Alice, Raimi on Oz, Jolie on Maleficent, Branagh on Cinderella, Wright on Pan but there is nothing that can make this or Favreau's Jungle Book appealing.

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All these other movies had an immediate hook. Burton on Alice, Raimi on Oz, Jolie on Maleficent, Branagh on Cinderella, Wright on Pan but there is nothing that can make this or Favreau's Jungle Book appealing.

What about the star?

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No star is going to want to star in Bill 'Fifth Estate' Condon's next turkey. He hasn't made anything good since 2004.

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I wonder if Beauty will be a musical or a non-musical? You could easily take source material from both the film and the stage version, it could work as a non-musical film though, I think the Beast could be done by motion capture and /or make up and same with the objects although I think they should borrow what they did in the stage version and make them human but slowly turning into the objects,

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Are we looking at 2 Disney classic re-releases in 2016?

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Are we looking at 2 Disney classic re-releases in 2016?

Possible. I think this may take a Thanksgiving or Fall date.

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Stephen Chbosky is writing this! 

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Stephen Chbosky is writing this! 

 

Really? I was meh to the whole idea but this rises my excitement considerably.

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Possible. I think this may take a Thanksgiving or Fall date.

I think August 12 could work. Already have Moana (not official).

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I think August 12 could work. Already have Moana (not official).

October is also possible. They had Jungle Book this October originally.

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I'd probably say March 17th 2017.

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OMG, Emma Watson is fucking PERFECT to play Belle. 

 

Stephen Chbosky as the writer really heightens my expectations for this. Perks of Being a Wallflower was incredible.

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I need to see Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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I'm sure I will pass on this, but it may be decent though

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Emma is my girl crush.  Love her.  She's perfect.  For anything.

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