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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She's absolutely perfect for this, I'm excited.

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I think this will be the biggest live-action Disney remake yet. Beloved movie, iconic songs and sets, fantastic casting. 

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I think this will be the biggest live-action Disney remake yet. Beloved movie, iconic songs and sets, fantastic casting. 

Bigger than AIW?

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Bigger than AIW?

 

That's the high-water mark, obviously. I think it's possible. I have no clue how that one opened so high, but assuming this is done in 3D (almost a certainty) and is promoted effectively, it could happen. Many people consider this the best Disney movie, myself included. 

 

I kind of doubt it'll open as high, but the legs might be better. 

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Emma Watson. Check. Awesome.

Stephen Chbosky. Check. Interesting.

Bill Condon. Check. Uhm...?
 

I'm really happy for her, though. Like really, really happy.

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Regression, Colonia, La La Land, and now Beauty & The Beast.

 

She's doing so well.

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I just made this in CAYOM and made 400M DOM off it

 

If Hollywood wants to continue ripping off my ideas, I beg you, please give me Chris Pratt as Gaston

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So there are two beauty and the beast projects? 

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This might be the most perfect casting choice ever. Really excited for this.

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This came out of nowhere for me. It's shooting this year.  

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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.

Well Emma Watson just joined the cast so now what?

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Most likely, I'd guess Chris Pine as Gaston though...

 

That said, whenever this opens, it'll be huge. Like double Into the Woods numbers minimum

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Most likely, I'd guess Chris Pine as Gaston though...

 

That said, whenever this opens, it'll be huge. Like double Into the Woods numbers minimum

Chris Pine already did it in into the woods. no way. channing tatum. book it now.

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Chris Pine already did it in into the woods. no way. channing tatum. book it now.

That's exactly why I think they'll get him lol

 

Tatum can't sing. I've heard him, yes. GET PRATT OR GET OUT DISNEY

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can't sing? doesn't matter it's a movie not broadway. have u seen the casting on some of these movies?

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Into the Woods was pretty good with getting good singers for every role so it's not impossible :P

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Any one know if Watson can sing?

She is mother fucking Emma Watson she can anything. 

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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.

 

Are you serious? The fact that Hermione is cast as Belle is the most obvious hook. She is all ready to become a full-fledged movie star in her own right, and this is the perfect vehicle. Not to mention that this is a live action remake of an iconic, beloved animated movie. That in and of itself is another hook. If Bill Condon manages to recapture his DREAMGIRLS mojo with this, the film will be a smash.

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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.

I agree about Jungle Book, but this Is fucking Beauty and the Beast. That's enough to get people interested right there.

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