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

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I think this could be alright. 

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I guess.

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Watch yourself, bb. Don't come for Emma.

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Emma Watson's too good for a Disney remake.

 

I guess we all need to pay the bills.

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This will be the first live action one Disney has done of one of their animated classics that I will be truly invested in. They're messing with the  Renaissance now, if they fuck it up there will be blood dammit.

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Emma Watson's too good for a Disney remake.

I guess we all need to pay the bills.

I believe Watson is set for life, she made tons of millions with the last Harry Potter episodes. Edited by The Futurist

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Is this going to be a musical? :ph34r:

It's based on the Broadway musical (which was based on the animated film), so yes.

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I'm more excited for Emma's other roles.

 

Regression, and Colonia. 

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The Schumacher one? It's somehow super dull even with all the lavish sets and costumes

Oh, sorry didn't realise you were referring to a specific version :)

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Is this going to be a musical? :ph34r:

Watson posted a message on her facebook and yes, she says time for singing lessons.

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(Queen) Emma Watson is going to mop the floor with all doubters when this hits the screen in 2017 (production begins later this year so it's unlikely it'll be ready for a 2016 release). Just you all wait!

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Rank by order of preferences all Disney classics that will be made into live action/ cgi tentpoles.

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I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling - heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx

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I really like the idea of casting Emma Watson, she's perfect, but I don't like the idea of the names of Fassbender, Jackman and stuff as the beast, that just won't work. Emmas still got a very juvenecent look and aura around her, they have to go for a younger beast, otherwise it would feel kind of strange.

I could really see her to team up with Ezra Miller again, he could do both, the prince and the beast.

 

True for Jackman, but Fassbender is still only 37, so not foo far apart in age.

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having the same actor play the prince and the beast is an interesting idea, so that means it's probably not gonna happen.

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True for Jackman, but Fassbender is still only 37, so not foo far apart in age.

He still looks noticeably older than Watson, though. I'm thinking they'll go for someone in a similar age range for The Beast.

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The Beast will be CG just like in the french version that was released last year with Léa Seydoux as Belle.

 

 

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Nah, they should go the live action tv look  ;)

 

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Nah, they should go the live action tv look   ;)

 

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That's way too old, the new age beast on TV looks like this

 

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That's way too old, the new age beast on TV looks like this

 

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so basically you are saying that Emma is the beast since obviously nothing in that picture makes the guy one :P

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