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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jandrew

Spider-Man: Homecoming | July 7, 2017 | NOT THE MARVEL-DC THREAD

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Guys

 

What if we get a J.K. Simmons JJJ scene with Senator Garry Shandling

 

The possibilities are ENDLESS.

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As for the request to archive this thread, trying to see if the On The Lot thread that was created for the next Spider-Man movie may need to be merged with this thread before I do it.

Why? Let Jandrew have his thread.

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Deadline says he's been relegated to an "executive producer" position:

 

 

http://deadline.com/2015/02/spider-man-marvel-kevin-feige-amy-pascal-producers-1201370228/

 

Arad has a long history with Marvel, helping rescue the company from bankruptcy, among other things;

 

 

What a delicate way to put that.  Those other things is why he was pushed to Exec - hands off.

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This isn't listed at MCU on Mojo... Should that mean anything?

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Guys

 

What if we get a J.K. Simmons JJJ scene with Senator Garry Shandling

 

The possibilities are ENDLESS.

 

 

Garry Shandling after TWS is no longer a Senator - or at least one would hope. :P

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What a delicate way to put that.  Those other things is why he was pushed to Exec - hands off.

 

THINK OF THE VENOM TOYS

 

VENOM TOYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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This isn't listed at MCU on Mojo... Should that mean anything?

No because BOM has not been updated.  :rolleyes:

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Seriously, if JK Simmons isn't brought back, what a waste.

 

He needs to be in every Earth-set Marvel movie from now on. Heck, you can film a quick cameo for Age of Ultron right now and the movie instantly goes a full letter grade in my mind.

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I didnt see one as this was just announced. Just Amazing Spiderman 3 and thats dead. If its merged, will I still get to keep this thread since this is the one thats actually happening?

Not my call. I thought a merge would make sense otherwise the On The Lot thread would have 26 pages for nothing. However I do understand that this is a completely different movie now.

I messaged the appropriate people. We will get back to you.

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No because BOM has not been updated. :rolleyes:

I just checked and there's an update that's under "SCHEDULE"...

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Deadline says he's been relegated to an "executive producer" position:

http://deadline.com/2015/02/spider-man-marvel-kevin-feige-amy-pascal-producers-1201370228/

Oh, so he got "promoted"

Good for him.

He should push for both Sinister Six and Amazing Aunt May movies to happen though. Those should become his legacies.

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And with this news, The Interview continues to be the most accidentally influential movie of the past decade

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Alright Marvel you got him, don't fuck it up

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Wait lol nvm, now it says on Mojo up top "Spider-Man joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe".

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I still think they should stick with Garfield. Do we really need to see another actor portraying this role so soon?

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Just realized that iJack's suspension was up a couple of months ago.

Cue the essay length posts in 3... 2...

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A bunch of random sites are reporting a rumor of Lord/Miller as directors... probably isn't accurate, but still:

 

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I still think they should stick with Garfield. Do we really need to see another actor portraying this role so soon?

Why not. Marvel doesn't want to have to pretend those movies are in universe, and there's no need to redo the origin to have this character rebooted.

Sorry Garfield, buh-bye.

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I still think they should stick with Garfield. Do we really need to see another actor portraying this role so soon?

 

Yes. Keep Garfield away. Thx

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Yes. Keep Garfield away. Thx

:lol:

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