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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Score and soundtracks - 2015 discussion

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Ant-Man is terrific!

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It Follows (Disasterpeace)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Junkie XL)

The Duke of Burgundy (Cat's Eyes)

 

The only ones that stand out for me so far, though I still haven't listened to the Inside Out score on its own.

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Best Scores so Far (top 3):

Inside Out (Giacchino)

Tomorrowland (Giacchino)

Jurassic World (John Williams/Giacchino)

Honorable Mention: Jupiter Ascending (Guacchino)

Chappie (was that Zimmer?)

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:)

 

Williams' two main themes are used quite sparingly in the movie actually.

 

 

This was by far the most common cue in the film (starting at 1:40):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQORJSOaCvY

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Ant-Man is terrific!

 

Yes, I loved the Ant-Man Soundtrack, it had a very distinct sound to it's themes, a little bit jazzy with with flair. Definitely one of the best in the MCU so far.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_5NwVy8L5M  

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Ant Man? I have yet to hear it. Now I am even more curious about this score.

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Williams' two main themes are used quite sparingly in the movie actually.

 

 

This was by far the most common cue in the film (starting at 1:40):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQORJSOaCvY

 

 

Jurassic World score is really growing on me everytime I listen to it. It's quite original but at the same time really reminiscent of Williams' brilliant scores. Miles better than JP3 score.

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Ant Man? I have yet to hear it. Now I am even more curious about this score.

 

See the movie it's great.

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Giacchino is owning this year

 

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I didn't listen to his JW score yet, but from what I heard it was beautiful.
 
He definitely is the best working composer today.
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Giacchino wrote better music on a weekly basis for Lost than he does in three months for a movie.

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Giacchino wrote better music on a weekly basis for Lost than he does in three months for a movie.

 

Lost music was truly amazing.

It gave an amazing atmosphere to the show, those eerie cues and of course, he nailed the emotional beats so hard that you would chock up every time something tragic or sad happened to those characters, even in that Jack tattoo episode lol !

I think he was one of the big reason why the show was so successful, having that quality of music on a tv show is pretty rare.

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Giacchino wrote better music on a weekly basis for Lost than he does in three months for a movie.

 

I think I would put John Carter first among anything he's done.

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Mychael Danna's Good Dinosaur score is by far my most anticipated from here out

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I think I would put John Carter first among anything he's done.

John Carter and Jupiter Ascending are great but the rest are all so samey. Everything is a nostalgic blockbuster, I'd like for him to branch out.

 

The 'stripped back to solo piano' trope has wore paper thin for me.

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Rank the Giacchino track title puns?

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Rank the Giacchino track title puns?

1. Booneral

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Yo dawg, Giacchino's Medal of Honor work might have been the best thing he's ever done.

 

Medal of Honor: Underground. Listen to it. Learn it. Love it.

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Listening to Southpaw. Very solid. Is it Horner's last work?

 

Any thoughts about the latest Mission Impossible score?

 

Best and worst scores of the Summer?

 

My best choice

Inside Out

 

My worst choice

Poltergeist

 

Biggest disappointment

Avengers 2

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