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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Central America Box Office | The Beast roars to $3M in a week! What a Beauty!

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Little Prince #1, UNCLE #2.

 

 

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There could be a new weekend #1 ... Thursday BO:

 

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Little Prince repeats at #1!

@RentrakCentroamérica

#TopTen FS

El Principito

Ribbit

Exorcismo en Vaticano

Agente de CIPOL

Magic Mike 2

Hitman

Presos

Cuarto de Guerra

Sin Escape

Eliminar amigo

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Top 10, Thursday. - MR2 at the top, Little Prince falling.

 

@RentrakCentroAm

1 Maze Runner Prueba de Fuego

2 Exorcismo en el Vaticano

3 Pacto Criminal

4 Everest

5 El Principito

6 Ixcanul

7 Un Gallo con muchos huevos

8 Cuarto de Guerra

9 Ribbit

10 Pixeles

 

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Maze Runner, Black Mass  and Self/Less are opening this weekend here in Panama and there are zero tv spots...strange

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Maze Runner gets the weekend, Little Prince again showing a strong Fri-Sun performance!

 

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HT2 breaking records in the region! Deadline reports:

 

Marking the biggest September opening of all time in Central America, Hotel T2 grabbed a tidy $1.4M, which is 2x bigger than the original.

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HT2 breaking records in the region! Deadline reports:

 

Marking the biggest September opening of all time in Central America, Hotel T2 grabbed a tidy $1.4M, which is 2x bigger than the original.

Purple do you know how much Panama represents of the Central America box office?

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No unfortunately, but it would be one of the top markets. Let me see if I can find anything online.

 

Here's the weekend's Top 5:

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Hard to get admission numbers in Central America, but this has been reported by Gabriel Salas:

 

 

 

600.000 in Central America

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The Martian, The Intern, The Gift and a horror movie I dont know anything about (Almas Siniestras?) are opening today here in Panama

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HT2 repeats at the top, Martian and Intern make it to the Top 5

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Tickets on sale here!! Already have my ticket for 12 am Dec 17 and they are selling fast

 

Bodes well for Latin America

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Are those tickets for La Guerra de las Galaxias? B)  Yes, it's going to be massive!

 

Rentrak hasn't tweeted about the CA box office in two weeks. Boo.

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Are those tickets for La Guerra de las Galaxias? B)  Yes, it's going to be massive!

 

Rentrak hasn't tweeted about the CA box office in two weeks. Boo.

Sii Star Wars

 

almost all the showtimes are sold out already for the 17th

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We have a Top 5 at last...

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I think this is from Thursday only.

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