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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SNATCHED | May 12 2017 | Fox | trailer on page 1

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Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Fox Mother-Daughter Comedy

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/amy-schumer-write-star-fox-797609

 

Two big names in female comedy are teaming for a look at mother-daughter relations.

 

Amy Schumer, the comedienne behind this summer’s new Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck, has signed on to co-write and star in an untitled mother-daughter comedy that has Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and the upcoming Spy, attached as one of the producers.

 

The plot is being kept under wraps but sources say it is an action-comedy in the vein of Feig’s The Heat and centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong.

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Can't wait!! Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren as the mother?

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So this is MOTHER / DAUGHTER, right?

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So this is the thread I've been looking for. lol

 

New title: SNATCHED

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Goldie Hawn is the mother.

 

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About time Goldie Hawn made another movie.

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Wow...I did not expect the trailer to drop so soon.

Seems...amusing enough.

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yeah huge pass on this one :P 

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It looks funny to me, but I like Schumer. The "welcome" bit got me, not gonna lie.

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I had the biggest smile when Goldie Hawn first appeared. Missed seeing her in movies.

 

Looks funny.

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14 minutes ago, Taylor said:

It looks funny to me, but I like Schumer. The "welcome" bit got me, not gonna lie.

 

I at first did not get that joke because, to me, it sounded like he said "welcome." I suppose that the non-American pronouncing the word to sound like "whale cum" was what made Goldie react that way, but it sounded like 'welcome' to me.

Anyway, like filmlover, I am also happy to see Goldie Hawn in movies again. I hope this is good.

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At least they could've made a joke based around the title of the film. I'm disappointed.

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4 minutes ago, DMan7 said:

At least they could've made a joke based around the title of the film. I'm disappointed.

I am sure that there will be a snatch joke (or two) in the movie.

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I am so thrilled to see Schumer unapologectically rock her love handles, belly, and normal-looking body in a two-piece bathing suit!! :huglove:

 

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1 hour ago, Cochofles said:

I am sure that there will be a snatch joke (or two) in the movie.

 

I'll take your word for it ;)

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