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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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Dunkirk | A CHRISTOPHER NOLAN / HARRY STYLES JOINT | July 21, 2017 | New Trailer on p132. No spoilers allowed.

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Branagh to cast Styles for his next Shakespearean venture.

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11 hours ago, Mockingjay Raphael said:

Harry can't be worse than Justin Timberlake, I'm sure of this.

 

I don't think Timberlake's a bad actor, he's more suited to comedies than dramas though

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I see You Christopher.

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1 hour ago, The Futurist said:

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I see You Christopher.

 

Looking a little too close to Dane Dehaan for comfort here

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2 hours ago, MrPink said:

 

Looking a little too close to Dane Dehaan for comfort here

And Dane DeHaan is the poor man's Leo. What does that make Styles?

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1 minute ago, filmlover said:

And Dane DeHaan is the poor man's Leo. What does that make Styles?

 

The middle class man's Dane DeHaan?

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I doubt One Direction is of much help to a sober 1940s war movie, even if all the yardtards here seem to care about is Harry Styles rather than Nolan's directorial abilities.

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15 minutes ago, drdungbeetle said:

I doubt One Direction is of much help to a sober 1940s war movie, even if all the yardtards here seem to care about is Harry Styles rather than Nolan's directorial abilities.

 

What

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It would probably help if the thread didn't have HURRDURR ONE DIRECTION PUNCHES HITLOR LULZ for a title

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35 minutes ago, drdungbeetle said:

I doubt One Direction is of much help to a sober 1940s war movie, even if all the yardtards here seem to care about is Harry Styles rather than Nolan's directorial abilities.

 

it's jsut been a running gag for a while now so it will never end....

 

or is it not a running gag???  :jeb!:

 

:qotd:

 

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1 hour ago, filmlover said:

And Dane DeHaan is the poor man's Leo. What does that make Styles?

 

Who the fuck started to call DeHaan the Next Leo (some big trade but which?)? The guy looks creepy as fuck and has charisma of a frozen pizza. So what gives???? 

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I like DeHaan. He's got a unique vibe. 

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2 minutes ago, Tele Came Back said:

I like DeHaan. He's got a unique vibe. 

 

I've always thought he had a lot of potential as a character actor. I just hope his current leading-man-in-flops phase doesn't totally derail his career. 

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i liked him in chronicle and place beyond the pines but i feel like he's getting worse honestly. maybe it's just the choices. haven't been interested in him for a while now.

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57 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

i liked him in chronicle and place beyond the pines but i feel like he's getting worse honestly. maybe it's just the choices. haven't been interested in him for a while now.

only Trank got the best out of him or utilized him best.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Valonqar said:

 

Who the fuck started to call DeHaan the Next Leo (some big trade but which?)? The guy looks creepy as fuck and has charisma of a frozen pizza. So what gives???? 

Image result for dane dehaan leo

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After Allied and now Their Finest I wonder if this will continue the current WW2 film practice of having an openly lesbian character. 

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that. 

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46 minutes ago, DeeCee said:

After Allied and now Their Finest I wonder if this will continue the current WW2 film practice of having an openly lesbian character. 

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that. 

 

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Nurse on Destroyer

 

Crystal Pereyra ...

Nurse on Destroyer      

 

 

I'm sure the only two female characters out of about 60 listed on IMDb got up to something in their spare time

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