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

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Non franchise/proven genre movie do not very easily outgross Interstellar imo, it did 675 million like Dr. Strange, that is more than Man of Steel, Moana, Men in black 3, etc....

 

The Martian was a total giant world success and still did 45m less than Interstellar.

 

Saving Private Ryan did 722 million in adjusted dollar, Pearl Harbor 620m, Captain America First avengers 402m, Inglorious bastard 366m

 

They are pretty much the biggest modern WW2 movies, they show you can have a giant blockbuster with them, but that even with it happen I'm not sure we should expect and easy over 700m performance.

 

 

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made a poster:

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4 minutes ago, antovolk said:

made a poster:

y93RNw5.jpg

 

Woah, you made this?! I thought it was official! Great job!

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7 minutes ago, antovolk said:

made a poster:

y93RNw5.jpg

 

Excellent job. Really like how clean it is. Better work than what WB is putting out. 

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20 minutes ago, antovolk said:

made a poster:

y93RNw5.jpg

 

Very nice, but you succumbed to the text clipping mask also. :( 

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4 hours ago, Telemachos said:

 

Very nice, but you succumbed to the text clipping mask also. :( 

Yeah but I wanted to make something that can be passed off as official ;) 

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4 minutes ago, antovolk said:

Yeah but I wanted to make something that can be passed off as official ;) 

 

Dammit man, you can do better than them! :lol: 

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8 minutes ago, Telemachos said:

 

Dammit man, you can do better than them! :lol: 

 

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Posted (edited)

I literally stubled across this while I had two browser windows open (one of them on Youtube). YT automatically skipped to this when the song I was listening to (Sia's Wonder Woman theme) ended and I was busy on something else. I had no idea that the person singing was Harry Styles ---since One Direction have never been on my radar---...but I really like this song. It's actually very good, in my opinion.

 

 

Is he going to have a song on Dunkirk's OST?

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Cochofles said:

I literally stubled across this while I had two browser windows open (one of them on Youtube). YT automatically skipped to this when the song I was listening to (Sia's Wonder Woman theme) ended and I was busy on something else. I had no idea that the person singing was Harry Styles ---since One Direction have never been on my radar---...but I really like this song. It's actually very good, in my opinion.

 

 

Is he going to have a song on Dunkirk's OST?

 

 

 

 

I would expect nothing more than a 100% Hans Zimmer score.

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Posted (edited)

My Prediction for Dunkirks Box office

 

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

 

1st Weekend: $63 Million

2nd Weekend: $46 Million (-27%) / $134 Million

3rd Weekend: $29.9 Million (-35%) / $180.9 Million

4th Weekend: $22.72M (-24%) / $215.62 Million

5th Weekend: $13 Million (-43%) / $236.62 Million

 

Total: $265 Million ( 4.206X )

Worldwide: $265M / $450M / $715M

 

 

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The run time is 110 minutes which would be Nolan's shortest film since Following. 

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Just now, Jonwo said:

The run time is 110 minutes which would be Nolan's shortest film since Following. 

Is that with credits?

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Just now, filmlover said:

Is that with credits?

 

I'm not sure but I'm assuming it is. 

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3 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

The run time is 110 minutes which would be Nolan's shortest film since Following. 

this might already be better than interstellar.

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How about:

 

OW - 63

DOM - 190

OS - 330

 

WW TOTAL - 520M

 

I think it is reasonable. Even if it is not as strong DOM, I still don't see less than 450m WW. 

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3 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

this might already be better than interstellar.

 

I liked Interstellar but it dragged in places.

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5 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

this might already be better than interstellar.

Coolio you motherfucker

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both that AND dkr kinda alternate between feeling draggy to feeling rushed. and Dark Knight and Inception are two of the best paced 2.5 hour movies of recent time so i'm not just hating on length or nothing.

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