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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I'm sending in a PM to WB to prevent Tele from making any clubs regarding the movie. It doesn't do this forum any good. The last time he did that, we ended up being kicked off Boxoffice.com.

Seems like a great idea. We must keep Tele away this time. 

 

Warner Brothers

 

Tom Hardy

 

George Miller going to be busy

 

Prior material includes a ready-made dead family

 

 

 

OH MY GOD

Tele would explode in anger. His reaction to Trevorrow directing Episode 9 would seem tame in comparison :lol: 

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Valerian is moving for sure now. Or will it?

:qotd:

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Leading Male Role not Having a Dead Wife Club, who's in

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Nolan action set pieces are his Achilles heel.

 

Spielberg, Cameron, Bay, Good PJ are better in this department.

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McConaughey, DiCaprio and Bale starring in an unscripted, completely improvised movie shot in black and white on 35MM.

100M OW.

It must have a twist at the end. And hopefully it won't involve a bookshelf. 

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Wait a second? July? Warner brothers? Magic Mike XXX?

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I can guarantee one thing... DoP Wally Pfister.

Yes.

please

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Zimmer still droning on his organ ?

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Nolan action set pieces are his Achilles heel.

 

Spielberg, Cameron, Bay, Good PJ are better in this department.

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Glorious perfection.

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Valerian is moving for sure now. Or will it?

:qotd:

I even forgot that shit is in there. And it has a 180M budget :rofl: Yeah, it is moving for sure now. 

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Real talk, I actually think Inception had mostly competent action scenes. Maybe he's better with gunfights than fistfights.

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Romantic Comedy ?

Maybe he could direct dat Jlaw-Amy Schumer Sisters script.

Man, I love Nolan but he needs an intervention.

He needs to shake things up a little bit, discovering colors and things like that ...

He said he will keep making that kind of movie, big and more intelligent (than average) blockbusters, while he can.

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Yeah the fact that they chose this release date, and they're calling it an event film makes me feel like thiis isn't gonna be a downgrade in scale from his last two original flicks

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I think we have the soundtrack

 

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I can't wait to read the first 10 pages of this thread on July 2017 and laugh at how overblown and over the top the reaction is.

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