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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Movies that always make you cry

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Everyone has at least one movie that they cry in no matter how many times they watch it. Name yours!

Some of mine are

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Finding Nemo - I cry multiple times throughout this movie, for whatever reason. It moves me.

The Shawshank Redemption - I literally wept for 5 straight minutes at the ending, I don't know why, I just broke down in happiness.

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Armageddon

 

Pursuit of Happyness

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I've seen FIOS. like three or four times now, I cry every time. 

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Inside Out and Boyhood are recent ones. Iron Giant and Toy Story 3 also come to mind

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Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2 are the first two that come to.mind

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Way way way to many movies. Even bad movies if a scene is super well done and feels real I can sometimes cry or get close. Ive gotta be sucked in usually though. 

 

I cried in Temple of Doom when Indy puts Short Rounds hat on 2 weeks ago hahah

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I cry all the fucking time watching movie. Even if I have seen them a million times if something emotional happens I will usually cry. So, it would take way to long to list all the movies that make me cry.

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Rudy, Hoosiers, Apollo13, Old Yeller, Marley and Me, Toy Story 3.  

 

The ending of Planes Trains and Automobiles.

 

 

This is the most shocking but the ending of Man on Fire.

 

And this

 

 

 

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Big Fish

Titanic

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I don't cry but have so many emotional films to me. How Green Was My Valley, Dancer in the Dark, Umberto D, The Remains Of The Day, War Horse, Splendor In The Grass etc. Recently Mad Max: Fury Road has powerfully touching last 10-15 minutes.

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This is the most shocking but the ending of Man on Fire.

"Una Palabra" gets me every time, I don't even try to hold it back anymore.

Big Fish too.

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If this scene doesn't move you then you're just not human

 

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Maybe not crying... but what gets me pretty emotional each time are the endings of RotK, Titanic and United 93.

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I am a huge movie crier. Up and Titanic always get me. Eternal Sunshine, Inside Out (saw it three times), Boyhood. Recently Room wrecked me and I've seen it twice.

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I don't really cry during movies. Mostly if a scene comes off as quite passionate, emotion-wise, even if not really sad, the awe of it adds to the other emotions and may move me. For example at the end of the pursuit of happyness, the emotions Will Smith superbly conveys through his expressions while walking on the street, clapping too to somehow let out the storming of emotions that has come upon him while the rest of the world, oblivious to him, moves on around him. Man, that scene is so filled with emotions, it always brings a tear to the eye. Apart from that you have movies actually so sad that you just can't keep from crying especially in their most beautifully depressing scenes. Greatest example being grave of the fireflies. Impossible to not cry after seeing it.

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