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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That last scene from Titanic with them united in her death mostly gets me too.

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Transformers I,II,II,IV.

 

Battleship & Amour & Nymphomaniac.

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I got emotional at Uma's scene in Nymphomaniac tbh. The first volume of that was beyond decent, maybe even great! Why was the second half so bad?

That being said, Uma would be in my top 5 supporting actress performances of last year. She is the MVP of that movie with one scene!

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Not gonna lie: I full-on bawled at the conclusion of the "Married Life" segment of Up the first several times that I saw it. My eyes also got watery at a couple of different points during Inside Out, so Pete Docter and Pixar clearly know how to tug at my heartstrings.

 

The "I could have saved more" line in Schindler's List also gets me. Every. Single. Time.

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Titanic, can't help it.

Also, 50/50. That movie just hits way too close to home.

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I never used to cry at movies. Now I cry all the time. I guess that's ageing for you.

 

Marley and Me is the number one. You put that movie on in front of me and I will bawl solidly for the last hour. I'm talking howling and wailing. When I first watched that movie I was sobbing so uncontrollably my boyf had to check if I was ok. My own pet labrador had died a year before so I think it could be forgiven.

 

Apart from that - anything involving dogs will make me cry. 

 

Up/Inside Out.

 

Million Dollar Baby.

 

Philomena was on tv last night and that got me pretty choked up.

 

Saving Mr Banks got me too recently - the powah of Emma T. Her Love Actually mini breakdown always get me too.

 

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The only movie I have ever cried in was Executive Decision.  I am tearing up right now just thinking of the sacrifice Segal made.

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Simon Birch.

And now that I have daughters, Man On Fire makes me cry like a baby.

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Hachiko

Passion of the Christ

TS2&3 / Up / Inside Out

My life

Cinema paradiso

Schindler List - that little girl in red...

Lion King - remember...

 

All these come first to mind

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Man on fire

Up 

Toy Story 3

Edward Scissorhands

The Land Before Time

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I cried like a bitch at the end of King Kong. Same thing when I first saw My Girl. Seriously, whoever made that flick is a sick bastard.

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Gattaca makes me cry. Even thinking about the movie makes me cry

Make Way For Tomorrow also made me cry as well

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