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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Neo

Terminator Genisys | July 1, 2015 | Crosses 400M WW, overtakes Fury Road | GB returns, Page 379!

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OPENING WEEKEND

Picores: 57M

Neo: 49M/74M

CJohn: 50M (5-day)

Blankments: 38M

Juby: 28M

Charism: 20M
 

DOMESTIC

Neo: 163M

Blankments: 161M

Baumer: 150M

Cmasterclay: 150M

Picores: 140M

djdunkeykong: 100M

Halba: Under 100M

CJohn: 95M

Juby: 90M

The Stingray: 65M

Charism: 60M

 

OVERSEAS

Neo: 390M

Baumer: 350M

Picores: 340M

Charism: 70M

 

WORLDWIDE

Blankments: 591M

Neo: 553M

Baumer: 500M

Picores: 480M

Juby: 320M

Halba: 300M-350M

Charism: 130M

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My top choices for director (no order):
Paul Verhoeven
Terry Gilliam
Michael Bay

Alfonso Cuarón
John Woo

Kaleb Lechowski
John Chu
Dan Trachtenberg
Alex Proyas
Juan Antonio Bayona
Darren Aronofsky

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this will only get made if Schwarzenegger returns

He will be in the movie (100%).
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My top choices for director (no order):

Paul Verhoeven

Terry Gilliam

Michael Bay

Alfonso Cuarón

John Woo

Those two men don't belong in the same universe, let alone the same list. Alfonso would never direct this anyway. This franchise hasn't been any good since Cameron directed. Edited by Magic

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Those two men don't belong in the same universe, let alone the same list. Alfonso would never direct this anyway. This franchise hasn't been any good since Cameron directed.

??? He is not above Bay, especially here. Bay could make a dark T5 especially giving us great Terminators. YesAlfonso Cuarón is good, but anyone deserves to be on a list. The list was based on who I thought could do the franchise the most justice.

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??? He is not above Bay, especially here. Bay could make a dark T5 especially giving us great Terminators. YesAlfonso Cuarón is good, but anyone deserves to be on a list. The list was based on who I thought could do the franchise the most justice.

This isn't suited to Alfonso at all and I have no idea why you would even have him on the list for this but he's light years ahead of Bay in every way except for directing action.

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Cameron will do some kind of a prequel to the redeem the glory of the franchise. Don't worry. He and Scott had them planned. Scott would do his first (and he's doing right now), and Cameron will do his next. ;)

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Cameron will do some kind of a prequel to the redeem the glory of the franchise. Don't worry. He and Scott had them planned. Scott would do his first (and he's doing right now), and Cameron will do his next. ;)

Not until 2018 at the earliest.

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http://themovieblog....s-megan-ellison“We can’t really tell you guys anything about Terminator 5 . But it will be an R rated film as God and James Cameron intended.”Fuck yeah, not that's ballsy talk, especially coming from a woman. Hear that, Chucky? God wants his action flicks to be rated R.

Holy fvcking great. No more stupid throwminators. Bring some kickass killing machines baby!! B)

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Not until 2018 at the earliest.

Well, I wasn't being serious, you know. Cameron will never go back to Terminator.But I defnitely would LOVE to see some good writer and director bring some fresh blood to this franchise. I don't mind another movie as long as it stick to the tone and concept of the first two films.

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Well, I wasn't being serious, you know. Cameron will never go back to Terminator.But I defnitely would LOVE to see some good writer and director bring some fresh blood to this franchise. I don't mind another movie as long as it stick to the tone and concept of the first two films.

William Wisher was working on a draft (25 page treatment) then Morgan (I think) was supposed to write, but with Lin out I don't think anymore. Would like Wisher's involvement or would like Laeta Kalogridis to take a pass at it.

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This will be huge.OS will do 400 mill atleast..

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This will be huge.OS will do 400 mill atleast..

That would be crazy good. Put in 150M and you have #6 right behind it.BTW what do you think of my choices for directors?

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Well... It think MB would ruin the film.. Maybe make a blockbuster.. But ruin it..Terry Gilliam only made one good movie IMO and thats 12 monkeys....Alfonso and Poul V could work...But i want Brad Bird to do it

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“We can’t really tell you guys anything about Terminator 5 . But it will be an R rated film as God and James Cameron intended.”

Thats the greatest thing I've ever read.

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Well... It think MB would ruin the film.. Maybe make a blockbuster.. But ruin it..Terry Gilliam only made one good movie IMO and thats 12 monkeys....Alfonso and Poul V could work...But i want Brad Bird to do it

What about Woo? Bird would be good, but he has many movies he is attached to, that is why I didn't include him. I didn't include R. Scott for that reason also.

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For me Woo haven´t done that many good movies.. face/off and MI2 were okey but i want a director with more edge.They need some new thinking in this franchise and i don´t think he´s the one.NWR could also do it. Wouldént be the first time that a new director has been handed a 200-250 mill movie

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