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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Water Bottle

The Classic Conversation Thread: The Sequel

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2 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

It's basically mango mixed with Sweet Tarts. Watching the barista make it was fascinating; so much shit gets put into it :lol: 

 

ok that's why the person said it tasted like that  lol

 

I'm sure it was interesting to see being made, at least. :P 

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I might have a job interview tonight :ohmygod: I was just at AMC and asked what was going on with my application, and they said to see the hiring manager tonight :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: 

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4 hours ago, The Stingray said:

@baumer, is Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow any good?

 

This movie is incredibly awesome.. Must see.. One of the Rare horror movies that never required a sequel.. Thank God for that.. Not every horror movie needs a sequel and this is one of them... There's also some possible truth to this movie to as there have always been rumors of Zombies in Haiti..

 

http://www.livescience.com/23892-zombies-real-facts.html

 

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Voodoo or science?

Everyone knows the fictional zombies, but fewer know the facts about zombies. To many people, both in Haiti and elsewhere, zombies are very real. They are not a joke; they are something to be taken seriously. Belief in magic and witchcraft is widespread throughout Haiti and the Caribbean, often in the form of religions such as voodoo and santeria.

Haitian zombies were said to be people brought back from the dead (and sometimes controlled) through magical means by voodoo priests called bokors or houngan. Sometimes the zombification was done as punishment (striking fear in those who believed that they could be abused even after death), but often the zombies were said to have been used as slave labor on farms and sugarcane plantations. In 1980, one mentally ill man even claimed to have been held captive as a zombie worker for two decades, though he could not lead investigators to where he had worked, and his story was never verified.

 

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Treated myself to 50¢ Easter candy.

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I ate the most delicious burrito bowl provided by UWM.

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1 hour ago, jandrew said:

 

You know whats not stressful to make? Bacon. Making some right now.

 

I feel bad for veggies and vegans, I really do.

 

:depp: 

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Posted (edited)

"Expensive Ho" just liked a post of mine. I feel like I've peaked.

 

@expensiveho

 

 

 

Edited by jandrew
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Posted (edited)

Having a hell of a time adjusting to new contacts. I don't have the same prescription for both eyes anymore so now I have to make sure I don't mix them up.

 

And on the subject of food, I'm having a JJ Vito

 

Edited by tribefan695

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1 minute ago, tribefan695 said:

And on the subject of food, I'm having a JJ Vito

 

Sounds like a New Jersey DJ.

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1 minute ago, jandrew said:

 

Sounds like a New Jersey DJ.

 

I was going to go to Jersey Mike's across the street but decided at the last minute for something a little closer and cheaper

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1 hour ago, WrathOfHan said:

I might have a job interview tonight :ohmygod: I was just at AMC and asked what was going on with my application, and they said to see the hiring manager tonight :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: 

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Posted (edited)

 

BOW DOWN BEFORE THE ONE YOU SERVE
YOU'RE GOING TO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE

Edited by cannastop
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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, WrathOfHan said:

I might have a job interview tonight :ohmygod: I was just at AMC and asked what was going on with my application, and they said to see the hiring manager tonight :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: :jeb!: 

Good luck!!!

have you practiced your job interview skills and questions they may ask?

Edited by Dexter of Suburbia

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36 minutes ago, cannastop said:

 

BOW DOWN BEFORE THE ONE YOU SERVE
YOU'RE GOING TO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE

 

Has anyone overdosed or passed out from the sugar content of this drink??? Christ this drink looks like a Diabetes Inducing Nightmare.. :puke:

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6 hours ago, ddddeeee said:

Yes!

 

2 hours ago, baumer said:

 

Hell yea!

 

It's no Angel Heart, but it's pretty entertaining stuff.
 

 

2 hours ago, THE PHENOMENAL BKB said:

 

This movie is incredibly awesome.. Must see.. One of the Rare horror movies that never required a sequel.. Thank God for that.. Not every horror movie needs a sequel and this is one of them... There's also some possible truth to this movie to as there have always been rumors of Zombies in Haiti..

 

http://www.livescience.com/23892-zombies-real-facts.html

 

 

 

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Haven't seen the movie, but the soundtrack is so good. Criminally underrated stuff.
 

 

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