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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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Seems like a good time to watch The Leftovers after my will to live was crushed by Kelly Olynyk.

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Just watched my first John Carpenter film (Prince of Darkness) and :sick: 

 

Felt pretty much like a bunch of scientific mumbo-jumbo wrapped in religious gibberish, punctuated by characters looking over their shoulders and being attacked by the possessed. Also, the unintentional hilarity of the whole thing.

 

I hope his other movies aren't like that...

 

Good score, though.

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Just now, Goffe said:

Just watched my first John Carpenter film (Prince of Darkness) and :sick: 

 

Felt pretty much like a bunch of scientific mumbo-jumbo wrapped in religious gibberish, punctuated by characters looking over their shoulders and being attacked by the possessed. Also, the unintentional hilarity of the whole thing.

 

I hope his other movies aren't like that...

You've never seen one of his films before? You can't go wrong with Halloween or The Thing.

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5 minutes ago, Goffe said:

Just watched my first John Carpenter film (Prince of Darkness) and :sick: 

 

Felt pretty much like a bunch of scientific mumbo-jumbo wrapped in religious gibberish, punctuated by characters looking over their shoulders and being attacked by the possessed. Also, the unintentional hilarity of the whole thing.

 

I hope his other movies aren't like that...

 

Good score, though.

 

Personally I think it's one of his weaker ones (not his weakest tho). 

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I know the idea is for men to be more sensitive these days.  But as men we have to put our foot down on this 

 

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Ps-I know Sean Connery wore won in Goldfinger.  We're not Connery

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3 minutes ago, DAR said:

I know the idea is for men to be more sensitive these days.  But as men we have to put our foot down on this 

 

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Ps-I know Sean Connery wore won in Goldfinger.  We're not Connery

I see 8 fashion disasters.

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12 minutes ago, Jayhawk said:

Seems like a good time to watch The Leftovers after my will to live was crushed by Kelly Olynyk.

You and Kevin Love are in an exclusive club. 

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9 minutes ago, DAR said:

I know the idea is for men to be more sensitive these days.  But as men we have to put our foot down on this 

 

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Ps-I know Sean Connery wore won in Goldfinger.  We're not Connery

 

Sean Connery wore a romper?  I've watched them all (I think) and I just don't remember that! :thinking:

 

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14 minutes ago, DAR said:

I know the idea is for men to be more sensitive these days.  But as men we have to put our foot down on this 

 

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Ps-I know Sean Connery wore won in Goldfinger.  We're not Connery

Okay but like you couldn't give us a warning or anything. This is me right now: 150760cfb292356b1bae16237449d29fdcf03ecc

 

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2 minutes ago, trifle said:

 

Sean Connery wore a romper?  I've watched them all (I think) and I just don't remember that! :thinking:

 

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6 minutes ago, Nova said:

Hubba hubba

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No. No. Look closely. It is a COVER UP over swim trunks (hence the towel.)  It just went between his legs because he was walking.

 

That is my story and I am sticking to it!!!

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8 minutes ago, trifle said:

 

 

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No. No. Look closely. It is a COVER UP over swim trunks (hence the towel.)  It just went between his legs because he was walking.

 

That is my story and I am sticking to it!!!

 

C'mon, Connery even makes diapers look badass. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Tele Came Back said:

 

C'mon, Connery even makes diapers look badass. 

 

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that does *NOT* look badass!

 

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7 minutes ago, Tele Came Back said:

 

C'mon, Connery even makes diapers look badass. 

 

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Again.  Sean. Connery

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Pretty sure not even Brad Pitt in his prime could make any of these looks work.

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Lol, so far my top 3 movies of the year are 2 Comic book movies and an M Night Shyamalan movie.  Who woulda thought?

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14 minutes ago, The Panda said:

Lol, so far my top 3 movies of the year are 2 Comic book movies and an M Night Shyamalan movie.  Who woulda thought?

My top 3 movies of the year so far have quite the eccentric lineup of villains: Charlie Hunnam's lookalike, racists, and an MRA. Who said Hollywood had lost all creativity?

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