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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AndyLL

I don't believe in fairy tales about chakras or energy or the power of Derby. | Week 47

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Oops. I was tired last night and took a "nap" from which I woke up well past the deadline. I need to start plugging in draft predictions sooner so that way I'll have something even if I don't do last minute adjustments.

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Plugged in Deadline's early estimates. This is going to be a fugly week.

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3 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

 

why is fantastic beasts listed at 110 mil

I put my own predictions in when make the sheet. 

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22 hours ago, POTUS said:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QPrnSnjGMhC_oAOgib2RuICWg1mlxagnPo6-F7g3WVk/edit?usp=sharing

 

The derby killer didn't show up last week. He may strike twice this weekend!

 

 

 

Triple homicide

16 hours ago, Jason said:

Oops. I was tired last night and took a "nap" from which I woke up well past the deadline. I need to start plugging in draft predictions sooner so that way I'll have something even if I don't do last minute adjustments.

It was a good week to take off. You're doing very good btw.

 

Worst week of the year. Where's @keysersoze, he was saying how the scoring was much higher than BOM days. Fall has been rough. Why aren't you playing?

 

1   Padre 81.92
2   moviecriticguy 79.1
3   Rolling Thunder 77.87
4   JMorphin 77.65
5   bapi 77.3
6   TalismanRing 75.75
7   PanaMovie 74.62
8   Bates 74.25
9   Exxdee 72.97
10   Spaghetti 72.55
11   WrathOfHan 72.43
12   darkelf 72.34
13   Wildbill 72.32
14   8wombi7 72.29
15   Matrix4You 72.21
16   boxofficeth 72.13
17   POTUS 72.03
18   XenoZodiac 71.22
19   Tower 70.68
20   ShinyDave 70.64
21   narniadis 69.19
22   AABATTERY 68.65
23   Viceversa 68.56
24   Simionski 68.42
25   kayumanggi 67.25
26   harryHERTZ 65.29
27   a2knet 64.91
28   Boxx93 64.07
29   cannastop 63.94
30   Dbot1800 61.43
31   ChipMunky 60.93
32   Fancyarcher 59.78
33   CoolEric258 58.8
34   nelmsey 58.17
35   Blankments 57.13
36   Lights Camera Action 56.36
37   Ash Skywalker 55.81
38   Spectre 51.73
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fantastic drops and where to find them

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What is the difference between a Russian pessimist and a Russian optimist?
A Russian pessimist says: “Oh, things are SO bad, they can’t possibly get worse!”
A Russian optimist responds: “Oh, yes they can.”

 

on an optimist note. the scores might get worse:)

1   Rolling Thunder 76.28
2   Padre 75.75
3   moviecriticguy 74.41
4   Wildbill 72.68
5   JMorphin 72.51
6   TalismanRing 71.69
7   PanaMovie 70.46
8   Bates 70.01
9   Exxdee 69.74
10   Spaghetti 69.66
11   bapi 69.6
12   8wombi7 68.95
13   Matrix4You 68.89
14   darkelf 68.83
15   XenoZodiac 67.96
16   boxofficeth 67.81
17   POTUS 67.61
18   Tower 66.59
19   Simionski 66.26
20   ShinyDave 66.05
21   WrathOfHan 65.75
22   Viceversa 64.66
23   AABATTERY 64.59
24   narniadis 63.27
25   kayumanggi 62.93
26   a2knet 61.46
27   Boxx93 60.83
28   harryHERTZ 60.53
29   cannastop 59.99
30   Blankments 59.22
31   Dbot1800 58.81
32   Fancyarcher 57.24
33   CoolEric258 55.84
34   ChipMunky 55.78
35   nelmsey 55.74
36   Ash Skywalker 53.85
37   Spectre 53.68
38   Lights Camera Action 50.16

 

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what is this crap, I take two weeks vacation and things have gone to hell :D

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Is this the worst derby week ever? Must be up there lmao. :sadben:

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17 hours ago, AABATTERY said:

Is this the worst derby week ever? Must be up there lmao. :sadben:

Its the worst

Pessimist wins this battle. It didn't get worse. scores slightly improved, except for @Rolling Thunder he somehow got screwed in the improvement, pessimistically optimism at its best.  Remarkably I managed to stay fixed at 17th thru this entire debacle, perhaps with a little Russian optimism ill take 18th tomorrow.:lol:

1   moviecriticguy 77.91
2   Rolling Thunder 77.33
3   JMorphin 74.76
4   Padre 74.36
5   Wildbill 73.96
6   TalismanRing 72.82
7   bapi 72.42
8   Bates 71.52
9   PanaMovie 71.41
10   8wombi7 70.55
11   Matrix4You 70.19
12   Exxdee 69.31
13   darkelf 68.99
14   XenoZodiac 68.52
15   Tower 68.33
16   Spaghetti 68.07
17   POTUS 68.02
18   boxofficeth 67.76
19   WrathOfHan 67.73
20   ShinyDave 67.51
21   Simionski 66.68
22   narniadis 66.54
23   Viceversa 65.42
24   AABATTERY 64.75
25   kayumanggi 64.47
26   Boxx93 62.46
27   a2knet 61.74
28   harryHERTZ 61
29   Fancyarcher 59.66
30   cannastop 59.49
31   Blankments 58.82
32   Dbot1800 58.5
33   nelmsey 58.48
34   ChipMunky 57.86
35   CoolEric258 57.29
36   Ash Skywalker 54.56
37   Spectre 54.45
38   Lights Camera Action 53.04
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@AndyLL

 

1 N Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them WB $74,403,387 - 4,144 - $17,954 $74,403,387 $180 1
2 1 Doctor Strange BV $17,761,060 -58.7% 3,694 -188 $4,808 $181,627,937 $165 3
3 2 Trolls Fox $17,448,673 -50.1% 3,945 -121 $4,423 $116,163,206 $125 3
4 3 Arrival Par. $12,138,671 -49.6% 2,335 +18 $5,199 $43,709,470 $47 2
5 4 Almost Christmas Uni. $7,256,950 -52.0% 2,379 +3 $3,050 $25,637,690 $17 2
6 5 Hacksaw Ridge LGF $6,666,920 -37.3% 2,883 -88 $2,312 $42,771,212 - 3
7 N The Edge of Seventeen STX $4,754,215 - 1,945 - $2,444 $4,754,215 $9 1
8 N Bleed for This ORF $2,366,810 - 1,549 - $1,528 $2,366,810 $6 1
9   The Accountant WB $2,156,421 -51.1% 1,423 -919 $1,515 $81,293,439 $44 6
14   Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk                    TriS    $901,062  +689.5% 1,176 +1,174 $766 $1,057,673 - 2

 

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Only 38 players played? 

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@AndyLL there is a typo on Bleed for this. it needs to be 2.37 not 3.27 :)

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31 minutes ago, 8wombi7 said:

@AndyLL there is a typo on Bleed for this. it needs to be 2.37 not 3.27 :)

 

Hard to believe I go over the inputs twice considering I've had a typo 2 weeks in a row.  

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Congrats @moviecriticguy 2nd win I believe.

 

1 moviecriticguy 78.279% 56.961% 92.491% 12.095% 38 10
2 Rolling Thunder 77.186% 54.394% 92.381% 11.003% 37 10
3 JMorphin 75.405% 51.278% 91.489% 9.222% 36 10
4 Padre 74.011% 47.698% 91.552% 7.827% 35 10
5 Wildbill 73.925% 58.550% 84.176% 7.742% 34 10
6 TalismanRing 72.667% 47.260% 89.606% 6.484% 33 10
7 bapi 72.422% 50.983% 86.714% 6.239% 32 10
8 Bates 72.091% 43.617% 91.073% 5.907% 31 10
9 PanaMovie 71.356% 47.996% 86.930% 5.173% 30 10
10 Matrix4You 70.597% 36.421% 93.381% 4.414% 29 10
11 8wombi7 70.423% 44.163% 87.930% 4.240% 28 10
12 Exxdee 69.417% 36.328% 91.477% 3.234% 27 10
13 XenoZodiac 69.206% 42.647% 86.912% 3.023% 26 10
14 darkelf 69.043% 41.639% 87.313% 2.860% 25 10
15 Tower 68.779% 44.104% 85.230% 2.596% 24 10
16 WrathOfHan 67.961% 37.159% 88.496% 1.778% 23 10
17 POTUS 67.788% 29.804% 93.110% 1.604% 22 10
18 boxofficeth 67.786% 34.195% 90.179% 1.602% 21 10
19 Spaghetti 67.748% 31.511% 91.907% 1.565% 20 10
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