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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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING | 05.19.17 | Warner Brothers

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MGM Nabs Hot YA Novel 'Everything, Everything'

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/mgm-nabs-hot-ya-novel-817117

 

Nicola Yoon's debut novel, which will hit shelves Sept. 1 via Random House's Delacorte, follows Maddy, a teen who has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to practically everything. She’s spent 17 years hiding out in her home, only seeing her mother and her nurse, Carla. But when a boy named Olly moves in next door, Maddy begins to fall in love.

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"A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door."

 

Just got moved from an August 18 date to the date in the title above.      

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Maybe it can do Me Before You numbers? 

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6 minutes ago, That One Guy said:

"A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door."

 

Just got moved from an August 18 date to the date in the title above.      

 

This moved to May to get ahead of Midnight Sun, which is the exact same premise

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Sun_(2017_film)

 

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Sheltered since early childhood, Katie Price (Bella Thorne), now 17, lives with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. During the day she is housebound, having only her father, Jack (Rob Riggle) for company. But it is after dark that Katie’s world opens up, when she ventures out to the local train station to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), an ex-high school all-star athlete, whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him and the two begin a uniquely powerful romance. Midnight Sun is a heart-breaking, life-affirming story of young love, of dreams lost and realized, and one (nearly) perfect summer.

 

 

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Possibly one of the most unappealing movie titles I've ever seen. 

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This is now under WB. Opens on May 19, 2017.

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I haven't watched the trailer but this premise screams Bubble Boy to me. 

 

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4 minutes ago, AABATTERY said:

I haven't watched the trailer but this premise screams Bubble Boy to me. 

 

It's Bubble Boy without the comedy.

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The Fault In Our Everything.

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5 minutes ago, filmlover said:

The Fault In Our Everything.

 

Perfect way to describe the scathing reviews the film will get.

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20 minutes ago, That One Guy said:

 

Perfect way to describe the scathing reviews the film will get.

lol yeah I dont' think this will get good reviews. The book was weird too. The ending is odd. 

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This trailer spoils too much of the book honestly. 

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yeah doesn't look all that good, but maybe it will catch an audience anyway

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mm I'm debating how much this grosses. "If I stay" made 50 million domestic. Me Before you made 56 (however this film was HUGE overseas) but Paper Towns only made 32 million even with John green's huge fanbase. I guess it depends if it gets mediocre or terrible reviews. 

 

Maybe like 14 OW 40 total? 

 

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The girls in my classes are obsessed with this book. Even the ones who don't like to read.

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3 hours ago, ban1o said:

mm I'm debating how much this grosses. "If I stay" made 50 million domestic. Me Before you made 56 (however this film was HUGE overseas) but Paper Towns only made 32 million even with John green's huge fanbase. I guess it depends if it gets mediocre or terrible reviews. 

 

Maybe like 14 OW 40 total? 

 

Im leaning towards Paper Towns numbers. 

12m OW/ 30 DOM

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8 hours ago, Chaz said:

The girls in my classes are obsessed with this book. Even the ones who don't like to read.

is the book popular? I read it like a year ago. 

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