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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That One Guy

Unforgettable | April 21, 2017 | Warner Bros. | Trailer on First Post

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4 minutes ago, That One Guy said:

 

What the actual fuck lmao.

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i've seen 400 different versions of this movie. 

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2 minutes ago, CJohn said:

What the actual fuck lmao.

You'll be there opening day. Me too :ph34r:

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3 minutes ago, CJohn said:

What the actual fuck lmao.

 

Couldn't have said it better  myself.  This is an insult to  direct to DVD movies :P

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This trailer sets a new standard of "showing all the movie in the trailer".

And it's a movie that we've seen 100 times before.

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1 minute ago, WrathOfHan said:

This looks trashy as hell. How long is the movie?

 

Probably like 100 minutes.  That'd be my guess.

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Lol they already remade Obsessed and that movie's only 8 years old.

 

This looks obviously trashy but entertaining. I'll probably see it, even though it'll have to work overtime to match the Beyoncé/Ali Larter fight scene.

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Yes, we have seen this film a million times, but how is that any different from any other genre? How many times have we seen the same ole superhero origin story, with its same beats of discovery, reluctance, and embracing of superpowers, and the final battle with a crappy villain? How many times have we seen the revenge thriller with an almost-superhuman man at its center avenging the death of a loved one? How many times have we seen the same ole romcom with the meet-cute, the break-up and the make up? 

 

Looks like trashy fun, and I am always game to see Rosario!

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Anyway, this looks like the best trash ever made.

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I love that Heigl is embracing her villain status with this. Girl really ruined her career through sheer bridge-burning.

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It is not a direct to DVD movie. It is not even a TV movie. Heck, it just looks like a TV episode. Close up after close up. No single wide shot at all. You call it a movie ? By the way, it is written by the same writer of "Shut In". For god's sake, What the hell is WB doing all these years under the watch of Kevin Tsujihara? Back in the days, no matter how incompetent WB might be, they won't be that shamelessly put out this kind of crap. I am totally baffled that it is getting a wide release. It is absolutely embarrassing. 

 

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The budget is probably about 10-15 million.  It'll turn a profit because there's a market for these kinds of films.  

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What\s interesting about this is that Denise Di Novi is directing her first film.  She's a super producer and has done films that Batman Returns, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands and Crazy Stupid Love.

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1 hour ago, Christmas Baumer said:

What\s interesting about this is that Denise Di Novi is directing her first film.  She's a super producer and has done films that Batman Returns, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands and Crazy Stupid Love.

 I noticed that too and I truly wonder how her considerable experience in the industry will translate to her directing. To be perfectly honest, I am rooting for her, simply because I always want to see more women directing. 

 

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I'm not the biggest Katherine Heigl fan but she definitely looks good in this movie and I do like Rosario Dawson as well. Yes this film looks like something you've seen before but then again ever since Fatal Attraction has come out these kinds of films have a formula and they have been somewhat interesting.

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17 minutes ago, Christmas Baumer said:

I'm not the biggest Katherine Heigl fan but she definitely looks good in this movie and I do like Rosario Dawson as well. Yes this film looks like something you've seen before but then again ever since Fatal Attraction has come out these kinds of films have a formula and they have been somewhat interesting.

 BY the way, @Christmas Baumer, these Woman/Mistress/Seductress from hell potboilers tend to make solid money, but usually garner so-so reviews. Has there been a case of a film like this not titled Fatal Attraction or Play Misty for Me that got decent reviews? I am curious as to what a proven director, or even a so-called auteur could do with a story like this.

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