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 Valerian

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

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6 minutes ago, Cochofles said:

 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.

I'm pretty sure The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (which was very controversial when it came out) and Single White Female got solid reviews back in the day, for what they were anyway.

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6 minutes ago, filmlover said:

I'm pretty sure The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (which was very controversial when it came out) and Single White Female got solid reviews back in the day, for what they were anyway.

 

I LOVED those two movies, and I think that they were way way better in terms of acting and characterization that the current crop of *crazy-bitch-from-hell* potboliers (which I still enjoy).

This one time I totally went on a marathon/binge of those films and I was shocked about how many of those they made back in the nineties.

Would Gone Girl be considered one of those movies although it doesn't exactly adhere to the narrative structure of a typical 'crazy-bitch-from-hell" movie?

 

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7 hours ago, WeneedtotalkaboutKevin said:

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. 

 

Lol, what did the man did to you? It's obvious that the studio is thriving under his lead. They make money. That is their purpose and they achieve it every year.

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I saw several wide shots on that trailer...

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Having just saw this trailer with Get Out the other day, did anybody besides me see a mild resemblance to Ivanka Trump and Katherine Heigl?

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What's with the 10 seconds of footage from the trailer that plays before the trailer? It's not just this one, but I've seen it done several times before.

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Just found out I'm gonna be reviewing this so please please please be as shamelessly trashy as possible. It better not be the opposite of its title. 

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She seems to be great in this movie to be honest.

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TV spot with audience reactions:

 

 

TV spots with positive words from critics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Katherine Heigl on Jimmy Kimmel last night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I actually might see this this weekend. We don't get trashy early-90s type of thrillers like this much anymore.

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2 hours ago, filmlover said:

I actually might see this this weekend. We don't get trashy early-90s type of thrillers like this much anymore.

 

We got that cheap thriller with JLo two years ago, and it was actually quite fun, tbh. I'm also going to check it, I love these type of movies.

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I know she's apparently quite difficult but I like Katherine Heigl. She was actually a box office draw at one point.

 

Maybe if this does ok she'll get back to films again. 

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2 hours ago, Mockingjay Raphael said:

 

We got that cheap thriller with JLo two years ago, and it was actually quite fun, tbh. I'm also going to check it, I love these type of movies.

I loved that movie. It was so good.

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The twisty, dark, psycho-sexual thriller, directed by longtime producer, but first-time feature helmer Denise Di Novi should take in about $7 million from 2,300 locations. The estimates grosses are not too, shabby off of a $12 million production budget.

 

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/box-office-fate-of-the-furious-unforgettable-1202347619/

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46 minutes ago, Napoleon said:

The twisty, dark, psycho-sexual thriller, directed by longtime producer, but first-time feature helmer Denise Di Novi should take in about $7 million from 2,300 locations. The estimates grosses are not too, shabby off of a $12 million production budget.

 

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/box-office-fate-of-the-furious-unforgettable-1202347619/

 

Aww, I'm hoping it can get over $10m. 

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A 12M budget is actually really good. It can gross its budget on OW and probably end around 25-30M. 

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