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

Make ten men feel like a Derby | Week 53 (final of 2016)

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12 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

No Fences or Why Him?

 

They got missed last week and I meant to include them this week.

 

Since only one person had picked I went ahead and redid it.

 

@POTUS .. you need to re-prick

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1 hour ago, AndyLL said:

 

They got missed last week and I meant to include them this week.

 

Since only one person had picked I went ahead and redid it.

 

@POTUS .. you need to re-prick

 

The % drop doesn't seem to be working in Drop View mode

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Just now, TalismanRing said:

 

The % drop doesn't seem to be working in Drop View mode

 

That's because there are no actuals from last week entered into the system

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Red tourney players from matches close to call from last week

1   Simionski 7 92.14   TalismanRing 1   82.47
2   8wombi7 4 92.08   JMorphin 16   83.74
3   moviecriticguy 9 92.02        
4   Exxdee 91.13   moviecriticguy 9   92.02
5   darkelf 10 90.31   kswiston 40   88.32
6   POTUS 3 89.49   Wildbill 8   0
7   PanaMovie 11 89.16        
8   cannastop 24 89.13   Bates 5   80.35
9   kswiston 40 88.32   Tower 12   78.45
    Derby Average 88.23        
10   Rolling Thunder 8 87.50   kayumanggi 20   85.73
11   Eevin 39 87.23   8wombi7 4   92.08
12   kayumanggi 20 85.73        
13   Matrix4You 2 85.12   POTUS 3   89.49
14   JMorphin 16 83.74   Jason 30   75.41
15   WrathOfHan 15 82.54   Bapi 19   0
16   TalismanRing 1 82.47        
17   Fancyarcher 36 80.89   PanaMovie 11   89.16
18   Bates 5 80.35   Rolling Thunder 8   87.5
19   AABATTERY 79.01        
20   Boxx93 17 78.57   Simionski 7   92.14
21   Tower 12 78.45   darkelf 10   90.31
22   Padre 33 78.03        
23   ChipMunky 18 77.19   ChipMunky 18   77.19
24   boxofficeth 14 76.54   Matrix4You 2   85.12
25   Jason 30 75.41   a2knet 34   0
26   Dbot1800 74.88        
27   luxneji 72.53        
28   Blankments 21 70.13        
29   Lights Camera Action 65.68        
30   Keanu 54.39        

 

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These are still based on estimates

 

1   8wombi7 4 94.28   TalismanRing 1   88.03
2   moviecriticguy 9 93.14   JMorphin 16   85.52
3   POTUS 3 92.66        
4   Matrix4You 2 91.47   moviecriticguy 9   93.14
    Derby Average 91.45   kswiston 40   89.61
5   Exxdee 91.30   Wildbill 8   0
6   Rolling Thunder 8 91.07        
7   darkelf 10 90.99   Bates 5   85.78
8   Simionski 7 90.66   Tower 12   82.31
9   PanaMovie 11 90.48        
10   kswiston 40 89.61   kayumanggi 20   85.13
11   TalismanRing 1 88.03   8wombi7 4   94.28
12   cannastop 24 86.26        
13   Bates 5 85.78   POTUS 3   92.66
14   JMorphin 16 85.52   Jason 30   80.56
15   kayumanggi 20 85.13   Bapi 19   0
16   Eevin 39 84.22        
17   AABATTERY 83.58   PanaMovie 11   90.48
18   Boxx93 17 83.17   Rolling Thunder 8   91.07
19   WrathOfHan 15 82.69        
20   Tower 12 82.31   Simionski 7   90.66
21   boxofficeth 14 81.97   darkelf 10   90.99
22   ChipMunky 18 80.91        
23   Jason 30 80.56   ChipMunky 18   80.91
24   Padre 33 79.74   Matrix4You 2   91.47
25   Fancyarcher 36 79.60   a2knet 34   0
26   luxneji 77.59        
27   Dbot1800 77.17        
28   Blankments 21 75.98        
29   Lights Camera Action 62.24        
30   Keanu 61.49        
    AndyLL 0.00        
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Posted (edited)

@AndyLL actuals for this w/e too

 

Weekend Domestic Chart for December 30th, 2016

← Previous Chart Chart Index  
 
    Movie Distributor Gross Change Thtrs. Per Thtr. Total Gross Days
1 (1) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney $49,609,002 -23% 4,157 $11,934   $424,987,707 17
2 (2) Sing Universal $42,896,330 +22% 4,029 $10,647   $166,497,820 12
3 (3) Passengers Sony Pictures $16,160,539 +9% 3,478 $4,647   $61,264,152 12
4 (6) Moana Walt Disney $10,987,075 +42% 2,775 $3,959   $210,046,114 40
5 (4) Why Him? 20th Century Fox $10,048,645 -9% 3,008 $3,341   $34,607,232 10
6 (7) Fences Paramount Pictures $10,041,471 +50% 2,301 $4,364   $29,743,615 17
7 (8) La La Land Lionsgate $9,553,414 +66% 750 $12,738   $34,268,613 24
8 (5) Assassin’s Creed 20th Century Fox $8,678,046 -16% 2,996 $2,897   $39,721,564 12
9 (13) Manchester-by-the Sea Roadside Attractions $4,244,121 +53% 1,206 $3,519   $28,468,772 45
10 (10) Collateral Beauty Warner Bros. $4,161,129 -3% 2,745 $1,516   $25,816,746 17
11 (12) Fantastic Beasts and Where … Warner Bros. $4,110,464 +41% 1,842 $2,232   $224,125,258 45
12 (9) Office Christmas Party Paramount Pictures $3,590,610 -30% 2,441 $1,471   $51,137,285 24
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12th, 6th, and 10th in my first three derby weeks if I am counting correctly. Not a bad start.

 

Rogue One went from being my best prediction in week 52 to being close to my worst prediction in week 53. We'll see how this week goes!

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2 in a row for @8wombi7

 

1 8wombi7 94.741% 0.000% 94.741% 10.778% 30 10
2 moviecriticguy 93.532% 0.000% 93.532% 9.569% 29 10
3 POTUS 92.243% 0.000% 92.243% 8.280% 28 10
4 Rolling Thunder 91.833% 0.000% 91.833% 7.870% 27 10
5 Exxdee 91.691% 0.000% 91.691% 7.728% 26 10
6 darkelf 91.580% 0.000% 91.580% 7.617% 25 10
7 Matrix4You 91.223% 0.000% 91.223% 7.260% 24 10
8 Simionski 91.116% 0.000% 91.116% 7.153% 23 10
9 PanaMovie 90.984% 0.000% 90.984% 7.021% 22 10
10 kswiston 90.299% 0.000% 90.299% 6.336% 21 10
11 TalismanRing 87.678% 0.000% 87.678% 3.715% 20 10
12 cannastop 86.538% 0.000% 86.538% 2.575% 19 10
13 JMorphin 86.175% 0.000% 86.175% 2.212% 18 10
14 Bates 85.448% 0.000% 85.448% 1.485% 17 10
15 Eevin 84.676% 0.000% 84.676% 0.712% 16 10
16 kayumanggi 84.656% 0.000% 84.656% 0.692% 15 10
17 AABATTERY 83.214% 0.000% 83.214% -0.749% 14 10
18 Boxx93
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omg, i spent the whole december in the top three, including three wins... this is insane! how could this happen?!

 

congrats to everyone who did well this past two weeks!

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