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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How Many Movies Have You Seen in Theaters? | 2017 Edition

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January 4 | Sing 3D: 8/10

January 13 | La La Land: 9.5/10

January 20 | Split: 9.5/10

 

February 10 | The LEGO Batman Movie 3D: 8.5/10

February 11 | John Wick Chapter 2: 9/10

 

March 4 | Logan: 9/10

March 10 | Kong: Skull Island 3D: 7/10

March 17 | Beauty and the Beast: 6/10

March 24 | Power Rangers: 4/10

March 24 | Life: 9/10

March 31 | Ghost in the Shell 3D: 8/10

 

April 7 | The Boss Baby: 7/10

April 15 | The Fate of the Furious: 8/10

 

May 1 | The Circle: 1/10

May 4 | Gifted: 8/10

May 5 | Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: 7/10

May 14 | Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 IMAX 3D: 8/10

May 18 | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: 3/10


Total: 18

Coming Soon: Alien: Covenant

 

 

 

 

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January:

Jan 3 - Why Him? (6.5/10)

Jan 14 - Patriots Day (8.1/10)

Jan 14 - Monster Trucks (6.0/10)

Jan 20 - Split (6.9/10)

Jan 20 - Lion (7.4/10)

Jan 21 - Hidden Figures (8/10)

Jan 26 - The Bye Bye Man (4/10)

Jan 27 - La La Land (9/10)

Jan 27 - Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (5/10)

Jan 29 - A Dog's Purpose (7.8/10)

 

February:

Feb 12 - A Dog's Purpose (7.8/10)

Feb 13 - The Space Between Us (5.2/10)

Feb 16 - The LEGO Batman Movie (7.4/10)

Feb 17 - Fist Fight (6.1/10)

Feb 17 - A Cure for Wellness (4.3/10)

Feb 18 - John Wick Chapter 2 (5.9/10)

Feb 24 - The Founder (7.3/10)

Feb 25 - Manchester By the Sea (7.1/10)

 

March

Mar 3 - Logan (9/10)

Mar 10 - Get Out (6.9/10)

Mar 11 - Kong: Skull Island (6.4/10)

Mar 11 - The Shack (4/10)

Mar 17 - Beauty and the Beast (7.8/10)

Mar 18 - Beauty and the Beast (7.8/10)

Mar 19 - Beauty and the Beast (7.8/10)

Mar 24 - Power Rangers (6.5/10)

Mar 30 - Life (6.9/10)

Mar 31 - Ghost in the Shell (5.3/10)

 

April

Apr 3 - The Boss Baby (7.3/10)

Apr 7 - Smurfs: The Lost Village (5.2/10)

Apr 9 - Going in Style (6.8/10)

Apr 16 - Fate of the Furious (7.2/10)

Apr 21 - Free Fire (5.5/10)

Apr 23 - Gifted (7.7/10)

 

May

May 2 - The Circle (5/10)

May 6 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 (8.3/10)

May 10 - The Zookeeper's Wife (6.2/10)

May 12 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (7.3/10)

May 12 - The Belko Experiment (6/10)

May 13 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 (8.3/10)

 

 

Total: 40 (so far)

Coming Soon: Born in China/Everything Everything

 

 

 

 

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January 4 | Sing 3D: 8/10

January 13 | La La Land: 9.5/10

January 20 | Split: 9.5/10

 

February 10 | The LEGO Batman Movie 3D: 8.5/10

February 11 | John Wick Chapter 2: 9/10

 

March 4 | Logan: 9/10

March 10 | Kong: Skull Island 3D: 7/10

March 17 | Beauty and the Beast: 6/10

March 24 | Power Rangers: 4/10

March 24 | Life: 9/10

March 31 | Ghost in the Shell 3D: 8/10

 

April 7 | The Boss Baby: 7/10

April 15 | The Fate of the Furious: 8/10

 

May 1 | The Circle: 1/10

May 4 | Gifted: 8/10

May 5 | Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: 7/10

May 14 | Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 IMAX 3D: 8/10

May 18 | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: 3/10

May 19 | Alien: Covenant: 9/10


Total: 19

Coming Soon: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

 

 

 

 

 

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January

3: La La Land A+

3: Passengers C-

4: Moana B

4: Assassin's Creed D-

10: Sing D-

10: La La Land

11: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story B

16: A Monster Calls C+

22: Silence A

27: Monster Trucks C

28: Moonlight A

29: La La Land

 

February

4: Lion B-

5: Hidden Figures B-

11: The LEGO Batman Movie B

12: John Wick: Chapter 2 B

19: A Cure for Wellness B

25: Get Out A

 

March

3: Logan A

11: Get Out

11: Split C+

13: Fist Fight C

14: Logan

16: A Dog’s Purpose C-

17: Beauty and the Beast B

26: Kong: Skull Island C

30: The Boss Baby B-

31: Power Rangers D

 

April

2: Life D-

13: The Fate of the Furious C-

16: Beauty and the Beast

22: Free Fire B

 

May

6: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 A

9: The Lost City of Z B

16: Sleight C+

17: Gifted C

 

Coming Soon: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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January 1 | The Light Between the Oceans - 7.5/10

January 5 | Manchester By The Sea - 9/10

January 9 | Assassin's Creed - 8.5/10

January 12 | Miss Sloane - 9/10

January 16 | Live by Night - 7/10

January 19 | Silence - 8.5/10

January 29 | La La Land - 9.5/10

January 30 | Resident Evil: Final Chapter - 7/10

 

February 2 | Split - 9/10

February 3 | Moonlight - 9.5/10

February 4 | Hidden Figures - 9/10

February 23 | John Wick: Chapter 2 - 9.5/10

February 23 | The Great Wall - 5/10

 

March 2 | Logan - 10/10

March 6 | Fences - 8.5/10

March 9 | Kong: Skull Island - 9/10

March 13 | The Autopsy of Jane Doe - 9/10

March 16 | Saint Jorge - 9.5/10

March 21 | Before I Fall - 8.5/10

March 21 | Beauty and the Beast - 9/10

March 23 | Life - 9.5/10

March 23 | Power Rangers - 4.5/10

March 30 | Ghost in the Shell - 8/10

 

April 6 | Going in Style – 7/10

April 9 | A Dog’s Purpose – 7/10

April 13 | The Fate of the Furious - 8.5/10

April 27 | The Circle – 6/10

April 27 | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – 8/10

 

May 5 | Free Fire - 9/10

May 8 | Get Out - 10/10

May 8 | The Lost City of Z - 9/10

May 11 | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - 8/10

May 20 | Alien: Covenant - 8.5/10

 

Total: 33

 

Coming Soon | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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January:
2 | Passengers C+
14| Rogue One: A Star Wars Story A
February:
5| La La Land A+
8| La La Land
19| The Lego Batman Movie A-
March:
2| Logan A
16| Beauty and the Beast A-
23| Beauty and the Beast A
27| Life B+
April:
5| Ghost in the Shell A-
May:
7| Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 A
11| King Arthur: Legend of the Sword B-

20| Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 A

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1. 50 Shades Darker - F

2. John Wick Chapter 2 - A-

3. Lego Batman - B+

4. Get Out - B+

5. La La Land - B+

6. Logan - A-

7. Kong: Skull Island - B

8. Life - A-

9. Fate of the Furious - B+

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - B+

11.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - B

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January 4 | Sing 3D: 8/10

January 13 | La La Land: 9.5/10

January 20 | Split: 9.5/10

 

February 10 | The LEGO Batman Movie 3D: 8.5/10

February 11 | John Wick Chapter 2: 9/10

 

March 4 | Logan: 9/10

March 10 | Kong: Skull Island 3D: 7/10

March 17 | Beauty and the Beast: 6/10

March 24 | Power Rangers: 4/10

March 24 | Life: 9/10

March 31 | Ghost in the Shell 3D: 8/10

 

April 7 | The Boss Baby: 7/10

April 15 | The Fate of the Furious: 8/10

 

May 1 | The Circle: 1/10

May 4 | Gifted: 8/10

May 5 | Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: 7/10

May 14 | Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 IMAX 3D: 8/10

May 18 | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: 3/10

May 19 | Alien: Covenant: 9/10

May 26 | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: 7/10


Total: 20

Coming Soon: Baywatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. 50 Shades Darker - F

2. John Wick Chapter 2 - A-

3. Lego Batman - B+

4. Get Out - B+

5. La La Land - B+

6. Logan - A-

7. Kong: Skull Island - B

8. Life - A-

9. Fate of the Furious - B+

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - B+

11.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - B

12. Baywatch - B

13. Alien: Covenant - B 

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