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

Here at NASA we all pee the same Derby | Week 3

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Hopefully this week goes better for me than last week. Yikes. Also, yay for La La Land!

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6 minutes ago, elcaballero said:

Hopefully this week goes better for me than last week. Yikes. Also, yay for La La Land!

 

I honestly don't think I can get any worse than last week.

 

I've probably jinxed myself now :unsure:.

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Got a feeling that I'll be #1 this weekend.

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4 hours ago, cannastop said:

Got a feeling that I'll be #1 this weekend.

 

me too

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That Triple X number was a surprise.  Will dent my chances at knocking off @Bates

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29 minutes ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Это Тройной номер X был сюрприз. Будет ли вмятина мои шансы на сбивая @Bates

still there is the Founder.

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Assuming that I don't get killed on the Founder, I think I will do alright this weekend. Early reports don't point to me being way off on anything yet, as was the case with Patriots day last week.

 

It's time to return to the 80+ club after a 66 last weekend :P

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Oh shit, I'm in the running for the win this weekend :ohmygod: 

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2 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Oh shit, I'm in the running for the win this weekend :ohmygod: 

It really paid to be bullish on Split this weekend.

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I refused to give MNS too much credit until he redeemed himself. Looks like he's done that. 

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18 hours ago, cannastop said:

Got a feeling that I'll be #1 this weekend.

looking good.  50/50.

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Looking to continue my shit streak. 

:depp:

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Of course La La Land is fucking up my Derby :sadben: 

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I thought I was being aggressive with my $30M prediction for Split, but I guess not! 

 

If estimates hold, I did pretty well this week. Redemption for last week!

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MAJOR ERROR ALERT:  I HAND TYPED EVERYTHING INTO EXCEL.....

 

Cjohn 89.642
Simionski 87.428
Bates 85.924
POTUS 85.872
cannastop 85.353
PanaMovie 84.896
kswiston 84.829
Matrix4You 83.863
boxofficeth 83.207
elcaballero 83.123
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@AndyLL

 

http://www.the-numbers.com/box-office-chart/weekend/2017/01/20

 

Weekend Domestic Chart for January 20th, 2017

← Previous Chart Chart Index  
 
    Movie Distributor Gross Change Thtrs. Per Thtr. Total Gross Days
1 new Split Universal $40,010,975   3,038 $13,170   $40,010,975 3
2 new xXx: Return of Xander Cage Paramount Pictures $20,130,142   3,600 $5,592   $20,130,142 3
3 (1) Hidden Figures 20th Century Fox $15,721,606 -25% 3,416 $4,602   $83,710,357 29
4 (3) Sing Universal $9,003,780 -37% 3,193 $2,820   $249,328,975 33
5 (2) La La Land Lionsgate $8,427,583 -42% 1,865 $4,519   $89,758,080 45
6 (5) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney $7,210,470 -46% 2,603 $2,770   $512,376,033 38
7 (7) Monster Trucks Paramount Pictures $7,072,602 -35% 3,119 $2,268   $22,684,156 10
8 (6) Patriots Day Lionsgate $5,753,016 -50% 3,120 $1,844   $23,392,961 33
9 (8) Sleepless Open Road $3,453,212 -59% 1,803 $1,915   $14,940,116 10
10 (4) The Bye Bye Man STX Entertainment $3,430,655 -75% 2,220 $1,545   $19,990,285 10
11 (-) The Founder Weinstein Co. $3,404,102   1,115 $3,053   $3,404,102 23

Crossed out Sleepless.

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:ohmygod:Monster Trucks had a better hold than La La Land... 

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