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

Sorry! That was the dog, that wasn’t Derby. | Week 4

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@AndyLL, it doesn't look like we're able to enter predictions.  Says it's still closed.  Thanks.

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2 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

@AndyLL, it doesn't look like we're able to enter predictions.  Says it's still closed.  Thanks.

 

Fixed

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Some gratuitous dog pictures as I worry I downgraded A dogs purpose to much because of the controversy.

 

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Man, if only I did literally any research on Gold...

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I'm gonna win

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5 hours ago, cannastop said:

Man, if only I did literally any research on Gold...

And I overlooked the La La Land expansion...

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2 minutes ago, cannastop said:

And I overlooked the La La Land expansion...

 

Have a puppy to make up for it:

 

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Someone needs to set up the chart as free for all; Deadline estimates are out

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Here is the ranking based on the derby average and Deadline projections of Split:23, ADP:17.5, RE:15, HF:12.5, LLL:11.5, Gold:4

Rank Name Score
1 Tower 97.09
2 Bates 95.71
3 Boxx93 95.42
4 elcaballero 95.02
5 Jason 94.62
6 kayumanggi 94.45
7 darkelf 94.35
8 kswiston 93.01
9 Exxdee 92.97
10 PanaMovie 92.78
11 WrathOfHan 92.59
12 Keanu 91.94
13 Rolling Thunder 91.92
14 TalismanRing 91.89
15 Wrath 91.88
16 moviecriticguy 90.86
17 ChipMunky 90.72
18 8wombi7 90.59
19 POTUS 90.42
20 Padre 89.69
21 CJohn 89.49
22 harryHERTZ 88.66
23 bapi 88.57
24 Simionski 88.51
25 Eevin 88.29
26 Wildbill 87.61
27 MichiganJFrog 87.11
28 JMorphin 86.64
29 lilmac 85.51
30 AABATTERY 85.50
31 Matrix4You 85.19
32 luxneji 83.22
33 boxofficeth 82.73
34 Lights Camera Action 80.31
35 AndyLL 80.01
36 cannastop 78.00
37 Blankments 76.96

 

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Well.... I'm not last

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Based on the latest Deadline estimates:

Rank Name Score
1 TalismanRing 93.52
2 Rolling Thunder 90.16
3 CJohn 89.68
4 Eevin 89.13
5 POTUS 89.10
6 Bates 88.76
7 Exxdee 88.52
8 WrathOfHan 88.35
9 8wombi7 88.17
10 Tower 88.09
11 Boxx93 87.62
12 elcaballero 87.57
13 PanaMovie 87.19
14 darkelf 87.17
15 Simionski 87.14
16 Keanu 87.09
17 Padre 86.95
18 Wrath 86.23
19 kayumanggi 86.14
20 Jason 86.03
21 moviecriticguy 85.39
22 AABATTERY 85.13
23 bapi 85.09
24 Wildbill 84.99
25 Matrix4You 84.71
26 kswiston 84.63
27 JMorphin 82.95
28 ChipMunky 81.92
29 harryHERTZ 80.85
30 lilmac 79.40
31 MichiganJFrog 78.85
32 AndyLL 75.73
33 luxneji 75.55
34 boxofficeth 74.57
35 Lights Camera Action 74.45
36 Blankments 73.65
37 cannastop 71.04
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Updated scores based on the studio estimates:

Rank Name Score
1 TalismanRing 92.27
2 CJohn 91.71
3 Eevin 91.23
4 Bates 90.82
5 WrathOfHan 90.52
6 Exxdee 90.47
7 Tower 90.29
8 Boxx93 90.19
9 elcaballero 90.00
10 Simionski 89.98
11 Rolling Thunder 89.90
12 POTUS 89.59
13 darkelf 88.90
14 Keanu 88.75
15 Wrath 88.63
16 kayumanggi 88.46
17 Jason 88.29
18 PanaMovie 88.28
19 8wombi7 88.19
20 AABATTERY 88.05
21 Matrix4You 87.34
22 Padre 86.45
23 kswiston 86.35
24 bapi 85.64
25 Wildbill 85.14
26 moviecriticguy 84.90
27 ChipMunky 84.10
28 harryHERTZ 83.33
29 JMorphin 81.97
30 lilmac 81.66
31 MichiganJFrog 81.48
32 AndyLL 77.60
33 luxneji 77.35
34 Blankments 77.01
35 boxofficeth 76.90
36 Lights Camera Action 75.90
37 cannastop 72.54
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Oh wow, @TalismanRing might win. My midweek scouting report had him tripping over the openers. 

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I simultaneously did poorly in the ranking but decent enough by percentage. 

 

I would jave yo look at the spreadheet, but I'm pretty sure XXX and Rogue One brought me down out of the holdovers. 

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This is the first time in a long ass time I can say I had a legitimately great week :D 

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21 minutes ago, kswiston said:

I simultaneously did poorly in the ranking but decent enough by percentage. 

 

I would jave yo look at the spreadheet, but I'm pretty sure XXX and Rogue One brought me down out of the holdovers. 

kswiston Gold 4 3.47 84.73
kswiston Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 14 13.85 98.92
kswiston A Dog's Purpose 16 18.39 87.00
kswiston Split 20.85 26.27 79.37
kswiston xXx: The Return of Xander Cage 9.5 8.25 84.85
kswiston Hidden Figures 12 14 85.71
kswiston Sing 5.7 6.21 91.79
kswiston La La Land 10.8 12.05 89.63
kswiston Rogue One 3.9 5.12 76.17
kswiston Monster Trucks 3.5 4.1 85.37
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Damn. My best week ever, I think. Great week all around, actually. Just wish Gold went a tad lower, it's the only one that I genuinely missed on. 

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@AndyLL

 

1 1 Split Uni. $25,655,440 -35.9% 3,199 +161 $8,020 $77,385,530 $9 2
2 N A Dog's Purpose Uni. $18,222,810 - 3,059 - $5,957 $18,222,810 $22 1
3 3 Hidden Figures Fox $14,003,275 -10.9% 3,351 -65 $4,179 $104,024,969 $25 6
4 N Resident Evil: The Final Chapter SGem $13,601,682 - 3,104 - $4,382 $13,601,682 $40 1
5 5 La La Land LG/S $12,233,928 +45.2% 3,136 +1,271 $3,901 $106,693,300 $30 8
6 2 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Par. $8,601,858 -57.3% 3,651 - $2,356 $33,839,608 $85 2
7 4 Sing Uni. $6,408,210 -28.8% 2,702 -491 $2,372 $257,599,585 $75 6
8 6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story BV $5,274,513 -26.8% 2,049 -554 $2,574 $520,200,086 $200 7
9 7 Monster Trucks Par. $4,177,101 -40.9% 2,496 -623 $1,674 $28,212,248 - 3
10 N Gold Wein. $3,471,316 - 2,166 - $1,603 $3,471,316 - 1
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