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

Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And Derby made it last too long | Week 10

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Just arrived in Thailand, I was on a beach, and there was a girl.....

and I thought, fuck, I gotta do the derby sheet.

and then...

that thought went away. and decided to grab some derby

so hours later, now here it is

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z-pJrXI-F6j6D4OvrZo5Kw8qqilxBsUwdwGTj5ufolc/edit?usp=sharing

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Will be a very high scoring week.

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9 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Will be a very high scoring week.

TGW could be derby killer. With another 30% theater drop and another monster movie out -65%+ could happen

Kong breaks the Wall!

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Posted (edited)

 Look at @AABATTERY beating Bates, Matrix and me. Might take out @8wombi7 too.  Maverick! and I am goose

@WrathOfHan, famine again? Win or dead last eh?

   ProBO Projections    
1    Simionski    93.05
2    CJohn    91.47
3    Exxdee    91.37
4    Keanu    91.15
5    boxofficeth    91.05
6    darkelf    90.68
7    Tower    90.43
8    Boxx93    89.92
9    Eevin    89.89
10    TalismanRing    89.71
11    JMorphin    89.56
12    Rolling Thunder    89.54
13    Padre    89.13
14    ChipMunky    89.09
15    moviecriticguy    89.06
16    8wombi7    88.85
17    AABATTERY    88.57
18    Bates    88.30
19    POTUS    88.02
20    Matrix4You    87.90
21    harryHERTZ    87.87
22    PanaMovie    87.13
23    Fancyarcher    86.55
24    Wildbill    86.44
25    phoeeeel    86.26
26    kayumanggi    85.55
27    luxneji    85.34
28    WrathOfHan    84.36
29    Lights Camera Action    83.80

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:kitschjob: 

 

I want to finish last just so I can say I've been there.

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One more week of so close yet so far for me.

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    studio estimates    
1    Simionski    92.28
2    Rolling Thunder    90.27
3    CJohn    90.04
4    Padre    89.73
5    Tower    89.72
6    Exxdee    89.57
7    Eevin    89.06
8    JMorphin    88.73
9    darkelf    88.70
10    Keanu    88.67
11    TalismanRing    88.65
12    Boxx93    88.63
13    moviecriticguy    88.47
14    boxofficeth    88.39
15    8wombi7    88.14
16    POTUS    87.88
17    ChipMunky    87.80
18    Bates    87.52
19    Matrix4You    86.55
20    harryHERTZ    85.41
21    Fancyarcher    85.32
22    phoeeeel    85.20
23    AABATTERY    85.11
24    kayumanggi    84.94
25    PanaMovie    84.50
26    Wildbill    83.24
27    WrathOfHan    82.98
28    luxneji    82.52
29    Lights Camera Action    80.99

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The most baffling thing about the Derby is that I haven't won since last May. 

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:sparta:

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@AndyLL

 

Weekend Domestic Chart for March 10th, 2017

← Previous Chart Chart Index  
 
    Movie Distributor Gross Change Thtrs. Per Thtr. Total Gross Days
1 new Kong: Skull Island Warner Bros. $61,025,472   3,846 $15,867   $61,025,472 3
2 (1) Logan 20th Century Fox $38,112,425 -57% 4,071 $9,362   $152,919,158 10
3 (2) Get Out Universal $20,743,440 -27% 3,143 $6,600   $110,725,285 17
4 (3) The Shack Lionsgate $10,007,551 -38% 2,888 $3,465   $32,226,242 10
5 (4) The Lego Batman Movie Warner Bros. $7,614,412 -35% 3,303 $2,305   $158,818,072 31
6 (6) Before I Fall Open Road $3,000,782 -36% 2,346 $1,279   $8,929,594 10
7 (7) Hidden Figures 20th Century Fox $2,761,002 -28% 1,421 $1,943   $162,861,188 78
8 (5) John Wick: Chapter Two Lionsgate $2,671,997 -44% 2,031 $1,316   $87,395,208 31
9 (10) La La Land Lionsgate $1,773,669 -41% 1,578 $1,124   $148,449,258 94
10 (9) Fifty Shades Darker Universal $1,652,095 -54% 1,498 $1,103   $112,945,330 31
11 (14) Lion Weinstein Co. $1,324,172 -38% 960 $1,379   $48,647,617 108
12 (11) Fist Fight Warner Bros. $1,303,187 -54% 1,285 $1,014   $30,493,683 24
13 (8) The Great Wall Universal $1,264,920 -65% 1,592 $795   $43,836,005 24
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Congrats @Simionski

 

1 Simionski 93.429% 87.383% 94.100% 5.402% 29 10
2 CJohn 91.114% 70.506% 93.404% 3.087% 28 10
3 Rolling Thunder 90.805% 74.439% 92.624% 2.778% 27 10
4 Exxdee 90.556% 77.011% 92.061% 2.529% 26 10
5 Tower 90.430% 65.542% 93.196% 2.404% 25 10
6 Eevin 90.008% 79.469% 91.179% 1.982% 24 10
7 Boxx93 89.833% 76.028% 91.367% 1.806% 23 10
8 TalismanRing 89.806% 68.819% 92.137% 1.779% 22 10
9 Keanu 89.693% 75.373% 91.284% 1.666% 21 10
10 Padre 89.639% 62.264% 92.681% 1.612% 20 10
11 boxofficeth 89.410% 69.687% 91.601% 1.383% 19 10
12 JMorphin 89.367% 65.542% 92.014% 1.340% 18 10
13 moviecriticguy 89.218% 64.231% 91.994% 1.191% 17 10
14 darkelf 88.852% 68.819% 91.078% 0.825% 16 10
15 8wombi7 88.823% 73.914% 90.479% 0.796% 15 10
16 POTUS 88.696% 77.011% 89.994% 0.669% 14 10
17 ChipMunky 88.539% 78.978% 89.601% 0.512% 13 10
18 Bates 88.493% 70.457% 90.497% 0.467% 12 10
19 Matrix4You 87.183% 73.734% 88.678% -0.844% 11 10
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On Monday, March 13, 2017 at 2:13 AM, AABATTERY said:

:sparta:

You need to make offering to Jobu for Actuals to treat you better

1330535583-Jobu.jpeg

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it's not that over 88% is a bad score, but with competition like this its only good enough for 15th ;)

 

congrats @Simionski!

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58 minutes ago, 8wombi7 said:

it's not that over 88% is a bad score, but with competition like this its only good enough for 15th ;)

 

congrats @Simionski!

 

No kidding - we have some very serviceable players here.  Never an easy week.

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