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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Telemachos

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST WEEKEND THREAD | Late Sunday Numbers (Asgard) - 48-49M | Official Weekend Estimate: 170M; OS OW: 180M; WW OW: 350M

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One of the biggest questions of the year will be answered this weekend. Will BEAUTY AND THE BEAST finally make one of CJohn's absurd predictions come true, or will it merely be another big blockbuster? Like ROGUE ONE, it gets pretty silly to think that less than 400m would be a profound disappointment to many. 

 

That being said, lets have fun but be careful. DO NOT POST SPOILERS IN THIS THREADNOT EVEN SPOILERS UNDER SPOILER TAGS. This weekend, posting a spoiler can result in an immediate Box Office Discussion Forum ban. You will not be given a warning. This goes for all new releases usually but this is a huge weekend and we will not tolerate any spoilers what so ever for BATB -- even though it's a slavishly faithful remake. :ph34r: Basic impressions of the movie  are allowed, as long as you don't go into specifics.

 

We're looking forward to a great weekend and we realize the over-excitement (or meltdowns) can cause the thread to go off topic. We will be allowing everyone to post freely as long as the off topic discussions don't go overboard. We all like talking about bad puns, the low-grade shade war between Australia and New Zealand, and whether the Dodgers or the Giants have a better chance to win the NL West, but please try your best to stick to box office numbers for the weekend. 

 

Note: We are posting this weekend thread early to make sure everyone reads the guidelines regarding spoilers and also the international release has begun.

 

CJ EDIT: Let's not forget Pokémon, shall we? We all like to talk about that as well :ph34r:

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Dafuq is that shit title? Let me take care of that.

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If years ago somebody had told me that in 2017 I would have to hide spoilers for BATB......:insane:

 

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Let the record show that CJohn edited this gif into the OP:

 

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Finally, listening to the voice of the PEOPLE

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Numbers coming in 16 hours

 

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The tittle sucks:sadben:

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Posted (edited)

3 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Let the record show that CJohn edited this gif into the OP:

 

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Members have been banned for lesser offenses.  I see this as an abuse of mod power!  Corruption!  Drain the Swamp!  Fake mods!

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I hope you have the time to edit that every hour to keep the title updated with the number of hours until the box office numbers arrive @TelemAAchos :redcapes:

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I had no idea Beauty and the Beast is popular enough for a 160-200m weekend, wtf.

 

Hope Logan can manage 20m.

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ready for the weekend.

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1 minute ago, Chewy said:

 

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Going to be massive but how much so is the mystery... already a success before we've even seen the numbers. 

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1 minute ago, TelemAAchos said:

 

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BatB will open higher than Jurassic World. You heard it here first

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Posted (edited)

19 minutes ago, arpiaaaa said:

If years ago somebody had told me that in 2017 I would have to hide spoilers for BATB......:insane:

 

 

Coming from someone who's seen it there are a few new things that would be major spoilers to everyone here.

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If BATB opens to 180M+, does that mean that we can finally refer to March as the "official" kick-off to Summer movie season? Cause, let's be honest, this feels more like a Summer month than any actual Summer month this year.

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