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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

Look at her! What if she's the one? The one who will break the Derby? | Week 12

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I've seen better titles from you. You need to up your game!

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4 hours ago, DMan7 said:

I've seen better titles from you. You need to up your game!

 

They are only as good as the available material.

 

I was a little irritated that I couldn't find a decent movie quote from the openers this week.

 

As a tribute (punishment) to the Movie Gods I included "Slamma Jamma" this week.

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2 hours ago, AndyLL said:

 

They are only as good as the available material.

 

I was a little irritated that I couldn't find a decent movie quote from the openers this week.

 

As a tribute (punishment) to the Movie Gods I included "Slamma Jamma" this week.

 

Oh, man, you went Slamma Jamma on us? I was thinking, no way Andy could be so cruel - but like my recent predictions, I was quite wrong. 

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5 hours ago, AndyLL said:

 

They are only as good as the available material.

 

I was a little irritated that I couldn't find a decent movie quote from the openers this week.

 

As a tribute (punishment) to the Movie Gods I included "Slamma Jamma" this week.

 

You didn't think CHIPS was punishment enough?

 

Sadist.

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Dammit Slamma Jamma? C'mon man.

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6 minutes ago, CJohn said:

Dammit Slamma Jamma? C'mon man.

 

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I'm imagining how much you were giggling to yourself when you added Slamma Jamma. Dick move, @AndyLL.

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1 hour ago, aabattery said:

I'm imagining how much you were giggling to yourself when you added Slamma Jamma. Dick move, @AndyLL.

 

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@AndyLLdoesn't know it yet, but I've re-wallpapered his house entirely in Slamma Jamma movie posters.

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On 3/22/2017 at 0:34 AM, AndyLL said:

 

They are only as good as the available material.

 

I was a little irritated that I couldn't find a decent movie quote from the openers this week.

 

As a tribute (punishment) to the Movie Gods I included "Slamma Jamma" this week.

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Slamma Jamma only in 501 theaters this weekend.

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BOM had them at 1000+ the other day

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, AndyLL said:

BOM had them at 1000+ the other day

 

Probbaly the distributor tried for 1000 and failed.  BO.com refrained from giving any prediction in their long term predictions because it was a new distributor with no track record.  They refrain this week too since it doesn't make their top 10.

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Can't you pull Slamma Jamma from the Derby @AndyLL? The distributor wanted 1000+ theaters and it failed spectacularly at that.

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Posted (edited)

14 hours ago, CJohn said:

Can't you pull Slamma Jamma from the Derby @AndyLL? The distributor wanted 1000+ theaters and it failed spectacularly at that.

 

Probably too late unless no one filled out their with Derby yet.  What if the don't see it's a do-over and wind up with a 0 score for it all and not just that movie?

 

 

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Oh my.... 

 

 

This movie though does have more Facebook Likes and almsot twice as much Talking About than Life...

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I believe in Slamma Jamma. 

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