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

He may have been your father, Quill, but he wasn't your Derby. | Week 19

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how is life in the white house?

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1 hour ago, Matrix4You said:

how is life in the white house?

It's great. But like any POTUS vacation time is important, enjoyable and plentiful. In South Africa now. High fived a wild elephant the other day on the edge of Kruger. 

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Posted (edited)

4 hours ago, POTUS said:

With a post large opener and mothers day weekend I'm looking for good holds, @Matrix4You is predicting even bigger holds. The derby average is not however. The scoring range will be large this week.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eC7FhyAN4M-SDap2XsL1BlGx8pcBcgNmhh_KDlXfLCw/edit?usp=drivesdk

 

 

@Matrix4Youpredicting a rock-solid hold for Latin this week.  There's certainly precedent for miniscule drops the second week of May.

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Highballing The Circle based on weekdays could give me the win or totally fuck me (or neither!)

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1 hour ago, WrathOfHan said:

Highballing The Circle based on weekdays could give me the win or totally fuck me (or neither!)

 

Didn't it lose a ton of theaters?

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6 minutes ago, ChipMunky said:

 

Didn't it lose a ton of theaters?

 

Yep.  1,031 theaters and probably cut down shows in some of the remaining locations.

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So much for big holds. @Matrix4You and I are knocked out of the tourney if actuals don't improve several percent over projections.  @Bates and @TalismanRing are still alive.  That Derby Average is solid again, I had my doubts

1        Tower    94.53
2        JMorphin    94.36
3        moviecriticguy    93.19
4        Wildbill    92.72
5        TalismanRing    92.11
6        8wombi7    92.10
7        Rolling Thunder    91.52
8        Derby Average    91.34
9        Bates    91.11
10        Simionski    90.36
11        T-700    89.97
12        darkelf    89.41
13        ChipMunky    88.73
14        AndyLL    88.36
15        boxofficeth    88.12
16        Keanu    88.12
17        M37    88.11
18        nomyth    87.74
19        Padre    87.61
20        Boxx93    86.81
21        31616    85.95
22        POTUS    85.88
23        PanaMovie    85.45
24        kayumanggi    85.11
25        raegr    84.68
26        Matrix4You    84.64
27        WrathOfHan    84.27
28        flyingace98    82.82
29        chasmmi    82.14
30        lilmac    82.09
31        24Lost    82.04
32        Fancyarcher    81.21
33        aabattery    80.72
34        luxneji    78.53
35        Blankments    77.54
36        Lights Camera Action    75.98
        The Fast and the Furiosa    75.68

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faaaaaaaaaaaak

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sorry @WrathOfHan :P

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Alrighty then.

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Huge drop for me with actuals.

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Damn I guess my Latin Lover estimate didnt save. Thats disappointing :/

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@AndyLL

 

1 1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV $65,263,492 -55.5% 4,347 - $15,013 $248,420,911 $200 2
2 N Snatched Fox $19,542,248 - 3,501 - $5,582 $19,542,248 $42 1
3 N King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB $15,371,270 - 3,702 - $4,152 $15,371,270 $175 1
4 2 The Fate of the Furious Uni. $5,400,845 -37.0% 3,067 -528 $1,761 $215,134,775 $250 5
5 5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $4,809,170 -5.5% 2,172 -508 $2,214 $494,140,334 $160 9
6 3 The Boss Baby Fox $4,496,614 -24.8% 2,911 -373 $1,545 $162,275,884 - 7
7 4 How to be a Latin Lover PNT $3,858,898 -25.0% 1,123 -80 $3,436 $26,251,899 - 3
8 N Lowriders BH Tilt $2,403,885 - 295 - $8,149 $2,403,885 - 1
9 6 The Circle (2017) STX $1,780,689 -55.0% 2,132 -1,031 $835 $18,943,251 $18 3
10 7 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion GrtIndia $1,593,000 -53.2% 375 -44 $4,248 $18,977,072 - 3
11 8 Gifted FoxS $1,541,684 -23.8% 1,426 -448 $1,081 $21,605,717 - 6
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I don't know what I was thinking with that Smurfs prediction but somehow the rest was still good enough for 12th!

 

congrats @Wildbill!

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congrats @Wildbill

 

 

1 Wildbill 93.664% 91.868% 94.114% 7.499% 35 10
2 Tower 92.664% 94.161% 92.290% 6.499% 34 10
3 TalismanRing 91.728% 96.364% 90.569% 5.563% 33 10
4 Bates 91.528% 90.063% 91.895% 5.363% 32 10
5 JMorphin 91.362% 97.619% 89.798% 5.197% 31 10
6 Simionski 91.010% 86.362% 92.173% 4.845% 30 10
7 moviecriticguy 90.417% 83.896% 92.047% 4.251% 29 10
8 Keanu 90.364% 84.455% 91.841% 4.199% 28 10
9 POTUS 89.065% 96.773% 87.138% 2.900% 27 10
10 Rolling Thunder 88.802% 97.574% 86.609% 2.637% 26 10
11 M37 88.631% 88.962% 88.548% 2.465% 25 10
12 8wombi7 88.610% 95.237% 86.953% 2.444% 24 10
13 24Lost 87.331% 78.310% 89.586% 1.165% 23 10
14 31616 86.972% 87.014% 86.961% 0.806% 22 10
15 Padre 86.939% 87.384% 86.828% 0.773% 21 10
16 PanaMovie 86.927% 81.536% 88.275% 0.761% 20 10
17 boxofficeth 86.899% 87.793% 86.675% 0.733% 19 10
18 WrathOfHan 86.687% 83.285% 87.537% 0.521% 18 10
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