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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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MuffinMan

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! | July 20, 2018 | Universal | Ol Parker to write and direct

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Ten years after MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast expected to return and new additions joining them, MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN! will delight audiences when it opens on July 20, 2018.

 

With a soundtrack full of ABBA songs not featured in the first film–along with some reprised favorites–MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN! once more brings the producers of the original film, Littlestar’s Judy Craymer and Playtone’s Gary Goetzman, together. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the smash-hit stage musical. Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.

 

http://www.thewrap.com/universal-sets-mamma-mia-sequel-2018-go/

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uh ok. I guess not a bad idea since the budget should be low

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That title :rofl:

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It'll be lucky to do half of the first, maybe less. It's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 all over again.

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Wonder if Brosnan's singing has improved in the past 10 years

 

 

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This will likely make less than half of the first film domestically considering how long it's been but it's probably being made just for overseas audiences anyway (where it will make a killing).

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1 minute ago, grim22 said:

Wonder if Brosnan's singing has improved in the past 10 years

 

 

 

 

 

did this movie destroy Brosnan's career? He has only been in crap after it. 

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Just now, filmlover said:

This will likely make less than half of the first film domestically considering how long it's been but it's probably being made just for overseas audiences anyway (where it will make a killing).

 

Mamma Mia was the highest grossing movie of all time in the UK till Avatar took that record. Its one of those weird box office factoids which always seems like a joke.

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Just now, filmlover said:

This will likely make less than half of the first film domestically considering how long it's been but it's probably being made just for overseas audiences anyway (where it will make a killing).

 

Just like Bridget Jones's Baby.

 

I wonder if Meryl will be involved considering she's filming The Post at the moment. 

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So this is actually happening. I'm curious as to how much the bigger stars (Streep, Brosnan, Seyfried, and Firth) will be paid. Movie should be relatively inexpensive, though.

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I can see it doing over half the original DOM, but not much more. Maybe like 85m at best. It'll rake it in OS though.

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I'm struggling to think of sequel title that wouldn't be improved if you changed it this one's format.

 

Star Wars: Here We Go Again!

Terminator: Here We Go Again!

Iron Man: Here We Go Again!

Avatar: Here We Go Again!

Spider-Man: Here We Go Again!

 

etc etc

 

They all work. They all improve on the actual title.

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2 minutes ago, John Marston said:

 

 

 

did this movie destroy Brosnan's career? He has only been in crap after it. 

His Razzie win for the first movie was such a joke. Especially when he was fine in the non-singing scenes.

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Just now, franfar said:

So this is actually happening. I'm curious as to how much the bigger stars (Streep, Brosnan, Seyfried, and Firth) will be paid. Movie should be relatively inexpensive, though.

 

The first film cost $52m so I'd say it'll be in that ballpark or maybe less. 

 

Universal are apparently doing another Johnny English as well, they're really trawling through their backcatalogue for potential sequels.

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3 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

 

The first film cost $52m so I'd say it'll be in that ballpark or maybe less. 

 

Universal are apparently doing another Johnny English as well, they're really trawling through their backcatalogue for potential sequels.

 

 

Universal is doing ing pretty well right now. I'm guessing they are thinking "we can make thee for cheap, so why not?"

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4 minutes ago, filmlover said:

His Razzie win for the first movie was such a joke. Especially when he was fine in the non-singing scenes.

 

 

 

Seriously did Brosnan piss someone off? Did he do something bad? Why has he been in cheap crap for the last decade pretty much? I must know!

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2 minutes ago, John Marston said:

 

 

 

Seriously did Brosnan piss someone off? Did he do something bad? Why has he been in cheap crap for the last decade pretty much? I must know!

 

He was in this ad in 2013:

 

 

So I'd say he's doing pretty well for himself. Also you'll never guess who directed this ad.

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7 minutes ago, aabattery said:

I'm struggling to think of sequel title that wouldn't be improved if you changed it this one's format.

 

Star Wars: Here We Go Again!

Terminator: Here We Go Again!

Iron Man: Here We Go Again!

Avatar: Here We Go Again!

 

etc etc

 

They all work. They all improve on the actual title.

 

Sex Tape: Here We Go Again!

 

The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: Here We Go Again!

 

Precious: Base on Nol by Saf (Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire): Here We Go Again!

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4 minutes ago, aabattery said:

 

He was in this ad in 2013:

 

 

So I'd say he's doing pretty well for himself. Also you'll never guess who directed this ad.

 

Ooohhh, Pierce Brosnan ads aren't complete without this chewing tobacco ad he did in India last year.

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, grim22 said:

 

Ooohhh, Pierce Brosnan ads aren't complete without this chewing tobacco ad he did in India last year.

 

 

 

 

It's so rare to see any tobacco ads on television, it's kind of weird! 

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