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

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Just now, Jonwo said:

 

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

 

Technically, they are not hawking chewing tobacco, they are just hawking a mouth freshener which happens to have the same name as the tobacco brand and the same packaging and the same manufacturer. You see, completely different.

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28 minutes ago, aabattery said:

That title :rofl:

 

Should've been Mamma Mia: Spicy a Meatball!

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4 minutes ago, grim22 said:

 

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

 

 

 

 

The gif we never knew we needed:

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27 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!

Spider-Man: Here We Go Again!

 

etc etc

 

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

 

Change Geostorm to The Day After Tomorrow: Here We Go Again! and maybe the forum will actually have more faith in it.

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Incredibles 2, Mamma Mia 2, and Ocean's Eight next summer. 2000s nostalgia has arrived, everyone.

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Just now, jandrew said:

 

Change Geostorm to The Day After Tomorrow: Here We Go Again! and maybe the forum will actually have more faith in it.

 

Maybe it could have saved ID:R as well.

 

Independence Day: Here We Go Again!

 

I literally cannot find a sequel that it doesn't work for.

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14 minutes ago, John Marston said:

 

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

 

Most if it's been tripe, but he works constantly.  He's one of those veteran actors that seemingly will work in anything if it means work even if he doesn't need to work financially.  

 

After Mamma Mia among the dross he's had The Ghostwriter and Love Is All You Need  (one great, one very good). 

 

Looking at his IMDB - he's on AMC in the western series The Son now and is working on the next Jim Sheridan film H-Block with Cillian Murphy , Webber's The Medusa with Redgrave & Eisenberg is in Marc Webbs Only Living Boy in NY  with Bridges & Beckinsale... and Campbell's The Foreigner with Jackie Chan.... and some other crap with Dave Bautista while making some other film, Spinning Man with Guy Pierce right now.

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1 minute ago, aabattery said:

 

Maybe it could have saved ID:R as well.

 

Independence Day: Here We Go Again!

 

I literally cannot find a sequel that it doesn't work for.

 

Hmm..what about that Chris Evans movie Before We Go?

 

Before We Go: Here We Go Again! ?

 

Nah, that works too.

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3 minutes ago, aabattery said:

 

Maybe it could have saved ID:R as well.

 

Independence Day: Here We Go Again!

 

I literally cannot find a sequel that it doesn't work for.

 

2 Fast 2 Furious is still unbeatable

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*reads title of thread*

 

hollywood is dead

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1 minute ago, Jake Gittes said:

 

2 Fast 2 Furious is still unbeatable

 

2 Here We 2 Go Again!

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3 minutes ago, aabattery said:

 

2 Here We 2 Go Again!

 

2 The Mamma, 2 To the Mia: Till Sweat Drop My Balls, Aw Skeet Skeet Mutherfucker: Here We Go Again!

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Of all the ridiculous pointless sequels Hollywood throws at us I'm pretty down with this one

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I like that this movie is completely outside of BOT's safety zone (aka comic book movies) and is coming up on 3 pages less than two after it was created. Definitely gonna be a fun box office run to watch, even if it's mostly to see how much it falls from the first one.

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So this is scheduled to come out almost exactly a decade after the first one (July 18, 2008).

 

I mean, it's coming out in a competitive time (Wikipedia hasn't updated it yet)

 

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So families would be poached (or not, I don't know if the original really appealed to families). Idk, being the only musical until A Star is Born could work in it's favor. I could see it pulling off a "surprise" relative to this forum's expectations. We'll see, I'm interested to see how this ends up.

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Since they used 15-16 of their greatest hits (from "ABBA Gold") I think they have to look at Björn and Benny's other work.
There were like three hits from CHESS musical.
They had an enormous hit here in sweden with "DU ÄR IN MAN" 
And then there is this song called "THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME" which might be the greatest pop song ever; musically it's minimalism at its finest; lyrically it's full of gaps and strong (and at the same time vague) pictory, 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HnOFwqpLRQ

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lmao iconic title.

 

haha I remember seeing this film 3 times in theaters I loved it. Good memories. Simpler time. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, filmlover said:

I like that this movie is completely outside of BOT's safety zone (aka comic book movies) and is coming up on 3 pages less than two after it was created. Definitely gonna be a fun box office run to watch, even if it's mostly to see how much it falls from the first one.

 

Has nothing to do with this being popular source material, we've just been fucking with the title for an entire page. @aabattery

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1 minute ago, jandrew said:

 

Has nothing to do with this being popular source material, we've just been fucking with the title for an entire page. @aabattery

 

BOT Shenanigans: Here We Go Again!

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