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

I have no father. I was brought to life by Derby. | Week 22

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That's awesome, @AndyLL!  Best one yet! 

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Wonder Woman OW predictions are all over the place.  That range from the low WB conservative tracking number of 65M to some members claiming an OW all the way up to 200M.

 

So... time for a contest.


The closest WW prediction in this weeks Derby will receive a free month of Gold Membership.  For those that already have a premium account you'll receive a $15 account credit that can be applied to your next premium account purchase.

 

To qualify you must play the Derby and enter predictions for ALL 10 movies.

 

Deadline is 12:00 PDT tonight. ( 6/1/2017 )

 

http://derby.boxofficetheory.com/Predictions.aspx

 

 

 

 

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I feel a low-scoring week coming, and not just for me :D

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1 hour ago, JMorphin said:

I feel a low-scoring week coming, and not just for me :D

Could be. If WW falls short like it did in OZ and if KA falls 70%+.

Wimpy held well last week after underperforming OW. Could get wacked with some screen loss and competition. It's rope a dope run.

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4 hours ago, POTUS said:

Could be. If WW falls short like it did in OZ and if KA falls 70%+.

Wimpy held well last week after underperforming OW. Could get wacked with some screen loss and competition. It's rope a dope run.

KA isn't the only one with an unpredictable drop, though.  Any of the bottom 5 could be derbykillers.  Post-holiday weekend, strong 4 quadrant competition, heavy theater losses, crazy things can happen or, everything might just drop 45% and hurt us the other way :P

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Posted (edited)

On 6/2/2017 at 7:12 AM, JMorphin said:

I feel a low-scoring week coming, and not just for me :D

 

On 6/2/2017 at 8:23 AM, POTUS said:

Could be. If WW falls short like it did in OZ and if KA falls 70%+.

Wimpy held well last week after underperforming OW. Could get wacked with some screen loss and competition. It's rope a dope run.

Yup. Wimpy crumbled under pants competition. KA down 70% and it looks like WW sucked out fans from GOTG, P5 and Snatches. Scores are low but youre doing OK.  The top 5 all time players and you make up the top 6.

    DHD Fri night    
1    Bates    86.54
2    POTUS    85.66
3    Matrix4You    85.12
4    JMorphin    84.58
5    TalismanRing    84.40
6    8wombi7    83.56
7    M37    83.27
8    boxofficeth    82.34
9    Padre    82.22
10    T-700    82.08
11    Simionski    81.22
12    nomyth    81.19
13    Rolling Thunder    80.68
14    moviecriticguy    79.39
15    Exxdee    79.17
16    m3racer123    79.16
17    AndyLL    78.83
18    dougo    78.29
19    flyingace98    78.05
20    darkelf    77.61
21    Tower    76.93
22    ZeeSoh    76.90
23    Keanu    76.85
24    Wildbill    76.07
25    BoxOfficeZ    75.91
26    The Fast and the Furiosa    75.66
27    damnitgeorge08    74.56
28    Boxx93    74.34
29    kayumanggi    72.64
30    martymcfly    71.68
31    Fancyarcher    71.33
32    ChipMunky    71.14
33    Daxtreme    70.87
34    Blankments    70.65
35    a2knet    70.51
36    Lights Camera Action    69.38
37    franfar    69.33
38    PanaMovie    69.01
39    DAR    68.97
40    Wrath    67.26
41    WrathOfHan    67.13
42    raegr    66.02
43    luxneji    65.84
44    aabattery    65.63
45    lilmac    65.60
46    DAR    33.64

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damn, Wimpy can't catch a break :D

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Time to quit predicting.

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#FuckThatWimpyKid

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11 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

Time to quit predicting.

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1    Bates    89.41
2    Matrix4You    88.23
3    8wombi7    87.04
4    boxofficeth    86.15
5    TalismanRing    85.82
6    Simionski    85.58
7    JMorphin    85.10
8    T-700    84.74
9    M37    84.29
10    Padre    84.29
11    POTUS    84.24
12    Exxdee    83.40
13    flyingace98    83.35
14    nomyth    82.99
15    AndyLL    82.10
16    Tower    81.68
17    Keanu    81.60
18    m3racer123    81.26
19    darkelf    80.88
20    moviecriticguy    80.18
21    ZeeSoh    79.97
22    The Fast and the Furiosa    79.65
23    dougo    79.53
24    Boxx93    78.49
25    Wildbill    78.47
26    BoxOfficeZ    77.60
27    Rolling Thunder    77.39
28    damnitgeorge08    76.75
29    Fancyarcher    76.04
30    a2knet    75.37
31    ChipMunky    75.18
32    kayumanggi    74.85
33    martymcfly    74.53
34    Daxtreme    73.73
35    PanaMovie    73.72
36    DAR    73.71
37    franfar    72.81
38    Blankments    72.66
39    Lights Camera Action    72.35
40    WrathOfHan    71.46
41    Wrath    71.42
42    aabattery    70.74
43    luxneji    70.61
44    raegr    69.80
45    lilmac    69.29
46    FantasticBeasts    59.44

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Sorry, I was updating the numbers and then I was going to change the rankings but screwed something up.  How do you move around the rankings anyways?????

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 @T-700 and @boxofficeth .02 apart for the tourney win. I wasnt precise with estimates as they will move anyway. @Bates has stayed on top for all reports.  One more to go. Nothing like leading an entire basketball game from the start then lose on a 3 pointer at buzzer. @Matrix4You still on fire and continues to pull away on the all time points lead. @Bates still the percentage leader but may get passed after @T-700 has played 10 games.

 

I was second on the first DHD report. I have dropped like a stone, in water, on Jupiter.  Fuck DHD. 

 

   studio weekend est    
1    Bates    87.84
2    Matrix4You    86.03
3    8wombi7    85.63
4    M37    84.46
5    boxofficeth    83.86
6    T-700    83.84
7    TalismanRing    83.72
8    JMorphin    83.08
9    moviecriticguy    82.77
10    Simionski    82.72
11    Padre    82.02
12    nomyth    82.02
13    Exxdee    81.85
14    POTUS    81.84
15    flyingace98    81.32
16    Keanu    80.23
17    Tower    80.01
18    m3racer123    79.89
19    ZeeSoh    79.10
20    The Fast and the Furiosa    79.00
21    dougo    78.90
22    AndyLL    78.09
23    Wildbill    77.92
24    Rolling Thunder    77.82
25    darkelf    77.76
26    Boxx93    76.66
27    BoxOfficeZ    75.74
28    damnitgeorge08    75.37
29    a2knet    74.49
30    kayumanggi    73.88
31    martymcfly    73.84
32    Fancyarcher    72.44
33    PanaMovie    71.82
34    Daxtreme    71.25
35    ChipMunky    71.14
36    Lights Camera Action    70.97
37    Blankments    70.75
38    DAR    70.25
39    Wrath    69.83
40    franfar    69.32
41    WrathOfHan    68.39
42    raegr    67.82
43    luxneji    67.44
44    aabattery    67.11
45    lilmac    66.81
46    FantasticBeasts    57.98

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Posted (edited)

Matrix is a serviceable player. I'd certainly consider bringing him aboard my podcast analysis team. 

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7 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Matrix is a serviceable player. I'd certainly consider bringing him aboard my podcast analysis team. 

wait what

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8 hours ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Matrix is a serviceable player. I'd certainly consider bringing him aboard my podcast analysis team. 

 

Thank you Rolling Thunder.  I am not sure I would  be the right person for that though.  I am more of a quiet thinker.  The mind to mouth thing is not my talent (especially since I have been clean for years)

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10 hours ago, Matrix4You said:

 

Thank you Rolling Thunder.  I am not sure I would  be the right person for that though.  I am more of a quiet thinker.  The mind to mouth thing is not my talent (especially since I have been clean for years)

 

I'm sure you're just being modest but I completely understand all the same. ☺️

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