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 can save today. You can save the Derby | Week 23

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Megan Leavy still doesn't have a theater count listed. :sarah:

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1 hour ago, TalismanRing said:

Megan Leavy still doesn't have a theater count listed. :sarah:

 

1956 ;)

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This is going to be a fugly week.

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4 hours ago, WrathOfHan said:

This is going to be a fugly week.

 

For you.

 

 

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2 hours ago, ChipMunky said:

 

For you.

 

 

I'm over 2% higher than you right now :redcapes: 

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53 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

I'm over 2% higher than you right now :redcapes: 

 

There are exactly 0 numbers reported for Friday. So... good job? You win the pre-derby!

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Wow, this is a really close week; 9-24 are all within 2% of each others :jeb!: 

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Posted (edited)

@ChipMunky @WrathOfHan  trash talking. 

Derby Average kicking ass

Look at @aabattery taking out the all time top 5. 

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    Fri Studio Est    
1    Simionski    89.36
2    Wildbill    89.13
3    nomyth    89.07
4    Derby Average    88.99
5    aabattery    87.67
6    Matrix4You    87.65
7    damnitgeorge08    87.54
8    the beast    87.47
9    lucaninja7    87.29
10    Keanu    87.24
11    JMorphin    86.73
12    Biggestgeekever    86.68
13    POTUS    86.60
14    WrathOfHan    86.49
15    Lights Camera Action    86.31
16    moviecriticguy    86.14
17    Tower    86.02
18    PanaMovie    85.96
19    T-700    85.92
20    boxofficeth    85.90
21    Rolling Thunder    85.35
22    ChipMunky    85.24
23    TalismanRing    84.79
24    Exxdee    84.54
25    ZeeSoh    84.46
26    8wombi7    84.39
27    Bates    83.73
28    Blankments    83.65
29    Padre    82.80
30    cannastop    82.65
31    Boxx93    82.54
32    darkelf    82.28
33    The Fast and the Furiosa    81.87
34    24Lost    81.36
35    Fancyarcher    81.16
36    AndyLL    80.70
37    kayumanggi    80.57
38    flyingace98    78.26
39    lilmac    77.67
40    M37    74.82
41    raegr    73.16

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If the two lower openers can INCREASE, damnit, I could have a great score.

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good to see we got 40 players this week.

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@WrathOfHan aka WW hater, spanking the @ChipMunky

@Matrix4You pulling away in the all time standings.

    Weekend  Est    
1    Wildbill    89.30
2    Matrix4You    87.99
3    Keanu    87.79
4    WrathOfHan    86.94
5    Simionski    86.69
6    PanaMovie    86.46
7    Derby Average    86.36
8    aabattery    85.97
9    nomyth    85.18
10    JMorphin    85.14
11    Lights Camera Action    85.02
12    lucaninja7    84.94
13    the beast    84.48
14    ChipMunky    84.42
15    Biggestgeekever    84.20
16    Exxdee    84.08
17    boxofficeth    83.75
18    moviecriticguy    83.74
19    Bates    83.58
20    T-700    83.32
21    damnitgeorge08    83.27
22    ZeeSoh    83.12
23    cannastop    83.10
24    POTUS    83.03
25    TalismanRing    82.61
26    Tower    82.50
27    Rolling Thunder    82.37
28    24Lost    82.14
29    8wombi7    82.10
30    24Lost    80.80
31    The Fast and the Furiosa    81.25
32    darkelf    80.24
33    kayumanggi    79.85
34    Blankments    79.75
35    Boxx93    79.22
36    Fancyarcher    78.71
37    Padre    78.33
38    AndyLL    77.97
39    M37    77.35
40    lilmac    77.24
41    flyingace98    74.02
42    raegr    72.58

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Image result for denzel boom gif

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13 minutes ago, POTUS said:

 

@Matrix4You pulling away in the all time standings.

 

 

Why does everyone have to point this out every week? 

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Posted (edited)

On 6/11/2017 at 5:57 PM, Rolling Thunder said:

 

Why does everyone have to point this out every week? 

Cause he's first or second every week lately. Impressive 

Envious? Shall we talk about our 20 something placings. I was busy drinking in Ireland Thursday night and didn't check wed numbers or TC, what's your excuse? We get a ribbon for that these days don't we? :lol:

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2 minutes ago, POTUS said:

Cause he's first or second every week lately. Impressive 

Envious? Shall we talk about our 20 something placings. We get a ribbon for that these days don't we? :lol:

 

As I've mentioned more than once, Matrix is a serviceable player.  Why would I be envious?  Just because he's been on more of a hot streak doesn't discount my skill and ability.  It's not like I've never won before.

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I can't believe I have chance at Top 10 after bombing so hard on It Comes At Night.  wow at WW, though.

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@AndyLL

 

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

 

June 9-11, 2017
Weekend

 

1 1 Wonder Woman WB $58,520,672 -43.3% 4,165 - $14,051 $206,343,175 $149 2
2 N The Mummy (2017) Uni. $31,688,375 - 4,035 - $7,853 $31,668,375 $125 1
3 2 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox $12,180,704 -48.9% 3,529 +95 $3,452 $44,443,216 - 2
4 3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV $10,704,103 -51.5% 3,679 -597 $2,910 $135,830,397 $230 3
5 4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV $6,312,367 -35.8% 2,911 -596 $2,168 $366,431,539 $200 6
6 N It Comes At Night A24 $5,988,370 - 2,533 - $2,364 $5,988,370 - 1
7 5 Baywatch Par. $4,648,207 -47.1% 2,832 -815 $1,641 $51,113,342 $69 3
8 N Megan Leavey BST $3,810,867 - 1,956 - $1,948 $3,810,867 - 1
9 6 Alien: Covenant Fox $1,826,579 -55.7% 1,814 -846 $1,007 $71,238,791 $97 4
10 7 Everything, Everything WB $1,627,295 -50.7% 1,546 -829 $1,053 $31,739,247 $10 4
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Top 3!

 

 lol seinfeld evil nod nodding GIF

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