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

The racing is the reward, not the Derby! | Week 24

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Rally caps in-hand, a thunderous crowd rises to its feet chanting "RT!...RT!" Music blares and the noise meter blows past 10.  It's time for a comeback. 

Edited by Rolling Thunder

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Player sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HakVwEceIlMiDO9C9WMT5vVpeBLqabf5Od6Plax8mmE/edit?usp=drivesdk

 

Will Mummy take a bigger hit than expected? Will CU get wacked by cars? AB dropped 74% against Dory last year. 

 

@Matrix4You big picks. Worst or first this week eh?  

Matrix4You    47 Meters Down    8.5
Matrix4You    All Eyez on Me        35

Bates    47 Meters Down    7.8
Bates    All Eyez on Me    22

TalismanRing    47 Meters Down    5.14
TalismanRing    All Eyez on Me    24

POTUS    47 Meters Down    5.5
POTUS    All Eyez on Me    21

Derby Average    47 Meters Down    5.8
Derby Average    All Eyez on Me    21.85

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Plus the usual crapshoot of whether or not Pirates and/or Guardians benefits from Disney double features.

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20 minutes ago, Rolling Thunder said:

Plus the usual crapshoot of whether or not Pirates and/or Guardians benefits from Disney double features.

I looked at that but with just a 57m OW, double features split in two and TC loss it may not have much of an impact

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A lot of people lowballed Captain Underpants. If my theater today is any indication, there's going to be huge spillover from Cars.

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23 hours ago, WrathOfHan said:

A lot of people lowballed Captain Underpants. If my theater today is any indication, there's going to be huge spillover from Cars.

Everything held well. I thought that would get killed.

 

 You're in luck @Rolling Thunder. Won't talk about how well @Matrix4You is doing, he's dead last this week. :rofl:

@aabattery in the hunt. @WrathOfHan having a feast week. @TalismanRing and are I are off our game again.

"I came at night" was not reported. 

Out of 90%

    DHD Fri PM    
1    WrathOfHan    74.26
2    aabattery    74.19
3    damnitgeorge08    73.97
4    lilmac    73.94
5    nomyth    73.43
6    The Fast and the Furiosa    72.29
7    Fancyarcher    71.99
8    Bates    71.68
9    Rolling Thunder    71.38
10    PanaMovie    71.34
11    Exxdee    70.72
12    Padre    70.27
13    moviecriticguy    68.87
14    M37    68.47
15    Derby Average    68.43
16    kayumanggi    67.50
17    Simionski    67.39
18    Keanu    67.19
19    TalismanRing    66.96
20    lucaninja7    66.91
21    Tower    66.84
22    Blankments    66.72
23    flyingace98    66.27
24    darkelf    66.16
25    Boxx93    66.09
26    T-700    65.81
27    POTUS    65.61
28    Lights Camera Action    65.52
29    24Lost    80.80
30    ZeeSoh    65.35
31    Wildbill    64.86
32    luxneji    63.62
33    8wombi7    63.50
34    boxofficeth    62.74
35    24Lost    62.45
36    ChipMunky    62.35
37    JMorphin    62.09
38    3dHene    61.63
39    Jerry    60.44
40    cannastop    60.20

41    Matrix4You    75.46

 


  

Edited by POTUS

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Posted (edited)

8 hours ago, WrathOfHan said:

:ohmygod: :ohmygod: :ohmygod: :ohmygod: 

[mod edit]

 

???

Edited by POTUS

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  Projections  
1 aabattery 83.59
2 nomyth 83.38
3 WrathOfHan 82.11
4 Fancyarcher 81.74
5 Exxdee 81.39
6 The Fast and the Furiosa 81.22
7 Bates 80.25
8 Padre 80.22
9 Rolling Thunder 79.86
10 Matrix4You 79.74

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83.59

 

 

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If AAbaterry wins I will leave the forum. Plain and simple. 

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6 minutes ago, CJohn said:

If AAbaterry wins I will leave the forum. Plain and simple. 

You need to get back in the game, m8.

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8 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

You need to get back in the game, m8.

I missed way too many weeks. 

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1 hour ago, CJohn said:

If AAbaterry wins I will leave the forum. Plain and simple. 

 

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I really need to pay attention to when the holidays are :sadben:

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Posted (edited)

@nomyth on his third try. Nice job

@aabattery must pray to the Actuals God or Jobu. 

The usual suspects do not make the top 5 his week

jobu-youtube.jpg

 

  Studio Estimates    
1    nomyth    83.52
2    Padre    82.67
3    aabattery    82.02
4    Fancyarcher    81.68
5    lilmac    81.46
6    WrathOfHan    81.34
7    Exxdee    80.64
8    Bates    80.21
9    The Fast and the Furiosa    80.11
10    damnitgeorge08    79.90
11    Rolling Thunder    79.76
12    PanaMovie    77.54
13    Matrix4You    77.36
14    M37    77.35
15    moviecriticguy    77.28
16    Derby Average    77.25
17    kayumanggi    77.17
18    Blankments    75.95
19    TalismanRing    75.92
20    darkelf    75.71
21    Keanu    75.56
22    Lights Camera Action    75.53
23    ZeeSoh    75.16
24    T-700    74.71
25    POTUS    74.54
26    Tower    74.43
27    luxneji    74.43
28    Simionski    74.10
29    lucaninja7    74.00
30    24Lost    80.80
31    flyingace98    73.94
32    Boxx93    73.53
33    3dHene    73.19
34    24Lost    72.79
35    ChipMunky    72.55
36    boxofficeth    72.54
37    Wildbill    72.04
38    8wombi7    71.98
39    JMorphin    69.76
40    Jerry    68.37
41    cannastop    67.68

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