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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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The Revenant | Dec 25 Limited, Jan 8 2016 wide | Opening in select IMAX theaters Jan 14th.

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Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Writer: Mark L. Smith

 

Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

 

Producer(s): Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter, Alejandro Inarritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole

 

Executive Producer(s): Paul Green, Brett Ratner and James Packer

Distributor: FOX

Production Company: New Regency

Finance Company: RatPac and New Regency

 

Starring:

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Hugh Glass (1820s frontiersman; who is badly mauled by a bear that he’s unable to be transported back from the wilderness)

Sean Penn ... (One of the men who was hired by Glass to watch over him, instead robs and abandons him)

Will Poulter

Tom Hardy

Domhnall Gleeson

Brad Carter

 

Story: A fur trapper is mauled by a bear. The captain of his ship tries to carry him back to civilization, but the terrain is impossible, and he can't do it. So the captain hires two men to stay behind and bury him after he dies.Instead of making his last days comfortable, the men rob him and leave to die alone in the cold. He survives and heads off to seek his revenge.Filming begins in September 22, 2014.

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CLUBS:

The Revenant Over 200M

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DOMESTIC

limac: 90M

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Nice, so Inarritu will first bring the Oscar to Keaton and then to Leo next year :D

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Inarritu and Di Caprio can make a great combo. And the premise sounds interesting.

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Good book but it doesn't scream blockbuster.  I would think Blood Diamonds level grosses if not for Leo's increase starpower. 

 

 

$90m total

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my magic 8-ball is saying "ask again later" about this one. sounds like an interesting premise but I've only liked one of Inarritu's movies. the rest range from meh to complete bullshit.

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The synopsis for this sounds fucking awesome

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Inarritu, Lubeski, Dicaprio, Hardy, Penn...holy shit  :D

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sounds good, it would be funny if it was opening wide on Christmas, Leo going head-to-head with Cruise

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sounds good, it would be funny if it was opening wide on Christmas, Leo going head-to-head with Cruise

 

That would be quite the epic box office battle.

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That would be quite the epic box office battle.

That time frame...it's not really a battle. There's room.And Leo is two for two with Christmas films now. Django, Wolf...The Revenant?

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That time frame...it's not really a battle. There's room.And Leo is two for two with Christmas films now. Django, Wolf...The Revenant?

 

Might as well put a Santa Claus hat on him while we're at it.

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Might as well put a Santa Claus hat on him while we're at it.

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Merry Leomis

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