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

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Interesting cast. don't know how it will do though/

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Wonder if this was Leo's way of making up for not playing Teddy Roosevelt. 

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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?

Don't forget Catch Me If You Can

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Jeff Sneider ‏@TheInSneider 1mDomhnall Gleeson joins Leo & Hardy in Inarritu's THE REVENANT? Cool...

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I like the description. Looks interesting.

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LOL Inarritu, using all natural lighting isn't nearly as cool as a gimmick as the one-shot in Birdman

 

(Definitely seeing it anyway :P )

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It s funny, not so long ago, I remember discussing Inarritu here and the whole forum pretty much agreed that all his films were manipulative and emotionnal blackmail.

Since Birdman, it s like he s the new Scorcese or something.

His diatribe againt superhero blockbusters makes me want to puke at his snobbish " artiste" face, just to have a little taste.

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Di Caprio looks great in those pics and i love Inarritu's work so i'm really excited about it.

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Inarritu on the 9 month long shoot

 

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/alejandro-inarritu-on-why-the-revenant-is-a-9-month-shoot-480#lcvZ9WDKrGoG0FU0.99

 

We don’t finish until the end of April or May, and we are shooting very small hours. It was planned this way, to be little-by-little jewel moments; that’s the way I designed the production. That was both to create intensity in these moments, as well as the climate conditions. We are shooting in such remote far-away locations that, by the time we arrive and have to return, we have already spent 40% of the day. But those locations are so gorgeous and so powerful, they look like they have never been touched by a human being, and that’s what I needed. The light is very reduced here in winter, and we are not shooting with any electrical lighting, just natural light. And every single scene is so difficult — emotionally, technically. I’ve gotten myself in trouble again, but I’m trying my best.

 

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LOL Inarritu, using all natural lighting isn't nearly as cool as a gimmick as the one-shot in Birdman

 

(Definitely seeing it anyway :P )

 

I read somewhere that they were shooting it similar to Birdman, so it may be a one-shot after all. At the very least there will be long-ish takes with Lubeski on board. 

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I admire Lubezki's cinematography. The way the camera moves and the way the shots are set up is so fluid and engaging.

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I admire Lubezki's cinematography. The way the camera moves and the way the shots are set up is so fluid and engaging.

Cannot wait for his (next) collaboration with Malick :wub:

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Rumours filming is a complete mess - over-budget, over-schedule, Inaritu is a complete bitch to his crew (already has 6th assistant) and apparently Hardy even hit him.  :D

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Rumours filming is a complete mess - over-budget, over-schedule, Inaritu is a complete bitch to his crew (already has 6th assistant) and apparently Hardy even hit him. :D

Lol...what's happening with fox movies. First, fantastic four and now revenant.

All this behind the scenes drama will be forgotten if these movies turn our fine.

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Rumours filming is a complete mess - over-budget, over-schedule, Inaritu is a complete bitch to his crew (already has 6th assistant) and apparently Hardy even hit him.  :D

 

Sounds like horseshit to me. 

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