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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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Brazil Box Office Thread | Wonder Woman is finally there, pretty strong opening day!

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1 hour ago, Goffe said:

goddamn, MJ2 dropped almost 20% in admissions despite having one extra day.

That's something I never saw coming, not in Brazil...Maybe is it the effect of the crisis? Higher unemployment, lower standards of living...That could affect it.

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@Fullbuster have you started watching Jessica Jones? I didn't like Daredevil, but I'm curious to watch it now that I found out they took inspiration from a JLo masterpiece:

 

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The Visit finally premieres here tomorrow, I'm so excited. Have been waiting for months... I hope is good.

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47 minutes ago, Napoleon said:

@Fullbuster have you started watching Jessica Jones? I didn't like Daredevil, but I'm curious to watch it now that I found out they took inspiration from a JLo masterpiece:

 

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Such a bad taste is disappointing! :ohmyzod::wacko:

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Fullbuster said:

 

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Such a bad taste is disappointing! :ohmyzod::wacko:

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry Fullbuster, but it was hard to buy the premise of a blind guy being able to do all that stuff. I watched the first 5 episodes and it was painful. Maybe superhero TV shows are not for me.  :ph34r:

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I don't like superhero TV shows too, but I quite liked the pilot of Supergirl.

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On 26/11/2015 05:32:39, Napoleon said:

Sorry Fullbuster, but it was hard to buy the premise of a blind guy being able to do all that stuff. I watched the first 5 episodes and it was painful. Maybe superhero TV shows are not for me.  :ph34r:

Let's say that :P But still, it's still more credible than Superman and despite that you loved Man of Steel :P

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CEO of Brazil's largest investment bank arrested

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/25/news/economy/brazil-arrest-senator-billionaire-ceo/

 

 

Brazil's economy probably shrank at the fastest annual pace on record in the third quarter, crippled by a combination of government budget cuts, rising inflation and political gridlock, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

Read more at Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/27/us-brazil-economy-gdp-idUSKBN0TG1HK20151127#skTS4adK3B63BdEW.99
 
That doesn't improve....

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3 hours ago, Fullbuster said:

Let's say that :P But still, it's still more credible than Superman and despite that you loved Man of Steel :P

But with Superman there's an explanation for his powers  :P 

 

Btw, I decided to sample Jessica Jones just for curiosity, and surprisingly I loved the first episode  :ph34r: 

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8 hours ago, Napoleon said:

But with Superman there's an explanation for his powers  :P 

 

Btw, I decided to sample Jessica Jones just for curiosity, and surprisingly I loved the first episode  :ph34r: 

There is also an explanation for Daredevil ;) And you could barely call that power, he's just a man and doesn't win easily. It's really realistic in the end.

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Dammit! MJ2's disappointing start really killed my interest...I really hope SW7 will surprise me!!!

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2 minutes ago, misafeco said:

I miss Raphael. :(

He probably had a heart attack after the terrible MJ2's numbers :ph34r:

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6 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

He probably had a heart attack after the terrible MJ2's numbers :ph34r:

:mellow:

Please, Raphael, come back!

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2 minutes ago, misafeco said:

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Please, Raphael, come back!

You have no humor :P I also hope he'll be back someday but it's too early I guess, he needs time to recover.

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Victor Frankenstein collected $10 million from 24 oversea markets, led by a $2 million debut from 1,277 screens in Russia. Other top openers come from Latin America with Mexico ($1.8M), Venezuela ($1.1M), and Brazil ($601k) leading the pack. Victor Frankenstein has a long road ahead to salvage its poor performance in the North American box office; the challenge begins next week with 15 new markets, including the United Kingdom. Victor Frankenstein finishes its first weekend with a global haul of $13.4 million.

The Visit welcomed $1.9 million following its debut in its final five markets this weekend. The film opened at #3 in Italy ($980k at 242 dates), #5 in Russia ($319k at 415 dates), and #5 in Brazil ($264k at 180 dates). The Visit has grossed $30.1 million outside of North America and a total of $95.2 million worldwide.

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