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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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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets | July 21, 2017 | Budget - 209 Million Dollars

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Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson (Based on a graphic novel by Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin)

Production Company/Finance/Distribute: EuroCorp

 

Producer: Virginie Besson Silla

Starring:
Cara Delevingne ... Laureline (An 11th-century French native brought to the 28th by Pierre. Rebellious, extremely smart, and willing to use her physical appearance as a means of getting out of bad situations)
Dane DeHaan ... Valerian

Production: Filming begins in late 2015.

 

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Luc Besson and Angelina Jolie To Shoot Comic Book Film 'Valerian' Next Year

Luc Besson to Adapt French Comic Valerian and Laureline

EuropaCorp has scheduled VALERIAN for wide release on July 21, 2017.

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Is this a sure thing? Sounds awesome. I love Jolie. Posted Image

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Is this a sure thing? Sounds awesome. I love Jolie. Posted Image

Its locked and loaded.

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Fisrtshowing was not sure if this was the untitled Besson/Jolie thriller but the above link says it is. Firstshowing goes on to say it is an untitled big scale movie written and directed by Luc Besson, sounds very similar to Valerian. Another similarity is both have Jolie and that film is for 2013 as is this one.
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Looking forward to this. So she has two films in 2014?

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Looking forward to this. So she has two films in 2014?

What is the 2nd?

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Luc Besson officially announced the project today on Twitter - shooting begins this December, in theaters 2017. DeHaan and Delevigne are in.

https://twitter.com/lucbesson

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Did they use Wordart for the title?

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Did they use Wordart for the title?

:rofl:

Will this be another Lucy or a new Fifth Element...

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:rofl:

Will this be another Lucy or a new Fifth Element...

Does it matter?

Lucy- boxoffice win

Fifth element - criticaland boxoffice win

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Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, then Valerian.

Go Cara, Go!

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Shouldn't this be in the On The Lot section?

 

Anyway here are the tweets:

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“Valerian and Laureline are exploring Syrte, capital planet of a system of 1,000 worlds. Their mission is to discover whether the Syrtians could present a danger to Earth. What they find is a decaying empire led by decadent aristocrats, a population ripe for revolution, and a mysterious caste of masked wise men who discreetly pull the strings from hidden fortresses. Swept up by the winds of history, the agents of Earth will have to choose a side.”

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This'll be interesting; hopefully they get a few bigger names since Besson only does well when he has name actors

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I don't think Jolie was ever attached to "Valerian".It looks like somebody reporting about different Besson movies got mixed up.At the time Jolie was attached to a Besson action thriller that wasn't named (though it seems to have been "Lucy") and he was also attached to do "Valerian".It looks like somebody reporting on the projects got their wires crossed and then assumed the Jolie/Besson project was "Valerian" but I am pretty sure it wasn't.

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What's this have to do with game of thrones?    :P

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What's this have to do with game of thrones? :P

:qotd:

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