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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Best films of 1996!

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A+

Fargo

The Birdcage

The English Patient

Swingers

Romeo+Juliet

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A

A-

Jerry Maguire

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

F

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1996 in Film:

Total Seen=26

1. Trainspotting: 9/10

2. Secrets & Lies: 9/10

3. Fargo: 8/10

4. Bottle Rocket: 7.5/10

5. Jerry Maguire: 7.2/10

6. The English Patient: 7.2/10

7. Star Trek: First Contact: 7/10

6.0-6.9/10: Total Seen=5

Matilda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mission: Impossible,

Happy Gilmore, Scream

Below 6.0/10: Total Seen=14

Hamlet, The Crucible, 101 Dalmatians, Jingle All the Way, Space Jam, D3,

Jack, The Nutty Professor, Multiplicity, Independence Day, The Cable Guy,

Twister, James and the Giant Peach, Homeward Bound 2

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1) The Rock2) Independence Day3) Mission Impossible4) The Long Kiss Goodnight5) Twister6) A Time to Kill7) Star Trek: First Contact8) Tin Cup9) Last Man Standing10) Eraser11) Space Jam

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1. Fargo2. Trainspotting3. Dead Man (not sure if it's 95 or 96)4. Breaking the Waves5. Scream6. Secrets and Lies7. Looking for Richard8. Crash9. The English Patient10. Mars Attacks!

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1996 Hollywood movies I have seen:The Rock B+Independence Day B+Mission Impossible A-The English Patient B+Jerry Maguire B+The Long Kiss Goodnight C-Bound C-Star Trek: First Contact B-Primal Fear B-Tin Cup B-Stealing Beauty B-Scream B-Eraser B-101 Dalmatians B-Mars Attacks! B+From Dusk Till Dawn B-Broken Arrow C+Trainspotting C-

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Just looking through this year is making think this is one if the best years ever. So many A scores for me. In no particular order.

THE BEST:

The Rock

Jerry Maguire

Mission: Impossible

Ransom

Daylight

Scream

Twister

Eraser

Broken Arrow

Jingle All the Way

The Cable Guy

Striptease

Rumble in the Bronx

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Fan

Last Man Standing

Police Story III: Supercop

Maximum Risk

THE AVERAGE:

Mars Attacks!

Executive Decision

The Nutty Professor

Independence Day

Phenomenon

Space Jam

Tin Cup

The Quest

The Glimmer Man

Barb Wire

Diabolique

Bound

The Long Kiss Goodnight

THE WORST:

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Crash

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1. aladdin and the king of thieves D+

2. happy gilmore D-

 

3. nutty professor F

4. 101 dalmations F

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    [*]The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    [*]Shall We Dance?

    [*]Happy Gilmore

    [*]William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

    [*]The Rock

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1996 was year of cruise :)

Mission Impossible - A

Jerry Maguire - A-

Independence Day - B+

Matilda - B+

Twister - B-

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In order

 

The Rock

Independence Day

Primal Fear

Mission Impossible

The Sleepers

from Dusk till Dawn

James and the Giant Peach

Matilda

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1. aladdin and the king of thieves D+

2. happy gilmore D-

 

3. nutty professor F

4. 101 dalmations F

 

i suppose it's time to update this.

 

9.7 breaking the waves

8.5 fargo

6.3 the watermelon woman

6.3 romeo + juliet

4.0 mission impossible

2.5 happy gilmore

1.5 the nutty professor

1.0 101 dalmations

 

either this year sucked or i've just missed a whole bunch of stuff. any of these look good?

 

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either this year sucked or i've just missed a whole bunch of stuff. any of these look good?

 

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Crash and Schizopolis are great, get on that. Also recommend Pusher, Irma Vep, Trainspotting, Bottle Rocket, Bound and The Pillow Book (though Greenaway is better watched chronologically. By the way, you'll probably love him).

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  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  2. Shall We Dance?
  3. Scream
  4. Happy Gilmore
  5. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  6. The Rock
  7. Mission: Impossible
  8. Space Jam

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The Rock, Scream, Beavis & Butthead Do America, Independence Day, Twister, Jerry Maguire, and Mission Impossible. Honorable Mentions:Eraser, Bulletproof, Happy Gilmore, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Worst:Long Kiss Goodnight, Broken Arrow, and The Crow:City Of Angels. The Bleh:Hellraiser:Bloodline.

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Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Nutty Professor

Independence Day

Space Jam

:kitschjob:

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