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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BCN

TAQUILLA | Spain Boxoffice

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TOP 10 SATURDAY 1-PUSS IN BOOTS 2-BREAKING DAWN 3-FUGA CEREBROS 2 4-IN TIME 5-REAL STEEL 6-HAPPY FEET 7-A DANGEROUS METHOD 8-CARNAGE 9-AFTERWARDS 10-TINTÍN

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Yup. PIB should win this weekend again.

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TOP 10 SATURDAY1-PUSS IN BOOTS2-BREAKING DAWN3-FUGA CEREBROS 24-IN TIME5-REAL STEEL6-HAPPY FEET7-A DANGEROUS METHOD8-CARNAGE9-AFTERWARDS10-TINTÍN

So happy for Puss..Not so happy for RS.. It bombed..

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Yup. PIB should win this weekend again.

Looks like a easy win.. Sunday should be great to

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Official weekend international estimate: $2.3M at 345 dates in Spain for 'Fuga De Cerebros 2'

From boxoffice

WTF Spain?!

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Official weekend international estimate: $2.3M at 345 dates in Spain for 'Fuga De Cerebros 2'

From boxoffice

WTF Spain?!

Don´t know the film.

Is it bad??

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Don´t know the film.Is it bad??

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxvAxpXbaeM :ph34r: Edited by BCN

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Provisional numbers weekend in M€1 Puss un boots 2,472 Breaking Dawn 1,803 Fuga de cerebros 2 1,60 NEW4 InTime 1,50 NEW5 Real Steel 1,00 NEW

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It was a good weekend.It is a shame that In Time didn't beat Fuga de Cerebros 2...And where is Happy Feet 2? :lol:

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1 PUSS IN BOOTS        2,500,000    7,200,000  22 BREAKING DAWN        1,900,000   16,250,000  3 3 FUGA DE CEREBROS 2   1,620,000    1.620,000  NEW4 IN TIME              1,510,000    1,510,000  NEW5 REAL STEEL           1,100,000    1,100,000  NEW6 HAPPY FEET 2           660,000      660,000  NEW7 DABGEROUS METHOD       440,000    1,400,000  28 CARNAGE                310,000    1,800,000  39 THE CONSPIRATOR        308.000      308.000  NEW0 TINTIN                 250,000   17,400,000  611 JANE EYRE             215,000      215,000  NEW13 VICKY THE VIVKING 2   141,000      141,000  NEW
AVERAGE BY COPY

FUGA DE CEREBROS    4835€IN TIME             4440€REAL STEEL          2800€THE CONSPIRATOR     2370€JANE EYRE           1850€HAPPY FEET 2        1550€VICKY THE VICKING 2  565€
NEW THIS FRIDAY

    [*]ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

    [*]ATTACK THE BLOCK (UK)

    [*]OPEN 24 (SPAIN)

    [*]LA SOURCE DES FEMMES (BELGIUM,FRANCE...)

Edited by BCN

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Arthur Christmas will flop. PiB will be number 1 again!

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1 PUSS IN BOOTS		2,500,000	7,200,000  22 BREAKING DAWN		1,900,000   16,250,000  33 FUGA DE CEREBROS 2   1,620,000	1.620,000  NEW4 IN TIME			  1,510,000	1,510,000  NEW5 REAL STEEL		   1,100,000	1,100,000  NEW6 HAPPY FEET 2		   660,000	  660,000  NEW7 DABGEROUS METHOD	   440,000	1,400,000  28 CARNAGE				310,000	1,800,000  39 THE CONSPIRATOR		308.000	  308.000  NEW0 TINTIN				 250,000   17,400,000  611 JANE EYRE			 215,000	  215,000  NEW13 VICKY THE VIVKING 2   141,000	  141,000  NEW
AVERAGE BY COPY

FUGA DE CEREBROS	4835€IN TIME			 4440€REAL STEEL		  2800€THE CONSPIRATOR	 2370€JANE EYRE		   1850€HAPPY FEET 2		1550€VICKY THE VICKING 2  565€
NEW THIS FRIDAY

    [*]ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

    [*]ATTACK THE BLOCK (UK)

    [*]OPEN 24 (SPAIN)

    [*]LA SOURCE DES FEMMES (BELGIUM,FRANCE...)

Is that in $??

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^^No, in € ^_^

Edited by BCN

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^^No, in € ^_^

Even better :P

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Admissions weekend

01 PUSS IN BOOTS         358,645    1,022,07302 BREAKING DAWN         277,536    2,690,86003 FUGA DE CEREBROS 2    248,988      248,98804 IN TIME               231,093      231,09305 REAL STEEL            155,000      155,00006 HAPPY FEET 2           92,605       92,60507 A DANGEROUS METHOD     62,159      206,13408 THE CONSPIRATOR        44,547       44,54709 CARNAGE                44,051      282,35010 TINTIN                 34,526    2,372,40511 JANE EYRE              31.234       31,23412 KILLER ELITE           28,957      309,05613 VICKY THE VICKING 2    21,111       21,11114 THE HELP               15,139      438,38915 TOWER HEIST             6,802      495,22716 AFTERWARDS              4,591       29,30217 KIKA SUPERBRUJA 2       4,236      143,27018 MARGIN CALL             3,150      269,85919 MELANCHOLIA             3,150       81,65820 MIENTRAS DUERMES        2,832      545,206

OUT TOP 20

    [*]DOLPHIN TALE

    [*]DREAM HOUSE

    [*]WINX 3D

    [*]5 METROS CUADRADOS

    [*]LA VOZ DORMIDA

    [*]LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS

    [*]LONDON BOULEVARD

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TOP 10 FRIDAY

    [*]PUSS IN BOOTS

    [*]FUGA DE CEREBROS 2

    [*]IN TIME

    [*]BREAKING DAWN

    [*]REAL STEEL

    [*]ARTHUR CHRISTMAS NEW

    [*]A DANGEROUS METHOD

    [*]HAPPY FEET 2

    [*]THE CONSPIRATION

    [*]CARNAGE

Today is the Real Madrid- Barça.

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I was expecting AC flopping. And at night, nobody is going to theaters. Not even in Portugal, let alone Spain.

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TOP 10 Saturday

Arthur Christmas up

    [*]PUSS IN BOOTS

    [*]ARTHUR CHRISTMAS NEW

    [*]IN TIME

    [*]BREAKING DAWN

    [*]FUGA DE CEREBROS 2

    [*]REAL STEEL

    [*]HAPPY FEET 2

    [*]A DANGEROUS METHOD

    [*]THE CONSPIRATION

    [*]CARNAGE

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But Puss still wins! :DDie Fuga de Cerebros, diiiiiiiiiiie. BURNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! :angry:

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